Changes to page setting type usage in themes. This post is outdated
Themes in the Shopify Theme Store will no longer include a page setting type on the homepage by default as of October 13th, 2017. The richtext setting type will be the main method of adding content to the homepage. Any apps that required merchants to install code via the HTML page view in order to display on the homepage need to update their documentation and setup to provide an easier installation. The page setting type will still be available for custom development.
With the introduction of the richtext setting type in September 2016, merchants had been inputting their content directly into the homepage. This is the preferred method in themes because it allows merchants to see their edits in real time.
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