WooCommerce: How to Add a Top Bar to Storefront Theme

The Storefront theme is one of the most popular WooCommerce themes. As of today, it has 200,000 active installations and 4.5/5 ratings, as well as a great overall performance.

But sure, you can’t win them all. Storefront is missing an important feature: the top bar. That’s a pity, because most ecommerce themes have either a dedicated widget area or somewhere you can add content in the theme options.

So, let’s go fix that. Here’s how to add a top bar with a background to your Storefront theme. Enjoy!

Just replace “Your text here” in the snippet below with the content you like. You can even return content via a shortcode by using do_shortcode or even display a widget with the_widget!

PHP Snippet: Add Top Bar to Storefront Theme

/**
 * @snippet       Top Bar For Storefront Theme
 * @how-to        Get CustomizeWoo.com FREE
 * @author        Rodolfo Melogli
 * @compatible    WooCommerce 6
 * @community     https://businessbloomer.com/club/
 */

add_action( 'storefront_before_header', 'bbloomer_storefront_top_bar' );

function bbloomer_storefront_top_bar() {
	?>
	<div class="sf-top-bar">
		<div class="col-full">
			Your text here	
		</div>
	</div>
	<?php
}

And a bit of CSS for styling the top bar:

.sf-top-bar {
	text-align: center;
	padding: 0.2em 0;
	background: #E11F27;
	color: white;
}

Where to add custom code?

You should place custom PHP in functions.php and custom CSS in style.css of your child theme: where to place WooCommerce customization?

This code still works, unless you report otherwise. To exclude conflicts, temporarily switch to the Storefront theme, disable all plugins except WooCommerce, and test the snippet again: WooCommerce troubleshooting 101

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Rodolfo Melogli

Business Bloomer Founder

Author, WooCommerce expert and WordCamp speaker, Rodolfo has worked as an independent WooCommerce freelancer since 2011. His goal is to help entrepreneurs and developers overcome their WooCommerce nightmares. Rodolfo loves travelling, chasing tennis & soccer balls and, of course, wood fired oven pizza. Follow @rmelogli

2 thoughts on “WooCommerce: How to Add a Top Bar to Storefront Theme

  1. Hello, thank you for posting this code. My problem is that I use the sticky header option and it pushes the top bar below it. Any idea how to get above the sticky header?

    1. Hi Joe, thanks so much for your comment! Yes, this is definitely possible, but I’m afraid it’s custom work. If you’d like to get a quote, feel free to contact me here. Thanks a lot for your understanding!

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