How to Update Your Theme to a Newer Version

  1. Obtain a fresh version of the theme from ThemeForest Downloads page.
  2. Go to your Admin Panel → Appearance → Themes, activate a different theme, and delete the older version of the theme you want to update.
  3. Click the “Add new” button and upload the new version of the theme. Once the theme has been installed, click the “Activate” link.
  4. Install/update the required plugins. Once you install and activate the updated theme, you are presented with a message* similar to the one you see below (just like when you first installed the theme). Click the “Begin…” links and install/update the plugins.**

 

** — If you have dismissed the message, you can get to the required/recommended plugins list by going to:
yoursite.com/wp-admin/themes.php?page=tgmpa-install-plugins

* — If you are wondering why functionality is contained in plugins created by the same author who created the theme, please note that this is a ThemeForest requirement. This ensures that when you change a theme you don’t lose your data. In a word, themes = looks, plugins = functionality.