Shopify theme serve throwing error - "A shop may only have 100 development themes"

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sarah_holden
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Yesterday the themes we had listed before on the Themes page in the admin panel disappeared, except for the live theme, and the theme I've been working on that was connected to Github. 

Around the same time I started getting an error  "A shop may only have 100 development themes" when running "shopify theme serve". And just for this one store - it's working for other stores I'm working on. 

Is there any list of stores I can access to delete some? It seems like Shopify CLI isn't properly deleting development stores when I run "shopify theme serve"

Other things I've tried: 

- shopify theme delete - which lists TWELVE themes, though only two are shown on our dashboard

- shopify logout (and then logging back in)

- disconnecting and reconnecting the Github theme in the Themes dashboard

- updating Shopify CLI

- running "shopify theme pull"

- checking my theme for errors

Any help is much appreciated - I'm at a loss for how to solve this!

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sarahholden
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7 1 10

This is an accepted solution.

After weeks of having issues I found out this is because of a bug where development themes aren't getting deleted, and there's no way to see them in the admin dashboard, or see them listing out themes with Shopify CLI :/. I believe this bug is caused by lighthouse-ci-action (a Github action I had set up).

I set up a Themekit for the site, used Themekit to list out themes and get their IDs, and then used Shopify CLI to delete those themes. And I'm back up and running again!!

Here's the step-by-step in case you're facing the same issue:

  • Create a new theme using themekit using instructions here. Command to create a new theme once you have a password: theme new --password=[your-password] --store="[your-store.myshopify.com]" --name=[theme name]
  • List all development themes using this Themekit command: theme get --list -p=[password] -s="my-store.myshopify.com" (screenshot of what I saw below)
  • Delete each theme using Shopify CLI on the command line: shopify theme delete 128842694873 (see screenshot below)
  • Tip: You can delete multiple themes using Shopify CLI by providing a space-separated list. Eventually I used atom to quick select all the IDs and create one long list of ~80 development themes to delete (just be careful you only select the IDs for development themes). 

    shopify theme delete 128842596569 128846004441 128845676761 12884305532

  • Tip #2: add --force to the end so that it doesn't ask you to confirm for each theme you're deleting. shopify theme delete 128842596569 128846004441 128845676761 12884305532 --force

 

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sarahholden
Tourist
7 1 10

This is an accepted solution.

After weeks of having issues I found out this is because of a bug where development themes aren't getting deleted, and there's no way to see them in the admin dashboard, or see them listing out themes with Shopify CLI :/. I believe this bug is caused by lighthouse-ci-action (a Github action I had set up).

I set up a Themekit for the site, used Themekit to list out themes and get their IDs, and then used Shopify CLI to delete those themes. And I'm back up and running again!!

Here's the step-by-step in case you're facing the same issue:

  • Create a new theme using themekit using instructions here. Command to create a new theme once you have a password: theme new --password=[your-password] --store="[your-store.myshopify.com]" --name=[theme name]
  • List all development themes using this Themekit command: theme get --list -p=[password] -s="my-store.myshopify.com" (screenshot of what I saw below)
  • Delete each theme using Shopify CLI on the command line: shopify theme delete 128842694873 (see screenshot below)
  • Tip: You can delete multiple themes using Shopify CLI by providing a space-separated list. Eventually I used atom to quick select all the IDs and create one long list of ~80 development themes to delete (just be careful you only select the IDs for development themes). 

    shopify theme delete 128842596569 128846004441 128845676761 12884305532

  • Tip #2: add --force to the end so that it doesn't ask you to confirm for each theme you're deleting. shopify theme delete 128842596569 128846004441 128845676761 12884305532 --force

 

Screen Shot 2021-11-15 at 6.13.01 PM.png

Screen Shot 2021-11-15 at 6.04.50 PM.png

 

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