How to upgrade to the latest version

Every now and then we release an update to our current themes. This can be for various reasons, such as to add new design elements or theme features, fix compatibility issues, or to ensure the themes core files remain functional with the latest versions of WordPress or required plugins.

If you experience problems with your theme after updating WordPress, you’ll usually find that you’ll need to update your theme and plugins to the latest version. As we sell our themes directly via themeforest, you’ll be able to download the latest version via your themeforest account, which you can access by clicking here.

Sign in using your login credentials, then click your username in the top right hand corner and select downloads from the dropdown menu. A list of previously purchased items will be displayed, find the relevant theme name and click to download the zip file.

Once you have the new zip file saved to your desktop, you can use one of the methods below to update your theme. Please note: We always advise fully backing up your site and keeping a copy of any customisations you’ve made prior to making any changes on your site. 

Updating via FTP

Double click on the zip file you’ve saved to your desktop to extract the theme files. Inside the unzipped folder you’ll find a number of files, including documentation, import files and the theme folder.

Using your chosen FTP client, upload the theme folder via ftp into the themes folder on your hosting account to overwrite the existing/older version of the theme.

Updating via the WordPress admin

Double click on the zip file you’ve saved to your desktop to extract the theme files. Inside the unzipped folder you’ll find a number of files, including documentation, import files and the theme folder.

Via the WordPress admin go to appearance>themes and switch your theme to the standard WordPress themes, such as the Twenty Fourteen theme.  Then via appearance>themes delete the current version of the RedFactory theme you’re wishing to update.

Then navigate to appearance>themes>add new>upload theme, and select the theme zip file for the folder you extracted previously. Hit upload to complete the process and install the new version of your theme.