Upgrading to Online Store 2.0

If you want to take advantage of certain Online Store 2.0 features, you might want to upgrade to Online Store 2.0.

Upgrading to Online Store 2.0 isn't mandatory. You can continue using a vintage theme if it meets your business's needs.

You can upgrade to Online Store 2.0 in several ways:

Theme upgrade considerations

Upgrading your theme can be a complex process. Consider whether your current theme meets your needs before deciding to update your theme or move to a new theme.

Some apps might not be compatible with Online Store 2.0 themes. Refer to your app's documentation or contact your app developer if you're not sure.

You can work on your theme in the theme library before you publish it. Adding an Online Store 2.0 theme to your theme library doesn't impact your current theme or any other themes in the library.

When you make changes to your theme or switch to a new theme, it doesn't affect the other parts of your account. You can play around with different theme styles and settings without worrying about the rest of the content in your admin.

Download an Online Store 2.0 theme from the Shopify Theme Store

Update the look of your store and get access to new features by downloading a new theme from the Shopify Theme Store.

Shopify offers one free Online Store 2.0 theme called Dawn. Learn more about Dawn.

New Online Store 2.0 themes will be added in the coming weeks and months. If you can't find an Online Store 2.0 theme that meets your business' needs now, then check back in regularly.

Add a new version of your current theme to your store

Your theme developer might upgrade your current theme to Online Store 2.0.

Unlike other theme updates, this update can't be automatically applied to your store. Refer to Updating themes to learn how to add a new version of your current theme to your store.

If your theme developer hasn't yet updated your theme to use Online Store 2.0, then you can contact them to learn whether they plan to update the theme or offer a similar theme that uses Online Store 2.0 in the future.

Migrate your current theme manually

You can upgrade your current theme to Online Store 2.0 by migrating your current theme templates to the new architecture.

You should upgrade your own theme to Online Store 2.0 only if you're comfortable with editing HTML, CSS, and Liquid. If you're not comfortable with editing code, then you can hire a Shopify expert to help you. If your theme was built specifically for you, then consider contacting the developer or agency that built the theme to plan the upgrade.

To start migrating your theme, follow the migration guide on Shopify.dev.

If you're migrating your current theme to Online Store 2.0, then you should duplicate the theme and migrate the duplicate copy. You can publish the duplicate when you're ready.

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