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  • #1022056

    Actually, the following should be known, since it has already been often thematized here. But headings like “white screen of death” or requests for downloads of older versions make it necessary to point this out again.

    A more time consuming method but the safest way to update Enfold is to use the ftp upload.

    To have a backup of the previous version for a rollback, login to your root directory via ftp.

    After unpacking the downloaded zip file rename the new enfold folder to enfold-new.
    Upload this folder to the themes folder.
    When this is done, you can rename the still active enfold folder to enfold-old and rename the enfold-new folder to enfold. This could be done via your ftp-client program.
    Ideally by that method the page should be offline only for a few seconds.

    Now see if your site works according to your wishes.
    Individual inconsistencies can certainly be clarified here on board.

    If you have a page that doesn’t work anymore you can rename the Enfold folder to e.g. enfold-neweset and rename the older folder back to enfold.

    Then it is possible to search for the reasons for the behaviour without sending the life site offline.

    Summary:

    • Update via ftp.
    • Rename the downloaded newest version to enfold-new
    • Upload that enfold-new folder to the themes folder
    • Rename your enfold folder to f.e. enfold-old
    • Rename your enfold-new folder to enfold
    • Check if all your existing settings work to your full satisfaction. Yes – then stop here
    • No – delete or rename back the enfold folder back to enfold-new
    • rename the enfold-old folder back to enfold
    #1022412

    Hey Guenter,

    I have send those details to Vinay – may be good to added on our Knowledge Base :)

    Best regards,
    Basilis

    #1022457

    Hi Guenter,

    thank you, that worked pretty well!

    Best regards
    Lin

    #1022610

    Hi,

    Thanks @guenni007 for sharing and for helping out. This plugin should also allow you to install the .zip file downloaded from Themeforest without having to delete anything: https://wordpress.org/plugins/update-theme-and-plugins-from-zip-file/

    Best regards,
    Rikard

    #1056107

    the procedure above has one big advantage:
    Uploading the new theme takes a little time; if all goes well, the page will only be offline for the small amount of time that it will be renamed.

    • Update via ftp.
    • Rename the downloaded newest version to enfold-new
    • Upload that enfold-new folder to the themes folder
    • Rename your enfold folder to f.e. enfold-old
    • Rename your enfold-new folder to enfold
    • Check if all your existing settings work to your full satisfaction.
    • Yes – then stop here
    • No – delete or rename back the enfold folder back to enfold-new
    • rename the enfold-old folder back to enfold
    #1132998

    Genius.

    #1133247

    Hi,

    Thanks for the feedback @gianmarizzi :-)

    Best regards,
    Rikard

    #1137594

    I can only advise anyone to follow this path, especially if it’s a major update. You always have the roll-back in the background.
    For smaller updates I recently also use the “update plugin and themes via zip” plugin, which works similar on request ( settings ).

    #1138259

    Hi,

    Thanks for helping out @guenni007 :-)

    Best regards,
    Rika

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