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#Download, install and activate the [http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/easy-theme-and-plugin-upgrades Easy Theme and Plugin Upgrades plugin] from the WordPress.org plugin repo.<br /><br />[[File:Easy-theme-andplugins.png|800px|link=]]<br /><br /><br />
 
#Download, install and activate the [http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/easy-theme-and-plugin-upgrades Easy Theme and Plugin Upgrades plugin] from the WordPress.org plugin repo.<br /><br />[[File:Easy-theme-andplugins.png|800px|link=]]<br /><br /><br />
 
#Log in to the [http://ithemes.com/member/member.php iThemes Member Panel] and download the latest version of your Builder theme file(s).
 
#Log in to the [http://ithemes.com/member/member.php iThemes Member Panel] and download the latest version of your Builder theme file(s).
#Go to '''Appearance >Themes'''. Click on ''Install Themes'', then ''Upload''.
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#Again from the WordPress dashboard of your site, navigate to '''Appearance >Themes'''. Click on ''Install Themes'', then ''Upload''.
 
#Browse to and locate the zip file of the latest Builder that you downloaded from [http://ithemes.com/member/member.php member panel]. Change the '''Upgrade existing theme?''' setting to '''Yes''' and click ''Install Now'' button.
 
#Browse to and locate the zip file of the latest Builder that you downloaded from [http://ithemes.com/member/member.php member panel]. Change the '''Upgrade existing theme?''' setting to '''Yes''' and click ''Install Now'' button.
 
#Once the theme has been successfully installed, return to themes page. Do not activate Builder as you should always be using a child theme of Builder as your active theme and not Builder directly.
 
#Once the theme has been successfully installed, return to themes page. Do not activate Builder as you should always be using a child theme of Builder as your active theme and not Builder directly.

Revision as of 20:41, August 21, 2013

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Before You Begin: Make a Backup

It is highly recommended to take a full backup of your Builder powered site using BackupBuddy before upgrading.

NOTE:

  • Make sure that you have first upgraded any Builder-related plugins in use such as Style Manager, Builder SEO and Builder Blocks to their latest versions before attempting to upgrade Builder.
  • Ensure that you are not using Builder Theme - Core as your site's active theme. Otherwise, customizations and changes you might have done to Builder files will be lost during upgrade. You must always use a child theme of Builder as your site's active theme.

Updating Builder Using the Easy Theme and Plugin Upgrades Plugin

The easiest way to upgrade Builder is by using the free Easy Theme and Plugin Upgrades plugin. Created by lead Builder developer Chris Jean, this plugin allows you to easily update themes (like Builder) and plugins without having to manually delete your current version of the theme or plugin before uploading a new version.


  1. Download, install and activate the Easy Theme and Plugin Upgrades plugin from the WordPress.org plugin repo.

    Easy-theme-andplugins.png


  2. Log in to the iThemes Member Panel and download the latest version of your Builder theme file(s).
  3. Again from the WordPress dashboard of your site, navigate to Appearance >Themes. Click on Install Themes, then Upload.
  4. Browse to and locate the zip file of the latest Builder that you downloaded from member panel. Change the Upgrade existing theme? setting to Yes and click Install Now button.
  5. Once the theme has been successfully installed, return to themes page. Do not activate Builder as you should always be using a child theme of Builder as your active theme and not Builder directly.


Notes

  • Builder can also be upgraded by replacing the existing Builder directory with the one extracted from the latest zip file using a FTP client or cPanel file manager. The advantage of using Easy Theme and Plugin Upgrades plugin is that it takes a backup of whatever is being replaced.
  • If you have made extensive customizations to your child theme, visit the Updating Custom Child Themes section first.

See also


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