Section blocks not updating using shopify theme dev

Shopify Partner
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I have been trying to find a way to preview changes to the section blocks after I save the files locally. When using

shopify theme dev

I get 

  • 20:46:24 Synced » update sections/announcement-bar.liquid

but the actual customization components don't updated unless I either push the code or use the code editor on the website. Is there a way to do this? It makes tinkering with the customization features hard. 


When I say customization components I mean when I go to my store and click themes and scroll down to my development duplicate and click customize those components do not sync with the changes I make locally on my machine. I figured since its constantly in sync with that copy of the store the changes should be there no? Id really appreciate the help.   

Reply 1 (1)

Shopify Partner
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Hi @dylancam90 


It does takes a while to update. What I usually do is when I save the file in my IDE. I go to the Shopify theme, and refresh it. Wait for awhile, and preview the theme. 

Other option is to run npm run dev again. I know it is time consuming but I don't think there is a better way. I would surely glad to hear if there is any

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