Updating theme and plugins

Topics we are going to cover:

1- How to get notified about updates

2- Updating theme using Envato toolkit plugin

3- Updating theme and plugins from WordPress admin panel

4- Updating theme and plugins using FTP

5- Do I need to worry about my website contents?

1- How to get notified about updates

Each time that we release a new update, an email notification will be send to customers that are in notifying list.

Please go to your themeforest account download page and make sure the “Get notified by email if this item is updated” is selected for Toranj theme.

2- Updating theme using Envato toolkit plugin

If you have installed and activated the Envato toolkit plugin you can update your theme directly from Envato server.

When the plugin is activated you should see ” Envato Toolkit” in your admin panel menu. If it is not there then you need to install and activate, the latest version of plugin can be found in package folder-> plugins-latest versions.

After activating the  plugin, you need to know your ThemeForest username and API key to set up the connection.

Where you can find your API key

If you’re using an app that requires your API key, you can find it by visiting your Account page then clicking the My Settings tab. At the bottom of the page you’ll find your account’s API key and a button to regenerate it as needed.

Here is a screenshot of setup up page:

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After setup you should see your purchased themes has been added at the end and there is a notification about updates, if there is any update available:

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All you need to do is click on update automatically and theme will be updated.

 

3- Updating theme and plugins from WordPress admin panel

You can update the theme using “Envato toolkit” but still you will need to updates packaged plugins manually.

The latest version of theme and plugins are always available in your themeforest account download page. You need to re-download the package and unzip it somewhere on your computer.

After unzipping the package you can find the latest version of theme in “toranj theme” folder but before updating you must deactivate and delete the old verison of theme.

In order to do that please go to your admin panel -> appearance-> Themes and activate any other available theme other than Toranj (Twenty Fourteen for example) and then click on Toranj theme details.

As you can see in following figure, there is a delete link at the right bottom corner of pop up:

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Ok now we need to install the latest version which is available in “toranj theme” folder inside downloaded package. If you forgot the installation process please check following tutorial:

Theme & plugin Installation

Updating plugins:

We have some plugins in Toranj theme like Gallery, Portfolio and etc that might need updating as well. After installing the new version of theme you will a notification in admin panel about the plugins which needs updating.

You can find latest version of plugins in “plugins – latest versions” folder but first you need to deactivate and delete the old ones. In order to do that go to admin panel -> plugins and dectivate and delete all plugins that needs updating. After that you should install those plugins again by uploading the zip file. If you forgot installing plugins please check following tutorial:

Theme & plugin Installation

4- Updating theme and plugins using FTP

This one is little advanced, if you do have access to your server FTP you can overwrite the theme and plugins files directly.

 

For uploading theme, unzip the theme file (toranj-theme-v*.zip) and upload the toranj folder to following address on your server:

WordPress root-> wp-content-> themes

For uploading plugins, unzip the plugin zip file and upload the folder to following path:

WordPress root-> wp-content-> plugins

5- Do I need to worry about my website contents?

Generally no update does not effects contents unless we mention it in update section of documentation but it is recommend that you get a backup before starting the procedure.