WordPress Theme Update Tutorial shows various ways of Updating WordPress Themes. The users may find this WordPress Tutorial helpful for them.
We believe that You already have a WordPress Site where you want to Update ( not Upgrade from Free to Premium/Extended ) Your Existing Free/Premium WordPress Theme for better security, newly added features, enhancing performance etc. You can learn more on Understanding Domain, Hosting, Server, WordPress, Theme, Plugin, Website from This Link. WordPress releases many Updates each year including 02 Major Versions. We also update our Themes regularly. It is very important to update your WordPress and Theme for better security, enhanced performance, new features, latest technologies etc.
Only the ONE THEME, DEVELOPER and DEVELOPER PLUS Member can download and use Extend Version Themes from D5 Creation. Please follow these to download Extended Version Themes
If the Theme that you are installing provides instructions, be sure to read through and follow those instructions for the successful installation of the Theme. It is recommended that Theme developers provide installation instructions for their own Themes, because Themes can provide special optional functionality that may require more steps than the basic installation steps covered here. If your Theme does not work after following any provided instructions, please contact the Theme author for help. Make sure you have a copy of your old theme on your computer in case something goes wrong with the new theme. All the processes described below will overwrite your existing Theme Files but keep the posts, pages, contents, settings etc. as it was.
NO, You will not lose anything if you don't make any changes to the Theme Files. All of your Contents, Posts, Pages, Menus, WidGets, Settings will remain as it is after installing/updating to Extended Versions
After Updating Themes, you may find some Style Issues of your Site. Sometimes, some users contact us telling 'messed up' their sites. But, Please remember, that is not related to Theme Updates. We release the Updated Version after checking with different browsers many times. When we find everything all right and we become fully satisfy we release the Update. Most of the Cases the Messed Up Site is Related to the Cache. Some Sites may have Caching Plugin Installed. Some have Caching Services like CloudFlare. Some Hosting Providers have Aggressive Caching System to reduce the Server Load where users have very few control. So, After Theme Update, You will have to Clear/Purge/Flash the Cache. Then you will check your site with a Hard Refresh of your browser pressing Ctrl+F5. You can read This Article for details. You should also Contact with your Hosting Company for clearing any Caches from their Server. We have such Experiences with GoDaddy, BlueHost, HostMonster etc. users.
Follow the Second Option of the Video, but before uploading the Theme activate another Theme present in the list, then Delete the Theme You want to Update.
This process is like installing New Themes. This will keep your posts, pages, contents, menus, settings as it was.
This is not a Theme Issue. This is because your host/server has set a maximum file upload size for PHP which is lower than the Theme ZIP size. A Standard WordPress Host should have more than 20MB Size but many hosts have lesser than 2MB. So, if you face this problem, please contact your host/webmaster to increase the Maximum File Upload Size in PHP.ini or follow the Adding New Themes Manually (FTP) Method
If your host offers the cPanel control panel, and the Theme files are in a .zip or .gz archive follow these instructions. Note: This assumes the Theme you download is a compressed (zip) file and the files in the zip file are in their 'named' folder.
To add a new Theme to your WordPress installation, follow these basic steps:
To select a Theme for your site:
Our Themes are distributed with the Simplest Theme Options which have Powerful Features. It is as Easy as You think for using. You will find the Theme Options by: