Updating Jupiter Theme and Child Theme

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Jupiter WordPress theme is under active development therefore you need to keep your website updated always. There are several ways for updating theme and child theme.

In this article, we will explain three methods for updating the theme and child theme

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Note: The article is only intended for updating Jupiter version 5.x.x to the latest version.
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Note: Please note that theme and template are different subjects. To learn about templates, check out this article.

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Before the update

  • Check the Release notes page.
  • Make sure your server meets Jupiter’s technical requirements.
  • Deactivate your caching plugins temporarily.
  • Backup your website.

Updating theme automatically

We have added a new automatic update method from Jupiter version 5.1 that lets you update your theme in one-click.

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Note: Make sure to register your theme before proceeding.

To update the theme:

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From WordPress left menu, go to Jupiter > Control Panel.

Updating Jupiter - Control panel menu

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In the control panel, click on Theme Updates and then Update. Be patient until the update process is done. In some web hosts, it may take several minutes.

Updating Jupiter - Control panel

 

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Note: If for any reason you do not see the notification, from the WordPress left menu go to Dashboard > Updates and click on Check Again button and check back.

Updating theme via FTP

If you have problems with automatic updates, consider updating your theme via an FTP client.

1
Download the theme again from ThemeForest.
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Extract the downloaded .zip file into a folder.
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Use an FTP client (like FileZilla) to access your host web server.

Updating theme and child theme - FTP root directory

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In the file browser, navigate to /wp-content/themes.

Updating theme and child theme - FTP themes directory

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Drag and drop the extracted theme main folder into the directory.
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The FTP program will give a warning that there is an existing directory with the same name, choose Replace All.

Updating theme and child theme - theme overwrite

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Once done, check the theme version in WordPress admin dashboard.

Updating theme via WordPress dashboard

You can manually delete and install Jupiter through the WordPress dashboard. Your settings and content will be safe since it is all stored in the theme’s database.

Deleting the outdated theme version

1
From WordPress left menu, go to Appearance > Themes.

Updating theme and child theme - appearance menu

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Activate one of the WordPress default themes temporarily.

Updating theme and child theme - temporary activate

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Click on Jupiter Theme Details button.

Updating theme and child theme - theme details button

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In the bottom right corner, click on the Delete button.

Updating theme and child theme - delete button

Installing the updated theme version

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Download the theme again from ThemeForest.
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Extract the downloaded .zip file into a folder.
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From WordPress left menu, go to Appearance > Themes.

Updating theme and child theme - appearance menu

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Click on Add New Theme button.

Updating theme and child theme - add new theme

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Click on Upload Theme button.

Updating theme and child theme - upload theme button

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Click on Browse and select Jupiter.zip, then click the Install Now button.

Updating theme and child theme - install now button

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Wait for the installation to complete.
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If the theme is installed successfully, click on the Activate button.

Updating theme and child theme - activate button


Updating the child theme

If there is a child theme installed and activated on your website there is no need to update it like the parent theme.

By checking Release Notes you can see if the update has changed something related to your customization in the child theme. In that case only an update to your custom code in the child theme is required.

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Note: If you are looking to upgrade your theme from v4 to v5, check out this article.
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