How to update WP Rentals and included plugins

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Update the theme via  FTP if you have a translation file done in wpresidence/languages or add the language files in child theme before updating via wp-admin – http://help.wprentals.org/2015/12/21/how-to-add-translated-po-files-in-child-theme/

Download the theme again from the Theme Forest account, where you initially purchased it. The download will be under your buyer account – Downloads. Download only “Installable WordPress file only”

To update the theme via wp-admin WITH BACKUP done via FTP:

Access your website via FTP and rename previous theme from wprentals to wprentals_old in path wp-content/themes

Then via wp-admin – themes – add the zip from your download – “Installable WordPress file only” and install it.

Activate is. That should be all.

Next – if you had any special modifications done in the previous theme version you can copy from wprentals_old backup to new wprentals folder. But we would strongly recommend using child theme for changes.

To update the theme via wp-admin WITHOUT BACKUP:

Go to Admin – Themes and delete the current theme (you can delete the theme only if you activate a different one, then delete it).

IMPORTANT: all your theme settings will NOT change during this process. But the language files (in wprentals/languages) folder and any other code changes you had done directly the wprentals theme folder will be deleted if you choose this method. But we would strongly recommend using child theme for changes to manage changes in code separately from theme update.

Then via wp-admin – themes – add the zip from your download – “Installable WordPress file only” and install it.

Activate is. That should be all.

 

To update the theme via FTP follow these steps:

If you cannot upload the theme via admin, check with hosting to increase your upload limits as recommended here – http://help.wprentals.org/2017/01/12/wordpress-server-requirements-to-install-and-use-wp-rentals/

Still, if you wish to update the theme via FTP follow these steps.

Unzip the File downloaded from theme forest – downloads.

Login to your FTP account and navigate to your WordPress Installation directory

Navigate to the folder /wp-content/themes

Replace the “wprentals” folder from FTP with the wprentals folder from the un-zipped theme pack

When notified if you want to overwrite files, choose ’YES’ to all.

IMPORTANT: Make sure you don’t copy theme inside theme or you’ll have issues using the theme.

PLUGINS UPDATE

The notifications from Visual Composer, Rev Slider or Ultimate Add-ons that you need the purchase license code to get automatic updates is just for clients who buy the license.

We bought commercial license so we can offer these plugins for free to our clients with WP Rentals theme. The steps are the same as in this video, even if the video was created with one of our other themes.

Option 1: Update plugins via wp-admin with theme update

Update the theme (see above help)

Update the plugin from the notice in header

Option 2 – Update plugins via wp-admin without updating the theme

1. If we release the latest plugins with theme updates, download the theme and find the latest plugins in wprentals/libs/plugins folder.

If you wish the plugins updates sooner than we make the theme update, open a support ticket here – http://support.wpestate.org/ and ask us for the latest plugins

2. Disable and delete the plugins from Admin – Plugins

3. Upload the new Plugins from Plugins – Add New

 

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