Align v1.6

This major release provides significant refinement and control to the Align theme and fixes priority issues which have been reported by our customers (thank you, all!) This is our biggest release to date and we appreciate everyone's patience as we ensure the highest level of quality.

We're most excited to launch our new color and image-based variant interfaces for Product templates โ€” check out the improved Variant block in the Product information section! This leverages the recent updates Shopify has made to swatch handling, but we've added a few of our own concepts and settings: we're loving this additional flexibility, but we'd love to get any/all feedback as you start to implement this in your stores. (Next up: we'll be implementing these swatch filters in Collections! ๐Ÿ‘€)

This release also includes our fifth major round of theme localization support, including support for English (GB), Finnish, Indonesian, Polish, and Swedish languages (๐Ÿ‘‹ ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฎ ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ฉ ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ฑ ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ช). This is in addition to the languages added in our previous major releases (๐Ÿ‘‹ ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ช ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡น ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ณ ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฑ ๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ต ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡น ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ท ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ฐ ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ท ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ณ ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ท ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ท ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ด ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡บ ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ฆ ๐Ÿ‡ป๐Ÿ‡ณ) and brings us to a total of twenty-five supported languages!

Beyond that, we've added additional powerful new theme, section, and block settings throughout and we've continued to optimize our underlying codebase to continue launching exciting new updates in our next major releases.

This is Align's sixth major release, and our fourteenth overall since Align went live. Please reference the changelog to learn about everything included in in previous v1.5 release!

We'd once again like to thank our customers for your trust and patience in our work. As always, we are here to help and we welcome your feedback! Please donโ€™t hesitate to reach out with any/all questions, comments, or concerns. Your feedback is helping to build a better theme.


  • New section: Buttons; a simple section to display a row or column of buttons
  • New interface and theme settings: Color and Image swatch variants in Product information section
  • Accordion block: New video controls setting
  • Accordion: Heading alignment setting
  • All cards: Added "default" image setting (i.e. natural aspect ratio)
  • All cards: Border color setting
  • Banner: New border setting
  • Banner: New mobile Background video setting
  • Buttons: New XS style
  • Buttons: New setting to open link in new tab
  • Collections: Added 'Sort by' interface on mobile
  • Collections: New 'Out of stock' product handling setting
  • Discovery: Conditional section groups
  • Featured product: Added Column width options
  • Footer: Mobile alignment setting in all blocks
  • Heading section/block: Include all header settings
  • Heading: Add button link target
  • Image/video block: New overlay color/gradient setting
  • Multicolumn: Add Heading block and audit alignment settings
  • Products: New color swatch variant interface and settings
  • Products: New image swatch variant interface and settings
  • Theme defaults: New 'Add to cart' default text setting
  • Theme defaults: New 'Subscribe' button default text setting


  • Accordion: Improve tag filtering
  • Accordion: Improve video border radius
  • All cards: Improve card and image border radius
  • Article cards: Improve cta width
  • Article cards: Improve text display logic
  • Articles: Improve product sniffer logic to only display unique products
  • Banners: Improved image settings
  • Banners: Open link in new window
  • Blogs: Improve tag filtering
  • Collage: Improve image block display
  • Collection filter: Conditional clear button
  • Collection filter: Improve availability filter
  • Collection filter: UI display settings
  • Collection: Improve filters border radius
  • Collection: Improve hover UX in "Showing" UI
  • Collections: Deep audit of filters JavaScript
  • Collections: Improve 'Sort by' dropdown functionality
  • Collections: Improve filter stickiness when fixed sticky nav setting is enabled
  • Email signup: Improve email signup error message handling
  • Email signup: Improve tablet size display
  • Featured collection: Improve pagination logic
  • Footer blocks: Deep audit of all layout settings for all blocks
  • Hero - Basic: Improve overlay z-index logic
  • Hero: Improve share/print icon layout
  • Image blocks: Improve alignment layout
  • Image section/block: Audit rounded corners style
  • Image/video: Mobile aspect ratio
  • Logo list: Audit presets
  • Main navigation: Deep banner audit
  • Main navigation: Improved menu column layout logic
  • Main navigation: Improved nested menu display
  • Product cards: Improve price display logic
  • Product cards: Improve tablet/in-between layout display
  • Product cards: Various price, sale, availability improvements
  • Product information: Audit Shopify subscriptions app
  • Product information: Deep block audit
  • Product information: Improved availability message on unavailable variant selection
  • Product information: Improved button sizes
  • Product information: Improved price update on variant selection
  • Product information: Improved sticky Add to cart interface
  • Product information: Improved unavailable variant logic
  • Products: Improve unavailable variants handling
  • Rich text: Audit button layout
  • Search: Various UX improvements
  • Slideshow: Banner block aspect ratio fix
  • Testimonials: Custom icon and color settings
  • Testimonials: Improved logic to handle testimonials without associated product
  • Variant selector: Color Swatch UI
  • Video block/section: Improved handling of custom poster size
  • Video: Audit alternative aspect ratios
  • WYSIWYG: Better image height logic


  • Accordions: Audit dynamic content edgecase
  • Banners: Fix video background image fit
  • Buttons: Audit secondary style borders
  • CSS: Fix CSS issue in the Dark preset
  • Collection cards: Audit aspect ratio overrides
  • Collections: Fix anchored submenu flickering on mobile Safari
  • Collections: Fix filters 'Clear all' sort-by query
  • Main navigation: Fix CSS z-index issues
  • Main navigation: Fix layout issue when the header is not fixed
  • Main navigation: Fix menu auto-close bug
  • Main navigation: Predictive search overlay not closing correctly on menu click
  • Overlays: Fix 'blur' effect display issue
  • Price range filter: Fix Firefox display bug
  • Price range filter: Update missing โ€œuses_comma_decimalsโ€ conditional
  • Product cards: Remove selected_or_first_available_variant from url
  • Search results: Fix sidebar empty links
  • Slideshow text control: Broken layout fix
  • Video block: Fix YouTube embed code error

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