Flex is a premium Shopify theme available directly and exclusively from Out of the Sandbox. As such, there is a slightly different process in order to preview the theme that doesn't require going through the Shopify theme store.
** Customizations are not retained from a Flex Preview to a purchased Flex theme **
The 'Purchase Theme' button that appears on the Themes panel on Shopify will NOT complete the purchase of the theme. It can either be purchased via the Theme Updater app, or directly from Out of the Sandbox.
Here are the steps to preview the Flex theme:
- Install Out of the Sandbox's Theme Updater App in your shop
- When the app opens, scroll down to the "Additional Themes from Out of the Sandbox" section
- To preview the Flex theme in your own shop, click the 'Try theme' button.
- A popup will then appear while the theme trial is installing:
- Once the theme trial has finished installing, you will receive a success popup message, where you can then click the 'Customize theme' button to test out all the Flex settings and features, or click the 'Close' button:
If you go back to your Shopify Admin > Online Store > Themes > Theme Library Panel, you'll also see that the Flex theme is now listed:
That's it! You're now able to play with Flex's extensive features and test it out. We encourage you to explore all the settings, sections, and features so that you have an idea of everything that's available with this robust and unique theme, and get an idea of how you might want to ultimately configure your shop and flex your creative muscles!
** Customizations are not retained from a Flex Preview to a purchased Flex theme ** The 'Purchase Theme' button that appears on the Themes panel on Shopify will NOT complete the purchase of the theme. It can either be purchased via the Theme Updater app, or directly from Out of the Sandbox.
NOTE: If you have a coupon code that you wish to apply to the purchase of Flex, you’ll need to make the purchase directly from the Flex product page.
If you're looking for instructions on how to preview our Turbo theme via the Theme Updater App, check out this article for instructions.