Upgrading Jupiter Theme to V6

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In this article you will learn how to migrate to Jupiter v6, taking into account all of the changes that need closer inspection. We anticipate the migration process to be smooth and it will be just like another theme update

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Jupiter V6 Server Requirements

Before upgrading to V6 make sure your server complies with the WordPress environment requirements. We have been using some OOP techniques and standards that are not present in the php legacy versions (e.g. v5.2.X, v5.3.X). The minimum required version is PHP v5.6+. More information can found in the article Checking Server Requirements.


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InMotion > Up to 50% Discount
WPEngine > 20% Discount
DigitalOcean > $10 Discount
MediaTemple > 2 Months free on Annual Plan


Upgrading Jupiter Theme

Migration from Jupiter V4.X to Jupiter V6 will not be possible through the Envato Toolkit, so you should update it manually using either Appearance > Themes > Install Theme or via FTP.

These methods are described in the separate article Updating Theme and Child Theme. Please refer to these paragraphs only:

Choose one of the methods that suits you best.

Updating from Jupiter v5.X to Jupiter V6 is simple, from the WordPress left menu, go to Jupiter > Control Panel > Update and automatically update the theme from there. This method is also explained in this article.


WPBakery Page Builder

Visual Composer name is now changed to WPBakery Page Builder. Once you’ve updated to Jupiter V6, you can update the WPBakery Page Builder plugin.

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Note: To learn how to update WPBakery Page Builder, read this article.

Clearing the Theme Cache

In Jupiter V6, we store theme option-generated styles and used component assets (Javascript and Styles) into single CSS and JS files. These changes to the theme decrease the page loading time. We collect the features that are being used in a website into a database and keep track of them while you use the site. However in some cases you may need to click on the Clear Theme Cache button. This link appears in the WP header toolbar and you need to be logged in as an administrator to see it. This button will flush all stored data as well as static files. Each page visit will start to shape the content and generate the static files based on your usage. This feature is still in its beta stage, so if you encounter any issues please report them to the Artbees Helpdesk.

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Note: Make sure to clear both theme and browser cache to see the changes and conquer the possible caching issues.

New Features

Jupiter V6 introduces three new main features:

WPBakery Page Builder Frontend Editor

Edit and fine tune your website with our new Frontend Editor and see immediately how it looks in real time. To learn more about the frontend editor, check out this article.

Header Builder

Header builder is a new feature introduced to Jupiter V6 which lets you create and modify your website header using a visual drag & drop editor. To learn more about the header builder, check out this article.

Shop Customizer

The shop customizer is a new feature in Jupiter V6 which lets you customize the product list, product page and checkout & cart pages. To learn more about the shop customizer, check out this article.


Start a Tour Page Option Update

The “Start a Tour” module located in the header will need to be checked for option modifications. If you compare the screenshots below, you’ll notice that previously you would choose from options to select a link. However, in V5 and V6 you will need to paste a URL into the text field.

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Note: If need more help with the upgrading process, you can create a ticket at Artbees Helpdesk.
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