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How Do I Use Shopify Themes?

Last updated on October 1, 2022 @ 8:29 pm

There are two ways to use Shopify themes: by purchasing a pre-made theme, or by creating your own custom theme. If you’re new to Shopify, we recommend starting with a pre-made theme. Pre-made themes are less expensive and easier to set up than custom themes, and they come with built-in support from the theme developer.

When you purchase a pre-made Shopify theme, you’ll receive a ZIP file. This ZIP file contains all of the files that make up your theme. You can upload your theme to Shopify using the Theme Upload page in your shop’s admin.

PRO TIP: Shopify themes can be used to change the look and feel of your online store. However, it is important to note that using a Shopify theme can have some consequences.

For example, if you choose a theme that is not compatible with your Shopify version, it could break your store. Additionally, if you choose a theme that is not optimised for mobile devices, it could negatively affect your conversion rate.

Before using a Shopify theme, always check the compatibility and make sure it is optimised for mobile.

If you decide to create your own custom Shopify theme, you’ll need to use the Shopify Theme Kit. The Theme Kit is a command line tool that allows you to download themes from your shop, edit them locally, and upload them back to Shopify. It also provides a way for you to preview your themes before you publish them.

To learn more about using Shopify themes, check out our documentation on How to Use Shopify Themes.

Kathy McFarland

Kathy McFarland

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