Described by Shopify as "the biggest and boldest upgrade" to date, Online Store 2.0 allows merchants to enhance the content of individual pages—all without added apps or custom modifications to the theme files.
Shopify's deadline for all theme developers is the end of 2021, but we will be releasing compatible themes well before then. Compatible themes are accepted by the Theme Store starting in early August, so merchants can expect initial releases by end of summer.
Keep Your Theme Up to Date
The best way to prepare for this platform enhancement is to keep your theme up to date with the latest version. When the platform features become available, previous releases of the theme will not be fully compatible. Updating to the latest version will ensure optimal compatibility between theme and platform.
Avoid Editing Theme Files
Editing theme files is a common way to add custom content or adjust features. However, modifying theme files can lead to more obstacles when updating to the latest version.
One of the benefits of this platform-wide enhancement is that customizations will be much more accessible to merchants and costly modifications will be less frequent.