Theme Updater

Theme Updater

by Out of the Sandbox

Easily update your Out of the Sandbox theme to new releases

4.3 of 5 stars(77 reviews)

Keep Your Theme Up to Date

Easily upgrade to the latest version of your Out of the Sandbox theme with just a few clicks and take advantage of new features & bug fixes.

Preserve Theme Customizations

Automatically move over most customizations that you've made to your theme code, saving hours of time.

Advanced Upgrade Tools

Pro subscribers get access to detailed information about customizations they've made which may have caused issues during the update process.

About Theme Updater

Out of the Sandbox themes are the best reviewed and most popular Shopify themes ever — and now there's an easy way to keep your theme up to date.

The Shopify Theme Updater app lets you not only upgrade to the latest available version of your theme, but does so without losing any of your theme settings or customizations. This means that you can easily stay up to date and make sure you always have the latest and greatest version of our themes running in your shop.

Forever Free Basic Plan + New Pro Plan!

Out of the Sandbox customers get complimentary theme updates for life — which means ongoing access to new features and additions. * FREE: Update your theme to the most recent version, quickly and easily * PRO: 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

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The app will first scan all your installed themes (both published and unpublished) to determine what your current versions are.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  • The update will be installed as a new, unpublished theme in your shop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

During the update, the app will check to see if you’ve made any customizations 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 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.

Integrates with

  • Turbo,
  • Parallax,
  • Retina,
  • Mobilia,
  • Responsive,
  • Artisan

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Pro plan


  • Support for new or edited languages

  • Email notifications for new theme releases

  • View all template file customizations within a theme

* All charges are billed in USD. Recurring charges, including monthly or usage-based charges, are billed every 30 days.

Overall rating
4.3 of 5 stars
Based on 77 reviews

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    70% of ratings are 5 stars
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    12% of ratings are 4 stars
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    4% of ratings are 3 stars
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  • 1 of 5 stars
    9% of ratings are 1 stars

Most recent reviews

UPDATED I received an email that i need to register my store theme i bought directly from Shopify or threatened my store could be shut down. So i downloaded this app and its a mess! This app has just confused me as to what is going on now with my site. Its was suppose to register my theme and update my theme but of course there was a problem and error and Shopify customer service said they cannot help me to call Out of Sandbox and then i find theirs no phone number. So i was disappointed at first but I had a member of their team contact me and work on it and Iam happy to say as for now it looks like it is going to be ok! Even thought they had no phone number the service thought the email was to my surprise very speedy and helpful and got the job done! Thank you Sean for your help Sir!

Vitality and Wellness

This app works really well, if you have any customised code on your site the paid-for version of this is a must. Beware though that you will need to update every line of custom code from your old version to the new version by hand. The app doesn't carry across custom code. If you don't have any custom code then it works perfectly without having to edit any stuff in the backend.


Been using this theme updater for a while now. Had no issues with this very simple to use, an excellent time saver. Love it.