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Theme Updater

Keep your premium theme up to date

Shopify app insights
  • Popular with businesses in the United States

Free plan available

App highlights

  • Seamless workflow: use directly in Shopify admin

  • Speed tested: no impact to your online store

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Key values section

Keep your theme up to date

Upgrade to the latest version of your Out of the Sandbox or Pixel Union theme to take advantage of new features & bug fixes.

Preserve theme settings

Automatically move over your current theme settings so that you don’t have to reconfigure them.

Register your theme

Secure ongoing access to your purchased themes by registering in the app.

App details

Theme Updater

Theme Updater

About Theme Updater

Theme Updater streamlines and automates many of the steps required to upgrade your premium theme to the latest version whenever the developer releases an update.

A new version is available, so it’s time to update your theme. Bug fixes, new features, better performance—this new theme version sounds great, but how do I preserve my customizations, secure my settings, and transfer my content to the latest version?

That’s where Theme Updater comes in. Theme Updater does the heavy lifting for updating themes to the latest version, providing speedy upgrades and simplified theme maintenance. Leave tiresome updates behind and let the app take care of moving your content, customizations, and settings to the latest version.

Registration

Register your Out of the Sandbox theme or Pixel Union theme with Theme Updater. This connects your store with ongoing access to the latest version and update information.

Notifications

Get notified when a new version becomes available. Sign up for email notifications to hear first about the latest version.

Keep your customizations

Rest easy knowing your customizations are kept in place with Theme Updater’s preserve customizations and compare file merge conflicts features.

How it works

  • Install Theme Updater in your Shopify store
  • Open the dashboard to check for theme updates and sign up for notifications
  • Register your supported theme to confirm your purchase and secure ongoing access to the latest version of the theme
  • When a new version is available, initiate the update
  • Adjust the title for your new theme version (e.g. summer update)
  • Preserve customizations from the previous theme or start fresh with the default settings
  • With these settings prepared, start the update
  • The app installs an unpublished copy of the latest version of your theme and leaves your current theme as a backup
  • Preview and test your updated theme
  • View the gathered theme file modifications identified by the app

Theme Updater is limited to current Out of the Sandbox and Pixel Union themes only. Other Shopify themes are not compatible with Theme Updater.

Launch date

Integrates with

  • Out of the Sandbox Shopify Themes
  • Pixel Union Shopify Themes
Theme Updater

Theme Updater

About Theme Updater

Theme Updater streamlines and automates many of the steps required to upgrade your premium theme to the latest version whenever the developer releases an update.

A new version is available, so it’s time to update your theme. Bug fixes, new features, better performance—this new theme version sounds great, but how do I preserve my customizations, secure my settings, and transfer my content to the latest version?

That’s where Theme Updater comes in. Theme Updater does the heavy lifting for updating themes to the latest version, providing speedy upgrades and simplified theme maintenance. Leave tiresome updates behind and let the app take care of moving your content, customizations, and settings to the latest version.

Registration

Register your Out of the Sandbox theme or Pixel Union theme with Theme Updater. This connects your store with ongoing access to the latest version and update information.

Notifications

Get notified when a new version becomes available. Sign up for email notifications to hear first about the latest version.

Keep your customizations

Rest easy knowing your customizations are kept in place with Theme Updater’s preserve customizations and compare file merge conflicts features.

How it works

  • Install Theme Updater in your Shopify store
  • Open the dashboard to check for theme updates and sign up for notifications
  • Register your supported theme to confirm your purchase and secure ongoing access to the latest version of the theme
  • When a new version is available, initiate the update
  • Adjust the title for your new theme version (e.g. summer update)
  • Preserve customizations from the previous theme or start fresh with the default settings
  • With these settings prepared, start the update
  • The app installs an unpublished copy of the latest version of your theme and leaves your current theme as a backup
  • Preview and test your updated theme
  • View the gathered theme file modifications identified by the app

Theme Updater is limited to current Out of the Sandbox and Pixel Union themes only. Other Shopify themes are not compatible with Theme Updater.

Launch date

Integrates with

  • Out of the Sandbox Shopify Themes
  • Pixel Union Shopify Themes

Default Download

Free

  • Register your theme
  • Install the latest version of your theme
  • Receive email notifications for new versions

Pro plan

$9/month

or $7.42/month billed at $89 once per year

  • Preserve most settings and customizations when updating
  • Identify code conflicts in new version
  • Automatically include new language files

Pro + Priority Sup

$13.25/month

billed at $159 once per year

  • All Pro Plan features with added Priority Support subscription (limited to Out of the Sandbox and Pixel Union support services)

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

Reviews

2.7 of 5 stars

The overall rating reflects the current state of the app. It accounts for all app reviews but prioritizes the most recent ones.

Counts per rating level
  • 42% of ratings are 5 stars
  • 7% of ratings are 4 stars
  • 4% of ratings are 3 stars
  • 7% of ratings are 2 stars
  • 40% of ratings are 1 stars

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  • Wedding Lux

    Location United Kingdom
    Time spent using app 5 months

    Company downloaded without consent - this has been paid for several months without us knowing! AVOID

    Developer reply
    August 8, 2022

    Hi Wedding Lux team!

    A member of our support team has reached out to you on your original email to get some additional information from you, and we hope to hear from you soon!

    All the best,
    Out of the Sandbox

  • Amanda Marcucci

    Location Italy
    Time spent using app Over 3 years

    TERRIBLE ! Complete waste of time alongside the TURBO app! Dose not work, theme developer takes too long to get back.

    Developer reply
    August 5, 2022

    Hi Amanda Marcucci team!

    Thank you very much for your feedback! The Shopify platform experienced some technical issues yesterday, which have since been resolved on their end.

    A member of our support team has reached out to you on your original email, and we hope to hear from you soon!

    All the best,
    Out of the Sandbox

  • Bonjibon

    Location Canada
    Time spent using app 5 months

    This app claims it'll update not only your theme but also update custom code + customizations within your theme. NOPE! The arrogant and unhelpful response from their support team has been a nightmare to navigate and update my theme. The app will "update" your theme and then list every single code file that wasn't able to update, after back and forth with support who then told me this was "never" a feature of the app, we started the process of manually going through each code file listed and updating the new code ourselves. Well we can't even do that now as after 2 hours the page with the list of files and their edits that can't be updated refreshes and you LOSE that directory/reference. The support response when I pointed this out (after being gaslit by them that this wasn't an issue for days) was "We'll have a look at fixing this... sorry." This app in USELESS beyond updating your base theme. You have to completely re-do your theme and any edits you have to it if you decide to use it. We've deiceded that if this is how long term support is going to act to their customers we are explore different themes with different developers and will re-launch that way (see as it will be the same amount of work if we decided to stay with our current theme or not). Not only do I NOT recommend this app I don't recommend ANY theme by Out of the Sandbox

    Developer reply
    August 4, 2022

    Hi Bonjibon team!

    Thank you very much for your feedback - we are always looking for ways to make our app better!

    When updating your theme to OS 2.0, all content, such as home page content, will need to be rebuilt. This is a one-time process required by Shopify to align with new templating standards. You will still be able to use the Theme Updater to help streamline your updates with future releases.

    Although the Theme Updater does have the ability to transfer over customized code, customizing code can still result in some issues, and more complex customizations will need to be manually transferred over to the updated theme file.

    All the best,
    Out of the Sandbox

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