Theme installation works in an area of your shop admin that is completely separate from your products, custom pages and custom domain. As such, all of the settings, information and images for your store, current products and custom pages - including your custom domain (if you have applied one) - will remain intact and untouched by the installation of a new Big Cartel theme.
Furthermore, your Big Cartel admin area will appear and function exactly the same way it did before your new theme was installed.
What about theme specific settings and images?
Installing a new theme will overwrite any modifications and settings you have made in the Customize design > Advanced panel of your Big Cartel admin area.
Header, background and additional images uploaded in the Customize design > Customize panel may also be deleted.
With this in mind:
- Our theme editor includes a field for copying your existing custom CSS into your new installation file — if applicable — before proceeding with installation.
- Our installation instructions include steps to back up your existing theme before installation.