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This documentation applies to the previous version of Baseline theme (version 2). For the current version of Baseline, refer to our Baseline v3 documentation.

Welcome to the Baseline user documentation.

Example Baseline theme homepage

How to use Baseline documentation

User guides are arranged in 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.
Advanced customizationsGuides for expert users about using advanced theming techniques.
FeedbackUse our Request a feature form to submit your request for a new theme feature.
UpdatesLearn how to Update to the latest version of Baseline, and access the Changelog for a list of changes we've implemented for Baseline.

Install Baseline

To install Baseline, complete the following steps.

  1. Go to the Customize theme page of your store's admin.

  2. Select Theme library > Visit Theme Store to open Shopify's Theme Store.

    The theme library page in Shopify admin.

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

  4. From the search results, select Baseline.

    The theme store try theme button

  5. On Baseline's theme details page, select Try theme.

    The theme store try theme button

  6. On your store's admin page, go to Customize theme > Theme library.

    After Shopify adds Baseline, the theme is listed in your Theme library. Refresh the page, if necessary.

  7. Use the Actions dropdown, beside your current theme, to select one of the following options.

    • Preview. Apply Baseline to your store temporarily, to review its appearance.
    • Buy. Purchase Baseline.
    • Remove. Delete Baseline from your theme library.

    The Shopify theme actions dropdown

Good job! You've installed Baseline successfully.