This step-by-step guide is here to help you updating your existing theme. There are two options to update your theme:
- Updating your theme via the WordPress Admin Panel
- Updating your theme via your FTP
*IMPORTANT* Before starting any update, make sure to backup your site in case you run into any issues. You can use one of the many WordPress backup plugin out there. Here is our step-by-step backup guide with the Duplicator plugin.
If you are not comfortable making these updates, make sure to ask your website admin to help.
Updating your theme via the WordPress Admin Panel
- Go to your WordPress admin panel
- In the admin panel select Updates where you will see all available updates for your site
- Select the specific theme you want to update
- Click the Update theme button
Updating your theme via your FTP
If your theme does not support automatic updating, update via FTP server is possible.
Install FTP client (FileZilla, TotalComander, Cyberduck etc)
Download the new version of your theme
Unzip the theme files to your computer
Login to your server using your credentials(server URL, username, password)
Open the folder of your theme: /wp-content/themes/your_theme_name (if you can't find this folder, contact support of your hosting provider to get help )
Upload your previously unzipped theme's files from your PC to your server in the folder /wp-content/themes/your_theme_name using ftp client.
Once the upload completes, your theme will be updated.