Update Odyssey Theme

 

BEFORE YOU UPDATE THE THEME

It’s very simple to update your theme to the latest version! But please before you go ahead be sure to read these 2 recommendation messages below here:

  • Note 1: By default, WordPress should save your content to your database. This is why your content appears on whatever theme you have activated within your WP Dashboard. However, it’s always a good idea to create a database backup before deleting a theme, just in case 🙂
  • Note 2: If you’ve modified any of the theme files yourself by editing the code, you’ll need to note these changes in order to re-implement them once you’ve installed the latest version of the theme. The update will replace your previous version’s theme files.

 

DOWNLOADING THE LATEST VERSION OF ODYSSEY THEME

If you want to download the latest version available of our Odyssey theme you just need to repeat the process you did when downloaded the files from ThemeForest for the first time:

    1. Navigate to your ThemeForest Downloads page
    2. Locate Odyssey Theme by Indieground on this page and select the green “Download” button. A drop-down menu will appear.
    3. Within this menu, choose the “All files & documentation” option.

    4. Once the download completes, you can ahead on the updating process by following the step by step guide below.

 

INSTALLING THE LATEST THEME VERSION

Now that you downloaded the theme update, follow these simple steps in order to install it correctly. Be sure you’re installing the correct zip file like stated at the bottom of this page.

  1. First, you’ll need to activate another theme, because WP will not allow you to delete a theme that is currently activated.
  2. So you need to go to Appearance > Themes and Activate any other theme.
    Once you’ve activated another theme, stay within Appearance > Themes, click on Odyssey Theme.
  3. In the bottom right corner is a little option to “Delete” the theme. Before you do this be sure to read the recommendations above this page
  4. Go ahead and delete it.
  5. You can now re-install the newest version of the theme you’re updating.
  6. Appearance > Themes > Add New > Upload Theme > Select the theme’s ZIP file > Install Now.

 

Remember! It’s important to install the correct theme’s ZIP file “odyssey-wptheme-v112.zip” (Where number 112 is the current version number, so by the time your reading this the number could be higher due to a more recent version). This file is the main theme zip file you need to upload. Do not upload the entire theme package named “themeforest-12234742-odyssey-personal-wordpress-blog-theme”. Otherwise, you will receive an error message

 

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