Getting started with Grid

Grid bright demo home page with header and slideshow

New to Shopify?

If you're setting up a Shopify store for the first time, we recommend taking a gander at the Shopify  help center for a full overview of the platform.

In our article  Getting Started: Shopify Basics, we cover the essentials for getting your store up and running, including adding products, setting up collections, and creating a blog. Once you've got these things set up, you'll be in a good position to start customizing your theme.

Upload your new theme

If you purchased your theme directly from Shopify, it will be automatically installed when you log into your Shopify admin.

If you purchased your theme from, you'll receive it as a ZIP file named something like

Once you've downloaded the theme file, go to your Shopify admin dashboard and navigate to  Online Store > Themes. Click Upload theme. Select your theme file (Choose File) from your computer and click Upload.

Online store's upload theme popup with Grid 4.4.0 loaded

Your new theme will show up below your current theme. At this point, it is installed, but not published. It will appear in the More themes section of this page. You can work on an unpublished version of your theme by clicking on the theme name, or, if you're ready to unveil your new look to the world, click the Actions menu and select Publish.

Grid's Actions menu with Publish selected

Next article:

Using the theme editor with Grid