Before you update

Manual updating

To update your theme to a newer version follow the steps:

  1. Download the newest theme files from (you must be logged in).
  2. Log in to your server (using a FTP client like Filezilla) (Codex: FTP Clients).
  3. Rename /wp-content/themes/theme-name/ to /wp-content/themes/theme-name-backup/ where theme-name is the name of your theme.
  4. Create a folder /wp-content/themes/theme-name/.
  5. Upload the new files to the newly created folder.
  6. It's very likely that no other action will be necessary to make it work but it's a good idea to check your posts and pages to see if everything still looks like before. If not, you can either rename the folders to how it was to restore the previous version or check the updated documentation as it contains updated information about current setup.

It's recommended that you try manual updating at least once to learn where your theme files are located and what is happening during updating.

Automatic updating

We don't recommend automatic updating. It works but:

  • It's not possible to restore the backup that way.
  • It's not possible to copy the backup to your local computer that way.
  • Manual updating can be as fast as the automatic one after the initial FTP connection setup.

You can update your ThemeForest and CodeCanyon purchases automatically by following the steps below:

  1. Download Envato Market plugin. (Its previous version called Envato WordPress Toolkit is deprecated.)
  2. Install it.
  3. On the plugin's settings page (Administration → Envato Market) you can provide your Envato API key and have access to all your purchases from there.
If you have completed the actions described in this article and it did not solve your issue, you may:
Search the community forum or file a support ticket