2.9. Update the theme

There are two ways to update your theme to the latest versions: via your back-end or via your FTP account.

  • Via the back-end:

Whenever our themes release a new version, you will automatically receive a notification to upgrade your site. Simply click the message to perform the action.

If you wish to do it manually, go to Engine SettingsWelcome from the back-end, then enter your license key on Enginethemes.com.

Enter your license key to get notification message whenever our themes are released new version

After you enter your license key, when new versions are released, notification message will be shown in your WordPress dashboard.

Notification is shown whenever our theme is updated

In order to update your theme, go to Appearance > Themes > Theme Details. Any themes that have updates available will display an alert banner. Choose the theme you want to upgrade and click on “update now” as the image below:

Click on the "update now" to update your theme

Please note that updating your theme will overwrite all files of the older version. So we advise you to make a backup of your current version before updating to the new version.

  • Via your FTP account:

When you download the latest version, extract the package in your computer and you'll find a file named " changelog.txt". This file includes all the files which have been changed in the new version.

Then, log in to your FTP account.

Visit the folder " .../wp-content/themes/your themes" and find your old theme.

In the local site section, select the folder that you have extracted.

Click on this folder, copy & drag all changed files to the " Remote site" section to overwrite your theme.

Finally, you should go to Engine Settings > Appearance > Themes > Theme Details to check your theme is updated or not.