Once you have registered your Out of the Sandbox, Pixel Union, or Archetype theme in the app, complete the following steps to transfer content, customizations, and settings.
Open Theme Updater
To get started, open Theme Updater in your Shopify store.
Identify the theme to update
Find your theme through the Home or Registered themes pages.
To transfer content from the published theme, open the Home area of Theme Updater.
To transfer content from a draft theme, open Registered themes.
For this example, we are updating the published Retina theme from the Home area.
Click the Update button to open a confirmation window.
Add a new Theme name or leave the previous name with appended date of update.
Select Preserve customizations to transfer content, customizations, and theme setting configurations to the latest version.
Leave this box unchecked to discard custom content while adding the latest version.
Click Update to start the update.
This adds a new theme draft to your Registered themes page.
The duration for each update varies depending on the level of customization and other factors.
Review the update
A modal window will appear once the update is complete.
This indicates the update was successful.
Some files still require a manual update
When modifications to the theme files are unable to transfer automatically, these instances are gathered and listed on the Conflicted Customizations page.
To view a list of adjusted theme file names, click Show Conflicted Files.
Click View Conflicted Customizations to see more details of the untransferred adjustments.
Compare file merge conflicts
File merge conflicts are side-by-side comparisons of the theme code in its default form (red) and the adjustments identified (green). Use these to determine if the code can be repurposed for the new theme version or if a Shopify Expert is needed.
Each theme file identified as Changed will feature a label and a Show code button.
Click Show code to reveal the code changes.