I am new to many aspects of WordPress, and one of them is upgrading a theme, especially when I'm using a child-theme. Can you please tell me how to upgrade a theme, when I'm using a child theme? In my child theme folder, I only have the files: function.php, style.css and screenshot.png, as well as a folder named "extend."
I know I need to backup all files and the database, but I'm not clear on how I keep my settings and customizations from being lost. Not knowing, has kept me from upgrading.
I'm currently using version 1.1, and I'm told there is now a version 1.4.4
I know this is dumb, but isn' t the point of having a child theme so that your customizations are not lost during an upgrade?
Should the upgrade be done manually, or does it need to be done through the WP Admin? If the admin, then do you switch to the parent theme and upgrade then back to the child theme? I'm having a problem wrapping my brain around how all my settings and options will be saved if I upgrade. I've been working on this site for a client for 5 months, and if I mess anything up by upgrading, then I'll have to eat that time. However, I need to upgrade to get the menu to work properly on mobile devices, a client requirement.
Can you please be as specific as possible pertaining to this theme, if there is someone who has worked with this theme before, and can help me understand, I would be very grateful how to upgrade without losing my settings.
Is there a private way I can send you the URL?
Thank you so much,