How to Access and Upload Your New Shopify Theme

Locate Your Files

Once you have clicked to download your files, they will be sent to your computer. Here is where the steps may vary depending on the browser you’re using and the settings of your computer.

Usually, files you download are sent to your Downloads folder or your Desktop, so try looking in those locations.

The files will be downloaded in one of two ways:

downloading a shopify theme

Upload to Shopify

  1. From your Shopify admin, go to Online Store > Themes.
  2. In the Theme library section, click Upload Theme.
  3. From the Upload theme window, click Choose File to select the ZIP file you want to upload. It will be the file with the filename ‘’ (where ‘xyz is the name of the theme you purchased).
  4. Click Upload. The theme will be added to the Themes page of your admin.
uploading shopify theme

Set up your Theme

When you first access the Customization area, you will see the Home page and all of its content. Click into each section to see the options and customize them with your own photos, text, links, etc.

The theme customization area is the same for all themes, so you may use the Shopify help center info for details on how to do each customization.

Next Steps…

Once you have your theme installed, there’s a few more steps to getting your site ready for launch. Here are links to info on how to do each of these steps.