Starting your first Shopify page can be a rather daunting thing to experience. There are so many things to consider, but your brand is one of the most important things that you will need to think about when you’re making your Shopify page.
For this reason, you’ll want to think hard about your theme.
Perhaps you’ve done some competitor research and you’ve noticed a theme that would look fantastic with your brand ideas.
In this case, you may be wondering how you can find out what Shopify theme a website is using. Thankfully, we’re here to guide you through how to figure out someone’s Shopify theme!
Why Is Knowing Your Competitor’s Theme Important?
Now, you may be wondering why it’s important to figure out someone else’s Shopify theme. Well, there are actually a number of reasons. Shopify has a number of themes that are ready to use when you start your site - it’s part of the appeal.
Some may fit your brand a lot better than others, however. When doing research on your competitor, there’s a strong chance that you may find a theme that’s the perfect fit for your own website.
A person’s brand can have a huge impact on the overall success of their business - a Shopify theme can play into this rather heavily.
If you see that a certain theme is working for a competitor, it’s worth honing that information to your advantage to see what sort of thing will work well for your own site. Not only that, but it will allow you to alter your budget as needed based on the things that you like and dislike.
How To Find Out What Shopify Theme a Website Is Using
Now, onto the nitty gritty - how exactly do you find out what theme a competitor website is using? We’re glad you asked!
There are actually a couple of ways to identify a Shopify theme.
The Old Fashioned Way
If you’re computer savvy and know all about your HTMLs and coding, you may want to use the old fashioned way of finding out what theme someone is using.
To do this, open your web browser. For the sake of this article, let’s say that you’re using Chrome. Then, go to the website that you’re looking at, then view the page source. To do this, simply press Ctrl + U on your keyboard. You’ll notice a huge tab of code popping up on your screen.
Then, you simply need to find where it says the Shopify theme. You can do this by pressing Ctrl + F. There, you should see the name of the theme.
Sometimes you may notice a non standard theme instead that someone has customized based on the needs of their store. In this situation, you may find that the theme isn’t actually available for you to use.
Alternatively, you can also check the page source and look for the Shopify theme ID. You will usually see a number if it’s a theme that’s been made by Shopify.
If it’s a custom theme, you will see null instead. You can then google the theme with the ID number and you should find the Shopify theme.
The process is very similar for other browsers such as Firefox and Chrome. If you’re doing it in Safari, you will need to input the command ‘Cmd + Opt + U’.
You’re probably thinking that that’s a rather long winded way of finding a Shopify theme. For some people, spending all of that time hunting through code just isn’t ideal. With that in mind some clever people have made browser extensions to do it all for you.
For instance, there’s a Chrome Extension known as Shopify App/ Theme Detector by Fera.ai. With this you can find the Shopify theme you’re looking for with ease, without playing around with code on your browser.
The extension may even give you a direct link to the theme that you’re looking for if it’s on the Shopify store.
This isn’t the only tool available, however. There are some tools that will give you even more in depth information. For instance, it may tell you the price of the theme. Some can also give you links to plugins or apps that the competitor uses, and may give you a screenshot of the theme.
What If It Isn’t Shopify?
You may sometimes find that you find a competitor ecommerce site that you really like that isn’t made primarily through Shopify. WordPress is another common choice for ecommerce sites, and in many cases, these WordPress sites will simply have Shopify plugins.
In this case, if you happen to like a certain theme, you could try to find a Shopify theme that mirrors the things that you like about the original site.
It’s sometimes worth just looking at a few different sites, looking at common themes and seeing how you can join them together to make a theme that works for you.
Finding out what Shopify theme a website has can be fairly simple in most cases! It’s often just a case of inputting some simple commands into your computer to get the answers that you’re looking for.
Alternatively, there are also a bunch of handy plugins that you can use instead to find out what plugin a page is using. With this information you can find a Shopify theme that will suit your ecommerce page based on your own personal desires for your brand.
Don’t be worried if you can’t find one that suits you, however, since there are plenty of options out there to fit all different kinds of brands and niches. It’s just a matter of knowing where to look!