Submitting a theme to the Shopify Theme Store

When you submit a theme to the Shopify Theme Store, Shopify’s theme review team reviews your theme to make sure that it meets our Theme Store Requirements.

If your theme meets our requirements, then it's considered for approval. If your theme requires major changes that prevent us from reviewing it, then you receive an email titled Your theme needs a few updates before it can be published that contains a GitHub gist with the required changes. After you make the required changes to your theme, you can resubmit the updated version through your Partner Dashboard.

Submit your theme for review

  1. Log in to your Partner Dashboard.
  2. In the sidebar navigation, click Themes.
  3. Click Submit a theme.
  4. On the Theme file and compliance page, enter the name of your theme using the naming guidelines.
  5. Add your theme ZIP file.
  6. Select the check box to acknowledge that you have read and that you agree to the Shopify Partner Agreement.
  7. Click Submit.
  8. On the Theme listing details page, enter the listing information for your theme on the Shopify Theme Store. Learn more about the Theme Listing page.
  9. Click Submit.

What to expect from Shopify when you submit your theme

After you submit your theme for review, Shopify’s theme review team tests your theme to ensure that it meets Shopify’s Theme Store requirements before your theme can be approved.

If your theme submission doesn't meet our requirements, then your theme is rejected and you're notified by email and given a private GitHub gist with the required changes. If your theme requires minor changes for approval, then you receive an email with a private GitHub gist with the required changes. The gist outlines all of the areas of the theme that need attention before continuing through the review process. You have the opportunity to discuss the feedback and request the theme review team to continue the review using the private gist.

After the theme review team has fully reviewed your theme and ensured that it meets all of Shopify’s requirements, you can list your theme on the Shopify Theme Store.

Contact throughout the review process

During the review process, we contact you at the email that you specified when you completed your theme listing. To ensure that you receive our emails, add theme-submissions@shopify.com and noreply@shopify.com to your allowed senders list in your email service provider’s settings.

Changing your theme during review

After you submit your theme for review, you can still submit changes to your theme as long as the theme review team hasn't initiated the review. To submit changes to your theme, do the following:

  1. Log in to your Partner Dashboard.
  2. In the sidebar navigation, click Themes.
  3. Click the theme that you want to update.
  4. Click Upload new ZIP and upload the changed version of your theme.

After the theme review team initiates a review, you won’t be able to make changes until the review has been completed and the assessment is sent to you.