In this tutorial I’ll be showing you how to update your current theme to the latest version.
Before your do this there are a few very important things you should do and know about updating your theme.
- Backup your site.
- Any customized stuff will be deleted. EX: custom CSS, custom fonts, colors, basically anything that is NOT part of the original design.
- Save any custom CSS stuff you did so you can put it back to the new version.
- Have every plugin and WordPress version up to date.
These are some very important things you should do and know. We’re not responsible for any lost custom CSS things you did to your theme.
The following tutorials to update your theme applies to all Appendipity themes.
Two ways to update your theme
The easiest way to update your theme version is by our built in Update Notifier.
- Click the “upgrade now” link in the update notification at the top your your dashboard page.
- When theme is updated successfully, click the “Click here to complete the upgrade” link to finalize your theme update.
- That’s it!
The second way to do it is manually and that’s only if you either have a really old version of an Appendipity theme or if you don’t see the notifier.
How to Manually Update your Theme to a New Version
First thing you need to do is download the current version of your theme.
There are 2 different ways to update your theme manually. One is via FTP, the other is straight from your WordPress dashboard. This tutorial will cover straight from your dashboard. If you have and know how to use FTP, you can skip this step.
- In your dashboard hover over the Appearance tab
- Click on the Themes tab
- Activate your Genesis Framework
- After the page refreshes automatically, hover over and click on your old theme
- A new window will popup. Click on the Delete button
- Click on the Add New button
- Click the Browse button and find your new updated theme version and click the Install Now button
- A new page will open. Click on the Activate text
Below is a visual step by step:
Step 1: In your dashboard hover over the Appearance tab
Step 2: Click on the Themes tab
Step 3: Activate your Genesis Framework
Step 4: After the page refreshes automatically, hover over and click on your old theme
Step 5: A new window will popup. Click on the Delete button
Step 6: Click on the Add New button
Step 7: Click the Browse button and find your new updated theme version and click the Install Now button
Step 8: A new page will open. Click on the Activate text
Once you click Activate, everything should be back to normal. With the exception of the older themes mentioned above.
All you have to do now is update your Audio Player and Optin Sidebar and Footer widgets if you’re using them.
And if you have any custom CSS stuff you did, just place them back and everything should be good to go.