How to update your theme to the latest version available

Keeping your theme up to date is a good idea if you want all of the latest features and bugfixes. The current version number can be seen in the top right corner of the theme page. If your own theme version is older than this, you should update. Here is how:

First off, if you haven’t used a child theme for your theme customizations, you need to do the following before anything else:

  1. Backup your custom.css file
  2. Backup your custom language files
  3. Backup all custom code you’ve added in theme files

If you’ve used a child theme you don’t need to worry about losing any changes.

Next step – how to upload it: You can do one of the following:

  • Delete the current (parent) theme in the admin panel, upload the new zip file via admin and activate it
  • Delete the current theme folder via ftp and upload the new one
  • Change the old theme folder name to eg. theme-old via FTP, then upload the new zip via admin or FTP

Your admin panel settings will be saved, so you don’t have to worry about them. You may need to press save once in Theme Options for the settings to be re-added.

And there you go, you now run the latest version of the theme!

61 Responses

  1. Arati says:

    Hi Alex,
    First of all thank so for such a amazing theme. And on top of that you have make it available free of cost for each of us. I have been using your theme “Hueman” for my site http://sadtohappyproject.com/. Your theme is helping me to drive more traffic and decrease bounce rate. Just a small request. Could please help me how to change the color of small tab available between Follow and More tabs? Thanks n advance.

  2. Mariano says:

    Problem with WPSearch

    I have installed Hueman theme but when I try to activate WPSearch plugin the frontend and backend web fail (white screen)
    Probably there are a incompatibility in Theme and plugin, but It’s possible to solve this with any code or modification ?

    Thanks

  3. Jamil says:

    nice website, Thanks

  4. essien says:

    Hello Mr Alex, thank very much for the hueman theme, A quick one, the blog page on http://www.tdsonline.com.ng/blog stoped displaying blog posts. ive tried checking the reading settings and changing the primalink type but still not displaying post..please what else can i do

  5. batuakik says:

    sometimes it make me worry if the update meke my blog crash with the latest wordpress script

  6. I’ve got error on this “Change the old theme folder name to eg. theme-old via FTP, then upload the new zip via admin or FTP”

  7. Santus says:

    Thanks for a great theme. Its beautiful. Please how can i change font colour, size, boldness etc? besides, is there no slider feature?
    Ones again plenty thanks a good theme.

  8. Afiq Ilyasa Akmal says:

    Great tips! Thank you, Alex!

  9. باربری says:

    Hi alex , Thanks for great post , Best regards.

  10. Baron says:

    Thanks for this information

  11. Great post, Thanks for this information Thanks for a great theme

  12. Thanks for your sharing. Same question here how to change the color of small tab available between Follow and More tabs?

  13. OS Republik says:

    I was wondering, why Hueman from WordPress.org different from this site?

  14. Great article, i waiting for hueman update with another nice feature, thanks

  15. Azra Maryam says:

    How to Delete the current (parent) theme in the admin panel

  16. memey says:

    is there no slider feature?

  17. Kim Soul Jun says:

    i can’t backup custom.css file , need to learn more css 🙁

  18. kunirasem says:

    is there a way to delete the current parent theme via the admin panel?
    need help

  19. Thanks for your sharing. Same question here how to change the color of small tab available between Follow and More tabs?

  20. Gundul.in says:

    Great post, Thanks for this information Thanks for a great theme

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