How Do I Install Free Themes on Shopify?

Choosing and installing a free theme is a monumental task, not from a technical perspective, but more from an advancement perspective.

Starting an eCommerce business, or any business for that matter will test even the most experienced folk. Installing a free theme should be flagged as a small win - a notch on the proverbial belt.

Before moving on to the steps to detail how to install a free theme, it’s worth pointing out free Shopify themes come with limitations, and caveats, typically around customization. A free theme is great for just getting started but always be open to leveraging paid Shopify themes when you require a little more configuration.

Steps to Install a Free Shopify Theme

1, Login

Log into Shopify

Shopify Login

2, Shopify Theme Store

Go to the Shopify theme store, locate and click your desired free theme.

Shopify theme store

Shopify theme store

3, Try Theme

On the theme page click the "Try Theme" button. This will trigger the theme install process.

Click Try theme to install

The Takeaway

Free themes give you a great opportunity to switch and test to ensure you can find the perfect theme to match your niche.

You should always consider what the customer journey looks like from your chosen theme. - meaning, when a visitor lands on page “A”, how many clicks does it take to get to the checkout page? is the journey clean, seamless, and consistent?

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  • How do I install free themes on Shopify?

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Terry Wingfield

A techy at heart, with over 10+ years of software engineering skills, and 5+ years experience in ecommerce, retention, and personalization.