The index template renders the home page of the store, located at the root URL (/). The home page often serves as a customer's first impression of a merchant's store, so the index template should include versatile options for merchants to tell their story.


JSON Template

In most cases, you should use a JSON template (index.liquid) as your index template. JSON templates have the following advantages:

  • JSON templates give more flexibility for merchants to add, remove, and reorder sections, including app sections.
  • JSON templates store their own data, minimizing the amount of data in settings_data.json, which improves the performance of the theme editor.