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How to roll back to an older version of your theme in Shopify

Last updated: February 01, 2024
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When you’ve made a change to your theme, you wish that it could meet your requirements the most. However, changing isn’t always good. Sometimes you change your theme file and realize that the older version is the better one. In that case, you need to roll back to an older version of your theme. In other words, the theme version will roll back to a time and date before it was changed. This instruction with full details will help you.

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Step 1: Click Themes

Log in to Shopify. Go to the admin page and tap on Online Store. Then, go to Themes.

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Step 2: Choose Edit code

All of the themes will appear for you to choose. Select one theme by tapping on Actions and choose Edit code.

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Step 3: Select the edited file

In this step, you will find the edited file which makes you unsatisfied in the Templates directory. After you’ve found it, press on it.

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Step 4: Press on Older versions

Next to the name of the file on the top, Older versions is where we need to click on. You can view the picture below.

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Step 5: Choose the older version you want

A drop-down menu will be shown. It displays all of the versions of the theme you have chosen. Select the one you expect it to roll back by tapping on a datestamp. Afterward, click Save.

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Step 6: Optional: Select Preview

This step is optional. If you want to make sure that it meets your requirement now, you can preview your change by select Preview.

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Summary

To sum up, this writing with carefully worded text and illustrated pictures is for you to roll back to an older version of your theme in the easiest and fastest way. Hope that you will carry out this successfully.


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.