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This documentation applies to a previous version of Cascade theme (version 3). For the current version of Cascade, refer to our Cascade v4 documentation.

Welcome to the Cascade user documentation.

Example Cascade theme homepage.

How to use Cascade documentation

We arranged our user guides into the categories described in the following table. For guidance with using Cascade, 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 Cascade's user documentation, and how to install Cascade.
Video tutorialsWatch our video tutorials about how to implement Cascade's unique features.
GuidesLearn how to implement Cascade's unique features.
SettingsHow to use Cascade'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 Upgrade from Cascade version 2 to Cascade version 3, Update to the latest version of Cascade, and access the Changelog for a list of changes we've implemented for Cascade.

Install Cascade

To install Cascade, 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 Cascade as the search term.

    Shopify Theme store's search field.

  4. Select Cascade from the search results.

    Shopify Theme store's search field.

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

    The Cascade theme details page on Shopify Theme store.

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

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


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

    ... 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 Cascade theme pane in Shopify admin.

Good job! You've installed Cascade successfully.