How to Add an Updated Version of your Theme to your Online Store

Tran Anh Khoa
Khoa Tran September 18, 2018

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This post is about how to add an updated version of your theme to your online store on Shopify. On Shopify Theme Store, Shopify and third-party companies will sometimes release updated versions of the themes that they have published before. These versions often include bug fixes and new features which the old versions do not have.

If you haven’t changed the code of your theme or installed an app that has changed your theme code, your theme will be updated automatically. But if you have done the above actions, the updated versions will not be automatically applied to your existing themes. It is mainly because automatic updates will remove custom code changes.

To help you to update a theme without having to edit the code again, I have prepared some steps on how to add an updated version of your theme to your online store on Desktop.

How to add an updated version of your theme to your online store

Step 1: Duplicate theme

First, I recommend you to create a backup copy of your existing theme. To duplicate a theme, you can go to the More themes area which is in the Themes section, and tap at the Action button of the theme that you want to duplicate. Then select Duplicate.

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Step 2: Login your store account

Go to Shopify Theme Store and log in to your account. With paid themes, to prevent you from having to purchase that theme again, you must remember to use the account that you have used to buy that theme in the first place.

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Step 3: Enter theme’s name

In the right corner on the top of the screen, click the magnifier icon. After you have clicked on that icon, a search bar will appear, you can then enter the name of the theme that you want to update.

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Step 4: Open theme

You will see the theme that you are looking for on the search results page. Click on the name of that theme to open its details screen.

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Step 5: Update another theme version

On the theme details page, click Add theme to update another version of your theme.

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What you can do after adding an updated theme

Edit new updated theme

By applying the theme editor function, you can make some changes to your new updated theme. You can change its Header, Slideshow, Rich text, Collection list, and so on.**

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Update theme

The second thing that you can do is that you can update the theme that you have updated and edited by going to the More themes area which is in the Themes section, tap at the Action button of the theme that you want to publish, and then select Publish.**

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Uninstall apps

Besides, you can also uninstall the apps which add code to your theme, and then install them again. To view all the apps that you have installed, visit the Apps section on your Shopify page.**

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Conclusion

Above is the information on how to add an updated version of your theme to your online store on Shopify and that things that you can do after updating that theme. I hope that this tutorial will become helpful for you and crew.

Themes

Remove Shopify Payment Icons from Store Footer Shopify Payment Icons Add a Logo to Shopify Store on all page Customize Shopify Themes Edit Theme Code Change Language in Themes Register a Google Maps API Key Add Favicon Create Translation for your Theme Choose a Language for your Theme Add Alt Text to Theme Image Edit the Code Templates for Password Page Hide Store Name on Password Page Hide Footer on Password Page Remove Content From Dynamic Section Add Google Maps API Key to Theme Edit Password Page Settings Remove Password Protection From Online Store Show Dynamic Checkout Buttons For Some Products but Not for Others Publish Themes from the Theme Editor Publish a Theme from the Admin Add Password Protection to Online Store Set the Social Sharing Image Remove Dynamic Sections Rearrange Dynamic Sections Hide Dynamic Sections Add Dynamic Sections Add Google Translate Widget to your Online Store Find the Right Theme Edit Static Sections Duplicate Themes Search a Translation for Missing or Completed Fields Test Dynamic Checkout Buttons on your Theme Show Dynamic Checkout Buttons on Featured Product Section Hide Dynamic Checkout Buttons on Featured Product Section View Paid Themes Review and Update Translation Hide Dynamic Checkout Buttons on Product Pages Show Dynamic Checkout Buttons on Product Pages Remove Unpublished Theme Add an Updated Version of your Theme to your Online Store Share Theme Preview With Others Download Themes Try Paid Theme in your Store Buy Theme From Shopify Theme Store Add a Free Theme From the Admin Upload a Theme File From your Computer


Tran Anh Khoa
Tran Anh Khoa
Shopify Expert. Hi everyone ! My name's Khoa Tran. I'm a Shopify Expert from Vietnam. I have 5 years+ with Shopify Ecommerce Web design and I have been doing a lot of Shopify development.

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