Update / Upgrade your WordPress Theme

This article describes how to upgrade your WordPress Theme to the most recent version. These upgrade instructions are specific to Karma Theme however the same steps are also valid for Sterling Theme.

Automatic Updates

Karma version 4.4+ and Sterling v2.5+ now include automatic theme updates right from within the WP Dashboard. Simply enter your item purchase code and the updated theme files get delivered directly to your Dashboard for an easy and seamless upgrade. We highly recommend using this method for updating your theme. Full instructions outlined here:


Manual Theme Update Instructions

Manually updating your theme is a simple 2-step process. Full details are outlined below:

Step 1: Download the most recent Theme Files

  1. Log into your Themeforest account.
  2. Click on “Downloads”.
  3. Locate the Theme you wish to update and click “Download”.
  4. From the Dropdown list choose “Installable WordPress File” and download this file. This is the file you will use to install the new version of the theme. This file will either be called “Karma.zip” or “Sterling.zip”

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Step 2: Install the Updated Theme

To Install the new version of the theme you will simply delete the current theme and use the file you downloaded in Step 1 to install the new version of the theme.

Child Themes:

If a Child Theme is activated on your website simply leave the Child Theme activated and un-touched, and upgrade the parent theme as outlined above.

Helpful hint:

If using a caching or minify plugin, make sure to ‘clear the cache’ after updating the theme to ensure proper functionality of the theme. For the ‘Better WordPress Minify’ Plugin: – Click Settings > BWP Minify – Click ‘Flush the Cache’ button – Save Settings and all will be well.