Glossary

Commerce, like any industry, uses a lot of its own specific terminology and abbreviations. This resource aims to help you learn everything you need to know from an e-commerce development perspective.

Checkout.liquid

Checkout.liquid is a theme template that allows developers to customize the Shopify Checkout

Functions

Shopify Functions allow developers to customize the backend logic of Shopify

Hydrogen

Hydrogen is a React-based JavaScript framework for building custom storefronts on Shopify

Oxygen

Oxygen is a platform by Shopify for hosting Hydrogen-powered storefronts

Scripts

There are three types of Shopify Scripts – Line Item Scripts, Shipping Scripts and Payment Scripts

Trekkie

A native Shopify JavaScript library that collects and sends tracking data internally. It can also send data to other analytics services like Google Analytics and Facebook.

Unite

A series of physical events organized by Shopify to bring commerce developers toghter and talk all things traditional and custom storefronts, themes, apps and more.