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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The app will first scan all your installed themes (both published and unpublished) to determine what your current versions are.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  • The update will be installed as a new, unpublished theme in your shop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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  5. 1 star (5 reviews)

Very easy to setup and configure.

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We've been on the Shopify platform for coming up on six years now and the evolution of the theme features on Shopify has been nothing short of phenomenal. Keeping up every step of the way has been Out of the Sandbox. It has leveraged and extended every new advancement in Shopify theme functionality to bring fantastic, conversion-enhancing features to the masses.

Theme Updater is a natural outgrowth of Out of the Sandbox's expertise and a real blessing given the complexity of otherwise updating to take advantage of new features the company reliably roles out. We previously avoided updating our heavily customized theme like the plague. Now, most of it happens seamlessly with the areas in need of manual attention detailed.

On top of that is top-notch support (thanks Salman!). So we strongly recommend Out of the Sandbox themes and this app to make upgrading a lot less tedious and downright simple if you only make modest code changes here and there.

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This is what makes OOTSB great! It's not a 100% one click and done update, unless you haven't customized the theme and have no apps installed. OOTSB is upfront about this, so there were no surprises when it listed one file it couldn't update. The updated files don't drastically change, so finding where to add back any custom code is rather quick.

The only time consuming task was updating between Turbo 1.0 to 2.0. The update didn't carry over many of my settings in the "customize" theme settings. I ended up opening two Shopify admin windows and copying over each setting to the updated theme. You won't run into this problem during minor updates (Turbo 1.0, 1.1, 1.2, ...) , but only during major updates (Turbo 1.0, 2.0, ...). Again, OOTSB is upfront about this.

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I did a big mistake earlier by upgrading the theme of my site furniturestop.co.uk without installing this app but when this time I wanted to upgrade the theme again, I installed this amazing app which allows the site to upgrade to the latest version without losing those customizations we did earlier.

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We use OTSB themes on 4 website including NeonEaters.com. We love this shiz

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Works great as designed most of the time. You might find that some apps, judge.me or easy tabs, require you to click an install button again to request some code to be entered. But as far as saving you the hassle of entering all your theme settings every time you update the theme, this does that for you, saves me about 2 hours of work each time which is well worth the price. And their customer service is quick to respond.

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Great update so we don't have to re-do the whole site each time. If you have a Out of the Sandbox theme this is a must have.

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Does exactly what is says it does on the tin - great customer support also.

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Very handy! But a bit unclear which customizations are taken care of..

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Great app! I recommend themes from Out of the sandbox

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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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