Updating theme and bundled plugins

Please, read also changelog when you make update theme. Some major updates can have changes and we provide explanation in changelog. You can see changelog on Themeforest page of theme and in text file “changelog” when you download theme package

You can update the theme in one of ways:

Updating Automatically

Envato have developed the Envato Market Plugin for WordPress. Currently, it still is in beta version, but works in most cases. I added this plugin to theme bundle. You can install plugin from tab  Rehub    Plugins . This plugin will add update and notification functions to theme and all your plugins which you bought on Themeforest. If you have troubles with plugin, read tutorial 

Updating Manually

There are quick way and safe way.

Quick way (I recommend to make backup before using this)

  1. Download the most current version from ThemeForest in the “Downloads” area of your account.
  2. Unzip the package and locate rehub-theme.zip in the theme folder.
  3. Go to  Appearance   Themes  and activate another theme such as the default WordPress theme.
  4. Delete the REHub theme which is now inactive.
  5. Go to  Install Themes   Upload  then install and activate rehub-theme.zip from the new package.

Safe way (by FTP)

  1. Download the most current version from ThemeForest in the “Downloads” area of your account.
  2. Unzip the package and locate rehub-theme.zip in the theme folder and unzip it on your computer. Rename folder to _rehub-theme
  3. Connect to your site with ftp and go to /wp-content/themes/ folder
  4. Upload _rehub-theme folder to themes folder. So, you will have rehub-theme and _rehub-theme folders
  5. Rename rehub-theme folder to something like oldrehub and _rehub-theme to rehub-theme. So you will have rehub-theme folder with new version of theme and oldrehub with old version.
  6. Check your site. if everything is ok – you can delete oldrehub or revert everything back if something went wrong

Updating child themes

All child themes have inner update system, it’s automatic, you will see notice that you need update theme in Appearance – Themes. Just update them as any wordpress theme. But, before updating child theme, always update main theme

Updating bundled plugins

Theme has some paid plugins from Codecanyon. Visual composer, MDTF, Access post PRO. You can update them in two ways.

First way is from admin page. This way is not safe, but it works in 99% of cases. Just deactivate plugin, delete it and install again from theme notice. This notice is visible on every page of admin panel (if you didn’t dismiss it early)

Plugin notice

Second way is safety, but it requires FTP or file manager on hosting panel.

Download theme package from Themeforest. Unzip files on your computer, find rehub-theme folder and plugin folder inside. You will find there zip files of plugins. Unzip them

Then go to your /wp-content/plugins/ folder from FTP, find the same folders. Rename them and add undescore before name. For example, make js_composer as _js_composer. Upload new plugin folder from theme files to your site. So, you will have two folders on site. For example, folder js_composer with new files and _js_composer with old files. Now, go to your admin page and your site, check how new version of plugin works. You can switch back if you have any problems if you rename files with new and old version.

Such way is also possible for themes.