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The new storefront engine improves overall site performance and provides better feature scaling ability thanks to the strength and flexibility of the Vue3 framework.

In this article

A. What to expect from the update?
B. How can merchants get the update?
C. Is there any possible issues merchants may encounter during and after the update?

A. What to expect from the update?

Faster page speed that makes for a better user experience, increases page views and conversion rates.
Better code structure that allows for the development of more advanced themes, apps, and features without compromising performance in the future.

B. How can merchants get the update?

From August 25 to October 03, 2021, you can enable new engine for your store by going to Online store > Preference, and switching on the toggle Next generation of ShopBase Storefront Engine as below:


If you switch off the toggle, your storefront engine will be reverted to the old version.

On October 04, 2021, all stores is expected to be automatically switched to the new engine and cannot be reverted to the old version. The above setting to enable and disable Next generation of ShopBase Storefront Engine will become unavailable for all stores.

C. Is there any possible issues merchants may encounter during and after the update?

Though we are constantly working to ensure that your store runs smoothly on the new engine, you may encounter CSS and custom script issues:

Flawed page style in Bassy theme: In this case, we strongly recommend you go to Online store > Themes, select Customize and edit your style properties such as color codes to match your expectations.
Disrupted analytics and page styles caused by custom scripts: In this case, you need to fix your custom scripts to ensure the scripts work with the new engine so that your business is not interrupted.
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