Theme Installation / Updating

Install via the Envato ( ThemeForest ) Plugin

ThemeForest have introduced a new method of updating / installing your Themes. Download the following plugin:

 

Download: https://github.com/envato/envato-wordpress-toolkit/archive/master.zip

 

This option is the preferred method as it allows you to create backups and upgrade to future versions.

  1. You have the option to either ZIP the plugin ( if it’s not already ) upload via the WordPress admin → PluginsAdd New or upload the `envato-wordpress-toolkit` folder to the `/wp-content/plugins/` directory
  2. Activate the plugin through the `Plugins` menu in WordPress.
  3. To establish an Envato Marketplace API connection navigate to the `Envato Toolkit` page and insert your Marketplace username and secret API key.
  4. API key in the designated input fields. To obtain your API Key, visit your “My Settings” page on any of the Envato Marketplaces.
  5. Once the API connection has been established you will see a list of themes that can be auto installed. If you don’t see any themes and are certain you’ve done everything correct, there is a good chance the theme author has not updated their theme to be available for auto install and update. If that’s the case, please contact the theme author and ask them to update their theme’s information.

 

Note: If you have already installed the theme using an alternative method and wish to use the Envato toolkit plugin, you will need to remove current version of the Theme from the WordPress admin.

You may want to consider a ‘maintenance‘ plugin whilst you make the change over.

 

Installing via WordPress Admin

To install a theme correctly, you MUST UNZIP the file provided by ThemeForest.

  1. Now ZIP (compress) just the DynamiX folder. ( DO NOT include the DynamiX-Wordpress, PSD, Licensing or DynamiX-Demo-Data Folders).
  2. The correct theme folder with have the style.css file within the root. i.e. DynamiX/style.css
  3. The file is now ready to be uploaded via the WordPress admin.
  4. Go to Appearance Themes and click Install Themes tab
  5. Click Upload and then Browse to find your theme
  6. Click the Install Now button to upload it
  7. Now you can active the Theme.

 

Install via FTP

To install a theme correctly, you MUST UNZIP the file provided by ThemeForest.

  1. Locate DynamiX folder – i.e. DynamiX-Wordpress/DynamiX
  2. The correct theme folder with have the style.css file within the root. i.e. DynamiX/style.css
  3. Open your FTP client and connect to your server.
  4. Locate the themes directory e.g. ‘/wp-content/themes/
  5. Upload the DynamiX folder to this directory, once the folder has uploaded it should read ‘/wp-content/themes/DynamiX
  6. Log into the WordPress admin, go to Appearance Themes and activate the Theme.

 

Updating the Theme

As previously mentioned, the Envato plugin is the best method for installing the Theme, it allows you to create backups and upgrade the theme, however if you wish to upgrade via FTP, you can do the following.

  1. Open your FTP client and connect to your server.
  2. Locate the theme in the themes directory e.g. ‘/wp-content/themes/DynamiX
  3. Make a backup if needed by downloading the current version of the Theme to your computer.
  4. Upload the new DynamiX folder to the exact same directory, overwriting the existing files.
  5. Once completed the new version will already be active.