With an active Organic Themes license, updates can be performed within the WordPress dashboard with a single click. A theme license is provided upon purchase, and is located within your Organic Themes account. Licenses are applied by entering the license key within the Appearance > Theme License section of the WordPress admin menu. Once a license has been activated, you can update your theme by navigating to Appearance > Themes within the WordPress dashboard.
- Activate Your Organic Theme
- Navigate To Appearance > Theme License
- Enter Your Theme License And Activate (Licenses Are Located In Your Account)
- Navigate To Appearance > Themes
- Click The “Update” Link
Note: If you do not see the “Theme License” link within your WordPress dashboard, you are most likely using a Lite theme version or a significantly outdated Organic Theme. In which case you will need to refer to the manual update.
First, you will need to download the .zip file for the latest theme version from your Organic Themes account. Once downloaded, unzip the file to obtain the theme folder. Next, you will need an FTP application such as FileZilla or Transmit. Once you have logged in to your web server via FTP, navigate to the “themes” folder on your server (mydomain.com > wp-content > themes). Locate the theme folder, and replace the old version with the newer theme version from your computer.
WordPress Dashboard Method
This method requires deleting the old theme version, then uploading the latest version. Please refer to our theme installation instructions for uploading your theme. Also, if you have made any custom changes to the theme code, make a backup of your existing theme and save it to your computer before updating. Follow these instructions to update your theme from the WordPress dashboard.
- Download Latest Theme Version From Account
- Navigate To Appearance > Themes In WordPress Dashboard
- Deactivate Your Theme
- Delete The Deactivated Theme
- Click The “Add New” Button To Upload The Latest Version
- Activate The Theme
- Navigate To Appearance > Customize To Save Theme Options
Note: If you are updating from a significantly outdated theme version, the theme options and even the theme design may have changed significantly over the years. Be prepared to re-save your theme options, and make sure you are happy with the new theme design before proceeding.