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Shopify Theme Updater by Out of the Sandbox

Shopify Theme Updater by Out of the Sandbox

Developed by Out of the Sandbox

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Price: Free – $9.00 / month More info
  • Easily stay up to date with the latest theme release
  • Preserve your theme customizations with every update
  • Ensure that you have the latest features and bug fixes

Out of the Sandbox themes are the best reviewed and most popular Shopify themes ever — and now there's an easier way to stay up to date with the latest version of your favorite Shopify theme.



The Shopify Theme Updater app will display the current version of your Out of the Sandbox Shopify theme, as well as the latest available version. With a single click, you can now upgrade to the latest version without losing any of your theme settings or customizations.


Out of the Sandbox is the first and only Shopify theme provider to offer an app that lets you carry over changes you’ve made directly to your theme files, as well as preserving your theme setting configurations. This means that you can easily stay up to date and make sure you always have the latest and greatest version of your theme running in your shop.


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★★★ Forever Free Basic Plan + a New Pro Plan! ★★★



Out of the Sandbox customers always get complimentary theme updates for life — which means ongoing access to new features and additions!


Free version: Allows you to update your theme to the most recent version, quickly and easily


Pro plan: Gives you additional access to exclusive features like a detailed, line-by-line breakdown of any customizations you've made to the code, email notification when a new version of your theme is available, and support for copying over language files!


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How it Works


The app will first scan all your installed themes (both published and unpublished) to determine what your current versions are. You'll be able to determine which themes have more recent updates available. If you choose to update a theme:



  • The update will be installed as a new, unpublished theme in your shop

  • Your earlier theme version will still be available

  • Your current color, font, layout and other settings under "Customize theme" will be applied to the updated theme automatically

  • The app will also attempt to carry any customizations that you’ve made directly to theme files over to your new version

  • Easily preview your store in the new theme version before going live

  • Publish the updated theme whenever you're ready to make the switch


Which Shopify Themes are Supported?


Every Out of the Sandbox theme is supported:



What About Shopify Theme Customizations?

The Theme Updater App supports customizations! During the update, the app will check to see if you’ve made any changes directly to the code by comparing your files to the new theme files. If the app finds any custom code or modifications to the original files, it will attempt to replicate them in your new updated version. If the customizations are overly complex and the app is unable to carry them over fully intact, it will identify the main files in question and notify you, so that you have the opportunity to update them manually. If you subscribe to the Pro plan, you will also get a line-by-line, detailed breakdown of the code differences, so you can clearly identify your changes!



Theme customizations are supported in Parallax 3.0+, Retina 4.0+, Mobilia 5.0+, Responsive 6.0+ and Turbo 2.0+. Upgrading an older theme version will require the settings to be configured again.


If you are using a theme that’s older than these versions, the app will still be able to upgrade your theme and move over select settings, but any custom code will not be carried over.

We also have some tips on how to make Shopify theme customizations easier to carry over customizations from version to version, as well as why some Shopify theme customizations can cause problems in your store.

About Out of the Sandbox



Out of the Sandbox has been designing revolutionary themes for Shopify, the #1 rated ecommerce platform, and setting trends in the ecommerce world since 2011. With a focus on intuitive usability and creating memorable shopping experiences, our themes provide premium storefront solutions that not only make your shop look fantastic, but also function beautifully and convert to sales.

Shopify Theme Updater by Out of the Sandbox reviews

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Since by default Shopify provide no automatic (or manual) way to run updates on your installed theme, this theme updater app by Out of the Sandbox is a godsend. We have used it 3 times to upgrade our Responsive theme and LOVE it. When you run the app, the update is installed as a new unpublished theme - so you have ample opportunity to ensure everything is A-OK before publishing. You will find that there are tweaks to be made after the update, you will not get a 100% match, however the alternative (without the app) is hours and hours of manual work to re-set your store settings. In our experience the app has undergone substantial improvements since we first used it. With our last run (26th October 2017, upgrading to Responsive 6.2.2), we had very little re-work to do. Languages changes did not come across, our footer and home page needed a few tweaks, that was about it, we were published within an hour!

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I used this app last week to upgrade the Turbo theme on my store. It worked, but it did not transfer much of the configuration or any of the tweaks to the original theme. I still had to spend a few hours re-configuring my stores homepage and collection and product configurations, so not sure if it actually helped or not.

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Unfortunately they're not doing thorough enough testing on these "updates" which have broken features which will cause you more work to go through and fix. Shame really. I used it for my last cart update but a lot of updated features such as typography didn't match up like my previous theme causing me to have to go into CSS to fix where with the previous they were properly linked within the dashboard. Other images issues as well has caused me to abandon this app because you'll end up having to do more work to find the bugs that they've missed.

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We used the updater. Now we have no access to the theme at all. It just times out and we cannot do anything. I cannot imagine a worse situation. There is no telephone number to call. No support. Nothing.

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When we bought the turbo theme we though updating it would be a seamless process. That is why we were happy to shell of the $350 US that it cost to get the program. We thought the updater would change thing including our custom changes.

This is the response we got:

Scott Marshall (Out of the Sandbox)
Oct 25, 3:27 PM EDT
Hi Rxxxxxx,

Thanks for the reply and sorry for the wait.

Unfortunately, this process is quite standard for many customers who customize their theme. If you wish to avoid these conflicts in the future, I would avoid customizing your template files to ensure the Theme Updater App can successfully update your theme.

Please let me know if this helps or if you have any other questions.
Thanks,
Scott Marshall
Support Supervisor - Out of the Sandbox
support@outofthesandbox.com
Monday to Friday 9AM-6PM (Eastern)

So be aware if you buy Turbo and the updater that you are on your own and have to do all of the customizations yourself - again.

False Advertising at its best.

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Simple app that installed easily and seems to work as described. I have not been able to update my them Turbo theme yet, but am certain the this app will save many hours of work.

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Really good app. En nuestra floristeria online en Barcelona va genial.

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Theme Updater as been a great addition to our store, www.manemanagement.com. Our customers love the app even though they have no idea of the inner workings. It just works seamlessly with our store!

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Wow works great. Was a little nervous about using this, but it updated all our design and Christmas Gift Products without loosing anything.

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Free – $9.00 / month

Forever free basic plan. Additional features available in Theme Updater Pro, to make updates even easier! 30-day free trial of Pro plan, cancel anytime.

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Out of the Sandbox Theme

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