Shopify Themes

How to Find What Shopify Theme a Store is Using?

Last updated on

April 5, 2024

Being a popular e-commerce platform, Shopify lets businesses set up online stores quickly and easily. One of the advantages of using Shopify is the availability of a vast collection of themes that can be used to create a unique and visually appealing website.

However, sometimes you may come across a website that you particularly like and would like to know which Shopify theme it is using. In this article, we will discuss how to see what Shopify theme a website is using.

There are several ways to determine which Shopify theme a store uses. We will discuss each method in detail below.

See What Theme a Shopify Website is Using

# Method 1: Check the Source Code

To do this, follow these steps:

1. Go to the store you're interested in.

2. Right-click on the page and click "View Page Source" or "Inspect."

3. Look for a line that starts with "<link href="//cdn.shopify.com/s/files/..." and ends with ".css" or ".css.liquid."

4. The name of the CSS file corresponds to the name of the theme.

If you see a line that starts with "<link href="//cdn.shopify.com/s/files/...", you're most likely looking at the source code of a Shopify store. Look for the name of the CSS file to check what theme the store is using.

#Method 2: Using Shopify Theme Detector Chrome Extension

Another way to identify the Shopify theme a store is using is by using a Chrome extension called Shopify Theme Detector. This extension can be downloaded for free from the Chrome Web Store. Once installed, you can use it to identify the theme on any Shopify store you visit. Here are the steps to use this extension:

1. Go to Chrome Web Store and download Shopify Theme Detector extension

2. Click on the extension icon in your Chrome browser

3. Enter the URL of the store whose theme you want to identify

4. Click on "Detect Theme"

The name of the Shopify theme being used will be displayed along with a link to the theme's page on the Shopify theme store.

#Method 3: Use a Theme Detector

If you're uncomfortable checking the source code, you can use a theme detector to find out what Shopify theme a store uses. A theme detector is a tool that analyzes the source code of a website and tells you what theme it's using.

Some popular theme detectors are What Shopify Theme, Shopify Theme Detector, and BuiltWith. To use a theme detector, follow these steps:

Use a Shopify Theme Detector

1. Go to a theme detector website like shopthemedetector.com.

2. Enter the URL of the store you're interested in.

3. Click "Detect Theme."

The theme detector will analyze the store's source code and tell you what Shopify theme it's using.

#Method 4: Ask the Store Owner

Finally, if none of the above methods work, you can always ask the store owner what theme they use. Some store owners are happy to share this information, while others may not want to reveal their secrets. To ask the store owner, follow these steps:

1. Go to the store you're interested in.

2. Look for a "Contact Us" page or a chat box.

3. Send a message to the store owner and ask what theme they're using.

Most store owners are friendly and happy to share information with their customers. However, some store owners may not respond, or they may not want to share this information. If this is the case, don't take it personally and move on to other methods.

Final Thoughts

Determining the Shopify theme used by a website is a simple process that can be done using various online tools or by checking the source code. Remember that copying a Shopify theme without permission violates copyright laws, and it's always best to purchase the theme from the Shopify theme store or any third-party theme provider.

Once you have purchased the theme, you can customize it to fit your store's needs using the built-in theme editor, modifying the code, or using apps.

By following these tips, you can create a unique and visually appealing store that stands out from the competition.

FAQs

Is it legal to copy a Shopify theme from another website?

No, copying a Shopify theme without permission is a violation of copyright laws. Each Shopify theme is protected by copyright, and copying a theme without permission is illegal.

Can I change my Shopify theme?

Yes, you can change your Shopify theme at any time by yourself. However, keep in mind that changing your theme can affect your store's layout and functionality. Make sure to backup your store's data before making any changes.

If you're not confident about changing or modifying your theme by yourself, it is always best to ask for guidance. You can book an appointment with a Shopify expert and take assistance. These experts have experience with Shopify and can provide guidance on the best customization options for your business. 

Can I purchase a Shopify theme from a third-party provider?

Yes, you can purchase a Shopify theme from any third-party provider that is compatible with your store. However, it's essential to ensure that the provider is reputable and offers quality themes.

Moreover, the themes should be SEO friendly or else there is a chance your store might fail.

Written by
CP Saravana Kumar
Co-founder
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