April 4, 2012 at 12:31 pm #11074
Hi, I’m very excited to read that the new Flashlight 6.0 update fixes the cufon rollover problem. However, I guess I’ve never updated a theme and am not exactly sure what to do. First I downloaded it from Themeforest, removed the Flashlight.zip from the larger folder to my desktop (not doing that resulted in a “The theme is missing the style.css stylesheet” error), and then tried to upload to my site via WP theme uploader. I get this message: “Destination folder already exists. /home2/bar9/public_html/wp-content/themes/flashlight/
Theme install failed.”
Do I simply rename the zip file to something or ….? Also, do I have to worry about losing anything, like all my custom css, by doing this upgrade?
Thanks for answering these basic questions.April 6, 2012 at 6:41 am #70431
I’d recommend to use a ftp client like filezilla for this task. Connect to your server, navigate to wp-content/themes/flashlight and backup the theme files if you’ve made any customizations. Then unpack the themeforest zip file and unpack the flashlight.zip file. Then upload the uncompressed theme folder into wp-content/themes/ and overwrite the existing files. At least replace your custom.css file (if it contains any custom css code – otherwise skip this step).April 6, 2012 at 3:25 pm #70432
I’m new. Are we notified of new Flashlight versions and updates via email or do we need to check the update list on the support forum from time to time?
Thanks!April 6, 2012 at 4:38 pm #70433
Currently we do not offer an update notification service. Envato is working on a system which will enable the plugin and theme authors to notify their users but at the moment you need to check this thread: http://www.kriesi.at/support/topic/latest-theme-updates-please-check-if-yourre-using-an-outdated-theme-version from time to time.April 7, 2012 at 4:51 pm #70434
I just wondered if instead of all the backing up and theme updating, maybe it’s possible for me just to add some custom css coding to my current theme to make the cufon rollovers show up? If so, can you share what that custom css would be? If not, I’ll try the updating and overwriting, with fingers crossed. Thanks.April 9, 2012 at 9:01 pm #70435
There were a number of fixes in the last update so I would suggest, if you can, upload the new theme files on top the old ones via FTP. The fix isn’t css related so a quick copy and paste wouldn’t fix it.
You can download the custom.css file and re-upload the file after the update to make sure any css changes present are added once again.
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