How to test Shopify theme locally?
Asked 4 months ago
How can I test some Shopify themes locally based on my current location? Also, is it possible to test Shopify themes in a different location? For example, If I'm based in Europe, I'd like to test how well different themes will do in Asia and the Pacific. Cheers!
Wednesday, June 28, 2023
Before going live with your online store, it's essential to test your Shopify theme locally. This allows you to proactively address any potential issues or bugs that could adversely affect your customers' experience. Here are the steps to follow:
- Install Shopify CLI.
- Create a new Shopify app.
- connect your app to Shopify CLI.
- Create a development store.
- Download your theme.
- Edit and test your theme locally.
- Publish your theme.
To test your theme using sample data, you can utilize the Simple Sample Data app by Egnition. This app enables you to swiftly generate realistic data for your development store. It includes products with images, orders, customers, and collections. By leveraging this app, you can effectively assess and demonstrate various features and scenarios on your store without any impact on your live data.
Testing your theme locally can be a bit tricky if you are not comfortable with using command-line tools or setting up local development environments. If you need help with testing or developing a Shopify theme you should seek professional assistance.
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