Keep your theme up to date

Easily upgrade to the latest version of your Out of the Sandbox or Pixel Union theme to take advantage of new features releases and bug fixes.

Preserve theme settings

Automatically copy your current theme settings so that you don’t have to reconfigure them. Custom code changes are also carried over when possible.

Pro Plan option

Enjoy access to priority theme support, retain custom language edits, and view template customizations to accelerate your theme updates.

Theme Updater App Features

Theme updates

Upgrade to the latest version of your theme without having to do it manually.

Email notifications

Get notified whenever a new version of your theme is available.

Transfer customizations

Preserves code tweaks and customizations whenever possible.

Priority support pro

Receive priority support for your theme from our Merchant Success Team.

Diff checker pro

View all template file customizations within a theme.

Language locales pro

Automatically include new or updated languages.

This app works like a charm and gets the job done without any problems. Support is also quick and fantastic, often going above and beyond what I expect of them.

Makes life easier thats for sure. Thank you very much for this great app! Very easy to install and use.

Anything you can do to simplify the updating process is important. Thankfully, this Theme Updater takes a lot of the heavy lifting out of keeping our store up to date.

Frequently Asked Questions

Why use an app?
Shopify does not currently provide an easy way to update premium themes. The current process requires you to manually upload a new .zip file and reconfigure all of your settings, including colors, fonts, images, etc.

The Theme Updater App facilitates the update process by providing a quick and easy way to upgrade your Out of the Sandbox or Pixel Union theme, without losing any of your configured theme settings -- a big time saver! In many cases, the app can also carry over simple changes that have been made directly to the theme code. 

Which themes will it work with?
All Out of the Sandbox and most Pixel Union section-based themes are supported.*

Will it transfer ALL my custom code changes?
The Theme Updater App will transfer over all shop settings that have been configured through the Theme Editor. It will also attempt to transfer over any tweaks or changes that have been made directly to the code. However if you or your developer have made extensive or complex customizations to the theme files themselves, then these will still need to be manually transferred to the updated theme.

How does the app work? 
Please consult our Theme Updater App FAQs for step-by-step instructions on how to use the app to update your theme.

*For Out of the Sandbox themes this includes: Parallax 3.0+, Retina 4.0+, Mobilia 5.0+, Responsive 6.0+, Turbo 2.0+, Artisan 1.0+, and Flex 1.0+. For Pixel Union themes this includes: Atlantic 10.0+, Empire 1.0+, Grid 2.0+, Handy 1.0+, Launch 2.0+, Pacific 2.0+, Reach 1.0+, Startup 7.0+, Vogue 1.0+, Editions 9.5.0+, and Superstore 1.0+. 


One Year Free with Theme Purchase!

When you buy a theme from Out of the Sandbox or Pixel Union, you will automatically receive 1 year of free updating via the Theme Updater App Basic Plan, which begins on the theme purchase date. Before or after your free trial expires, you can select a subscription plan if you wish to continue using the app to facilitate your theme updates and take advantage of exclusive features.

After the first year, if you do not wish to continue using the app for updates and have not selected a subscription plan, your plan will automatically be cancelled and you will not be charged. Any new releases of your theme will continue to be free forever, but you will then need to go back to updating them manually, without the assistance of the Theme Updater App.

Install the Theme Updater App

Basic Plan

The basics for quickly getting your theme up to date. Free trial for one year with theme purchase, then choose a monthly or yearly plan to continue using the app.

$9/mo or $79/yr

  • Theme updates
  • Email notifications
  • Transfer customizations

Pro Plan

Advanced features for prioritizing and accelerating your updates, including exclusive access to Priority Theme Support.

$14/mo or $129/yr

  • Theme updates
  • Email notifications
  • Transfer customizations
  • Priority support
  • Diff checker
  • Language locales

**All charges are billed in USD.
Monthly subscriptions purchased through the Theme Updater app are charged initially for the first month, with recurring charges billed every 30 days.
Annual subscriptions purchased through the Theme Updater app are charged at point of purchase and do not recur automatically.
Annual subscriptions purchased through will renew automatically with charges recurring annually.