How to edit your theme code
To edit your theme code on Desktop
Step 1: Head to Themes
Sign in to your Shopify account and click on the
Online store which stays under the
Sales channels section. Normally, the system will automatically head to
Themes after selecting
Online store then you can move on to the next step.
Step 2: Choose Action > Edit code
There are two smaller categories in the
Themes which are
Current theme and
More themes that you can pick one theme from these. Next, press on the
Action beside your chosen theme and select
Edit code which is near the end of the drop-down menu.
After that, the editing page will appear with the menu on the left and a space showing the adjustment next to it. If you want to expand the code editor, you can click on the icon on the right of the screen, which is below the
Expert theme help. Meanwhile, if you want to minimize it to the original size, you can choose the collapse icon at the similar place as the former one.
To open a file, press on its name in the directory on the left. You can open and adjust more than one file at the same time. If any file is edited, there is a small dot will appear next to its title in the list then you can track which one is recently changed.
After you complete your adjustment, choose
Save to store it. However, if you want to reverse back to the previous version, click on the
Older versions and select one from the drop-down list. Once you pick your version, remember to press
Save to record your change.
When you edit the theme code in the fullscreen mode, you can turn the page into dark color if you want by clicking on the
Dark at the right end of it.
To edit your theme code on iPhone & Android
Step 1: Tap Manage themes
Open the Shopify app on your phone and go to
Store at the bottom bar. Next, choose
Online store which is under the
Sales channels and
Manage themes respectively.
Step 2: Select Edit code
Decide a theme that you want to adjust in the list of
Themes and tap on
Action. A drop-down menu will appear then select
Edit code afterward. You will see a directory of theme files and a space which is for viewing and editing the files next to it. When you clicking on a file’s name, it will appear on the mentioned space which is called code editor. You can open multiple files at the same time and select on each tab to change between the editing pages.
Be noted that a file with a purple dot next to it is the one that had been edited. Moreover, you can bring your old version back even after saving by pressing on
Old versions and pick the one which you want to apply then choose
You can also maximize the size of the working space by tapping on the expand icon which is below the
Expert theme help. If you want to back to the normal page, press on the collapse symbol at the right side. In the fullscreen mode, you can change the color scheme between
Light by selecting one at the bottom of the page.
In short, this writing has provided you with the instruction on how to edit your theme code on Shopify for both laptop and smartphone use. There are just two steps in total that it will not take much of your time to practice. Therefore, I hope you find this post interesting and helpful for you.