Support and Documentation

Building a theme

Procedure. To build a theme:
  1. Change to the theme directory you cloned from github.

    . 1 ├── ├── _build/ │ └── 2 ├── babel.config.js ├── com/ ├── etc/ ├── gulpfile.js ├── node_modules/ ├── package.json ├── postcss.config.js ├── styleguide/ ├── webpack.*.js └── yarn.lock


    Directory from which you run the build or start the server.


    Built theme.

  2. Ensure you have version 12 or later of node installed: nvm ls. Install version 12 or later if necessary from

  3. Use a version 12 or later release of node: nvm use xx.x.x (use the version you discovered in step 2).

  4. If you want to build the theme and run the Styleguide server, run yarn server:styleguide

  5. If you want to build the theme without running the Styleguide server—

    • For the first build, run yarn cache clean && yarn && yarn format && yarn build

    • For subsequent builds, run yarn build

The build job creates and zips the theme in the directory build/ (see previous illustration). You can apply the built theme to a site; for details, see Applying a shared theme to a site.