Build apps, themes, and hydrogen storefronts for Shopify

Shopify CLI

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With the Shopify command line interface (Shopify CLI 3.0), you can:

  • initialize, build, dev, and deploy Shopify apps, extensions, functions and themes
  • build custom storefronts and manage their hosting


Before you begin

Install the latest version of Node.js and npm (or another package manager of your choice).


Developing apps with Shopify CLI

When youre building a Shopify app, you can initialize your project using your preferred package manager. A single command will install all the dependencies you need including Shopify CLI itself.

Initialize your project using one of the following commands:

Learn more in the docs: Create an app


Developing themes with Shopify CLI

To work with themes, the CLI needs to be installed globally with:

  • npm install -g @shopify/cli @shopify/theme

You can also use do it through Homebrew on macOS: brew tap shopify/shopify && brew install shopify-cli

Learn more in the docs: Shopify CLI for themes


Developing Hydrogen custom storefronts with Shopify CLI

The Hydrogen code lives here:

Learn more in the docs: Shopify CLI for Hydrogen storefronts



If you encounter issues using the CLI or have feedback you'd like to share with us, below are some options:


If you'd like to contribute to the project, check out the contributors docs and the steps to get started.



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