How to Update Theme

Updating your WordPress theme to the latest version is highly recommended, not only because it ensures you having all the latest features, but you’ll be up-to-date with any security patches.

If you want WordPress to handle theme updates automatically you need to keep your support package active.

All the future theme updates will be available in WordPress Dashboard -> Updates. You will also see a new version of the theme in Appearance -> Themes section. To install an update, please click update theme.

Important: If you’ve modified the theme files code, all those changes will be lost because the old theme files will be overwritten with the new ones. That’s why in such cases we recommend using a child theme. How to use a child theme? Please read more here

Uploading and Replacing the Existing Theme (Manual Update)

  • Before getting started we recommend to back up your existing database and your current theme (you can use the 3rd party backup WordPress plugins). Since we’re replacing and updating theme files, there’s a chance that something can go wrong, so it’s better to keep it safe and have a backup.
  • While using this method, please navigate to Appearance -> Themes -> Add New and upload a new version of a theme with the same name.
  • You will be asked if you want to replace the old theme version with the new one, please choose to replace with the new one. The theme will be updated immediately.
  • After a successful theme update, please open your WordPress website and check if everything is OK. Don’t forget to update the required plugins if there are.
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