Each Pixel Union Shopify theme purchase includes all future versions of that theme. Regular releases for new versions provide bug fixes, added features, platform requirements, or other improvements.
What does updating a theme involve?
Updating a theme is basically moving content (added images, copy, etc.) and customizations (settings, modifications, etc.) to an improved version of the theme. This is a manual process involving two separate theme files: the original theme with content and the latest version without content.
Why isn't this automatic?
This process is standard for Shopify platform themes.
Use the Theme Updater App to update your theme
The Basic plan includes:
- Upgrade to the latest version of your theme without having to do it manually
- Get notified whenever a new version of your theme is available
- Preserves code tweaks and customizations whenever possible
The Pro plan adds to the Basic by giving you access to Priority Support if you write in through the Theme Updater App admin. This plan also adds a file comparison feature to show you changes in the code side-by-side.
Receive priority support for your theme from our Merchant Success Team
View all template file customizations within a theme
Automatically include new or updated languages
Using the app
Migrating content and settings
The app will install the latest theme as an unpublished (Draft) theme on the Themes page of your Online Store, carrying over as much content as possible from the previous theme.
Obtaining a default copy of the latest version
No plan is needed if you're only after the latest version in its default state.
Files that have been modified will be flagged by the app, so take a screenshot image or write down the files it identifies. These files will need to be modified again in the updated version.
For strategies on updating with customizations, check out How do I update a modified theme to the latest version?