HOW TO UPDATE THE THEME AND 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 “All files and documentation” , unzip the theme pack and find the wprentals folder.

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To update the theme via wp-admin WITH BACKUP:

Access your websites FTP and rename previous theme from wprentals to wprentals_old in wp-content/themes folder

Then via wp-admin – themes – Add new wprentals.zip from latest theme pack (REMEMBER to unzip it first). And 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 to use child theme for changes.

To update the theme via FTP follow these steps:

Unzip the theme pack

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.

To update the theme via wp-admin follow these steps:

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

Unzip the theme pack

Go to wp-admin/Appearance-Themes and activate a different theme

Find wprentals theme and click delete. THIS WILL DELETE ALL FILES in the THEME (language files too)

Install again the theme from Appearance – Add New and select wprentals.zip from the latest theme pack

Activate the theme

IMPORTANT: all your theme settings will NOT change during this process. But the language files you had in the wprentals/languages folder will be deleted if you choose this method.

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 FTP with theme update

1. Update the theme (see above help)

2. For Visual Composer – via FTP go to wp-content/plugins/js_composer and delete the entire folder

For Revolution Slider – via FTP go to wp-content/plugins/revslider and delete the entire folder

For Ultimate Add-ons – via FTP go to wp-content/plugins/Ultimate_VC_Addons and delete the entire folder

3. Go to wp-admin and install the plugin again via the installation notice in header.

Option 2 – Update plugins via wp-admin after you get the latest zip  files from latest theme updates or from us

1. If we released 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. Activate a different theme from Admin – Appearance – Themes

3. Delete the plugins you wish to update from Admin – Plugins

4. Activate WP Rentals

5. Go to wp-admin and install the plugins via Plugins – Add New.

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