Themes for your online store

A theme is a template that determines the way that your online store looks and feels. Think of the admin as your office and stockroom, and your online store as your sales floor. Your theme is the interior design of your sales floor. Different themes have different styles and layouts, and offer a different experience for your customers. For example, if you're selling spa products, then you probably want your online store to feel relaxed and luxurious. Alternatively, if you're selling electronics, then you might want your online store to look energetic and sleek.

You can customize your theme settings from your Shopify admin by using the theme editor. For advanced customizations, you can edit your theme code.

Making changes to your theme or switching to a new theme doesn’t affect the other parts of your account. Theme changes only affect the front-end (customer-facing parts) of your store. They don't affect the back-end (what you see in the admin). This allows you to play around with different theme styles and settings without worrying about the rest of the content in your admin.

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