Broadcast theme

Release Notes

Broadcast theme updates

v5.2 - September 18, 2023

Major release 🎉


  • Header - New block available: Toolbar; Additional currency styles
  • Image with text - New block: Accordion
  • Tabbed collections - New option: Mobile grid layout
  • Accordion group - New option: Show accordions in 2 columns
  • Multicolumn - New option: Image styles (set your images into circles)
  • Footer group - New block & section: Divider
  • Introduced more size chart styles


  • Custom content - Ensured the width options were consistent with the rest of the sections
  • Announcement bar - Arrows appear by default if enabled (instead of on hover)

Fixes and other improvements

  • Removed additional padding that was occurring on the product form for "Pre-order" products
  • Collection list - Linked the header to the collection
  • Search - The second product image was showing instead of the first one
  • Header - Fixed an issue with the mobile logo sizes not applying properly

v5.13 - July 19, 2023

Minor release

Fixes and other improvements

  • Fixed a liquid error coming from the preload_tag URL filter on swatches.css.liquid file

v5.1 - June 28, 2023

Major release 🎉


  • New section - Image with text slider
  • Gift card - Added a date picker
  • Header - Added a mobile logo width option
  • Header - Introduced the option to enable a bottom border
  • Cart - Added a "Terms and conditions" checkbox


  • Improved color swatch implementation and introduced sibling color swatch options
  • Featured product - New design 🎉
  • Scrolling text - Added background image and image blocks
  • Featured collection - Introduced a width setting


  • Slideshow - Fixed a linking issue that was preventing the entire slide from linking out to another page
  • Fixed a quick add bug that was causing problems in Firefox

v5.0 - May 1, 2023

Major release 🎉


  • Gift card - Send directly to the recipient and include a message
  • Add a product to upsell in an empty cart
  • Multicolumn - New mobile aspect ratio setting
  • Shop the Look - New products per row (1 - 2) setting
  • Collection list - New mobile style options


  • Removed underline style when buttons set to "Text" with arrow enabled
  • Merged "Custom Liquid" and "Custom HTML" into one section called "Custom Code"
  • Updated "Upsell" functionality to work with one product and meta fields


  • Cart.js optimizations
Learn more about the update:

v4.0 - March 15, 2023

Major release 🎉
This release introduces two new sections: collection list hover and text with products. We've also updated to include Shopify section groups and the new Shopify query suggestions for predictive search plus a few other improvements.


  • New section: Collection list hover
  • New section: Text with products
  • Implemented Shopify's new search functionality
  • Page templates can use the transparent header option


  • Improved the Inventory Counter on the product form
  • Added more icon options
  • Included the "Divider" block into more sections
  • Modified secondary button styles – Buttons will now appear side-by-side instead of below


  • Brought back the previous product form style as a design option
  • Improved video functionality and fixed button icon shift
Learn more about the update:

v3.8 - January 24, 2023

Major release 🎉
This release includes a significant update to the product form and shop the look section, improves button styles and functionality throughout the theme, and builds upon UX best practices.


  • Product form features have been separated into blocks.
  • Image with text – New secondary image style added.
  • Multi-column (previous "Text columns with images" and "Text columns with icons") – Added a "Menu" option with the ability to customize block widths
  • Focal points – This Shopify feature replaces our existing "position" setting.


  • Product form design.
  • Shop the look design and improvements to the mobile functionality of Shop the look.
  • Improved button functionality theme-wide.
  • Merge existing sections together for greater visibility*
    • The Split images section and Image Banner sections have been merged together as Image banner
    • The Text columns with images section and Text columns with icons section have both been merged into a new section called: Multi-column.
    • The Collection carousel section and Featured collection sections have both been merged into a new section called: Featured collection
*Note: You will need to reconfigure these sections when updating. Existing section settings will not migrate as they have been replaced by new sections. We recommend you manually add the new sections and configure them with the new options and controls.


  • General consistency improvements for arrows, buttons, and underline styles.

v3.7 - November 9, 2022

Major release 🎉
In this release, we've introduced a new icon set, mobile height settings for all sections, and general improvements throughout.


  • Mobile height setting for all sections to improve the mobile experience
  • New "Image with text" section
  • New "Features" block on the product page
  • New mobile slider style for product images on the product template
  • Customize the width of each Footer block for unique layouts


  • New icon set!
  • Connected the "Size chart" to the "Size" variant
  • Modified the "Image banner" section to utilize blocks – If you are currently using this section, you will need to rebuild it to accommodate this new functionality
  • Cart drawer and upsell product popup animations have been improved
  • The free shipping design has been updated and appears in empty carts to market free shipping minimums


  • Improved cart circle style for larger screen sizes
  • Optimized forms and newsletters for Google reCAPTCHA
  • Added color settings for the mega menu images to improve visibility

v3.6 - October 19, 2022

Minor release 🎉


  • New password page design
  • New predictive search results for blog, pages, and collections heading terms


  • Enhanced the responsive design for product pages
  • Introduced blocks for the "Rich text" section. This will require you to reconfigure your "Rich text" sections.


  • Improved sibling functionality on Quick Add

v3.5 - October 6, 2022

Major release 🎉
This release adds support for product siblings, updates the collection page filters, and improves accessibility across the theme.


  • ​Product siblings - Link multiple products together as swatches. Learn more​
  • Collection filters - New design and usability improvements


  • All new Quick Add design and functionality added with slide-out drawer
  • Introduced better cart animations


  • Accessibility improvements
  • Product search and close icon sizing

v3.4.1 - September 15, 2022

Major release 🎉


  • New section called Highlights to showcase collections and text content
  • New metafield option to customize the text below product images on collection pages
  • New circle option for the Cart icon
  • New Newsletter section in the Footer which appears above the main Footer content
  • New an option to include an arrow on buttons and text links
  • New text alignment setting for the Tab Collections section
  • Ability to increase or decrease the padding between the product images on the collection
  • Ability to add a Linklist menu to an Empty cart
  • Italian language translations


  • The upsell design, now allows customers to choose their variants 🎉 - Learn how​
  • An all new Testimonials section with refreshed design
  • Improved linked variants for sold out products
  • Added support for multi-currencies in the free shipping message


  • Refined collection pagination when a Featured Product block was used
  • 3.4.1 Release fixes a hamburger menu issue, where the closing "X" was missing
  • 3.4.1 Added tooltips to the color swatches in the Upsell feature

v3.3.1 - June 9, 2022

Major release 🎉


  • Added granular padding options to each section. Now you manage easily manage the padding between various sections with top and bottom padding controls.


  • Improved sold-out variant styles. Swatches and variant boxes are now displayed as crossed out and drop-down variants will have sold out text next to them.


  • v3.3.0 was displaying a dark background on the header image blocks. This has been removed.

v3.2.1 - April 21, 2022

Minor release


  • Improved the functionality of the mobile main menu animations.
  • Improved the video section on mobile if the device is in low power mode.
  • Empty translation string error.

v3.2.0 - March 21, 2022

Major release 🎉


  • Now you can include a short description on the product grid sections like collections, collection list, and featured collection.
  • Add icons and text under product form on product pages
  • Pulsing loading icon that will appear on the first load of your website, or all pages. Example usage: Display your brand logo on page loads.
  • Inventory message. Low stock notification on the product form.
  • Before and after section to showcase customer results.
  • Sidebar section with sticky navigation. Recommended for FAQ and About pages.
  • Product page images can now appear 2 per row with the new grid setting.
  • Header design option for logo center and text left.


  • Added a text option for header icon styles.
  • Ability to use metafields for pre-order and badges instead of tags. Tagging option is still available.
  • Option to choose % off instead of $ off for sale items.
  • Upsell will now skip a product if that product is already in your customer's cart.
  • Video section now has the option for mobile-only image and height.


  • Gift card translation issue.
  • Main Menu animation now works when using the back button.
  • Footer social media icons are opening pages in a new tab.
  • Footer opacity setting.
  • Minor padding and margin adjustments.

v3.1.0 - October 27, 2021

Major release 🎉
  • Fixed Issue with Cart Drawer clicking "X" not removing items
  • Product grid text elements like product title and price now use Body font for sizing
  • Improved sold out badge text visibility on the product grid
  • New header icon set and options
  • Improved language support in Cart when items are changed
  • Fixed issue with video playback on mobile when there is no sound
  • Fixed issue with flashing slideshow transitions
  • Improved support for iOS 15 - slideshow and size chart scrolling
  • Improved support for Reviews app with Recently Viewed and Product Recommendation sections
  • Improved small newsletter visibility on scroll
  • New Added support for $0 products in Language Editor (Edit languages)
  • New Added Liquid code block to Product form
  • New Added show after 3 seconds option and position options to Small newsletter
  • Fixed issue with transparent header upon page refresh
  • New native video player. Deprecated Plry.
  • Improved support for no image products
  • Improved a11y support for navigation dropdowns
  • App block supported added to Accordion section
  • Improved collection filter selection support
  • New Added hotspot links to products in Shop the look section

v3.0.1 - September 24, 2021

  • Fixed Collection filter bug

v3.0.0 - August 11, 2021

Major release 🎉
  • New Supports Shopify Online Store 2.0 (OS2) platform
  • New Support for Shopify’s Collection Filtering - Add collection filters in your Navigation admin
  • New Includes support for sections everywhere - Place sections on all page types including Products, Collections, Blogs, Pages, Cart and more
  • New Pickup options for product template
  • New Recently viewed section

v2.1.1 - July 19, 2021

  • Updates to home page collection sections to ensure consistency
  • Fixed product page over scroll
  • Fixed minor cart upsell issue
  • Improved FAQ template design

v2.1.0 - July 8, 2021

  • New newsletter popup with targeting functionality, including a cookie popup.
  • New "Pair with" functionality to upsell in the cart. This automatically integrates with our product page upsell feature.
  • New "Collection Carousel" section.
  • New "Tab Collections" section.
  • New size chart functionality for product pages with the ability to have custom popups per product.
  • New "Back to top" scroll feature.
  • New "Custom icon" setting for the "Text row with icons" section.
  • New "FAQ" page template.
  • New mobile image option on the "Slideshow" and "Image with text overlay" sections.
  • New custom label functionality allows you to add any text such as "coming soon" to a product on the collection template.
  • Updates to product page images, with a new size setting and a new thumbnail position. Thumbnails can now be placed on the left side of the main product image on the desktop!
  • Updates to announcement bar with dynamic free shipping message.
  • Improved animations and transitions.
  • Improved main menu and mega menu design.

v2.0.3 - June 8, 2021

  • Fixed issue with line item properties.

v2.0.2 - May 18, 2021

  • Fixed issue with iOS scroll lock which can prevent scrolling the cart body when there are many items in the cart.

v2.0.1 - May 11, 2021

  • Fixed password page login error.

v2.0.0 - May 11, 2021

  • New upsell feature on the product page
  • New quick add functionality, replaces Quickview
  • New about page template
  • New accordion sections to the product template
  • New “Featured collection” slider option
  • New cookie popup option
  • Updates to sticky cart functionality
  • Updates to color swatches on collection grid when quick add is disabled
  • Updates to accessibility
  • Added Shop Pay

v1.8.1 - April 14, 2021

  • Fixed issue with product variant images

v1.8.0 - Feb 23, 2021

  • Removed jQuery dependency
  • Improved speed and load times
  • Added a cart drawer setting
  • Updated design for mobile menu
  • Added new menu design settings
  • Switched to predictive search API for faster search
  • Added support for subscriptions / setting plans on cart and order pages

v1.7.2 - October 5, 2020

  • Fix secondary currency price formatting on cart popup and recently viewed products
  • Fix issue on recently viewed products where no-image product causes JS error
  • Fixes issue were app injected URL params were wiped by variant state changes

v1.7.1 - September 16, 2020

  • Add unit_price in cart popup
  • Fix bugs introduced by architectural changes in 1.7.0:
    • Fix index-blog not showing tags
    • Fix margin-top for blank/captcha template
    • Fix issue where header height calculation was incorrect when the search is disabled
    • Fix auto height on RTE images for legacy mobile devices
    • Fix product title size for recently viewed
    • Fix forgot password page

v1.7.0 - September 8, 2020

  • Convert snippets to use render which improves overall performance.
  • Added support for Unit pricing (currently supported for Shopify shops in Germany and France).
  • Convert to social image setting in shop admin. Now uses Shopify's admin setting for the social image.
  • Improved the speed with Quickview on collection pages and all product grid listings.
  • Lighthouse performance updates. Major overall theme speed performance.
  • New setting to show/hide reCAPTCHA terms
  • Minor improvements to mobile display and navigation including newsletter popup and updates with cart icon.

v1.6.3 - June 26, 2020

  • Improved mobile layout for newsletter pop-up when using an image. Resolves blurry image issues and small input space when button text is long.
  • Corrects PayPal dynamic payment button not displaying after quantity change on the cart page.
  • Fixes shipping calculator currency money format on the cart page.
  • Yotpo ratings will now appear correctly on collection pages after an endless scroll load.

v1.6.2 - June 4, 2020

  • URL fragments can now be used with variant history on the product page
  • Better variant focus states for tab-thru
  • Fixes issue with swatches on collection page after endless scroll occurs
  • Adds a simpler way to manage pre-order products
  • Fixes issue where leading or trailing non-breaking space could prevent megamenu from matching a name
  • Fix small screen grid for related products

v1.6.0 & 1.6.1 - March 26, 2020

  • Added support for checkout in multiple currencies when using Shopify Payments
  • Added currency switcher to the footer settings - View supported apps​
  • New group filtering mode added - This allows you to build custom groups to filter by. Tag your products with custom prefixes and underscore to build custom groups
  • Adds Shopify Pay multi-currency select to footer
  • Removes currency estimator from header
  • Adds support for Store Languages​
  • Adds a tag filtering sidebar popout
  • Moves tag and sort pop downs on the collection page
  • Show variants as boxes added to Product Grid settings (displays variants in box format similar to swatches instead of dropdowns)

v1.5.2 - March 17, 2020

  • Fixes an issue with the YouTube Background videos

v1.5.1 - Feb 25, 2020

  • Adds a custom HTML section to make Instagram app integration

v1.5.0 - Feb 20, 2020

  • Product Media - Shopify now supports Video and 3D model files on product pages. This release supports Shopify's new product media formats. Additional details.
  • Removes Instagram section Learn more​

v1.3.0 - Jan 10, 2020

  • Add new bold preset
  • Adds a split here section

v1.2.3 - July 17, 2019

  • Corrects an issue with endless scroll. Most noticeable when loading the third page of products on collection pages.
  • Added the ability to turn off endless scroll in Layout settings under Theme settings.

v1.2.0 - June 10 2019

  • Adds support for automatic discounts and buy-one-get-one discounts
  • Adds support for the new product recommendations
  • Adds live search (using the old API for now, we built this right before the new API came out)
  • Improved add to cart popup cart notifications
  • Adds an image and text column section
  • Adds an icon with text section
  • Adds a logos section

v1.1.0 - April 24 2019

  • New translations: Portuguese and Spanish
  • Tweaks price and title mobile sizing
  • Switch open graph tags to JSON-LD remove messy itemprop markup
  • Improved screen reader performance
  • Improved homepage blog layout
  • Improved layout for collections list page
  • Transparent header setting
  • Meganav images
  • Sticky header setting
  • Add support for javascript currency switcher
  • Featured post section for the blog
  • Background video sound setting added for browsers that support audio autoplay
  • Update schema with contact url
  • Bug fix: Hide default variant title in cart
  • Bug fix: Fix quickview showing incorrect product on homepage with multiple collections
  • Bug fix: Fix footer social link colors

v1.0.0 - March 6 2019

Initial release 🎉
The Broadcast release log keeps track of the date and contents of each Broadcast release. Use this document to keep track of new versions and features. We always recommend staying up to date with the most recent version.