Removing themes

You can remove a theme from your online store within the Themes page in your Shopify admin. Removing a theme is a permanent action. If you want to remove a theme but still be able to access it in the future, then you can download it instead.

You can add up to 20 themes to your online store. If you already have 20 themes, then you can remove themes to make room for more.

Remove an unpublished theme

You can remove an unpublished theme from your admin.


  1. From your Shopify admin, go to Online Store > Themes.
  2. In the Theme library section, find the theme that you want to remove, click the ... button to open the actions menu, and then click Remove.
  3. On the Remove... window, click Remove.

Remove your published theme

If you want to remove the theme that you currently have published, then you need to publish another theme first. After you publish another theme, you can remove the unwanted theme from your store.

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