When it comes to customizing your Shopify store and creating a seamless shopping experience for your customers, having the ability to duplicate page templates can be a valuable tool. This tutorial will guide you through the process of duplicating a page template in your Shopify 2.0 theme, giving you more flexibility and control over your online store.

Step 1: Accessing Your Shopify Admin

Before we dive into the process, make sure you're logged into your Shopify admin panel. You should be familiar with the basic layout of your Shopify dashboard.

Step 2: Navigate to the Online Store

In your admin panel, click on "Online Store" in the left-hand menu. This is where you'll manage the templates for your Shopify store.

Step 3: Access Your Shopify Theme Customizer

Under "Online Store," click on "Themes" (It'll be the page that initially loads when you click online store.  You will only need to click "Themes" if you're on mobile. Find the theme you want to work with, and click the "Customize" button. This will take you to the Theme Customizer.

Step 4: Duplicate Your Page Template

Once you're in the Customizer, you'll see various options for customizing your theme. To duplicate a page template**, follow these steps:

  • In the center of the top bar of the customizer, click on the name of the page that is currently displayed.  Note: if you've just opened the customizer, it's likely "Homepage".
  • Next, click on "Pages".  This will open a list of all the existing page templates in your theme.
  • Scroll to the bottom of the list and click on "Create Template".
  • Name the Template something that you'll remember.  Ie; "New About Us Page".  
  • Select the template you'd like to duplicate from the "Based on" list. **
  • Click "Create Template"

    **NOTE: In order to select a template to be duplicated, the page template must exist in the live theme. If you're using a development theme (In the Theme Library) you'll need to first create the page template in the live theme before returning to the theme you're working on to duplicate the page.

Step 5: Customize Your Duplicate Template

Now that you have a duplicate template, you can start customizing it. You can modify the layout, content, and design to suit your specific needs. The duplicate template is a blank canvas that allows you to create a new page with a unique design.

Step 6: Assign the Duplicate Template to a Page

To use your newly duplicated template on a specific page, follow these steps:

  • Navigate to the page you want to customize.
  • In the "Templates" section, select your duplicated template from the drop-down menu.
  • Save your changes.

Duplicating a page template in your Shopify 2.0 theme is a powerful way to tailor your store's design and content. Whether you're creating landing pages, product pages, or special promotions, having this capability gives you the freedom to make your store truly unique.

If you found this tutorial helpful but would like professional assistance with duplicating page templates or any other aspect of managing your Shopify store, don't hesitate to contact Gapstow. Our team of experts is here to help you achieve your e-commerce goals.

With this tutorial, you're well on your way to enhancing your Shopify store's design and functionality. If you have any further questions or need assistance, remember that Gapstow is just a click away!