How To Update Your Theme

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    steelthemes
    December 21, 2016 at 2:20 am #242

    There are 4 ways to update your theme: use Envato Market Plugin or the Envato Toolkit plugin for automatic theme updates and manual update the theme via FTP or WordPress.

    Important: After updating the theme, all your content such as pages, options, images and posts will not be lost or erased by doing this. However, any customizations to the theme’s core files, such as PHP files, language files will be lost. So you need to the child theme to customize the theme and backup the lang file if you translated the theme.

    Method 1: Automatic Updates via The Envato Market Plugin

    The Envato Market plugin can install WordPress themes and plugins purchased from ThemeForest & CodeCanyon by connecting with the Envato Market API using a secure OAuth personal token. 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.

    Step 1Download WP Envato Market  plugin.

    Step 2Install and Active the plugin. In our documentation. we have guided how to install and active a plugin.

    Step 3 – If you translated the theme and the language files are in themes/factoryplus/lang/, you need to upload them to  wp-content/languages/themes/ If not, After updating the theme, any customizations to the theme’s core files, such as PHP files, language files will be lost.

    Step 4 – Click the Envato Market‘ menu in WordPress and connect to the API.

    Step 5 – Don’t forget to update the required plugins. In our documentation. we have guided how to do that.

     

    Method 2: Automatic Updates Via Envato Toolkit

    The Envato Toolkit is a great plugin created by Envato so you can update any ThemeForest theme right via your WordPress dashboard.

    Step 1Download Envato WordPress Toolkit  plugin.

    Step 2Install and Active the plugin. In our documentation. we have guided how to install and active a plugin.

    Step 3 – If you translated the theme and the language files are in themes/factoryplus/lang/, you need to upload them to  wp-content/languages/themes/ If not, After updating the theme, any customizations to the theme’s core files, such as PHP files, language files will be lost.

    Step 4 – Click the Envato Market‘ menu in WordPress and connect to the API.

    Step 5 – Don’t forget to update the required plugins. In our documentation. we have guided how to do that.

     

    Method 3: Manual Update Via WordPress

    Step 1Download FactoryPlus theme.

    Step 2 –  Go to Appearance > Themes and deactivate FactoryPlus theme. To deactivate, simply switch to a different theme. For example, the default WordPress Twenty Sixteen theme.

    Step 3 – If you translated the theme and the language files are in themes/factoryplus /lang/, you need to upload them to  wp-content/languages/themes/ If not, After updating the theme, any customizations to the theme’s core files, such as PHP files, language files will be lost.

    Step 4 – After deactivating you can go ahead and delete it. To do this, hover over the theme thumbnail then click ‘Theme Details’. In the bottom right corner of the window, click the ‘Delete’ button. All your content such as pages, options, images and posts will not be lost or erased by doing this. However, any customizations to the theme’s core files, such as PHP files will be lost. So you need to the child theme to customize the theme.

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    Step 5Upload, Install and Active the theme. In our documentation. we have guided how to do that.

    Step 6 – Don’t forget to update the required plugins. In our documentation. we have guided how to do that.

     

    Method 4: Manual Update Via FTP

    Step 1Download FactoryPlus theme.

    Step 2 – If you translated the theme , you need to backup lang folder. Log into your hosting space via an FTP software(Use a FTP client like FileZilla)  and navigate to the wp-content > plugins > FactoryPlus Visual Composer Addons > lang folder and download  it to your computer.

    Step 3 – If you translated the theme and the language files are in themes/factoryplus/lang/, you need to upload them to  wp-content/languages/themes/ If not, After updating the theme, any customizations to the theme’s core files, such as PHP files, language files will be lost.

    Step 4 – Upload, Install and Active the theme. In our documentation. we have guided how to do that.

    Step 5 – Don’t forget to update the required plugins. In our documentation. we have guided how to do that.

     

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