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How to update my theme?

The most important aspect of updating is that one should always have made a backup of their site and database prior to performing an update. Updates are very easy to do, but because we are dealing with the internet, and also several different programs attempting to work together, sometimes updates will fail, and "bad things" can happen to your existing site. If you have made a backup, then the problems may be reversible.

Many often worry that upgrading by ftp overwrite will cause one to lose the existing content they have input into their site. This is not the case. Your content, formatting and images you have uploaded are not effected.

If you have made any custom modifications to your php files - for example you have have hardcoded changes to a file, you will lose those modifications in the update following method. You should definitely save each php or css file you have "hard" modified, so that you can reinstall them after the global program update.

ThemeForest:

1. If you have Wordpress default theme like Twenty Fifteen please activate them. If you do not have, please download and activate it (https://wordpress.org/themes/twentyfifteen)

2. Please login to your ThemeForest account and go to Downloads page.

3. Find theme and click on Download button and download latest version.

4. Unzip package. Theme is located in the /theme/folder


Upload theme:

1. Log in to the WordPress Administration Panel.

2. Select the Appearance panel, then Themes.

3. Click on Add New.

4. Click on Upload Theme.

5. Select Upload link in the top links row to upload a zipped copy of a Theme that you have previously downloaded to your machine.


Activate theme:

1. Select the Appearance panel, then Themes.

2. From the Themes panel, roll over the Theme thumbnail image for the Theme you are interested in to see options for that theme.

You can view more information about any theme by clicking Theme Details.

A live preview of any Theme (using your blog's content) can be seen by clicking Live Preview.


Installation and activation of necessary plugins:

Some themes require nstallation and activation plug-ins.

Remove old plugins:

1. Log in to the WordPress Administration Panel.

2. Go to Plugins.

3. Find the plugin you wish to deactivate and uninstall.

4. Click Deactivate.

5. Find the plugin you wish to delete.

6. Click Delete.

Installation and activation new plugins:

1. Log in to the WordPress Administration Panel.

2. Go to Appearance panel, then Install Plugins.

3. Find the plugin you wish to activate and install.

4. Click Install. The resulting installation screen will list the installation as successful or note any problems during the install.

5. If successful, click Activate Plugin to activate it or Return to Plugin Installer for further actions.

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