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How to modify the theme code in Shopify

Last updated: May 01, 2024
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Many shop has received the good reviews and the loyalty from their customers by supplying them the most optimized shopping process. In this writing I’ve prepared a tip to help you not only please your clients but also raise your profit. What I’m talking about is the way to let them stay on the product page right after tapping on the Add to cart button. Thanks to this, the customers are able to continue shopping other items from your online store without struggling with something uncomfortable. To do that, you need to modify the theme code. Below are some easy steps for you to follow.

To modify the theme code

Step 1: Tap on Themes

Go to the admin page by logging in your account firstly. Then, click Online Store in the menu which is on the left-hand side of the screen. Next, tap on Themes.

Step 2: Go to Edit code

Many theme you have will be displayed. Choose the one you like and click the Actions button next to the theme name. Go to Edit code in the drop-down list.

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Step 3: Click the theme.liquid file

Press on the theme.liquid in the Layout folder.

modify theme on the cart pages in shopify

Step 4: Paste the code

In this step, make sure to find a closing tag which is </body>. To be easier, you can press Ctrl + F at the same time and type the word body in the searching box.

Afterward, paste the following code above the closing tag you have found.

{% include 'ajaxify-cart' %}

Step 5: Save

After you’ve completing edit the code, remember to click Save.

Step 6: Choose the Add a new snippet button

In this step, make sure to choose the Add a new snippet button in the Snippets folder.

Step 7: Click Create snippet

A new dialog will be shown. Name the new snippet ajaxify-cart in the textbox. Then, click Create snippet.

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Step 8: Paste the code

Press on this link and copy the whole code. Afterward, paste it in the new file named ajaxify-cart.liquid you’ve created.

Step 9: Choose Save

Finally, choose Save to finish.


To sum up, this post has taken you through how to modify theme code. With this, you can make your customers comfortable and encourage them to continue shopping other products. Hope you find it useful and effortless to follow.

Sam Nguyen is the CEO and founder of Avada Commerce, an e-commerce solution provider headquartered in Singapore. He is an expert on the Shopify e-commerce platform for online stores and retail point-of-sale systems. Sam loves talking about e-commerce and he aims to help over a million online businesses grow and thrive.