WARNING: The update process will affect all the files and folders included in the main theme directory. Any changes you have made will be lost. However, the changes in you have made in Theme Options will be saved. But it is strongly recommended that before getting started, you back up your database and website files. This way if any issues occur, you can restore your website; stay safe my friends! If you don’t know how to get a back up then you are doomed! Just kidding. It’s quite easy, actually. All you have to do is go to this link.
Now, let’s get back to updating. There are two ways to update:
- Using Auto Update:
- If you have not installed it yet go to Appearance > Install Plugins and install and activate this plugin.
- It will need a Webnus License, which you can find under download tab after logging in to webnus.net.
- Copy the license key and enter it in Deep Theme dashboard. Don’t forget to select the corresponding license type.
- After that, you can go to WordPress Admin Dashboard > Updates and if you have any updates available you can update the theme with one click. Voila!
Please Note: If you are not lucky enough to get a notification for new update, reverse your luck by clicking Check Again to check from Webnus server.
- Now select the item you want to update (in this case Deep) and click Update Theme.
- After 7 to 10 seconds, you will have the new version of Deep Theme; like the example in the image below:
Via Host (only use this method if you know your way around hosts.):
- First, login to your Webnus account and, from download tab, download the latest version of Deep.
- If you have made changes in the main files of the theme, such as PHP, JS, and CSS files, then save them in another place to reuse after uploading the new version of the theme.
- If you have not changed anything, then proceed to the nest step.
- To update, please go to wp-content/themes and remove the old theme then copy the newly downloaded file (do not replace).
- It’s always a good idea to get a backup of your theme folder in case you need to go back to the previous version.
- After updating, please delete the installed plug-ins and re-install them via Appearance> Install Plug-ins. It is strongly recommended to delete the plug-ins one by one to avoid creating any conflicts in the plug-in uninstaller.
- If you have made changes in main files of the theme such as PHP, JS, and CSS files then save them in another place to reuse after uploading the new version of the theme.
- If your site is live and users are visiting your pages please activate “coming soon mode” by using maintenance mode plugins such as “WP Maintenance Mode” then go to Appearance> Themes and deactivate the theme and activate one of the WordPress default themes.