Shopify Github Integration

title: Shopify Github Integration date: 2023-03-01 10:29 +1100 categories:hub and Shopify

Keep your live shopify website and local dev synced by using github. This sounds complicated and time consuming but its not. It takes minutes to do this and it makes your dev environment super organised.


  1. Github repo for your shopify website
  2. shopify local dev environment

Important to note that there is no admin area on your local environment. the content from the live site is shared with the local.

Pull down your theme to get started

  • Pull changes down to your local before doing your local development theme customisations
  • This will ensure youve got the latest version of your theme.

shopify theme pull This will overide any changes you have locally even if you have committed them.

shopify theme pull --store

Create your local Git Repo

Run the following commands to initiate alocal repo, and push to the remote.

git init
git add
git commit -m "first commit"
git branch -M main
git remote add origin
git push -u origin main

Connect Github Repo to Shopify Website

This is the easy part.

  • Go to online store > themes > in the add theme toggle button choose add theme from github.
  • Follow the prompts to complete the connections
  • In your theme library you will now see your theme from the github repo, it’s added as a non-published theme.

Preview and Publish your Github Theme

  • Check its all good with a quick theme preview
  • Publish if you see all the good things

Shopify is now connected to your repo

So now you can push changes to your theme through github. Furthermore, Shopify will also push any theme configuration updates you make to your repo too. its Important to keep your local repo upto date with these changes also. so remember to use git pull before working on your local theme.

  • Any changes made to your live site will be automatically pushed to your repo

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