Theme Updates

After you've published your version of the Erickson theme from the Shopify Theme Store, you are eligible for all future versions of the Erickson theme. Regular releases for new versions provide bug fixes, added features, platform requirements, or other improvements.
First, explore what updating a theme involves, then use the Theme Updater App to update. Alternatively, consider our recommendations for updating themes without the Theme Updater App.

What does updating a theme involve?

Updating a theme is basically moving content (added images, copy, etc.) and customizations (settings, modifications, etc.) to an improved version of the theme. This is a manual process involving two separate theme files: the original theme with content and the latest version without content.

Why isn't this automatic?

Use the Theme Updater App to update your theme

Get the Theme Updater App for access to the latest version of your theme. Developed by Out of the Sandbox. This app's Basic plan is complimentary for the first year after your theme purchase, at the time of writing this article.

Basic plan

The Basic plan includes:
  • Upgrade to the latest version of your theme without having to do it manually
  • Get notified whenever a new version of your theme is available
  • Preserves code tweaks and customizations whenever possible

Pro plan

The Pro plan adds to the Basic by giving you access to Priority Support if you write in through the Theme Updater App admin. This plan also adds a file comparison feature to show you changes in the code side-by-side.
  • Receive priority support for your theme from our Merchant Success Team
  • View all template file customizations within a theme
  • Automatically include new or updated languages

Using the app

The app will install the latest theme as an unpublished (Draft) theme on the Themes page of your Online Store, carrying over as much content as possible from the previous theme.

Obtaining a default copy of the latest version

No plan is needed if you're only after the latest version in its default state.

Add a new copy of your theme

Open the Theme Updater App to access the main page. Locate the block for your registered theme. Any copy or version of the theme will work, so long as it has been successfully registered.
A modal window will open to confirm the process. You can alter or replace the name of the theme using the provided text field.
Select Install to complete the task.

Installing a default copy of the latest theme version

Use the Theme Updater App to obtain the latest version of your theme in its default state. The theme will be added to your Online Store as an unpublished theme.
Paid plans for the app are not needed to use this feature. However, this process requires that the app is installed and the theme has been registered. If necessary, complete these tasks to add a new copy of your theme.

Migrating content and settings

The app will install the latest theme as an unpublished (Draft) theme on the Themes page of your Online Store, carrying over as much content as possible from the previous theme.

Obtaining a default copy of the latest version

No plan is needed if you're only after the latest version in its default state.

File modifications

Files that have been modified will be flagged by the app, so take a screenshot image or write down the files it identifies. These files will need to be modified again in the updated version.