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How do I update my theme with the latest version?

Updating your theme to the latest version is sometimes necessary in order to apply bug fixes to your theme or even add additional features that may be available. 

Please read through the following instructions carefully (including the 2 important details below) and let us know via a support ticket if you have any questions at all. 



Important! 
By default, WordPress should save your content to your database. This is why your content appears on whatever theme you have activated within your WP Dashboard. However, it's always a good idea to create a database backup before deleting a theme, just in case.

PLEASE NOTE: If you've modified any of the theme files yourself, you'll need to note these changes prior to updating in order to re-implement them once you've installed the latest version of the theme.
The update will replace your previous version's theme files with new ones. 

Any Custom CSS additions placed within your Custom CSS box should remain safe and sound. 




DOWNLOADING THE NEW THEME VERSION:


Simply log into your ThemeForest account you used to initially purchase the theme. 
Inside, navigate to your "Downloads" page and find the theme in the list. 
Re-download the theme you'd like to update.

If you purchased your theme from Creative Market, you can navigate to your "Purchases" page and download the theme again.



INSTALLING THE NEW THEME VERSION:

  1. Navigate to WP Dashboard > Appearance > Themes
    You'll need to "Activate" another theme. It can be any theme at all aside from the theme you're updating. 
    *WP will not allow you to delete a theme that is currently activated.*

  2. Once you've activated another theme, click on the Solo Pine theme you'd like to update.
    In the bottom right corner is a little option to "Delete" the theme.
    Go ahead and delete it.

  3. Once the theme is deleted, you can now re-install the newest version of the theme.
    Appearance > Themes > Add New > Upload Theme > Select the theme's ZIP file > Install Now.
    Remember!
    It's important to install the theme's ZIP file, and not the entire theme package. Otherwise you will receive an error message.