It’s really quite simple to show the login icon on your store’s website. By default, when you create a Shopify store, the login icon is not live on the site’s header. You will need to go into the settings to enable them. I will show you a way to do this super quickly.
It works similarly to editing the menu header navigation, which you may be familiar with. Learn how to add a dropdown menu navigation in Shopify.
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How to enable the customer account login icon
Below I will show you how to enable the login icon for your customer accounts. But first, you should make sure you have enabled your customer accounts in Shopify.
Step 1 – Go to your Shopify settings
Step 2 – Go to “Customer accounts” & click “Edit”
- Click the “Customer accounts” option on the left.
- Click “Edit” as shown in the image below.
Enable the “Show login link in the header of online store and at checkout“. This will enable the login link.
It’s as simple as that. Now your login icon will show, and your customers can easily find how to access their accounts! If you’re interested, check out our other Shopify tutorials, our experts cover everything!
Differences between Shopify customer accounts
If you are using our DDA app, you will need to use the Classic customer accounts. Shopify does not allow apps to add code to the New customer accounts.
|Feature||Classic customer accounts||New customer accounts|
|Login experience||Customers can log in using an email and a password or sign in with Shop||Customers can log in using a one-time six-digit verification code that’s sent to their email address|
|Account creation||Customers accept account invites or create a new account from the login page||Accounts are created when a customer logs in using an email address|
|Branding||Uses branding from your online store theme settings||Uses branding from your checkout settings, except on the login page|
|Order history and status||✔||✔|
|Supports self-serve returns||✘||✔|
Enabling customer account download links for digital products
We would recommend using DDA – Digital Download alongside CustomerHub or Customer Concierge to enable download links for digital products. You can use DDA without CustomerHub if you don’t want to get both. DDA has its own customer account download links feature.
If you want to see the integration guides for DDA and both the customer account apps, check the below.
Customising your Shopify customer accounts (page builder)
These two apps are also compatible with digital product delivery using the DDA app as they have both built integrations to make it easy for digital product stores.