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Adam Smallman
Adam Smallman
4,182 Points

Shopify, Vision, and Liquid

Hey guys!

I am doing some work with Shopify. There are 100s of tuts on Youtube by Shopify, but 0 on how to download Vision or Liquid.

I know that I need Vision as a server to use Liquid like Xampp with PhP server.

Does Shopify still use Vision? Do I have to download any files to use Liquid?

I know the basics of how to code the lingo but not install it or start with it! Shopify's tuts are great, but not very informative at the start!

I am using Mac OS by the way,

Any advice, links, or help would be great guys!

Thank you so much!

3 Answers

Tom Bedford
Tom Bedford
15,645 Points

Shopify has command line and desktop apps for editing themes. They let you edit with your chosen text editor and when you save it will send the changes up to Shopify. You could use this in conjunction with a dev shop to create your theme which should let you edit the theme locally and then refresh the shop live on Shopify to view changes.

You might want to use the skeleton theme as a starting point.

Here is a tutorial on building a theme from scratch and Shopify's basic walkthrough on the process.

Adam Smallman
Adam Smallman
4,182 Points

Thank you so much again, Tom!

Very helpful

Joel Drapper
Joel Drapper
5,728 Points

I'm working on rebuilding Shopify Vision as a little grunt task over here. It's not at all ready for use yet, but I'd really appreciate any feedback / contributions.

Once this is finished, I'm putting it into a Yeoman Generator which will make building Shopify sites super quick and easy.