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Basic tips, tricks and tutorials for using the WordPress platform and our themes.

How to Update our WordPress Themes

There are two ways to update your theme to the latest version:

  1. WordPress upload method
  2. FTP method

1. WordPress Method

  • Download the latest version of the theme from Themeforest.
  • Unzip the main file to your computer.
  • In the unzipped folder there is another zip file called ThemeName-vX.X-installable.zip, unzip that file as well to a folder of your choice.
  • Login to your wordpress admin panel and navigate to Appearance » Themes.
  • First we have to get rid of the old theme and to do that we have to activate another theme.
  • Click the activate button for some other theme like the wordpress default “Twenty Twelve” theme that comes with wordpress.
  • After the other theme has activated click the Delete button below the ThemeName theme.
  • Now you can install and activate the new theme like normal.

2. FTP method

  • Download the latest version of the theme from ThemeForest.
  • Unzip the main file to your computer.
  • In the unzipped folder there is another zip file called ThemeName-vX.X-installable.zip, unzip that file as well to a folder of your choice.
  • Open your ftp program like Filezilla and connect to your server. If you don’t know your login details your hosting provider can help you get them.
  • Then navigate to your themes directory usually something like wp-content/themes.
  • Drag and drop the ThemeName folder you just unzipped from the ThemeName-vX.X-installable.zip file to the theme folder on your server.
  • Filezilla will show a dialog warning you that the files you are trying to move to the server already exist, check the Overwrite radio button and also check the Apply to current queue only checkbox.
  • Click OK and the files will start uploading and overwriting the old ones.
  • Login to your website admin panel when uploading is finished and make sure the theme is updated by going to Appearance » Themes » ThemeName » Theme Details and checking the version number.

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