How do I know when a theme update has been released?

Sometimes you will get a notification on top of your WordPress dashboard about the theme update. If you are using a Themeforest theme, there are a few steps you have to do to update the theme. You can update it easily if you have the Envanto Toolikit installed in your WordPress admin area. You will see it as a tab on the left right under the comment tab. You can easily go there and update automatically just as you would update any plugin. However, if you don’t have the toolkit, then you have to go to the Themeforest website and redownload the updated them.

Once you have it on your local drive, unzip it, and get an ftp uploader. We use FileZilla which is fast, free and easy to use. From your ftp uploader, navigate to the wp-content, and then wp-themes directory. Next, drag the theme directory you have just downloaded into the wp-themes directory. Wait a few minutes until all of the files are uploaded. Now go to your blog/site and refresh. You may not notice a difference, but if the site is fine then you have just updated your theme successfully. You can go to your admin panel in WordPress to check for the version you updated to check if everything is in order.

2 Comments

  1. Phil

    I just purchased Dreamer on ThemeForest. The version number is 1.0 but the knowledgebase documentation refers to 1.1 and has different admin interfaces. Anyone know where I can find the update to 1.1.

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