Express Theme

Lisa Fockens Updated by Lisa Fockens

Express Theme

These instructions will guide you through a custom setup of the Feed on the Shopify theme called Express. The result will look like the images below. As you'll see, the bell is embedded into the header, giving it a more native feel.

To achieve this, you need to edit your theme's code. We recommend making a copy of your live theme, and modifying it. Then when you're happy, you can set it live.

When ready, open the code editor for the Express theme copy you want to edit, then follow these instructions.

Step 1: Open the file header.liquid. You can find it in the folder called 'sections'.

Step 2: Around line 133, look for: {%- if shop.custom_account_enabled -%}.

Step 3: Create a new line immediately above the line you identified in step 2, and add the following snippet:

<a tabindex="0" role="button" aria-label="Notifications" href="#" class="wisp header__icon header__icon--button header__icon--search-button focus-inset">
<svg class="icon" fill="none" stroke-linecap="round" stroke-linejoin="round" stroke-width="2" viewBox="0 0 24 24" stroke="currentColor" xmlns="<>">
<path d="M15 17h5l-1.405-1.405A2.032 2.032 0 0118 14.158V11a6.002 6.002 0 00-4-5.659V5a2 2 0 10-4 0v.341C7.67 6.165 6 8.388 6 11v3.159c0 .538-.214 1.055-.595 1.436L4 17h5m6 0v1a3 3 0 11-6 0v-1m6 0H9"></path>


Step 4: Go to the end of the file and find {% schema %}. Immediately before it, add the following:

.wisp svg {
fill: none !important;


Step 5: Save your work.

Step 6: Switch the feed from 'floating' to 'custom' in the Admin and send a trial notification. It may take some time for the change to take effect, but when you can see the notification in the theme preview, it's ready to be published.

If the notification badge (red dot) isn't appearing in the proper spot relative to the bell, reach out to our team. This is something that has we will have to adjust for you.

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