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Updating Suki

Updating your theme to the latest version is really important and highly recommended. Each update might contain bug fixes, new additional features that may be available, also new implementation of WordPress new features and plugins. There are 2 ways to update the Suki theme.

1. Updating Suki via WordPress Updates

You’ll get notification if there is a new version of Suki theme in WordPress Updates. To update the Suki theme via WordPress Updates, please follow these steps:

  • Login into your WordPress admin
  • Go to Dashboard > Updates
  • Check the checkbox of the Suki theme
  • Click on Update Themes button

As an alternative way, you can go to Themes page and update the Suki theme from Themes page

  • Login into your WordPress admin
  • Go to Appearance > Themes
  • Click on Update Now 

2. Updating Suki via FTP Client

The other way to update the Suki theme is using FTP Client such as Filezilla, WinSCP, etc. To update Suki theme via FTP client, please follow these steps:

  • Download the installation file from here
  • Unzip the downloaded file
  • Connect to your server using a FTP client and locate the wp-content/themes folder
  • Delete the old suki folder from wp-content/themes folder
  • Upload the new suki folder into wp-content/themes folder

 

Note: 

If your site is already live and get high traffic, you might want to use WP Maintenance Mode plugin when updating the theme. That way, users won’t notice any misbehavior from your website while updating.

By updating a theme, normally you won’t lose any data, because they are kept in the database. But it’s a good idea to backup your database before updating a theme, just in case.

All hardcoded changes on your Parent Theme would be gone upon updating. That’s why we don’t recommend any hardcoded change on the Parent Theme. Please use Child Theme if you want to override template, add hooks, etc.