How can I download/update my theme?

Updated: April 23, 2014, 8:22 am

If you purchase our theme at ThemeForest portal, all you need to do is just sign in with your username and password, and then download your chosen theme.

When you need to download the new version of our theme, all steps are the same, just sign in with your credentials and download theme again from Downloads section in your profile, see an image below.

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I need update my theme

Following the steps above, you download zip package from ThemeForest.
Package from ThemeForest may contains also additional stuff, to receive in downloaded package only theme files, select option Installable WordPress file only after click on Download button.

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If you select option All files & documentation for download, you’ll receive package which contains also another stuff like documentation, license, psd files…
In this case is package with theme files inside folder WP in main package downloaded from ThemeForest.

Note:
If you made some changes in theme files directly, backup please your changes before updating, otherwise you’ll lose all your modifications.
Everything what you’ve created in WordPress Admin (posts, pages, sliders and other custom types) is saved in database – you’ll not lose this stuff with theme update.

If you changed name of theme folder, be sure please that after update you are using the same folder name for new version of theme. Otherwise some theme options will not work correctly as the path to theme folder will be different.

Update theme via WordPress Admin section

1. Deactivate currently used theme – activate another theme, for example one of default WordPress themes.

2. Delete theme which you are going to update. Open theme Details and click Delete button.

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If you do not delete theme, you probably receive error that theme folder already exists and installation failed.

3. Click Add New, on the next screen click Upload Theme button and browse for downloaded zip file with theme. Click Install Now:

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4. Theme is successfully installed, click on Activate.

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Update theme via FTP

1. Connect to your WordPress installation using your favorite FTP client (for example FileZilla)
2. Go to the themes folder of your installation ./wp-content/themes/ and find folder with name of your theme which you are going update.
3. Delete folder with theme files.
4. Copy folder with theme from downloaded package to you server, into folder ./wp-content/themes/

If you changed name of theme folder, be sure please that after update you are using the same folder name for new version of theme. Otherwise some theme options will not work correctly as the path to theme folder will be different.

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