Customizing Shopify Themes

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E-commerce intermediate, Shopify and Ruby on Rails newbie.

How does one go about customizing Shopify files? I have a purchased a theme but want to make some changes to the .liquid files.

Do I have to I unzip, edit, re-zip and upload in the Shopify admin section? is this supported? What are best practices for customizing themes?



You can get started with the instructions here, which can be done straight from the admin interface.

Once you've gained some experience there (try some of the shopify/liquid tutorials), you can take a more comprehensive/custom approach. And btw, you don't need to know Rails, just the Ruby language. In fact, you can even hack away at the liquid codebase if you want.

Good luck!