How to Update a WordPress Theme from ThemeForest?

We often update our WordPress themes. WordPress theme updates are important for all themes. Because, the themes will have new features, plugin update and new options with new updates. This is important, keep your themes up to date, always. I will explain the update progress with two method.

WordPress Theme Update with FTP

You get an email notification when the author of WordPress theme you are using release an update. This email have download link of the update. The download link of the update exist in the email. An example:

Theme Update Email

If you don’t have an the update email, firstly go to ThemeForest web site and login to the site with your account. Next, click Download menu item from user box from site header. Click for detailed guide.

WordPress Theme Download

Scroll to the item you want to download. Click on the Download button on the item. You can download last version of the theme from here. Download the theme, you will have a ZIP file after download.

Login to your FTP server. Next, go to wp-content/themes directory. Remove folder of the theme. For example Eventchamp theme, so, delete eventchamp folder.

Extract the files downloaded from ThemeForest. Don’t upload main file. You should upload theme file. Find the theme file in extracted ZIP file. Example:

WordPress Theme Install

Choose theme-name folder (Not ZIP file, if this folder isn’t exist, you can extracted.) As note, you can see php files, css files etc in theme-name folder. Upload the theme-name folder to wp-content/themes directory in your FTP server.

WordPress Theme Update with Envato Market Plugin

If you want update the theme on WordPress admin panel, yes, you can it. Firstly, you should install a plugin. Install and activate this plugin.

After installated the plugin, go to Envato Market from admin panel menu.

WordPress Theme Update 1

Click on the Generate a Personal Token from Envato Market page.

WordPress Theme Update 2

Create a token from that page, use these options.

WordPress Theme Update 3

Copy the token after created it. Add the token in Token field and click on the Save button.

WordPress Theme Update 4

Your all items will come after click on the Save button. Next, go to Appearance > Themes. Click on the update button on the theme. Your theme will update.