Update Minimog theme

Learn how to update Minimog theme in 2 ways

In this article, we will guide you on how to update the theme in 2 ways:

  • automatically by using FoxHome

  • manually

All customization and third-party app code will not be kept in the updated theme version.

Please save the customization code and move it to the updated theme version yourself.

For app integration, we suggest you contact the app providers to help you.

The Section groups feature is available from Minimog version 3.4.0 and above.

If your current theme version is older, make sure you migrate data for this feature after updating the theme. For more information, see this article.

Update Minimog theme automatically

We highly suggest you use FoxHome - the smart theme manager exclusively built for Minimog theme.


  1. In your FoxHome dashboard, click Manage themes.

  2. In the Out of dated themes list, locate the Minimog theme you want to update and click Update.

Can't find your Minimog theme from the list? Select Update unlisted themes.

  1. Click Update now.

The app will duplicate your current theme and update it. The updated version will be added to your Theme library.

What files are kept and what not when updating the theme automatically

Files will remain after updating:

  • All sections (including sections that merchants added)

  • config/settings_data.json

  • snippets/custom-code-head.liquid

  • snippets/custom-code-body.liquid

  • assets/custom.css.liquid -templates/*.son (all json data with OS 2.0)

  • Assets that you've added (not including JS and CSS)

  • Alternate template and liquid template

  • All locale files (including new local and editing ones)

Files will not be carried out after updating:

  • theme.liquid snippets

  • Any files created by a 3rd-party app or customized codes from merchants/dev teams.

Update Minimog theme manually

Create a backup of your current theme

Duplicate your work before attempting any theme update. If errors are encountered, you can use the duplicated (backup) version to restore to the original function and styling.


  1. In your Shopify admin > Online store, click Actions.

  2. Select Duplicate.

  3. Rename the copied file.

Get the latest Minimog version

Check and download the latest version of Minimog from Themeforest.

To know how to find and download the theme package, see here.

Upload the new version to your Shopify store

Once you have the theme file ready, you can upload it to your Shopify store.


  1. From your Shopify dashboard, go to Online Store.

  2. In the Theme library, select Add theme > Upload zip file.

  3. In the Upload theme modal, click Add file and select the file you want to upload.

  4. Click Upload file.

Move the theme settings

Follow the steps below to move the theme settings to your updated version.


  1. Locate your old theme > select Actions > Edit code.

  2. Open the file Config/settings_data.json & copy the entire code on this file.

  3. Paste the copied content into the same file of the updated theme version.

  1. Do the same with the Templates/index.json file. Copy the entire code from the old theme and migrate it to the updated one.

Move the translation file

If your store has multilingual languages and you configured the translation files, follow the steps below.


  1. Locate your old theme > select Actions > Edit code.

  2. Find the Locales folder, select the language you want to use, and copy the translation file.

  3. In your new version, go to Actions > Edit code and Add a new locale with the language you've copied.

  4. Paste the content to your new file.

Move your pages


  1. Locate your old theme > select Actions > Edit code.

  2. In the Templates folder, copy the .json files with a green dot and move them to the new updated theme.

Tip: Files with the green dot are the files you have changed.

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