Upgrading your wordpress theme to the latest version is highly recommended. You’ll get latest features and you’ll also be up-to-date with any security patches.
There are many ways to upgrade a wordpress themes. I’ll explane step by step in this post two ways: with a third plugin or via FTP.
Update a WordPress Theme with the plugin Easy Theme and Plugin Upgrades
Step 1 – Install the Plugin
Go to Plugins>Add new
Search the plugin Easy Theme and Plugin Upgrades and click on Install Now.
At the end you can click on Activate.
Step 2 – Upgrade your WordPress Theme
Go to Appearance>Themes>Add new>Upload Theme
Now you have to choose Yes from the select Upgrade existing theme?
Click on Install Now, then on Activate.
Update a WordPress Theme via FTP
Step 1 – Download and Install FileZilla
Go to the website https://filezilla-project.org/ and dowload the last version of FileZilla Client.
Step 2 – FTP Account
Go to your Hosting Panel and find your FTP account. You need the username and the password.
Open FileZilla and click on File>Site Manager
Add the following details:
- Host: usually is ftp.yourdomainname.com
- Protocol: FTP or SFTP
- Logon Type: Normal
- User: your username
- Password: your password
Click on Connect.
Now you have two boxes.
- On the left you have your computer. Go to the folder with the last version of your wordpress theme. It should be unzipped.
- On the right you can see your hosting space. Go to the folder “…/yourdomain.com/wp-content/themes”.
Now click with the right button of the mouse on the theme’s folder and click on Upload.
That’s it! Simple, right? Now you have your website updated.
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