Theme change

mqecommerce
Excursionist
15 1 6

Hi

I had an uploaded Empire theme which I customized and built my store. However, I purchased the empire theme after a few days. Now, when I publish my newly purchased Empire theme, I am losing all of my customization/development and requiring to start building it from the scratch.

Is there a way for me to publish a purchased theme with all my development/customization in place/intact?

Thanks in advance.

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PageFly-Amelia
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332 97 139

Hello @mqecommerce 

This is Amelia at PageFly - Shopify Advanced Page Builder app.

 

You can try the following steps I have provided to help you solve the problem you are facing:

Step 1: Online Stores > Themes > Edit code

Step 2: Choose file base.css

Step 3: Add code

.product__description {
   font-weight: bold;
}

 

Hoping my solution helps you solve your problem.

Best regards,

Amelia | PageFly

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mqecommerce
Excursionist
15 1 6

I don't see base.css file 😪

PageFly-Amelia
Navigator
332 97 139

Hello @mqecommerce 

 

You can find the theme.css file instead.

Please let me know if it works by giving it a Like or marking it as a solution!


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mqecommerce
Excursionist
15 1 6

But it still says updates are not supported for uploaded themes.

tim
Shopify Expert
3466 280 1286

Why do you want to switch then?

As far as I remember, since you've purchased Empire theme from the theme store for your shop, your old copy of Empire is also legitimate now.

 

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mqecommerce
Excursionist
15 1 6

It says updates are not supported for uploaded themes.

tim
Shopify Expert
3466 280 1286

About updates:

 

First -- there are configuration files in your theme  -- templates/* and configuration/settings_data.json -- these are the files which contain all your settings done in Theme Customizer.

 

When Shopify does an update, it adds a new version of your theme and the copies configuration files from your current one to the new one.

If your theme code was not edited, Shopify performs this update automatically in place, without creating a new theme.

If you've done any edits, automatic update are not longer available.

If Shopify offers manual update and you've done any code changes, update will ignore them and new updated theme will no longer have those edits.

 

Shopify docs on theme updates -- https://help.shopify.com/en/manual/online-store/themes/managing-themes/updating-themes -- 

in the area between two Notes it is said that Shopify ignores edits to configuration files.

 

So, if you have not done any code edits and your theme version matches the one you had before, I'd simply copy over configuration files from your old theme to the one installed from the theme store.

If you did do code edits (similar to suggested in other posts) you may consider whether it is possible to move them to theme settings -- Custom CSS or Custom liquid sections/blocks.

If it's possible --  you will have a theme which will either autoupdate or you will be able to safely update it via Shopify manual update.

 

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