If you are in need of the update, download the current build from the location you purchased the theme from (either ThemeForest, Creative Market, WordPress or via your account dashboard) to install the updated theme.
If you have not customized the original theme files then you may simply drop the updated theme folder contents into the theme folder on your server – which is located in
If you wish to upload the entire updated theme as a separate theme, ensure you:
- Rename the updated theme’s folder (different from the current theme)
- Drop the renamed theme folder into
- Switch to the new theme via your WordPress Dashboard
If you choose to upload the whole theme and switch to it, you may lose your Theme Customizer data and will have to add those back in.
Overall, the safest and cleanest way to update your theme is to leave your currently modified theme on your server/site as is, rename the folder of the newly updated theme, upload the new theme, and modify that to match your original custom work.
In this way, if something has gone wrong with the new version, you’re just a few clicks away from getting things back to how they originally were.
Please note that ThemeRobo is not responsible for content loss, database errors and such, which may happen to your WordPress install upon an incorrectly applied theme update.