How to backup your Shopify theme

Sep 8, 2018

You can choose to manually take a backup of your Shopify theme every time you make changes by choosing the ‘Export’ option next to Online Store > Themes in your Shopify admin. This will email an export of your entire theme as a zip file to the store owner’s email address.

We found that it was hard to keep track of all of these backups and very easy to lose track of which version you’re currently using on your shop! That’s one of the reasons we built Plug in Backup.

Here’s how to backup your Shopify theme using Plug in Backup for Shopify.

Before your developer starts work or you install an app, take a backup…

After they finish, take a backup…

Panic! Shop broken!1!!!!!1!!

Simply restore the backup…

Shop back to normal. Saved by Plug in Backup!


We think Plug in Backup is the simplest and most robust way to backup your shop on Shopify. Try out the automatic Shopify theme backup feature now with a free 7 day trial.

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