Builder Child Themes: Updating

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= How to update a child theme =
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Please visit the [[Updating_Builder|Updating Builder]] page for more information.
  
# Take a full backup of your site using BackupBuddy
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== Non-Customized Child Themes  ==
# Make a list of changes and addition/deletions done to files and folders in the current child theme directory
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# 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''
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If you haven't made any custom changes to the Style.css of your Builder child theme, follow these steps:
# Re-apply the changes noted in step 2 to this theme
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# Zip it up, install and activate this new theme
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# Take a full backup of your site using [http://ithemes.com/purchage/backupbuddy BackupBuddy].
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# Download the latest version of child theme from the iThemes Member Panel.
 
# 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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== Custom Child Themes ==
  
 
'''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.
 
'''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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# Make a list of changes and addition/deletions done to files and folders in the current child theme directory
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== See also ==
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* [[Builder_Child_Themes:_Introduction|Introduction]]
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* [[Builder_Child_Themes:_Video_Overview|Video Overview]]
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* [[Builder_Child_Themes:_Installation|Installation]]
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* [[Builder_Child_Themes:_Updating|Updating]]
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* [[Builder_Child_Theme-Specific_Documentation|Child Theme-Specific Documentation]]
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Latest revision as of 11:32, July 19, 2013

Please visit the Updating Builder page for more information.

Non-Customized Child Themes

If you haven't made any custom changes to the Style.css of your Builder child theme, follow these steps:

  1. Take a full backup of your site using BackupBuddy.
  2. Download the latest version of child theme from the iThemes Member Panel.
  3. 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

Custom Child Themes

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.

  1. Make a list of changes and addition/deletions done to files and folders in the current child theme directory

See also


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