Working on your clients' live stores

If you want to work on a live store without affecting it, you have three options:

Option 1: Work with a development store

  • From the live shop, export the theme then import the theme into your existing development store.
  • Now you can work on a copy of the live shop’s theme in a dev environment.
  • When you are ready to launch the updated theme, export the theme from the development store and then import it to the Live Shop as the primary theme.

Option 2: Edit an unpublished theme

  • Shopify has multiple theme support, so you can make a copy (duplicate) of your theme on the Theme Manager page in your Shopify admin, and edit that unpublished theme.

Option 3: Use a Theme Editor