Shopify Theme Kit
Theme Kit is a single binary that has no dependencies. Download the application and with a tiny bit of setup you’re off to the theme creation races.
Using Theme Kit will enable you to
- Upload Themes to Multiple Environments
- Fast Uploads and Downloads
- Watch for local changes and upload automatically to Shopify
- Works on Windows, Linux and macOS
If you are on Mac or Linux you can use the following installation script to automatically
download and install Theme Kit for you. Please follow the directions outputted to your
console to change your bash profile so that you will have access to the
curl -s https://raw.githubusercontent.com/Shopify/themekit/master/scripts/install | sudo python
If you have homebrew installed you can install Theme Kit by running the following commands.
brew tap shopify/shopify brew install themekit
Automatic Powershell Install
Run the following commands in Powershell as Administrator.
(New-Object System.Net.WebClient).DownloadString("https://raw.githubusercontent.com/Shopify/themekit/master/scripts/install.ps1") | powershell -command -
- Create a folder inside
- Download themekit (below) and copy the extracted program into
C:\Program Files\Theme Kit
- Navigate to
Control Panel > System and Security > System. Another way to get there is to Right-Click on
My Computerand choose the
- Look for the button or link called
- In the second panel look for the item called
Pathand double-click on it. This should open a window with a text field that is overflowing with content.
- Move your cursor all the way to the end and add the following:
;C:\Program Files\Theme Kit\
OKuntil all the windows are gone.
- To verify that Theme Kit has been installed, open
cmd.exeand type in
Download and unzip the latest release.
Get API Access
You will need to set up an API key to add to our configuration and create a connection between your store and Theme Kit. The API key allows Theme Kit to talk to and access your store, as well as its theme files.
To do so, log into the Shopify store, and create a private app. In the Shopify Admin, go to Apps and click on View private apps. From there, click Generate API credentials to create your private app. Make sure to set the permissions of Theme templates and theme assets to have Read and write access in order to generate the appropriate API credentials, then click Save.
Fill out the information at the top and set the permissions of
Theme templates and theme assets to
read and write access. Press
Save and you will be presented with the next screen. In it you will
see your access credentials. Please make note of the password. You will need it later.
Use a new theme.
If you are starting from scratch and want to get a quick start, run the following:
theme bootstrap --password=[your-password] --store=[your-store.myshopify.com]
This will create a new theme for your online store from the Timber template. Then
it will download all those assets from Shopify and automatically create a
config.yml file for you.
Configure an existing theme.
To connect an existing theme, you need the theme’s ID number. The easiest way to get your theme’s ID number is to go to the Theme Editor click on Edit HTML/CSS and copy the theme ID number from the URL — it will be last several digits after mystore.myshopify.com/admin/themes/.
Then once you have noted your theme ID, run the following commands:
# create configuration theme configure --password=[your-password] --store=[you-store.myshopify.com] --themeid=[your-theme-id] # download and setup project in the current directory theme download