How To Fix Invalid_Target in Shopify[Shopify CLI]

Welcome back, In today’s unexpected tutorial, we’ll address a common issue encountered while setting up Shopify theme development locally using Shopify CLI 3.0. If you’ve been grappling with the “invalid underscore target” error when running the Shopify theme dev command, then this video is tailored just for you!

Step 1: Installation and Setup

  • Start by ensuring you have Shopify CLI 3.0 installed on your system. Follow the official documentation for installation instructions tailored to your operating system.
  • Verify that all necessary dependencies, including Node.js, are installed and up-to-date on your machine.

Step 2: Encounter the Error

  • Attempt to set up your local development server using the Shopify CLI commands.
  • When running the Shopify theme dev command, you may encounter the “invalid underscore target” error, halting the process.

Step 3: Troubleshooting

  • Don’t panic! We’ll now work through resolving this error.
  • Log in to your Shopify partner account and navigate to your development store to retrieve the store URL.

Step 4: Adjusting the Command

  • Copy the store URL from your Shopify partner account.
  • Navigate back to your terminal and locate the command where you encountered the error.
  • Replace the placeholder for the store name with the actual store URL you copied.

Step 5: Retry the Command

  • With the updated command, rerun the Shopify theme dev command in your terminal.
  • Keep an eye out for any error messages. If all goes well, you should see your theme initialization process kick off smoothly.

Step 6: Previewing the Theme

  • After successfully initializing the theme, attempt to preview it locally.
  • If you encounter any further issues or discrepancies between the local preview and the online preview provided by Shopify CLI, don’t worry. We’ll address those in future troubleshooting sessions.
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