Theme editor

The theme editor is a tool for changing and previewing theme settings in real-time. Merchants access the theme editor by clicking Customize theme for a theme on the Themes page of their Shopify admin.

Shopify theme editor

All themes include a settings_schema.json file in the theme's config directory that specifies the theme settings that appear on the Customize theme page.

Editing theme settings

If you're a theme author, you can edit settings_schema.json to create or change options on the Customize theme page:

  • Edit the settings_schema.json file in the config directory of your theme. Follow the specified format.

  • Edit your other theme files to access the settings that you've defined.

Merchant settings

Theme settings that a merchant configures using the Customize theme page are saved in settings_data.json in the config directory of their store theme.

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