BP Community and/or BP Corporate - Update Process Questions

I'm currently using two themes on my WPMU/BP sites at http://www.networkit.com

As new updates are rolled out, I'm abit confused in the documentation about just exactly the best way to go about updating my themes. I'm activating the "child" version of my themes.

Having said that...when an update to a theme is available, is the the correct order to perform the update:

1. Download zip file
2. Unzip locally
3. FTP all files EXCEPT the child theme directory to my /wpcontent/themes directory

Correct? Please advise. Much thanks.

  • Mason
    • DEV MAN’s Sidekick


    You've got it correct. You'll want to only update the parent theme if you've made modifications to the child theme. All future version of our themes will have the child theme actually in a 'themes' folder inside the parent theme. This is done to comply with the WordPress guidelines and compatibility with the Automatic Updater.

    You can upload the main theme folder and then move the child theme out of the theme folder to the same wp-content>themes directory and activate it as normal within WordPress Admin.

    Hope this helps.


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