Restore your templates

Restore your templates

Have you ever restrained yourself from changing the shop’s layout, because you were afraid you’d screw up the whole design? Not anymore!

Shopify will now automatically back up your shop’s templates when you make changes to them. So whenever you alter the design in any of your .liquid templates, the system will create a new version of this file.

This means that you can easily restore an old revision of the template, if you’re not happy with the changes you applied. Just note that revisions older than 3 months will be deleted automatically.

The feature is available at the top of the template editor. After selecting a revision you can see your template’s content at that point in history right away. To rollback to this revision press the Save button.

Restore your templates



  • Damien Buckley
    Damien Buckley
    January 28 2009, 12:44PM

    Nice implementation folks – bit of backup against over-creative end-users!

  • @Shopify tobi
    January 28 2009, 12:44PM

    Derek: We often deploy features before we talk about them on this blog. Often they are only available to a cross section of our stores while we monitor for any problems. Nice that you spotted it :-)

  • Derek
    January 28 2009, 12:44PM

    I was tinkering with my home page on Friday (Jan 23) when I saw this. Being a Shopify newbie, I didn’t realize this was just implemented. Thanks!

  • Chapin Herman
    Chapin Herman
    October 27 2017, 02:50PM

    Is there an ability to restore previous content that was in the WYSIWYG

  • Norman
    May 09 2018, 04:13PM

    My first edit to Shopify was to add a Qty button (which ought be included by default, right?). Anyway, I added the script and hit save, went to see the change, did not see it, so I thought I’d move it and try again. I highlighted the script and hit delete. It asked if I was sure, yes, the entire product-tamplate.liquid is gone! how can I get it back?

  • Fernando Arredondo Alvarado
    Fernando Arredondo Alvarado
    June 19 2018, 03:57AM

    I have deleted the CART ICON and do not know how to add it back. if anyone can help I would highly appreciate it. Thank you in advance!

  • Sphiwe Dube
    Sphiwe Dube
    July 27 2018, 07:41PM

    hi i excidental deleted my theme i want to get it back help

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