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Global vs Local themes

When you import a new theme into your StoreHippo store, the theme is linked to a global theme. By keeping the theme linked to a global theme has some advantages as well as a few restrictions.

Advantages of a Globally Linked Theme

  • New enhancements, bug fixes, cross-browser fixes to the widgets and theme reflect automatically in the linked theme.
  • You can still design the theme as usual. Design variables are saved locally.
  • You can override selected widgets. Only the overridden widgets will be unlinked.


The only restriction is that you can not modify the layouts or static assets

How to unlink a global theme to make it local?

To unlink a linked theme from the global theme, please follow these steps:

Option 1

  1. Go to Site > Themes section in your StoreHippo Admin Panel.
  2. Click on the ellipsis icon next to the theme that you want to unlink.
  3. Select the Unlinktheme from the actions drop-down. You will be prompted to unlink the theme. 
  4. Click on the Unlink button.

Option 2

  1. Click on the Design Theme icon in the top header of your StoreHippo Admin Panel.
  2. From the theme drop-down, select the theme you want to unlink.
  3. Go to the HTML > Layouts or Assets. The option to unlink is provided there.
  4. Click on the Unlink button.