Amid the flurry of Black Friday and Cyber Monday hubbub, Out of the Sandbox still managed to serve up a round of new versions of every Shopify theme in its collection that include key updates that continue to spotlight our commitment to provide ongoing value to customers.
Most notably, these new versions add support for the page.details template. This popular template, which are already included in Parallax, Turbo and Retina, allows store owners to use Shopify sections on an inside page (or, with a bit of custom code, more than one inside page).
This change, which was made by popular request, is notable because it brings more advanced page layouts using Shopify theme sections to the entire Out of the Sandbox theme collection, including themes at lower price points.
This lets store owners use the familiar drag-and-drop layout tools already available on the homepage elsewhere on Shopify stores — a feature that's perfect for "about us" pages.
In addition, Mobilia and Responsive have also been updated with these changes:
Turbo 2.2.1 has also been updated to incorporate some important updates into our most powerful theme:
The Retina Shopify theme has been updated as well:
The Parallax Shopify theme has been updated with some minor bug fixes, including:
Updating your Shopify theme is best done using our free Shopify Theme Updater App, which provides an easy way to update your theme, including the ability to carry over custom code if you're upgrading from Parallax 3.0+, Retina 4.0+, Mobilia 5.0+, Responsive 6.0+ or Turbo 2.0+.
If you're using an older version of any of our themes, the app can still help you, but you'll need to carry over some settings and rebuild your homepage.
The upgraded version of the app also now supports an advanced "diff checker" feature for merchants with more complex code customizations.
We’re well into 2018 — past the busy holiday season and its aftermath — so now is the perfect time to update your premium Shopify theme. Before you jump in, however, there are some important things to note about Shopify theme updates.