Shopify Documentation

Introduction

Thank you for purchasing a Shopify template. This documentation consists of several parts and shows you the entire process of setting up and administering a Shopify store from scratch.

What is Shopify platform?

Shopify is an online eCommerce platform for creating online stores. The system is SaaS-based (software as a service).

What is SaaS?

It is a model of providing services where the developer takes care of maintaining and administering the software, providing customers with the online application for temporary use. So, you do not need to look for hosting, to install and to configure the softwarethe developer does all this. You're getting a ready-made online shop in just a few clicks.

What is Shopify template?

Shopify template is a theme for your online store. You can easily change the appearance of your online shop by installing a new theme in a few easy steps. The template includes an archive with files that can be modified to your needs.

File structure

The theme package consists of several folders:
  • screenshots
    contains the theme screenshots.
  • theme###.zip
    contains theme files.
    • assets
      contains styles, scripts and graphics.
    • config
      contains theme settings.
      • settings.html
        the table of theme settings available under Theme Settings.
      • settings_data.json
        the file is based on settings.html file, it is not desirable to edit it.
    • layout
      contains the layout files.
      • theme.liquid
        the main theme layout.
    • snippets
      contains snippets and widgets used in the theme.
    • templates
      contains the page templates (category page, product page, cart page, etc.).
    • documentation.html
      the file that contains the link to the documentation.