1. Prepare Update Theme:
- We recommend you have a current backup of your site including wp-content folder, wp-config.php file and .htaccess file and a copy of wordpress database.
- Don’t rename theme folder.
- Reset browser cache, server cache and plugin cache.
- Update required and recommended plugins.
2. Update Theme:
Traditional Update Method:
This method does require more steps and manual work. First you need to manually download the new theme package from your Themeforest account. Once you have the new theme package, you can choose to upload the theme via WordPress or FTP. Please see the information below for how to download new files, and install it via WP or FTP.
How to download new theme files from themeforest:
Step 1 – Log in to your Themeforest account and navigate to your downloads tab. Find the “combiz” theme purchase.
Step 2 – Click the “download” button next to it and choose to download the “Installable WordPress Theme” which is just the WordPress file, or choose the “Main Files” which is the entire package that contains everything.
Step 3 – Then you need to decide how you want to install the update via FTP or WordPress. Directions for both methods are below.
2.1 How to update your theme vai FTP:
Step 1 – Go to “wp-content > themes” location using your FTP client and backup your “ComBiz” theme folder by saving it to your computer, or you can choose to simply delete it. Your content will not be lost.
Step 2 – Retrieve the “combiz.zip” file from your new Themeforest download and extract the file to get the “combiz” theme folder.
Step 3 – Then simply drag and drop the new “combiz ” theme folder into “wp-content > themes” location. Choose to “Replace” the current one if you did not delete it.
Step 4 – Lastly, update the included plugins. You will see a notification message letting you know the plugins have a new version and need to be updated. You should update the plugins. You can see Update Plugin for more details. Step 5 – Please regenerate Theme CSS and Plugins CSS.
N: B: always use child-theme to make your changes, it’s the safest way to keep your changes on theme during update the parent theme.
2.2 How to update your theme vai WordPress:
Step 1 – You need to deactivate the current “combiz” theme in the “Appearance > Themes” section by simply activating a different theme. Once you activate a different theme, you can delete the Co-Medical theme. Don’t worry, your content will not be lost.
Step 2 – Retrieve the “combiz.zip” file from your new Themeforest download. If you downloaded the “Main Files” from Themeforest, then you need to unzip the archive file you received, the combiz.zip will be inside of it.
Step 3 – Then simply upload the “combiz.zip” by clicking “Appearance > Themes > Add New Theme” section. Then click “Chose File” button, navigate and select your newly downloaded “combiz.zip” file, click “open” then click “Install Now” button. after while once it uploads, choose to activate the theme.
Step 4 – Lastly, update the included plugins. You will see a notification message letting you know the plugins have a new version and need to be updated. You should update the plugins. You can see below more details for Update Plugins.
Using Envato Toolkit:
The Envato WordPress Toolkit plugin lets you view your ThemeForest purchases within the WordPress dashboard and select whether or not to receive updates.
How to use envato toolkit plugin:
Step 1 – You will need to generate an API key to link your WordPress site to your Themeforest account. Login to Themeforest, go to your dashboard and click on “My Settings.” The API Keys screen allows you to generate a free API key.
Step 2 – Install and activate the toolkit plugin. A new menu item, “Envato Toolkit”, will appear in the admin sidebar. Click on the sidebar link and enter your marketplace username and secret API key. Click “Save Settings.” All of your theme purchases will now appear on this page after it refreshes.
Step 3 – The plugin will now alert you to theme updates – so long as you check the toolkit settings regularly. Click on “install automatically” beside each of your themes to automatically update them. The toolkit settings page also allows you to install themes that you haven’t already uploaded to your site, delete ones you don’t use and view version details. You can also set up theme backups.
Like WordPress itself, you can update plugins with a one click method. To do that, go to the ‘Updates’ section of your administration panel.
If there are some plugins that can be updated, they will appear here, right below the part which tells you if a new version of WordPress is available or not.
To update your plugins, select them and click on the ‘Update Plugins’ button.
Whether for plugins, you will be led to another page which will inform you about the progress of the update, just as it does with the WordPress update.
Note that for plugins, another section will also allow you to update in one click: the ‘Installed Plugins’ section in the Dashboard. If a plugin can be updated, a message will appear right below it, with a link to update it automatically. You can even select all of your plugins and chose ‘Update’ in the drop down list to bulk update the ones that need it.
We embedded Combiz Extention Plugin in local file, You couldn’t update these plugins automatically, you should update manually these plugins.
1. Please go Plugins.
2. Select and deactivate these plugins.
3. Select and delete these plugins.
4. Please go Appearance > Install Plugins.
5. Upload and install these plugins.
6. Select and activate these plugins.