Feb 5, 2023
How to Remove the Homepage Carousel on BigCommerce
Hey there, in this video, I'm going to show you guys how to remove the built in carousel from the cornerstone template on Bigcommerce. Now, if you're on a different template, it may be the same as this may be a little bit different. But one thing is for certain the built in original
carousel graphics for big commerce, have the worst carousel example images ever.
All right, let's show you how to get rid of it. Now, you may be getting rid of this because you've read quite correctly that homepage heroes reduce your conversion rate they do so many studies have proven this, I know that there's still a lot of store owners that are hanging on to the concept of I gotta have a hero graph, I have to have a hero carousel, you know, but you know, you're here watching this video, because you already know this. So let me show you where to go to get it.
Then we can click customize to go into the customizer.
And you know, you can comment this out in the actual code. But you don't really need to, because if you click on this theme Styles button right here, and then click into homepage, there is a opt in there an opt in a checkmark
of the there's a checkmark right there. This says show carousel. And this is an if statement that surrounds the whole carousel block in the code. So when we turn this off, it's effectively just it's not even commenting out the carousel, it's making it never show up in the in the code in the first place, which is pretty cool. So all you have to do is uncheck that where it says Show carousel and you can see it's gone. Now it doesn't matter if you have images still loaded in the carousel feature in the back end or not. Once you once you uncheck that it's gone from the page. And if you do want to put a static hero image back in here, you can use one of the widgets here from our published app, which is epic page builder widgets, or you can use this this default one that Bigcommerce gives you that just says image. And it again has a really ugly placeholder. But you can click
Leave me a comment. Let me know what you guys are stuck on. If you need to develop merch for your store. Reach out to me at Epic design labs.com And I really appreciate you guys being here. And I'll see you guys in the next one. Thanks