Update Theme & Plugins

UPDATE THEME

There are two methods to update theme as below:

Manual Update: (RECOMMENDED)

Via WordPress:

You can also update new version in traditional way:

  • Step 1:  Deactivate current theme by going to Appearance > Themes and activate any other themes such as the default WordPress theme.
  • Step 2:  Delete older version by clicking on Delete link. Confirm to delete.
  • Step 3Upload and re-install new version.

Via FTP:

  • Step 1: Unzip the “installable theme” file to get the new theme folder
  • Step 2: Use your FTP software to browse to “wp-content/themes” folder
  • Step 3: Upload the new theme folder to override the current theme folder

All posts and settings will be saved. There are data-safe methods.

 

Auto Update:

After the old Envato Toolkit plugin was deprecated, you can use the new one Envato Market plugin to update WordPress themes and plugins purchased from ThemeForest & CodeCanyon automatically. Once your themes & plugins are installed WordPress will periodically check for updates, so keeping your items up to date is as simple as a few clicks. First, make sure that the Envato Market plugin is installed and activated (you can download it from here http://envato.github.io/wp-envato-market/) then go to Envato Market in the WP menu then follow this guide to set up the plugin

NOTE:

  • After Updating: you should clear your Site & Browser Cache

UPDATE PLUGINS

Update automatically:

After activating the new version of theme, there is a notification look like below, then you just to choose “Begin Updating plugins” button and select the plugins to update automatically.

NOTEVisual Composer plugin needs to manually update, please find the installable file of the plugin in Theme Package/Installation Files/Plugins or themes/truemag/inc/plugins/plugins to manually update it. In case, you are activating the new Truemag Child theme, you can update this plugin automatically as other plugins.

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Via FTP:

  • Unzip the .zip files of the plugins you want to update.
  • Login to your FTP account and navigate to your WordPress Installation directory
  • Navigate to the folder /wp-content/plugins
  • Override the folders of these plugins

NOTE

  • After Updating: you should clear your Site & Browser Cache