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Update the theme

Keeping your theme up-to-date is crucial for optimal performance and security. This guide walks you through updating, ensuring your website stays current and secure. There are two methods: Auto Update and Manual Update.

Auto Update Method:

The easiest way to update your theme is to use our Automatic Update feature, which requires registering your product.

  1. Activate your theme
  2. Go to your WordPress admin area -> Dashboard -> Updates section.
  3. Under Themes, look for the update notification. If not visible, click Check Again to refresh the updates list.
  4. Tick the checkbox next to your theme and click the Update Themes button to start the update.
  5. Wait for the update to finish. A success notification confirms the update.
  6. If any plugins need updating, follow this guide: Update Required Plugins.

Manual Update Methods:

With the Manual Update Methods, you can manually upload the theme files via FTP or WordPress. Before you can update manually, you have to download the theme files from Themeforest. Continue reading below for instructions on how to download the theme files and how to upload them.

Using Easy Theme and Plugin Upgrades Plugin:

  1. Get the latest version of the theme from ThemeForest.
  2. Install and activate the plugin: Easy Theme and Plugin Upgrades.
  3. Go to Appearance -> Themes -> Add New and click Upload theme.
  4. Upload the theme-name.zip file from your computer and click Install Now.
  5. If any plugins need updating, follow this guide: Update Required Plugins.

Errors and troubleshooting

If you are encountering a WordPress error message or white screen, don’t panic. Someone has likely encountered the same message before, which can easily be solved. Please see Cannot upload the theme article.

Manual Update via FTP:

  1. Get the latest version of the theme from ThemeForest.
  2. Log into your hosting account via your FTP software client (FileZilla, WinSCP, Transmit or your preferred FTP client).
  3. Remove the wp-content/themes/theme-name folder via FTP and re-upload it.
  4. If any plugins need updating, follow this guide: Update Required Plugins.

Regular updates ensure your website functions smoothly and remains secure. Keep your theme and plugins updated to enjoy the latest features and improvements.

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