Avone – How to update your shopify theme?
Step 1 : First download latest package from themeforest and unzip main file. Themeforest Download always has latest theme version.
Step 2 : Before you update theme, we always recommend you to create a backup of your current published/working theme.
To do this, Go to Online Store > Themes > Click Actions > Duplicate. Once the theme has been duplicated, you will see the copy in the list of unpublished themes. You can give it name like “Theme – backup“.
Step 3 : Now click on “Upload theme” button and install a fresh copy of theme demo. (You already have latest theme demo zip file as you downloaded in step 1 – Upload “avone-install-me” zip file).
This will be installed as an ‘unpublished’ theme. You should see the latest installed theme in the list of unpublished themes. You can give it name like “Theme – Latest“. This will not affect your live store. Do not publish yet. You can publish this new version when it is ready to go live.
Step 4 : : Copy theme settings from your current active theme ( published theme).
From the active theme > Click on Action > Edit Code > Config (folder name) > open the settings_data.json file – Copy all code from this file.
The following link will take you to your active theme settings_data.json file in the Code Editor
Step 5 : : Paste your current theme settings to the new theme.
Open the same file settings_data.json in new theme version ( theme you installed in step 3). Delete all code from this file and paste new code ( code you copied in step 4). Click on save.
Step 6 : Copy theme translation files data from old theme files and paste it on new theme version same files.
Step 7 : Check preview of new theme version. Make sure everything is working fine. Now you can publish your new theme.
To update shopify 2.0 theme , You need to copy 1 folder(Templates) and settings_data.json file(from Config folder) from your current theme files to latest theme files which is explain below in details.
Step 1 : First download latest package from themeforest. https://themeforest.net/downloads
Themeforest download always have latest theme version.
Step 2. Extract/Unzip all files from downloaded package. Find “avone-install-me-shopify2.0.zip” and unzip file.
Step 3. Now download active theme from your store. How to download theme?
Step 4. Unzip downloaded current theme zip file.
Step 5. Open current theme folder and copy templates folder and settings_data.json file from config folder
Step 6. Now go to latest theme files ( Which you downloaded and unzipped in step 2)
Step 7. Now select all the folders and compress them into a single zip file
Step 8 : From your admin click on “Upload theme” button and install latest theme zip file
This will be installed as an ‘unpublished’ theme. Now you should see the latest installed theme in the list of unpublished themes. You can give it name like “Theme – Latest“. This will not affect your live store.You can publish this new version when it is ready to go live.
Step 8 : Check preview of new theme version. Make sure everything is working fine. Now you can publish your new theme.
If you have any apps installed that add extra code to the theme, You need to check their documentation and most likely you will need to reinstall them to setup with the new theme version.
We recommend you not to delete the old theme version and keep bakup of last few version. So you can use old version if something go wrong with current one.