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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, Pixel Union, or Archetype theme to take advantage of new features & bug fixes.

Preserve theme settings

Transfer content to the latest version of your theme with the Pro Plan and keep your customizations, configurations, and more.

Register your theme

Secure ongoing access to the your themes and support services with theme authentication features.

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, Pixel Union, or Archetype 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, Pixel Union, and Archetype themes only. Other Shopify themes are not compatible with Theme Updater.

Launch date

Fits seamlessly into

  • Shopify Flow

Integrates with

  • Out of the Sandbox Shopify Themes
  • Pixel Union Shopify Themes
  • Archetype 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, Pixel Union, or Archetype 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, Pixel Union, and Archetype themes only. Other Shopify themes are not compatible with Theme Updater.

Launch date

Fits seamlessly into

  • Shopify Flow

Integrates with

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

$17/month

or $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
  • 41% 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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  • MANIMAL

    Location United States
    Time spent using app Over 5 years

    We paid $89 to use this app to update a theme that was registered and compatible. It did not carry over any of the work we had put into customizing the theme through the Shopify sections and theme editor. We're not even speaking about development work - just settings through the theme. The quotes we have gotten from developers to carry over the settings have been extremely expensive and all over the place. It's as if developers know you're in a tough spot s they see how much they can charge you. Do not make the same mistake we did - they do not issue refunds and there are tons of bad reviews here for a reason.

    Developer reply
    November 10, 2022

    Hi MANIMAL team!

    When updating your vintage Streamline v3.4.1 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 with future release updates.

    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.

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

    A member of our support team has reached out to you via email as well!

    All the best,
    Out of the Sandbox

  • Run Legacy

    Location United Kingdom
    Time spent using app 2 days

    App recommended by theme developers. Very easy to use and does what it's designed to do. I had an issue at first shot of this (which I ended up solving myself) BUT the support team replied quickly given it was during the free trial, kept me updated about the progress of my ticket, and offered support in a friendly and jargon free way. My theme has updated and copied over brilliantly with only one little bit of code missing which is beyond the capability of this app (a niche widget!) But at least it shows you what the issue is and you can sort yourself/get developer to sort.
    I think many of the poor reviews on here are from people misunderstanding that this app is not designed to update from legacy to shopify online 2.0. For what it's designed for, it works very well (so far!!)

  • Horizon Micromobility

    Location United Kingdom
    Time spent using app 1 day

    Just awful, no clear instructions on how to apply changes. There is a reason that this app has such low reviews. Only gave it a look as the theme developers suggested it. No idea what they were thinking.

    Developer reply
    October 20, 2022

    Hi Horizon Micromobility team!

    We are sorry to hear that you struggled to find our documentation on the Theme Updater.

    In our Help Center we have resources for that can guide you through the update process. You can find these resources within our Help Center, here:

    https://help.outofthesandbox.com/hc/en-us

    Thank you very much for your feedback and we hope that you find these resources helpful! A member of our support team has also reached out to you to help answer your questions and direct you to our Help Center.

    All the best,
    Out of the Sandbox

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