Shopify @ UCLan

This Shopify workshop is open to all who are interested. The only requirements are basic knowledge of HTML and CSS.

Download the Git Repo

Please complete the following steps before attending the workshop:

  1. Create a Shopify Partner Account here:
    • Use either the ‘Join Now’ and ‘Get Started’ button.
    • Choose your own business name. For example: [firstname][lastname].
  2. Make a Development Store.
    • Click ‘Development Stores’ on your Shopify dashboard, then ‘Create Store’.
  3. Install Node.js and NPM.
    • To install Node.js and NPM, visit and download either the LTS or Current version.
  4. Install @shopify/slate by typing npm install -g @shopify/slate in your terminal.
    • If you’re using Windows either open ‘Nodes.js command prompt’ or install Git Bash
    • If you’re using a Mac, just use terminal.
    • If that doesn’t work, try adding sudo to the beginning of the command.
    • Optional It’s not necessary for the workshop, but if you want to learn the commands for creating your own theme, follow the Slate guide here:
  5. Optional Set up Git using the guide here:
    • Don’t worry if you don’t feel comfortable doing so, Git is not necessary to complete the workshop as a manual download of the repository will be available.
  6. Make your own directory for the workshop.
    • I recommend learning the cd and mkdir commands so that you can navigate a file system and create folders within it.
    • Knowing how to use cd is recommended for the workshop.