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How to load a 'new' theme licence on existing site without losing content

BrettDavid
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We have had to purchase a new V4 expanse theme licence for a store that is already built and running on V3. How can we implement a new theme licence on existing store without disrupting he content running on early version theme. Wish to avoid having to rebuild the site from scratch. Noted we will back up site prior to updates. We will expect to fix some site breaks whilst moving to new version. We don't want o rebuild everything from scratch. Footnote, This situation came about as we accidentally interpreted shopify advice that "we could download and use a purchased theme and licence on another shopify site" (same owner) - turns out this is not allowed - one licence = one live site :/!

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BrettDavid
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This is an accepted solution.

Hey Adminism - here's a reply from Archetype Themes (expanse creators) (see bottom of this message) FYI:

Noted - This will at least allow a current licence to be run on [our] shopify site (avoiding any takedown disruptions) - however (I presume) you/I will probably still need to update the theme in the live site after loading the new licence - and Im anticipating this may cause some breakage to some custom code we are running on site hovers. See below reply from Kim at archetypethemes.com

 

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Hey Brett,
Kim here with Archetype Themes. Thanks for reaching out! 
Your best solution would be to purchase the theme from the Shopify theme store here. Once purchased, you can continue to use the existing published theme without any interruption whatsoever to your storefront. 
To purchase, select the 'try theme' option from the theme store page. This will download a 'trial' theme into your theme library. From the 'trial' you will see an option to 'buy' the theme. 
Note: The latest version will be downloaded as a fresh or default theme under your Theme Library. 
 
All the best,

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adminisn
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I have the exact same question!

BrettDavid
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This is an accepted solution.

Hey Adminism - here's a reply from Archetype Themes (expanse creators) (see bottom of this message) FYI:

Noted - This will at least allow a current licence to be run on [our] shopify site (avoiding any takedown disruptions) - however (I presume) you/I will probably still need to update the theme in the live site after loading the new licence - and Im anticipating this may cause some breakage to some custom code we are running on site hovers. See below reply from Kim at archetypethemes.com

 

-------- following from archetype support-------

 

Hey Brett,
Kim here with Archetype Themes. Thanks for reaching out! 
Your best solution would be to purchase the theme from the Shopify theme store here. Once purchased, you can continue to use the existing published theme without any interruption whatsoever to your storefront. 
To purchase, select the 'try theme' option from the theme store page. This will download a 'trial' theme into your theme library. From the 'trial' you will see an option to 'buy' the theme. 
Note: The latest version will be downloaded as a fresh or default theme under your Theme Library. 
 
All the best,