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.
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!
The app will first scan all your installed themes (both published and unpublished) to determine what your current versions are.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:
Every Out of the Sandbox theme is supported:
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!
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.
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.