How to Copy, Delete or Publish a draft theme

Welcome! The new Auctiva Commerce customization tools are a powerful set of features that allow you to customize your Auctiva Commerce store in new and exciting ways! This quick guide will explain how to Copy, Delete or Publish a draft theme.

First off, to access the new customization tools navigate to Store > Theme > Store Designer (beta) in your Auctiva Commerce merchant admin. This will direct you to the new Auctiva Commerce Customization user interface (UI) home page and is the starting point for copying, deleting, or publishing a new Auctiva Commerce Store Designer theme.

  1. How to Copy a draft theme. Once you have a draft theme in place you may find that you want to copy it so that you can use the second version as a starting point for modifications and pending updates. This is not required but can be helpful if you would like to have a store design "waiting in the wings" for a promotion or other purpose. This is possible with the new Auctiva Commerce Store Designer which allows you to store up to three draft themes in addition to your published Store Designer theme.

    To Copy a draft theme simply click on the Copy button on the theme you wish to copy. This will make an exact copy of that draft theme including customizations and place it in one of your draft theme slots. If no slots are available the Copy function is disabled.

  2. How to Delete a draft theme. After editing a draft theme you may decide you just want to start over with a clean slate for that draft theme - the easiest way to do this is to delete your draft theme.

    To delete a draft theme simply click on the Delete button on the draft theme you wish to delete. This will delete that draft theme. You can then utilize that draft theme slot for other purposes.

  3. How to Publish a draft theme. Once you've got your draft theme how you like it and have thoroughly Previewed the site you can publish it to make it live. Note that you can revert back to your Legacy theme if you need to at any time by using the drop-down on the My Themes page.

    To publish your draft theme click on the Publish button for the draft theme you want to make live on the My Themes page. This will then Apply the draft theme to your live store.

Customizing your store can be a daunting task. There's a lot of ground to cover and depending on what kind of edits you desire you may have a lot of customizing to do. But, don't worry, are many more tutorials on the Help Section that you can use to make the process much easier. Also take a look at our community forums to network with other sellers and see how they're creating great stores.

Happy Selling!


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