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Updating Builder Child – Ionic

We work very hard to make our themes easy for you to use.

One way we have chosen to do this is to make use of child themes with iThemes Builder. Using a child theme allows you to make any modifications and customizations you want without running the risk of those changes being overwritten when the core code is inevitably updated.

From time to time, we will release updates to our child themes that help them make better use of new functionality in Builder, but we encourage users that have customized that child theme to stick with their existing theme. If it isn’t broken, there is no reason to fix it (I just came up with that on my own, so you can quote me if you like).

Today, we are breaking our own rule a little bit. We recently found a bug in the image resize code of the Ionic child theme series, and it is important that all users get this update. Because it is important to us to help you protect your customizations, I wanted to write this post to show users how they can get the new code without overwriting their theme.

The only file that is modified for the new fix is the functions.php file.

  1. Download the latest version of Builder Child – Ionic from your member area.
  2. Open the theme folder, and locate the functions.php file.
  3. Open your favorite FTP client and navigate to public_html/wp-content/themes/BuilderChild-Ionic/
  4. Drag the functions.php file from the new version that you just downloaded into the old theme using your FTP client.
  5. It will then let you know the file already exists, and ask if you would like to overwrite it. You do.

That’s it. It is just that simple.

If you have any more questions about updating, head over to our forum and we will help you out.

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