So at this point, you have a business name, a domain, and a logo you're in pretty good shape. The next step is to choose a Shopify theme for your store. Steam is kind of like the backbone for your store, and it really does a lot to determine the visual layout of your online store. There are free themes and there are paid themes and most people think way too much about which theme to use.
The truth is all Shopify themes are great at converting browsers into buyers. So don't get too hung up on this decision and for what it's worth, I've always used free themes, and I've always gotten sales. Let's head into Shopify and I'll show you how to pick out themes. One from the Shopify admin click online store and click themes. This is usually where you'll end up by default. You'll notice that your store is password protected, but don't worry about that right now. You'll remove that password, once you're done building your store. To check out some other themes, click explore free themes.
You can click on each of these themes to get more information about the layout, what kind of store they're good for, and even what different color options they come preset with. Note that you can change these colors really easily, and we'll do that together in a future lesson. What's cool is that these things already have a lot of great design elements in them. The default fonts and colors are really easy for customers to read and navigate through. Once you decide on a theme, click 'add to theme library'. Now, one important thing, just because you've added a theme to your theme library doesn't mean it's live yet. Once you've added a theme to your theme library, if you want to publish that theme, click actions and then click publish, but keep in mind, you can always change your theme. In fact, at first I liked narrative, but then after poking around, I decided to switch back to Debut. And that's it, your homework for this lesson?
One of the easiest for the whole course is just to pick a theme for your Shopify store, with the caveat that you can always change it later, pick a theme to get started with, and then I'll see you in the next lesson when we'll start adding products to your store,