Github Integration not working - branch isn't a valid theme

notw
Shopify Partner
3 0 1

Hello,

 

I am trying to add a theme to my theme library through the Github integration. I am able to upload it as a zip just fine but I can't do it through Github and need to as there will be constant changes made. I keep getting this error "Branch isn't a valid theme" at the last step when I clicked connect. Please see the screenshot below.

 

I haven't been able to find any documentation on how to fix this error. Could anyone please help?

 

Thank you

 

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Replies 5 (5)

MelissaR
Shopify Partner
1 0 1

Have you found a solution to this yet?

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notw
Shopify Partner
3 0 1
No, not yet 😢

Kyle_Tully
Shopify Partner
17 0 6

I'm sure there are numerous reasons for this error, but the cause of mine was an old line in my global gitignore file that was ignoring the config files (settings_data.json and settings_schema.json). Because of this, there was no config directory in github at all.

 

Once I removed those lines and pushed the config files it worked perfectly.

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CJ56
Shopify Partner
2 0 0

Where is the global gitignore file located, please?

Kyle_Tully
Shopify Partner
17 0 6

On Mac it's in your home directory and called .gitignore_global -- it's a dot file so may be hidden by default.

 

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