Updating your Github-managed theme in Guide

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  • Miguel Romero

    I found this "Important: If you set up an integration with GitHub, making any modifications to your theme in Guide will break the GitHub integration." on https://support.zendesk.com/hc/en-us/articles/4408838187802-Working-on-a-theme-locally


    How can I reverse the lost link with github?

  • David Bjorgen

    Miguel Romero, once you've broken the link with GitHub, there is no way to restore it. Instead, you must pull another instance of your theme from GitHub and make it the live theme.

    On the occasion that I need to break the GitHub integration in order to do some live testing, here is my process:

    1. Click on the menu icon of the live theme and choose "Copy," which saves a GitHub-connected copy (complete with intact theme settings) in the theme library.
    2. Break the GitHub integration in the live theme and work on testing.
    3. Once live testing is complete, update changes in source code and push to GitHub.
    4. Back in Zendesk, go to the Theme Library and set the copy of your theme as the live theme. The disconnected copy will move to the Theme Library.
    5. Update the live theme with the latest from Github.
    6. Delete the disconnected copy in the Theme Library.
  • Miguel Romero

    Thanks a lot, @David Bjorgen. I followed your process and it worked for me. I have to be very careful in the future when I edit. I appreciate your comments.


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