Developer showing business owner on how to update their theme to shopify 2.0

So you have decided to upgrade your Shopify website to Shopify 2.0 but are unsure how to upgrade your theme to Shopify 2.0. 

There are two paths to updating your Shopify theme to Shopify 2.0 to ensure a smooth transition.

You have made changes to the code of your theme.

While Shopify has an amazing selection of different themes, over the years, you may have made small and large changes to your theme to make it more tailored to your businesses needs. When it comes to upgrading your website to Shopify 2.0 can cause some issues with going live or, even worse, break your website.

To ensure the smooth transition of your Shopify website, it’s important to get a developer to review the changes to your V1 theme. When hiring a Shopify expert developer, they can provide guidance and knowledge on what changes to your website can affect your Shopify 2.0 upgrade. 

This is an essential step because you need to review your code before upgrading to Shopify 2.0 to avoid being susceptible to breaks or glitches in your upgrade.

After the Shopify expert developer has reviewed your code and provided guidance on which code can harm your Shopify 2.0 upgrade, you can get started on your upgrade. The developer will then begin merging the two Shopify themes. By merging the two themes, you get access to the updates Shopify 2.0 provides and do not lose any custom features you already have from your V1 theme.

You have kept the code of your theme the same.

On the opposite side of upgrading your Shopify 2.0 is where you didn’t make any changes to your V1 website. As a precaution, we still recommend getting a developer to review your website to ensure there were no changes made to your website. You can then go to the Shopify theme store and find your theme. Check and verify that the theme developers have a Shopify 2.0 of the website and it’s constantly being updated. Then simply install the new Shopify 2.0, and then Shopify will handle the next steps. 

What if I don’t see a Shopify 2.0 theme for my website?

If you don’t see an option for upgrading your V1 theme to Shopify 2.0, you will need to wait for the developer to do it or choose a new Shopify 2.0 theme.

What to do next?

At our core, we can work around Shopify’s limited capabilities to find intricate solutions to different eCommerce businesses. We enjoy helping our clients grow their businesses by building, maintaining, and improving their eCommerce websites. Upgrading to Shopify 2.0 is our agency specialty. Our in house Shopify Development team is located right in Barrie!