lmcalilly Shopify Partner Dailyvinyl.com
October 22, 2011

Best Way to Set Up a Test Environment for a Site Redesign This post is outdated

Hi, I have a shopify up at http://originalfuzz.com.

I'd like to recode the design to employ a mobile first design philosophy. This might take a couple of weeks and I'm currently using the Shopify textmate bundle to send files to shopify. The only way I'm currently able to see changes in my templates is to send a file up to shopify and load the live site in my browser. Unfortunately I can't do a redesign on a live site that people are using.

Is there any way to set up a test environment. What's the best approach for this? Should I clone my theme and set up a separate free account for testing?



October 22, 2011

Just become a partner:


You can then make test sites to your hearts content. Simply point your bundle at the test site you make.

Specializing in Custom Shopify Apps hunkybill@gmail.com http://www.resistorsoftware.com
October 22, 2011

I really wish there were a test environment too. There is a theme I really love and would like to switch to that theme but it will take awhile to get it all set up and I don't want my store being down that long.


Last edited October 22, 2011

The best way would be to work with a unpublished theme.

There is a fork of the bundle where someone added theme awareness. I havent had the time yet to pull those changes into the tmbundle. 

They should be in the main bundle soon.

meeech | http://www.twitter.com/meeech | http://mitchell.amihod.com | http://meeech.github.com/shopify.tmbundle | irc: freenode ##shopify-lounge
October 23, 2011

Thanks Meeech! I am looking forward to see the theme awareness tweaks merged into your bundle!

Caroline from http://11heavens.com ∴ mllegeorgesand AT gmail DOT com
Jamie Chief Officer of Funness shopify.com/plus
October 24, 2011

There is a fork of the bundle where someone added theme awareness.

Nice! Keep us posted Mitchell!

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