Once you have registered your Out of the Sandbox theme in the app, complete the following steps to transfer content, customizations, and settings.
Initiate the update
Identify the theme for Theme Updater to use as a reference. This theme will either be in the Home or Registered themes areas of the app.
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 Turbo 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 process can vary depending on the level of customization, version distance, or other factors.
Review the update
A modal window will appear once the update is complete. This indicates the update was successful but still requires some adjustments to adapt the code modifications to the new theme version.
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.
Click View Conflicted Customizations to browse 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.
Preview new theme
Once you have located and applied the necessary adjustments, open Actions then Preview to view your new theme version.
Check your home page, templates (e.g. product page), and static pages to confirm the success of the app.