How to update your enfold theme

Overview

Update via Dashboard

Time to time we release new updates which enhance your theme with new features and security updates.

  • Login to WordPress and click on Dashboard > Update
  • Click on the Check button in the update page.
  • If any theme updates are available WordPress will display the list of themes below.

Update via Theme Options

  • Log into WordPress dashboard.
  • Navigate to Enfold > Theme Updates
  • If new theme updates are available you should see Update option.

Update via FTP

  • Log into your FTP account using an FTP program like FileZilla.
  • Locate the WordPress installation folder and browse to wp-content/themes.
  • Delete the enfold theme folder.
  • Extract the theme files from enfold.zip and upload the enfold folder with the theme files.
  • Upload the main theme files to wp-content/themes/enfold and child theme files to wp-content/themes/enfold-child
  • To confirm please check the version number in Enfold > Theme Update

Troubleshoot

Missing style sheet error

A common issue that can occur with users new to installing WordPress themes is a “Broken theme and/or stylesheets missing” error message being displayed when trying to upload or activate the theme. This error message does not mean that the theme you have purchased is broken. If you are getting the no style.css message it means you aren’t actually uploading the actual theme file.

When you download the theme files from themeforest you can either download:

  • All files (with documentation, psd files, wordpress theme, licence, versions file etc).
  • Only the theme files.

If you download only the theme files and upload them to your server the theme will work fine. If you download “All files” you need to unpack the downloaded zip file first. Inside you will find another ZIP file that contains the actual theme files. This is the folder you can upload to your server.

If you need more information about this topic. Here is a video tutorial by themeforest .

Missing Theme Update Notification

If you do not see the theme update notification display automatically from time to time:

  • Check the API key is correct in Enfold > Theme Updates
  • Check for updates manually from Dashboard > Update

    If an update is available WordPress will display the list of plugins and themes.
  • Click on “Check Manually” from Enfold > Theme Updates
  • Try to clear WordPress transients using this plugin and make sure your API key is correct.
  • If it does not help, you need to update/re-install the theme manually via FTP or cPanel.

Unfortunately, not all Server environments are able to make use of the auto-update feature provided by ThemeForest :/