Builder Child Themes: Updating

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= How to update a child theme =
 
= How to update a child theme =
 
It is generally not recommended to update a child theme after it has been extensively customized.
 
 
However, if you would like to, follow these steps:
 
  
 
# Take a full backup of your site using BackupBuddy
 
# Take a full backup of your site using BackupBuddy
# Make a list of changes and addition/deletions done to files and foldes in the current child theme directory
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# Make a list of changes and addition/deletions done to files and folders in the current child theme directory
 
# Download the latest version of child theme, edit its style.css, change the theme name in the comments section at the top, change the theme folder name to something else. For details, see the above section on ''How to rename a child theme''  
 
# Download the latest version of child theme, edit its style.css, change the theme name in the comments section at the top, change the theme folder name to something else. For details, see the above section on ''How to rename a child theme''  
 
# Re-apply the changes noted in step 2 to this theme
 
# Re-apply the changes noted in step 2 to this theme
 
# Zip it up, install and activate this new theme
 
# Zip it up, install and activate this new theme
 
# Check the site and ensure that everything is alright. You can use a plugin like [http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/theme-test-drive/ Theme Test Drive] to see the site in older version of this child theme in another tab/browser
 
# Check the site and ensure that everything is alright. You can use a plugin like [http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/theme-test-drive/ Theme Test Drive] to see the site in older version of this child theme in another tab/browser
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'''Note:''' It is generally not recommended to update a child theme if it has been extensively customized. Any custom changes you have made to the Style.css of your Builder child theme will be erased by updating.

Revision as of 10:19, July 17, 2013

How to update a child theme

  1. Take a full backup of your site using BackupBuddy
  2. Make a list of changes and addition/deletions done to files and folders in the current child theme directory
  3. Download the latest version of child theme, edit its style.css, change the theme name in the comments section at the top, change the theme folder name to something else. For details, see the above section on How to rename a child theme
  4. Re-apply the changes noted in step 2 to this theme
  5. Zip it up, install and activate this new theme
  6. Check the site and ensure that everything is alright. You can use a plugin like Theme Test Drive to see the site in older version of this child theme in another tab/browser


Note: It is generally not recommended to update a child theme if it has been extensively customized. Any custom changes you have made to the Style.css of your Builder child theme will be erased by updating.

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