The Shopify Theme Store allows merchants to preview a theme in their store before purchase. This is a great way to try out a theme's features and settings before committing to buying the theme.
Try out a theme in your store
First, make sure that there is room in your Online Store for another theme. Shopify permits a maximum of 20 Draft themes.
When there's room for one more, go to the Theme Store page for the theme you're interested in.
Click the Try theme button.
This will open another page prompting you to log in to your store. Log in to continue.
Logging in will bring you to a confirmation page. Confirm that the right theme is referenced here, then click Try theme.
Frequently asked questions
How long does the trial last?
There is no expiration for the trial. However, if your Shopify store is using a trial plan, the theme may be removed if this expires.
Why can't I publish the theme?
Only purchased themes can be published. Until the purchase is completed, you will be unable to publish the theme.
Will all the settings I adjusted and content I added be carried over with purchase?
This is the intended result of the preview function, so this should happen. We are unable to guarantee that all content and settings will remain in place after purchase, so if this fails please contact Shopify Support for assistance.
Why can't I see the code/theme files?
Theme file access is not included in the preview feature. These files become accessible following purchase.
Where are the static page templates?
Additional static page templates (e.g. FAQ) will only become accessible when the theme has been purchased and published. This also applies to any alternate product, collection, or blog templates included in a theme.
Why aren't my apps working with the theme?
Apps often require some modifications to the theme files to connect to the theme. Whether these changes are automatic or performed by the app's developers, integration would need to occur after purchase since the theme files are not accessible until the theme is purchased.