TheSaaS - WordPress

Update theme


Important! Before updating a theme make sure you backup your old theme folder and database. If you are not familiar how to do this please contact your webhosting provider. It is the best practice to backup both your files and database regularly and especially before making some serious updates.

Update using Envato Market plugin

The easiest way to install  update your theme is to use the Envato Market plugin. Just download the plugin and follow the installation guide from Envato.

Update using the WordPress uploader
  1. Find the theme and download “Installable WordPress file” on the ThemeForest
  2. Login to your WordPress Dashboard and got to Appearance > Themes
  3. Activate a different theme
  4. Delete the previous version
  5. Re-upload the recently downloaded “Installable WordPress file”
  6. Once it uploaded, activate the theme
  7. Update the plugins if you see a notification message (see below)
Update using FTP client
  1. Download “Installable WordPress file” on the ThemeForest
  2. Unzip files somewhere locally on your computer. You should have the folder with file “style.css” in it.
  3. Connect to your server using the desktop client software (like FileZilla)
  4. Go to /wp-content/themes/
  5. Remove the existing folder with old theme files
  6. Upload unzipped folder to themes directory
  7. Update the plugins if you see a notification message (see below)


Update TheElementor plugin

After updating your theme, there's chances that you'll see a notification message in top of your page like the following image:

plugin-update.jpg

In this case, you should follow the following steps to update the plugin:

  1. Open "Plugins > Installed Plugins" page.
  2. Find "TheElementor" and click "Deactivate".
  3. Click on "Begin updating plugin" link in the notification message.
  4. Click on "Update" link below TheElementor.
  5. Wait for a moment to update the plugin.
  6. Click on "Return to Required Plugins Installer".
  7. Click on "Activate" link below TheElementor.