Installation Guide for Bold Subscriptions


Each theme on your Shopify store is different, and will require the Subscriptions liquid code to be installed in order to ensure that the app runs correctly. The code installation is significant, and will ensure that the Subscription widget appears on your product pages, and customers are directed to the correct recurring orders checkout.


Please note that this article only relates to Version 1 of Bold Subscriptions. If you have Version 2 of Bold Subscriptions installed on your store, please visit Installation Guide for Bold Subscriptions V2.

If you are unsure of which version of Bold Subscriptions that you have currently installed, please visit Bold Subscriptions V1 & V2 Comparison.

We offer a few different options to help you complete this installation on your store. This includes an automatic installer, requesting a professional installation from our team, or a step-by-step on completing this manually.

Are you ready to get started with our install?



Automatic Bold Subscriptions V1 Installation

When you first install the Bold Subscriptions V1 app to your store, it will immediately take you to a screen that mentions the importance of running an automatic installation on your store. This can be seen, here:

Theme Liquid Update

If you are not seeing this option, please navigate to Help > Install to Theme.

Selecting the Begin update option will allow you to choose the theme on your store that you would like to complete the automatic code installation on for Subscriptions V1.


When selecting which theme to update, there will be a check box that says, "I have created a backup of this theme".

We recommend creating a Duplicate version of your Shopify theme to ensure you have a copy without the Bold code installed.

Once the checkbox is selected to confirm you have a back up version of your theme, you will be able to proceed with the code installation.

Note: If your current theme is not compatible with our automatic installation tool, the app will automatically notify you. If this happens, rollback your theme to its previous state. Since the installation has not been completed in full, reverting the changes will automatically create an installation request for our team to assist you further.



Expert Install:

This option creates a ticket request with our installation team, and schedules your store for a manual installation completed by our experts. By selecting this option, you will be asked to confirm which theme you would like this code installation completed on.

All of these requests are completed manually on a rotational basis and will be completed as soon as possible.


Please ensure that we have an active staff account for your site, prior to submitting your installation request. Visit Create a Shopify Staff Account for more information on how to create an account.

To request an expert install, please follow these steps:

  1. From within Bold Subscriptions V1, navigate to Help, then Install to theme.
  2. Under the automatic theme update information, select "expert theme update service".
  3. Review the terms, then select, "I have created a staff account for Bold".
  4. On the bottom left corner, select the theme you would like the code installation to be completed on.
  5. Select Submit Request.



Manual Install:

This step will direct you to the installation instructions for completing this change yourself. Please note that this is only suggested if you have a strong knowledge of Liquid coding.

Within the first steps, it is recommended to create a duplicate of your current theme without the Bold Commerce app code before continuing with this install. This will ensure that you can test all the information added when all the steps are completed before making this theme live on your store.

Our expert installers also recommend completing an automatic install first. The manual installation steps below can then be followed to ensure that everything is added correctly and displaying properly on your store.


If you would like to remove the liquid code from your theme, the liquid code can be removed by deleting the snippet files and the code includes mentioned in the instruction steps below. You can also request an uninstall request by contacting our Merchant Success team.

If you are experiencing issues with performance on the storefront with Bold Subscriptions V1 after completing the steps below, we recommend requesting an expert installation, as your theme may require further liquid code changes.


Bold Subscriptions V1 Code Install Instructions:

  1. From Shopify's admin, select Online Store.
  2. Select Actions.
  3. Duplicate the theme you would like the installation completed on.
  4. Select Edit code on the duplicated theme.
  5. Under "Snippets", find the following files:


  6. If it doesn't currently exist, select Add a new snippet.
    1. Enter the correct snippet name.
    2. Select Create snippet.


    3. Copy and paste the code from the following links:


    4. Select Save
  1. Under "Snippets", select bold-common.liquid.
  2. Copy and paste the following code in the bottom of the file:
    {{ '' | script_tag }}


  3. Select Save.

Continuing within the theme files, complete the following steps:

  1. Under "Layout", select theme.liquid.
  2. Copy and paste the following code directly above the </head> tag:
    {%- render 'bold-common' -%}
    {%- render 'bold-ro-init' -%}


  3. Select Save.


This step explains how to add the "Manage Subscriptions" page link to the customer’s account details page. Without this link being inserted into an obvious area, subscribers may find it difficult to locate where to manage their subscription.

We recommend inserting this link in this location, though other locations can be utilized as well - like in your main navigation bar. This can be moved around and tested to display to your liking.

Continuing within the theme files, complete the following steps:

  1. Under "Templates", select customers/account.liquid.


  2. Under the line:

    {{ 'customer.account.details' | t }}


    {{ 'customer.account.title' | t }}

    copy and paste the following code:

    <p><a href="/tools/checkout/api/manage/subscription/app" class="text-link">Manage Subscription</a></p>

    If you are not seeing either of the codes above, you can add this under the </header>.

  3. Select Save.

Continuing within the theme files, complete the following steps:

  1. Under "Templates", select product.liquid. It may redirect you to product-template.liquid depending on your theme.
  2. Add this code where you want the widget to display. The widget can be placed anywhere within a <form> or {%form%} on the product page. The widget normally is placed above the Add to Cart button, or the Quantity Selector:

    <div class="ro_widget"></div>

    Note: This step is optional, as the app will try to automatically place the widget if this step is not done manually. If you would like to move the subscription widget up or down the product page, you can do so by moving the line of code mentioned above either up or down the liquid file between the <form> or { % form %} start and end lines.


  3. Find the add to cart input or button and add the class addtocart. If no class already exists, you'll need to create one. Your existing code should look something like the following:
    <button type="submit" class="btn" name="add">Add To Cart</button>

    which should be changed to:

    <button type="submit" class="btn addtocart" name="add">Add To Cart</button>


  4. Select Save.

Continuing within the theme files, complete the following steps:

  1. Under "Templates", select cart.liquid.

    Note: If your theme contains sections, you may have to look for this code under "Sections" in cart-template.liquid instead.


  2. Find a line of code similar to:
    {{ item.price | money }}
    On newer themes, it may be:
    {{ item.final_line_price | money }}

    Note: This code may be referenced differently depending on the theme you are using. In some themes, this code may not exist at all. If it is contained within your theme, the code will include a reference to "price".

  3. Copy and paste the following snippet of code above this line:
    <span class="Bold-theme-hook-DO-NOT-DELETE bold_cart_item_price" data-item-key="{{item.key}}" style="display:none !important;"></span>
  4. Find a line of code similar to:
    {{ item.line_price | money }}
    On newer themes, you may be searching for:
    {{ item.final_line_price | money }}
  5. Copy and paste the following snippet of code above this line:
    <span class="Bold-theme-hook-DO-NOT-DELETE bold_cart_item_total" data-item-key="{{item.key}}" style="display:none !important;"></span>
  6. Find a line of code similar to:
    {{ cart.total_price | money }}
  7. Copy and paste the following snippet of code above this line:
    <span class="Bold-theme-hook-DO-NOT-DELETE bold_cart_total" style="display:none !important;"></span>{{ cart.total_price | money_with_currency }}
  8. Add the following pieces of code where you want the descriptions to display:
    <span class="bold_ro_desc" data-product-id="{{}}-{{ forloop.index0 }}"></span>
    <span class="bold_load_cart_item_properties"></span>


  9. Place {% comment %} and {% endcomment %} tags around any existing properties loop:


  10. Copy and paste the following line of code around any third-party checkout buttons:
    <div class="additional-checkout-buttons">{{ content_for_additional_checkout_buttons }}</div>

    Note: Subscriptions is not compatible with additional checkout buttons. For customer orders to reoccur, the built in Subscriptions checkout must be used. This means that Paypal, AmazonPay, ApplePay, GooglePay, etc are currently only compatible with the Shopify checkout.


  11. Select Save.


Next Steps:

Once this installation is completed on your store, the subscription widget and the Manage Subscription page should start appearing on your store.

We recommend that a Test Order with Bold Subscriptions V1 is created so you can review how orders appear, and how they are managed by your customers.

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