Updating

How to update the theme

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Updating the theme

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Method 1 Envato Market Plugin

We recommend that you use the Envato Market plugin to keep the theme up-to-date. The Envato Market plugin can install WordPress themes and plugins purchased from ThemeForest & CodeCanyon by connecting with the Envato Market API using a secure OAuth personal token. Once your themes & plugins are installed, WordPress will periodically check for updates, so keeping your items up to date is as simple as a few clicks.

Here are step by step instructions on how to update your theme using the Envato Market plugin:

Step 1 - Install the Envato Market plugin - go to Appearance->Install Plugins and Install and Activate the Envato Market Plugin.

Step 2 - Click the Envato Market menu on the admin sidebar.

Step 3 - Enter your Envato API Personal Token. If you don't have an API token you can create one here.

Step 4 - Paste your token in the Token field of the Envato Market menu. Click on Save Changes. token

Step 5 - To check for available updates, go to Appearance->Themes and hover over the main Lambda theme. If an update is available, click on the Update Now link. token

Method 2 Manual Update

If you are having problems using the Envato Market Plugin try updating the theme manually:

Step 1 - Download the theme from Themeforest Marketplace. From the Downloads section click on the Download button and pick the Installable Wordpress file only download.

installable file

We will use that file later to update.

Step 2 - Switch to another theme. Go to Appearance->Themes and select activate on another theme.

Step 3 - To delete the current Lambda version, hover over the Lambda screenshot and click the Theme Details button. Click the Delete button in the bottom right hand corner of the popup. Now your current Lambda theme is deleted. Don't worry, you will not lose any of your work.

Step 4 - To upload the updated theme version, from Appearance->Themes click on the Add New button on top of that page.

add new theme

From the next screen click on the Upload Theme button

upload theme

Step 5 - Click on the Choose File button and pick the .zip file that you downloaded from Step 1.

Choose File

Step 6 - Once the upload is complete, activate the theme from Appearance->Themes and you are done!

Updating Bundled Plugins

Updating Visual composer

In order to update Visual Composer plugin follow these steps:

Step 1 - : Make sure that you have the latest version of the theme. See the changelog here to see which is the latest version of Lambda. To compare with your version of the theme go to Appearance->Themes, hover over the Lambda screenshot and click the Theme Details button. To update the theme, follow the instructions here.

Step 2 - : Go to Appearance->Install Plugins and click on the Update link below the plugin's name. If there is no such link, it means that you already have the latest release of the plugin that the current theme version supports.

Step 3 - : Once the update finishes you are done!

Update Revolution Slider

In order to update Revolution Slider plugin follow these steps:

Step 1 - : Make sure that you have the latest version of the theme. See the changelog here to see which is the latest version of Lambda. To compare with your version of the theme go to Appearance->Themes, hover over the Lambda screenshot and click the Theme Details button. To update the theme, follow the instructions here.

Step 2 - : Go to Appearance->Install Plugins and click on the Update link below the plugin's name. If there is no such link, it means that you already have the latest release of the plugin that the current theme version supports.

Step 3 - : Once the update finishes you are done!