How to install a Shopify Theme

Upload a theme from your computer

If you have a theme on your computer that you want to install, you can upload it to your Themes page:

  1. Make sure your unzip the main downloaded files and upload only theme .zip file (not the whole main .zip with documentation).
  2. From your Shopify admin (example:, click Online Store, then click Themes (or press G W T):
  3. Click Upload a theme in the top right-hand corner.
  4. The Upload A Theme dialog displays. Click Choose File to select the .zip file you want to upload, then click Upload.
    themes-choose-fileThe uploaded theme appears in the Unpublished themes section of your Themes page.

    Now that you’ve installed the theme, you can publish it or customize it as you choose.