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

21 reviews

57% positive

  • 12 positive reviews
  • 3 neutral reviews
  • 6 negative reviews
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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!

Persephone's Purse Jul 14, 2022

I think this theme fits my needs perfectly. It's easy to modify and navigate. I'm not into coding so the ability to make changes without having to enter code is great. This is the second theme I've used for my store and I must say that this one is much better than my first.

Reply from Shopify Jul 25, 2022

Hey! Thanks for the feedback and we are glad you're enjoying Sense. Having sections and blocks definitely give you more control over your theme without having to touch the code. You can check out our help document (https://bit.ly/3ziO18P) for more information on sections and blocks!

pupithis Jul 10, 2022

I love the design and everything, its so amazing, however, the scroll is too laggy on mobile devices (our majority audience). Also the zoom is a very odd fucntion, (clicking on the image for a full screen zoomed model, but its very poorly designed). Beautiful design, lacking fluidity and functionality.

Reply from Shopify Jul 12, 2022

Hey there, thanks for this feedback. The scroll lag sounds like it might be a theme bug, potentially introduced by an app or custom code. You can open a ticket with support (https://bit.ly/2AWw5VA) so we can take a closer look, and feel free to include more information on your experience with the image zoom

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Release notes

Version 5.0.1 - September 29, 2022

Sense 5.0.1 introduces several bug fixes.

Fixes and improvements

  • We fixed an issue causing mobile slider controls to display unnecessarily under some conditions.
  • We fixed an issue where hidden variant media were visible in product media modals.
  • We fixed a spacing issue with the “Middle center” desktop logo position setting.
  • We fixed an issue that could prevent the complementary products block from displaying product images.
  • We updated Shopify Help Center links for complementary products.

Version 5.0.0 - September 15, 2022

Sense 5.0.0 introduces several fixes and enhancements to make the themes even more flexible and easy to use. We now offer additional customization options in the header to change the position of your logo, new ways of displaying your product page and featured product images, and a new complementary product block to help boost sales.

Added

  • The announcement bar section has a new setting that lets you set the text alignment.
  • The header is now more flexible. We added a new logo position option called “Middle center” to feature your logo in the center and your navigation menu on the left, on larger screens.
  • The product information section has a new layout option that allows you to split your product images into a two-column grid.
  • The product information section has a new block that allows you to display complementary products.
  • The product information and featured product sections now allow desktop media to be displayed on the left or on the right on larger screens.
  • We added pagination to the main collection list.
  • We introduced the ability to add and reorder sections, including app sections, to the customer account pages.

Changed

  • Important: We introduced new theme settings to style “product cards”, “blog cards” and “collection cards” separately. Prior to this update, all these components were styled with the cards’ theme settings. If you have previously updated the style of your cards, this update may cause visual changes to your product cards, blog cards, or collection cards. This can be modified by adjusting their styling in theme settings.
  • We introduced a new setting on the collage section to let you apply product card styling to all card types featured in the section.

Fixes and improvements

  • We fixed the setting that displays the product’s vendor name on the cart pop up notification.
  • We fixed an issue where the search dropdown window wasn’t matching the width of the search input field on smaller screens.
  • We fixed an issue where the quick add buttons would still display when JavaScript was disabled.
  • We fixed an issue where the login link wouldn’t display properly in the menu drawer on Android.
  • We fixed video controls not being clickable on the featured product section.
  • We fixed an issue with the cart notification overlapping the rest of the content on Safari v15.6.
  • We added max width to iFrames placed in the product description so the content doesn’t overflow.
  • We fixed the slider padding being different on Safari from the rest of the browsers.
  • We fixed an issue where manually inputting a quantity in the cart drawer could remove the item in question.
  • We fixed a bug to allow the removal of filters.
  • We fixed focus rings for Windows High Contrast mode.

Version 4.0.0 - June 23, 2022

Sense 4.0.0 introduces a new cart drawer feature, additional customization options on the rich text section, and various fixes and enhancements.

Added

  • Important: We introduced new settings to the header section to control top and bottom section padding. This update may cause a visual change to your header. This can be modified by adjusting the bottom padding value.
  • We introduced a new theme setting that allows you to control what happens when an item is added to cart. Choose between a cart drawer, a pop-up notification, or linking directly to the cart page.
  • The rich text section is now more flexible. You can now customize the desktop content position, the content alignment, the size and formatting of headings, and the number of blocks added to the section.

Changed

  • Important: We moved “Show vendor” and “Enable cart note” checkboxes from the cart template to the theme settings under the heading “Cart”. This update may cause a visual change to your cart. This can be modified by adjusting the checkboxes in the theme settings.

Fixes and improvements

  • On larger screen sizes, the quick add modal included unnecessary empty space. This is now fixed.
  • We fixed an issue where the product media gallery sometimes hid the subsequent media when larger values of horizontal grid space were used.
  • The product media gallery included unnecessary empty space between the product media and the gallery controls. This is now fixed.
  • We fixed an issue where the collapsible row blocks in the collapsible content section were missing padding.
  • We fixed an issue where hiding the background of the content container on the slideshow section would not work if a gradient was set as the background color.
  • The recaptcha badge was not visible on the contact form. This is now fixed.
  • We fixed an issue where adding a menu block to the footer required a heading to display.
  • The experience of navigating paginated pages when using a screen reader or keyboard is improved.
  • We added a warning to the password footer link opening in a new tab, improving its accessibility.

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