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March 10, 2013 at 1:23 pm #21084
as I’m not an pro user, I’d like to see a step-by-step tutorial on updating woo2 and replete theme.
As it appears to me, I can only uninstall the replete theme and reinstall the new version – there’s no theme update option found in WP
So all changes I done on replete I have to redo as well…
Any tut for dummies on the way???
TomMarch 11, 2013 at 2:21 pm #110390
Sure thing, for right now I would suggest just not updating to 2.0 just yet anyway.
Typically however, you updated in the exact same way you first installed the theme. You download the files from your Downloads on themeforest, then unzip that big file so that you have the folder with the license, version and other files. There will also be the replete.zip file which is the actual theme.
You just choose to install the theme from the wordpress admin just like you did the first time and will overwrite the current them. If it isn’t able to, the permissions on your server are set in such a way that overwriting folders is not allowed from within wordpress. You can either ask your host to change it for you, to direct you in changing it or just update the theme via FTP.
For FTP, you unzip the theme folder so that its the replete folder with the theme files inside it. There will probably also be an OSX folder that can be deleted as it just contains information for Macs and isn’t needed on the server. You then connect to the server via FTP, navigate to your themes folder and drag and drop the updated replete folder on top of the replete theme folder on your server.
You only need to make backups if you edited the actual theme files themselves.
DevinMarch 12, 2013 at 2:58 am #110391
I can’t find any information about updating the Abundance theme, especially after making edits to CSS and theme options and adding several social media icons via the source code because the social media networks weren’t in the theme editor.March 12, 2013 at 4:26 am #110392
I don’t know what you mean. Basic updates are done as I’ve laid out above (for any theme not hosted on wordpress.org).
If you’ve modified the theme files, you can either do a backup of all of those pages and just install the most recent update completely (re-adding your changes afterwards) or try updating only those files mentioned in the version.txt file that comes in the main package from themeforest.
DevinMarch 14, 2013 at 7:19 am #110393
you said: “S…for right now I would suggest just not updating to 2.0 just yet anyway.”
I did it, because it is yet a development site and I do want deploy major upgrades before I go live with it
TomMarch 14, 2013 at 9:05 pm #110394
I don’t ever recommend updating major components of a site if the site is already live. I tend to wait a month or so before doing a big update like that and even then on a development server first.
Since you are on a development server you could do so now without issue. There are however a handful of bugs getting worked on right now for Replete so not everything is back up to perfect quite yet.
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