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  • Sue Young
    Participant
    August 26, 2019 at 3:46 pm #44107

    I currently and using version 1.8 so am quite behind in updating. How do I update the theme? I don’t see a link in the admin to do so.

    (Google maps on my contact page has stopped working and I don’t see where to put the api code -that is what started this)

    Thanks
    Sue

    Sue Young
    Participant
    Posts: 77
    August 27, 2019 at 6:25 pm #44109

    Somebody please help me on this.

    Thanks
    Sue

    Evgeny
    Keymaster
    Posts: 152
    August 27, 2019 at 7:43 pm #44112

    Hi. to update from an old version to a new one you just need to upload the new Evolve plus and simply switch to it (activate). Our scripts should be able to pick up your settings from the old theme and transfer them. However, given the fact that you are using a very old theme and overall as a good rule of thumb, DO NOT forget to back everything up, including your website and database. Is something goes wrong, you can always switch back.

    Sue Young
    Participant
    Posts: 77
    August 28, 2019 at 5:20 pm #44118

    I just tried to install and got the following :

    Unpacking the package…

    Installing the theme…

    Destination folder already exists. /home/designbysue/public_html/wp-content/themes/evolve-plus/

    Theme installation failed.

    Evgeny
    Keymaster
    Posts: 152
    August 28, 2019 at 7:25 pm #44120

    Sorry, I misled you by mistake. This is the way to upgrade from the free theme to the new one. Basically, when you are updating from an old theme to the new, you need to rename the old theme folder to something else, and simply enable the new one. Our upgrading function should be able to pick up all your Redux settings. But since it is a very old theme, please make sure you back everything up before you do this.

    Sue Young
    Participant
    Posts: 77
    August 30, 2019 at 3:08 pm #44126

    So rename the old then upload the new and enable it?
    ( I don’t get notifications that the posts are updated even though I check the box – so have to check back – sorry for the delay)

    Evgeny
    Keymaster
    Posts: 152
    August 30, 2019 at 3:51 pm #44127

    Sorry that you didn’t get the notifications – they sometimes do get lost in spam lately, we are looking into it. And yes, the process is to remove the old theme or to rename its folder, and then upload and activate the new one. I remind you again – do NOT forget to back up the old theme and the database, so you can roll back in case you need it.