Sense

An energizing theme featuring extensive product detail layouts

Includes support for:

  • Quick view
  • Mega menu
  • Sticky header

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Free

Includes support for:

  • Quick view
  • Mega menu
  • Sticky header

See all features here

Theme highlights

Fresh and bright design

Energize your brand with a fresh color palette and soft gradients set against curved elements that gently guide buyers through your store.

Enhanced product understanding

Establish trust with customers through testimonials, videos, and comprehensive product descriptions.

Advanced customization options

Flexible design and customization settings to achieve your desired vision without having to touch any code.

Online Store 2.0

The new standard in customizability and speed

Use drag-and-drop sections and blocks to create custom pages throughout your store without special coding. Sense comes with flexible, well-designed blocks for images, products, video, quotes, and more.

Learn more about sections and blocks 
Preview of Online Store 2.0 enabled theme editor.

This theme is great for

Quick setup
Theme setup steps are minimal to allow for quick launch
Visual storytelling
Designed to showcase images to support visual brand storytelling

Cart and checkout

  • Cart notes
  • In-store pickups
  • Quick buy

Marketing and conversion

  • Blogs
  • Cross-selling
  • FAQ page
  • Press coverage
  • Product reviews
  • Promo banners
  • Quick view
  • Recommended products

Merchandising

  • High-resolution images
  • Image galleries
  • Image rollover
  • Image zoom
  • Ingredients or nutritional information
  • Lookbooks
  • Product videos
  • Shipping/delivery information
  • Size chart
  • Slideshow
  • Usage information

Product discovery

  • Enhanced search
  • Mega menu
  • Product filtering and sorting
  • Recommended products
  • Sticky header

Online Store 2.0

The new standard in customizability and speed

Use drag-and-drop sections and blocks to create custom pages throughout your store without special coding. Sense comes with flexible, well-designed blocks for images, products, video, quotes, and more.

Learn more about sections and blocks 
Preview of Online Store 2.0 enabled theme editor.

This theme is great for

Quick setup
Theme setup steps are minimal to allow for quick launch
Visual storytelling
Designed to showcase images to support visual brand storytelling

Cart and checkout

  • Cart notes
  • In-store pickups
  • Quick buy

Marketing and conversion

  • Blogs
  • Cross-selling
  • FAQ page
  • Press coverage
  • Product reviews
  • Promo banners
  • Quick view
  • Recommended products

Merchandising

  • High-resolution images
  • Image galleries
  • Image rollover
  • Image zoom
  • Ingredients or nutritional information
  • Lookbooks
  • Product videos
  • Shipping/delivery information
  • Size chart
  • Slideshow
  • Usage information

Product discovery

  • Enhanced search
  • Mega menu
  • Product filtering and sorting
  • Recommended products
  • Sticky header

23 reviews

52% positive

  • 12 positive reviews
  • 4 neutral reviews
  • 7 negative reviews
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Nodory Jan 08, 2023

I installed the theme when it came out and i have not been able to update to new version since is not showing the notification to do so. i am currently on 4.0 version and i know there is a newer version. Not happy with this .

Reply from Shopify Jan 12, 2023

Hi, thanks for your review. The option to update is only available if the theme code is all original (https://bit.ly/3GYMc4w). If you haven't modified the code yourself, then an app may have added some necessary code upon installation. Note that there is no obligation to update your theme, unless there is a specific new feature you want to use

Three Red Ponies Gift Shop Dec 30, 2022

Have just modified our store from the old Debut to Sense. It works fine, but it has several issues that really need to be resolved. 1. has too many layout shifts that Lightspeed/Gtmetrix keeps highlighting. E.g. Image with Text, classes; header__inline-menu and header__heading 2. While I realise that a site load time depends on its content, I believe Debut was a faster theme to load.

Reply from Shopify Jan 02, 2023

Hello and happy new year! Site speed indicators work better for traditionally structured websites, and for your Shopify site we recommend assessing the load time of the page yourself. If the page is taking longer than 2 seconds to load, you might need to consider removing some apps/scripts. Compare with a clean installation of the theme to see if yours is taking longer to load

Queer Gin Sep 22, 2022

I can't get over how basic the Rich Text editor is. On product pages you can add all the standard stuff such as Images, Video, HTML etc. as one would expect, but anywhere else the editor is basic AF, only allowing you to bold and italicize text. This means you can't add in-line images to your homepage without hiring a developer, which I find absolutely ludicrous.

Reply from Shopify Sep 27, 2022

Hi there, thanks for this feedback! At this time a workaround is to use the Page section instead of the Rich Text section. The Page section allows you to source content from a Page created in Online store > Pages, where you can use the full-fledged Rich Text editor to style your content. See https://bit.ly/3RaxGIJ and https://bit.ly/3UEdEcK for examples

Delldesign Living Sep 17, 2022

I really love Sense! However, I would love it if I could change more things such as making the mega menu includes images etc. I would also like to have 2 menus in my header. Other than that really good to use, and easy to setup.

Reply from Shopify Sep 21, 2022

Hi! Having images in your menu makes it take up more vertical space, increasing the time it takes to scroll the content (see https://bit.ly/3DGJkrN). More often than not it actually hinders a customer's experience. You could use an app such as Buddha Mega Menu (https://bit.ly/3Lpt1Bz) to implement this and to choose how many menus you have in your header!

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Release notes

Version 3.0.0 - April 19, 2022

Sense v3.0.0 introduces new ways to customize the look and feel of your store with a vertical product filter layout, mega menu header style, and a quick add button option. This update also features fixes and improvements, including several accessibility enhancements.

Added

  • Important: We’ve introduced a new vertical product filter layout so you can further customize your store’s filters. You’ll find this setting in the collection and search templates. This update may cause a visual change to your theme. If you previously selected the “Collapse on desktop” checkbox, your filter layout will be changed to horizontal, which is the new default. If you’d like to achieve the collapsed style, select “Drawer” from the “Desktop filter layout” dropdown.
  • Important: You can now control the number of desktop and mobile grid columns in the collections list page, giving you more options to express your brand’s look and feel. This update may cause a layout change because columns will no longer automatically adjust to fill the available screen width. This can be modified by adjusting the number of columns setting.
  • We’ve added the ability to choose a mega menu style in the header section, providing better support for menus with many items.
  • You can now enable a quick add button on your product cards, allowing your customers to quickly add items to their cart. Find this setting in the collection template and the featured collection section.
  • The featured collection section is now more flexible. You can control the description, text styles, button styles, and layout in the section settings.
  • You can now adjust how many products to show in the product recommendations section, allowing you more control over the layout of your store.
  • The theme’s product filtering functionality now supports boolean (true or false) custom filters.

Fixes and improvements

  • Gradients will now be applied more predictably across the theme.
  • In some cases, the maximum price wasn’t showing on the price filter. This is now fixed.
  • We fixed an issue where navigation arrows were unexpectedly appearing on product pages.
  • The experience of navigating the slideshow section when using a screen reader or keyboard is improved.
  • We fixed an issue where unintended mobile menu items were being discovered by screen readers.
  • We removed an empty heading in the contact form, improving its accessibility.
  • There was an issue with vendor name visibility on the cart page that is now fixed.
  • We fixed an issue where the email signup text on the password page sometimes wasn’t visible.
  • The “Continue shopping” button on the gift card page wasn’t working as expected. This is now fixed.
  • The Shop Pay installments text will now be center aligned when there is no accompanying product media.
  • There were some spacing inconsistencies in the product media gallery. This is now fixed.
  • Empty columns in the multicolumn section were adding unnecessary vertical space. This is now fixed.
  • We’re now providing improved information on how to create meaningful alt text in the video section.
  • We fixed an issue with making products full width on featured collections.

Removed

  • In the collection and search templates, the “Collapse on desktop” checkbox has been removed from the filtering and sorting settings. If you’d like to achieve the collapsed style, select “Drawer” from the “Desktop filter layout” dropdown.

Version 2.0.0 - March 10, 2022

Sense v2.0.0 introduces the ability to control how many columns appear in many of your sections and templates, and allows you to define heading text size in all sections. This update also features fixes and improvements, including a fix ensuring the correct product details display in the cart notification.

Added

  • Important: You can now define the size of your heading text in all sections, giving you more options to express your brand’s look and feel. This update may cause your theme's headings to appear bigger. To revert this, change your heading size settings to “Small”.
  • Important: You can now control the number of desktop and mobile grid columns in many sections and templates, giving you more flexibility to customize the look of your store. This update may cause a layout change in some areas of your theme because columns will no longer automatically adjust to fill the available screen width. This can be modified by adjusting the number of columns setting in the affected areas. Find this new setting in: blog posts (desktop only), collection template, collection list, featured collection, multicolumn, product recommendations, and search results template.
  • Duty charges will now be displayed on customer account order pages if applicable.

Changed

  • Commenting on blog posts requires all fields to be filled in for a blog comment to be submitted.

Fixes and improvements

  • Sometimes, incorrect product information was appearing in the cart notification. This is now fixed.
  • We fixed an issue that affected filtering on collection pages.
  • We fixed an accessibility issue where some links caused unnecessary page refreshes when clicked.
  • We improved the performance of the product page.
  • In some cases, pagination was inaccurate on sections like featured collection. This is now fixed.
  • An issue in the slideshow section sometimes caused borders to appear unexpectedly. This is now fixed.
  • We fixed an issue that sometimes caused product images in the cart to display incorrectly.
  • We fixed an issue in the footer where several elements were misaligned.
  • There was an issue with the scrollbar styling in the footer that’s now fixed.
  • We updated the collapsed filter and sort icon so it looks consistent against any background color.
  • We optimized the padding on desktop header menu dropdowns.
  • We fixed an issue where shadows weren’t displaying as expected.
  • We fixed an issue with the desktop header menu dropdown animations.
  • We updated the SEO metadata for collection pages.
  • We fixed an issue with header menus not opening on older browsers.

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