Themes for your online store
- Structure of a theme
- Choosing a theme
- Free themes from Shopify
- Adding and previewing themes
- Organizing your themes
- Customizing your theme
- Uploading images
- Keeping your theme up-to-date
- Change the text in your store
- Shopify design policy
- Getting help for your theme
- Translating your theme
- Troubleshooting and best practices
A theme is a template that determines the way 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 architecture and 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 convey a relaxed and luxurious feel. On the other hand, if you're selling electronics, then your online store might need to have an energetic and sleek look and feel.
Themes are built to be customizable so that you can tailor them to suit your unique brand. You can customize your theme using the theme editor. For more advanced customizations, you can make changes to 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.