February 16, 2013 at 5:54 pm #20415
is there a how to for updating the theme?
I made some changes here and there, that will probably get lost, when updating/replacing files, I guess.
Actually I could use some real help. I already sent a mail to Peter, too. No reply, yet. Is he around?
I am still running 1.01 and WP 3.4.2.
BorisFebruary 16, 2013 at 8:34 pm #107557
We typically don’t answer direct emails as it doesn’t allow a topic to be tracked or others to address it. My email actually deletes anything with a link to a topic as spam, not sure about any of the others.
For updating, you just download the theme files from your downloads on themeforest. The main package will have the theme docs, license and other files inside of it as well as the actual sentence.zip file that can be uploaded through the wordpress admin as the actual theme.
You can just upload that zip using the wordpress admin unless your setup doesn’t allow writing over the files. In that case, you’ll need to upload the theme files via FTP.
If you’ve made any changes to the actual theme files, make a backup of all those files locally. After you update, you can check the version.txt file that was in the main package you downloaded from themeforest and see if any of your modified files were changed in the updates. If so, you’ll need to re-add those changes individual instead of just writing over the entire file.
Then update WordPress to 3.5 as well as any plugins you have running since some things were changed in 3.5 and many plugins needed updating.
DevinFebruary 16, 2013 at 9:14 pm #107558
thanks! I made the mistake to not document my changes.
On the themeforest page the change-log says, that only a few files changed. e.g. styles css… wouldnt it be easier and safer just to replace the files that changed, instead of uploading/installing the whole package?
Do you have any tips, how I can manage this effectively?
PS: From now on, I will commment any change I make… ;-)February 18, 2013 at 7:01 am #107559
1) Yes, use ftp to replace the files manually.
2) You can use tools like notepad++ to compare the files side by side.
3) Your mail was in my spam folder. I’ll answer it asap.
PeterFebruary 18, 2013 at 9:00 am #107560
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