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How do I add code to the head of my Big Cartel theme?

If you purchased or upgraded your Big Cartel theme after 29th November 2011, please refer to Aarcade Support instead of the following article.

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In some cases you may need to add custom script, HTML or CSS code to the head of your shop. For example, you may wish to include some custom JavaScript or Google may need you to add code to your site to verify your ownership when using one of their apps.

To add code to the head of your shop, navigate to the Design > Pages section of your shop admin and click the page title Layout.

Big Cartel Layout Page

Accessing the Layout page code

On the following page, scroll through the text box content until you find the custom script section, which will be marked with the tags:


Custom Script Area

Locating the custom script area in your Layout page

Click within the custom script area, between the start and end tag, and write or paste in your custom code. You can create new lines to add more custom code as required.

Custom Script Area

Adding Google verification code in your custom script area

Click the Save button when you have finished adding your code.

Themes Without A Custom Script Area

If you can not find the custom script tags, you may have an earlier version of Aarfie’s themes. Instead, locate the the closing head tag:


and paste your custom code JUST BEFORE this closing tag:

<meta name="google-site-verification" content="String_Google_ask_for">

Last Modified: 14th December, 2010

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