The category.php content template file is used for the content of all product collection pages. The category.php content template will be used unless a more specific product collection content template is found.
collection.php has the identical use as the category.php template, but is named more properly, as both templates are used for all types of taxonomical product collections, as well as for pre-programmed product collections.
This template file is used when located in the shopp subdirectory of your theme.
For instance, if your “My Theme” WordPress theme is located at:
Any Shopp content templates should be added to:
Some of the more general content templates have examples that can be installed in your theme, using the Content Template Starter Set. The Content Template Starter Set can be installed from your WordPress Admin by navigating to Shopp → Setup → Presentation → Theme Templates.