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    Hello, this is the first time I am going to update the Enfold theme. With other themes I just download the files and upload (overwrtie) the old files with the new files in FileZilla ftp.

    Is that the way to do it with the Enfold theme too? Just overwrite the files?

    Thank you!


    Hey Alwin,

    To update to the latest version follow the simple instructions here. (Or if you want the super detailed explanation you can read this blog post)

    Best regards,


    Hello, I still have the same question :)

    I am using a child theme and when I upgrade a new Enfold version I use the FTP method.

    In the instructions I read that I have to delete the complete Enfold map and then upload the new Enfold map. Is that really the only way or can I just overwrite the old files with the new files?


    Please note that if you update via FTP, you will need to remove the old theme folder “enfold” first (via FTP) then upload the new “enfold” folder at /wp-content/themes/enfold/
    Please don’t try to overwrite the theme folder, as this will leave old files behind and cause errors.

    Alternatively look for the “enfold” folder at /wp-content/themes/enfold/ and rename to “enfold-old” then upload the new version as the folder “enfold”
    Once you have cleared your browser cache and tested that your site is working correctly, you can delete the old folder “enfold-old”.
    If for some reason you want to go back to the old version, simply remove the new folder and change the name of “enfold-old” back to “enfold”

    Best regards,


    Thank you Mike. I quess that because I am using a Child theme thet I always have to uodate using the ftp method? Because updating from the wordpress dashboard will overrwite my child theme settings, correct?

    In other words: there is no other update option when using a child theme?

    Thank you,


    When using a child theme you can update via the dashboard and it will not override your settings, using a child theme is the best way to use a theme if you wish to customize it at all.
    I assumed that you were updating via FTP because we have had a issue with updating from within the dashboard for versions older than 4.5, because Theme Forest has changed from using a API to using a Token system and we needed to update some files within the theme, So once you update to v4.5 the theme will update correctly going forward. Even with a child theme.

    Best regards,

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