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This documentation applies to the current version of Baseline theme (version 3). For previous versions of Baseline, refer to our Baseline v2 documentation.

Welcome to the Baseline user documentation.

Example Baseline theme homepage

How to use Baseline documentation

We arranged our user guides into the categories described in the following table. For guidance with using Baseline, follow the links in the table or select a user guide from the left side menu.

Category nameDescription
Introduction (the current page)An overview of Baseline's user documentation, and how to install Baseline.
GuidesLearn how to implement Baseline's unique features.
SettingsHow to use Baseline's Theme settings options.
SectionsLearn how to customize sections of your store.

Install Baseline

To install Baseline, complete the following steps.

  1. In your store's Shopify admin, locate the area Sales channels > Online store > Themes > Theme library.

  2. From the Add theme dropdown, select Visit Theme store to open the Shopify Theme store.

    Shopify admin's Add theme dropdown.

  3. In the Search field, enter Baseline as the search term.

    Shopify Theme store's search field.

  4. Select Baseline from the search results.

    Shopify Theme store's search field.

  5. On the Baseline theme details page, select Try theme.

    The Baseline theme details page on Shopify Theme store.

  6. After Shopify adds Baseline, confirm that Baseline is listed in the Theme library area of your store's Shopify admin. Refresh the page, if necessary.

  7. In the Baseline Theme library pane, select an option described in the following table.


    * Indicates an option that's available only after you purchase Baseline.

    ... refers to the ellipsis icon (three consecutive dots).

Option nameDescription
... > PreviewApply a theme to your store temporarily, to review its appearance.
... > Rename *Set a new name for an installed theme in your Theme library.
... > Duplicate *Copy and install another instance of an installed theme into your Theme library.
... > Download theme file *Download a ZIP archive of an installed theme from your Theme library.
... > Edit code *Open the Code editor to modify the code for an installed theme. Refer to Shopify help: Theme editor
... > Edit default theme content*Open your Shopify admin's Theme content page to change your store's default placeholder text. Refer to Shopify help: Changing the wording in themes
... > RemoveDelete an installed theme from your Theme library.
BuyPurchase the selected theme from Shopify's Theme store.
Publish *Apply a theme to your store.
CustomizeAdjust the selected theme's Theme settings and sections, to customize your store.

The Baseline theme pane in Shopify admin.

Good job! You've installed Baseline successfully.