In this video, I will cover three ways you can follow to manually update your WordPress theme and plugins to the latest version Hi, everyone! Robert here from ThemeIsle
com Like everything else, there are easy and complicated ways as well when we talk about updates, and in this video, you can see exactly which way is the best for you so keep watching First things first, I encourage you to do a full backup of your WordPress website right now, and you can see how to do that in the recommended video above Now let's start with the easiest way to manually update your WordPress theme or plugin to the latest version Install Easy Theme & Plugin Upgrades plugin the activate it
After you have installed the plugin download the latest version of the product from your themeislecom purchase history and then install it just like every other theme or plugin This is the fastest method and you can see you how to manually update a theme, for example
Reactivate the basic WordPress theme or any other theme available in the themes area of your dashboard and then delete the old version of your theme you need to update Now, upload the zip file with the one that you're just downloaded and be sure it is the latest version
Install and activate it then, and you're ready to go! If you do not have an FTP client then please download and install FileZilla, then contact your web host for the FTP details If you're using Filezilla make sure to check transfer type: binary After you have Filezilla installed, download the product and unzip it Overwrite the existing theme files through FTP by navigating to the WordPress installation directory usually inside public_html/wp-content/plugins/ or if it's a theme public_html/wp-content/themes/ Your full path might be a bit different but you will always find the themes in wp-content/themes/ and the plugins in wp-content/plugins
Simply copy all files from the previously extracted product zip file and drag it over to the folder on your server Select "overwrite" when FileZilla prompts what to do for all the files and then wait for files transfer to be completed Check if everything is ok by navigating to the live website then you are done!