Do I need to update my theme to the latest version?

Why apply updates?

If you’re running an unmodified version of the theme, apply the update to benefit from the latest changes (see the release notes for the theme to see what the changes are).  Any configuration changes you’ve made through the theme editor will be retained, as will all of your store content.

Do I Need Every Update?

We recommend that you keep your theme up-to-date.  However, please note that any small update to a base theme results in an 'Update' button appearing in your Control Panel. Theme updates affect the look and feel of the website. Although sometimes updates fix issues, often they're a small change that you may not notice, or related to a feature that you don't use or need on your store.

As BigCommerce is a Software as a Service (SaaS) platform, these updates are usually not security related and so if everything is working on your store, you don't need to worry about whether you always have the very latest version of a theme. 

Release Notes for our themes can be found here.

*Discounts are available for re-applying paid customisations.

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