Help with installing the Premium version of our themes.
Once you’ve purchased the premium theme you will receive an email with a link to download the new premium theme as a zip file.
Please Note: Apple/Safari has a setting that auto unzips a zip file on download so you either need to turn this setting off or you can re-zip the files again after download.
Using both of these methods you will not lose any settings as WordPress will save the settings to the theme name in the database, so when you delete the old free theme and then install the premium theme they will have the same name and the settings will appear as before.
Option 1) Delete the old free theme:
Install the zip file by going to Appearance -> Themes -> Add New – Upload Theme.
Option 2) Using the Easy Upgrades plugin:
You can use this option if you don’t feel comfortable deleting the old free theme.
Install and activate the Easy Theme and Plugin Upgrades Plugin (you can delete the plugin after installing the zip).
That’s all… there is no configuration or settings for this plugin.
This will now let you install your new premium theme to replace over the old free theme.
Go to Appearance -> Themes -> Add New
And then select Upload Theme to install the new theme from the zip file.
Select the premium theme zip file and click “Install Now“.
Once you’ve successfully upgraded to premium you can then delete the Easy Upgrades plugin.
For safety, the Easy Upgrades plugin a backup of your old theme which will be saved to your media library.
If you do not install the Easy Theme and Plugin Upgrades Plugin, or you do not delete the old free theme, you will receive the following error saying that the Theme Folder Already Exists.