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Using the Theme Text Editor

The Theme Text Editor outlines all of the pre-defined text on a page, so you can see which parts can be changed. You can also easily change text in the header and in other interface elements without editing code. It is recommended that you work in Maintenance Mode while working with the Theme Text Editor, so you don’t interfere with your customers’ shopping experience.

Before launching the Theme Text Editor, make sure that your browser is set to allow pop-ups.

Step 1: Turn On Maintenance Mode

Because your store is unavailable to customers while in Maintenance Mode, it is best to perform routine maintenance on your store after normal business hours.

  1. From the Admin menu, select System > Maintenance Mode.
  2. In the Configuration panel on the left, under General, select Maintenance Mode.
  3. In the Maintenance Mode Options section, set Enable Maintenance Mode to “Yes.”
  4. Maintenance Mode
    Maintenance Mode

  5. Set Maintenance Mode Page to “503 Service Unavailable.”
    You can customize the default “503 Service Unavailable” page to make it more friendly than the default page.
  6. In the Whitelist field, enter the IP address of your store, so you will be allowed access to your store while others are redirected to the “Services Unavailable” page.
    • IP Address (UK): 192.69.184.36
  7. Click the Save Config button to save your settings, and put your store into Maintenance Mode.

Step 2: Edit the Store Text

  1. From the Admin menu, select Design > Theme Text Editor.
  2. Click the Launch button.
    The Theme Text Editor displays a new Preview window with a toolbar at the top. All text that can be edited is outlined in red.
  3. To change the meta title that appears in the address bar of the browser, do the following:
    Click the Book Icon
    Click the Book Icon
    1. Hover over the yellow TITLE box, and click the Book icon.
    2. Type your changes into the text box, and click the green checkmark to close the text box and temporarily save your changes.
      Edit the Text
      Edit the Text

  4. To change the text that appears in the Quick Search box, do the following:
    1. Hover over the yellow SCRIPT box, and click the Book icon.
    2. Type your changes into the text box, and click the green checkmark to close the text box and temporarily save your changes.

    Save the Changes
    Save the Changes

  5. To edit text on the page, do the following:
    Click the Book Icon
    Click the Book Icon
    1. Hover over the text that you want to edit, and click the Book icon.
    2. Type your changes into the text box. Then, click the green checkmark to close the text box. Your changes are temporarily saved, and appear immediately.
  6. When finished with all the edits for this page, click the Save button.
  7. Save the Changes
    Save the Changes

  8. As you explore your store, remember to save any changes made to each page before continuing to the next page.
  9. When complete, click the Quit Inline Text Editor button at the top of the page.

Step 3: Turn Off Maintenance Mode

When you are finished working in the Theme Text Editor, don’t forget to bring your store back online!

  1. From the Admin menu, select System > Maintenance Mode.
  2. In the Configuration panel on the left, under General, select Maintenance Mode.
  3. In the Maintenance Mode Options section, set Enable Maintenance Mode to “No.”
  4. Click the Save Config button to save your changes, and bring your store online.
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