How to update WP Residence via FTP and via wp-admin

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To update the theme via FTP follow these steps:

  • Download the theme again from the Theme Forest account, where you initially purchased it. The download will be under your buyer account – Downloads.
  • Unzip the theme pack
  • Login to your FTP account and navigate to your WordPress Installation directory
  • Navigate to the folder /wp-content/themes
  • Replace the “wpresidence” folder from FTP with the wpresidence folder from them un-zipped theme pack
  • When notified if you want to overwrite files, choose ’YES’ to all.

IMPORTANT: Make sure you don’t copy theme inside theme or you’ll have issues using the theme.

This solution ensures that any language file you have in wpresidence/languages folder stays untouched.

To update the theme via wp-admin follow these steps:

  • Download the theme again from the Theme Forest account, where you initially purchased it. The download will be under your buyer account – Downloads.
  • Unzip the theme pack
  • Go to wp-admin/Appearance-Themes and activate a different theme
  • Find wpresidence theme and click delete.
  • Install again the theme from Appearance – Add New and select wpresidence.zip from the latest theme pack
  • Activate the theme

IMPORTANT: all your theme settings will NOT change during this process. But the language files you had in the wpresidence/languages folder will be deleted if you choose this method.

To update the theme via wp-admin WITH BACKUP:

  • Access your websites FTP and rename previous theme from wpresidence to wpresidence_old in wp-content/themes folder
  • Then via wp-admin – themes – Add new wpresidence.zip from latest theme pack (REMEMBER to unzip it first). And Activate is. That should be all.Next – if you had any special modifications done in the previous theme version you can copy from wpresidence_old backup to new wpresidence folder. But we would strongly recommend to use child theme for changes.
Anna
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