You may have heard of themes when it comes to websites. They are also called templates.
A template or theme controls the layout of the website: how it looks without knowing any code. You can buy a ready made theme or use a free theme. It's very simple to edit a Shopify website using a theme. It allows you to control things like the color and fonts and layout with a drag and drop builder.
Today we're going to use a free theme from the Shopify theme store. There are currently 10 free themes in the Shopify theme store. Take a look at them by clicking here.
It doesn't matter that you find the perfect theme - just choose one and you can come back to it later and choose another.
Once you've found one you like go ahead and install it on your store. Watch the video here for how to do this.
At the end you should have a free Shopify store with a free theme installed.
Now, don't worry about customizing the theme yet - that will come later. You will come back to changing colors and fonts later. For today's tutorial let's run over some basics you'll need to start selling products. later on you can worry about how the store looks by spending some more time selecting and customizing a theme.
Pro tip: If you're looking for a better theme don't fork out $180 on a Shopify theme - buy one from Themeforest for $50-70.