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Which Theme Platform Do I Have?

Your BigCommerce store will be using one of two theme platforms, which determines what designs and design-related features are available for your store. Our current theme platform, Stencil, comes with all newly created stores. Stores created before November 2016 were outfitted with Blueprint, a legacy theme engine that is being phased out. Blueprint themes are no longer supported or updated.To learn more about the differences between Stencil and Blueprint, see The Stencil Theme Platform.

You can use this guide to determine which theme platform your store is currently using. Knowing this will help you determine whether or not certain features, apps, or design customizations will work for you.


Which Theme Platform am I using?

A quick way to tell what theme platform you currently have applied to your storefront is to go to the Storefront menu in the control panel.


Footer Scripts will be displayed as a menu option if your store is using a Stencil theme.


If the Storefront menu shows Mobile Theme Settings as an available option, you are using a Blueprint theme.


Blueprint Themes List

Use these steps to check whether you are using a Blueprint theme on your storefront.

1. Go to Storefront › My Themes.

2. Compare your theme's name against the list below. If the name of your theme is on this list, it is a Blueprint theme.

  • 22 Savile Row
  • Aberdeen
  • Alaska
  • Artify
  • Ascend
  • Athletic
  • Beautification
  • Bedazzled
  • Black Beauty
  • Boutique
  • Bride to Be
  • Bright & Bold
  • California
  • Clarity
  • Classic Free
  • Classic Hip
  • Classic Next
  • Cloud Store
  • Coffee
  • Connecticut
  • Convert
  • Cookies & Cream
  • Covent Garden
  • Craze
  • Darkroom
  • Dusk & Dawn
  • eWorld
  • Fresh Cottons
  • Fun 'n Games
  • Gift Centre
  • Good Vibes
  • Grease Monkey
  • Haute Chic
  • Hawaii
  • Health and Beauty
  • Hipster
  • Home iQ
  • Indiana
  • Jewelry
  • Lookz
  • Mercante
  • Minimal
  • Munchen
  • Musik
  • Ohio
  • Outdoor
  • Parts Warehouse
  • Prettystore
  • Rapid Center
  • Rise
  • Runway
  • Sammot
  • Samonika
  • Shine
  • Sugar & Mint
  • Wine Store

Is your theme listed above, but it looks to be a Stencil theme? Some themes developed for Stencil take their inspiration from popular Blueprint themes. To signify this, developers will give the new Stencil theme the same name as the Blueprint theme.


Third-Party Themes

If you purchased your theme from a partner or from a third-party distribution, such as Theme Forest, the theme is a Stencil theme. The theme's developer is responsible for support for third-party themes. Due to our Design Policy, our technical support is unable to edit code or make design changes, but can offer general advice and help to troubleshoot an issue.



Can I get a Blueprint theme for my store?

No. Blueprint themes are no longer available for purchase on BigCommerce stores.

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