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4 Steps to Add a Free Theme From the Admin on Shopify

Last updated: February 01, 2024
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Beside adding themes by upload a theme file from your computer which I have shared in the previous post, you can use the free themes which are supported by Shopify. Below are some simple steps that I have prepared for you on how to add a free theme from the Shopify admin on Desktop, iPhone, and Android.

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How to add a free theme from the admin

Step 1: Open Themes section

First, login in your Shopify account. Then you need to choose the Themes section which is inside the Online Store section.

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Step 2: Click Explore free themes

Near the bottom of the Themes page, you will see the Free themes section. When you see it, click the Explore free themes button.

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Step 3: View free themes

A small window will appear, in here you can see all the free themes which are free. You can click on any theme to view its features, and you can also preview your page will look like in that theme.

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Step 4: Add free theme

Once you have decided what theme that you want to add to your admin page, click the Add button and the theme will be automatically added to the Themes page of your Shopify admin.

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To add a free theme from the Shopify admin on iPhone (Click here)

  • Step 1: Tap Store Open your Shopify app, then tap Store.

  • Step 2: Tap Online Store In the Store screen, you will see the Sales channels section, tap Online Store which is in that section.

  • Step 3: Tap Manage themes Next, tap Manage themes.

  • Step 4: Tap Explore free themes Near the bottom of the page, you will see the Free themes section. When you see it, tap Explore free themes.

  • Step 5: View free themes A small window will appear, in here you can see all the free themes which are free. You can tap on any theme to view its features and you can also preview your page will look like in that theme.

  • Step 6: Tap Add button Once you have decided what theme that you want to add to your admin page, tap the Add button and the theme will be automatically added to the Themes page of your Shopify admin.

To add a free theme from the Shopify admin on Android (Click here)

  • Step 1: Tap Store Open your Shopify app, then tap Store.

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  • Step 2: Tap Online Store In the Store screen, you will see the Sales channels section, tap Online Store which is in that section.

  • Step 3: Tap Manage themes Next, tap Manage themes.

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  • Step 4: Tap Explore free themes Near the bottom of the page, you will see the Free themes section. When you see it, tap Explore free themes.

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  • Step 5: View free themes A small window will appear, in here you can see all the free themes which are free. You can tap on any theme to view its features and you can also preview your page will look like in that theme.

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  • Step 6: Tap Add button Once you have decided what theme that you want to add to your admin page, tap the Add button and the theme will be automatically added to the Themes page of your Shopify admin.

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Learn more: how to find out what shopify theme a website is using

Conclusion

Above is the step-by-step tutorial on how to add a free theme from the Shopify admin. I hope that this instruction would help you choose a suitable theme for your Shopify store.


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.

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