Theme management

Introducing Wholesale Gorilla's Theme Management

We’re excited to introduce another powerful tool for your shop's tool belt!

Wholesale Gorilla now offers you the ability to calibrate our app to any of your shop's unpublished themes! Remember - your wholesale customers can continue to shop about your hosted store while our team helps with your theme management requests.

Why Update Unpublished Themes?

We understand the importance of ensuring that your store is set up correctly and functions seamlessly, and we believe that this new feature will help make the process even smoother for you.

So, why should you consider using an unpublished theme? Here are a few key advantages:

Accurate Pricing
By installing our app on an unpublished theme, you can be sure that your wholesale prices are accurate before making them available to your customers. This means you can test your pricing strategies and make any necessary adjustments without affecting your live store.
Customized checkout
Our app allows you to offer a customized checkout experience for your wholesale customers, ensuring that they are directed to the correct checkout process and that your pricing tiers are correctly applied.
Controlled product visibility
With our app, you can choose which products are visible to specific customers, ensuring that you're only showing the right products to the right people. By testing this functionality on an unpublished theme, you can make sure everything is set up exactly how you want it before going live.
Give your Shop the WSG Advantage

Overall, we believe that using an unpublished theme is the best way to test and refine your store's setup before making it available to the public. By taking advantage of our app's exclusive ability to publish on unpublished themes, you can ensure that everything is calibrated correctly and that your customers have the best possible shopping experience!

With Wholesale Gorilla, you can now test and verify Wholesale Gorilla is properly calibrated before publishing any new or updated theme, ensuring that at publication, everything just works.  With this new capability, you can also now confidently swap between calibrated themes to enhance your customers’ shopping experience while maintaining seamless wholesale functionality.  Some immediate benefits of calibrating Wholesale Gorilla to unpublished themes include:

Risk Reduction
You can now test your shop’s theme thoroughly before it goes live to avoid any potential issues or conflicts.
Enhanced Customer Experience
Ensure a seamless browsing and purchasing journey for your customers by identifying and fixing bugs or layout inconsistencies before they encounter them.
Time Savings
Save valuable time and effort spent on troubleshooting by catching and resolving problems during the pre-calibration phase.
Professional Image
Maintain a polished and reliable storefront by ensuring that your theme is error-free and visually appealing when it goes live.

Calibrating Wholesale Gorilla to unpublished themes

So you'd like to set up Wholesale Gorilla on an unpublished theme.  Great choice!  Here is how to go about calibrating Wholesale Gorilla on an unpublished theme.

Select Online Store from the app's side navigation.  If the Wholesale Shop is enabled, you'll need to activate theme integration by selecting Edit > Activate.

One of our Shoify experts will set up your theme integration.  Your Wholesale Shop will continue running until the setup is complete (1-2 business days)


Once theme integration has been enabled, select Account & Settings from the app's side navigation.

Within Theme Management you can see which is currently published and viewed by your customers.  In addition, you can see your unpublished themes that have already been calibrated with Wholesale Gorilla.  

From here you can either update your current published theme or you can select from a list of your unpublished themes.  Once selected, press Install theme.

You can find the status of your unpublished theme in the top right corner of the app's homepage.  Select Wholesale Gorilla from the app's side navigation.  

When the theme is updated, you will find a new notification in the Wholesale Gorilla dashboard indicating that the theme was successfully updated.

When complete, we recommend you navigate through your store logged in with a wholesale account to verify proper calibration with your unpublished theme before publication.  We recommend testing the following pages to ensure proper calibration:

Home and collection pages
  • Verify collections show correct pricing and are properly excluding products
Product pages
  • Ensure product pricing is displayed correctly
  • Verify collections (e.g., "related" or "recently viewed" collections) show correct pricing and are properly excluding products.
  • Verify ajax cart pricing is correct.  (changing ajax settings may require re-calibration)
Account page
  • Verify Quick Order Form button is displayed.  (Unless you have hidden it.  This setting can be found in Settings > Quick Order Form)
Quick Order Form
  • Verify that the single page order form displays correct wholesale prices, and that you can navigate to the cart.
Wholesale Gorilla Shopping Cart
  • Verify order limits and volume discounts are functional based on your account's tags

After verifying Wholesale Gorilla's functionality, you can feel confident that our app will function consistently and effectively before publishing your newly calibrated theme. 


Please Note!

You need to be running a version of Wholesale Gorilla that is 6.0 or greater to implement this feature.

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