Installing new themes

There are two ways to get themes for your Shopify store. You must install a theme before you can publish it on your Shopify store.

Download a theme from the Shopify Theme Store

To download a theme from the Shopify Theme Store:

  1. Visit the Shopify Theme Store and choose a theme (get more information about theme features here).

    Note

    If you're still in your free trial period, choose a free theme to avoid paying any charges at this time.

  2. If you've chosen a free theme, click Install theme and continue to Step 5. If you've chosen a paid theme, you have options:

    Premium theme info
  3. To Preview the theme, return to the Themes page of your Shopify admin and click the preview this theme button for the theme you wish to preview. For example, New Standard:

    Download install x
  4. If you've chosen a paid theme, a confirmation screen displays offering you two options. To continue with your purchase, click Approve charge:

    Approve charge from theme store

    Note

    Paid themes are non-refundable.

  5. When you've approved the payment, you need to confirm what you want to do with your new theme:

    About to install theme notice
    • To publish the theme on your storefront immediately, click Publish as my shop's theme. Your current published theme will become unpublished.
    • To install the theme in your store without publishing it, click install as an unpublished theme. You can install a maximum of 20 themes in your store.

Upload a theme from your computer

If you have a theme on your computer that you want to install, you can upload it to your Themes page:

  1. Make sure your theme files are compressed into a single .zip file.

  2. From your Shopify admin, click Online Store, and then click Themes (or press G W T).

  3. Click Upload a theme in the top right-hand corner:

    Theme upload

    Note

    If the message You can't have more than 20 themes on your store appears, you must export or delete one of your installed themes before you can install another one.

  4. From the Upload A Theme dialog, click Choose File to select the .zip file that you want to upload.

  5. Click Upload:

    Themes choose file

    The uploaded theme appears in the Unpublished themes section of your Themes page. You can install a maximum of 20 themes in your store. To publish the theme on your storefront immediately, click Publish theme. Your current published theme will become unpublished.

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