Hello, Jonny and Yobo, Enjoy the Spring Festival Celebration!
This is the way I find it easier to update because I have put off updating long enough. 🙂
It may not be right for everyone, but using a development site will make it easier.
I decided not to compare files and changes before updating, mostly because many of the changes have been incorporated into the latest version. Later on, I will update the files I changed before the update, if necessary. I have copies of all the changes in folders named with the specific file changes.
The steps below are taken from notes and from the video made by ST-Themes:
This video shows the exact way to update the theme:
Download the latest version of the theme from your account downloads.
Unzip the update file. This unzipped file contains other compressed (zip) files.
Unzip the update v3.3.5.zip file (latest version at the time of this writing) or whichever file is appropriate for your website.
See two folders: modules and themes (screenshot).
Use an FTP program, such as FileZilla, and upload these two folders into the public_html folder to replace the existing ones.
In the back office (BO) Click modules and services. Under Module List, search for “theme”. View the theme editor version. In my case it is now Transformer Theme Editor v3.3.5.
Next, click “check for update”.
See if anything needs updating and click it. Then you will see:
Everything is up-to-date. (screenshot shows new version).
Next, go to Advanced Parameters – Performance – Clear the cache
View site and check to make sure everything works as expected.
Back up your site before making any other changes.
The following instructions are notes I made from Jonny and Yobo’s help and from these forum threads:
Notes I saved:
Do you know all files you’ve edited? If yes, it’s easy to upgrade your site. Take these steps:
1. Unzip v3.3.5.
2. Compare files you’ve edited with the ones from v3.3.5.
3. Merge your changes to files from v3.3.5.
4. Upload all files from v3.3.5 to your site to replace old ones.
5. Go to BO > Modules page, modules will be upgrade automatically.
If you don’t know the files you’ve changed, just do one more step to find them. I use svn. You can try other software, to compare files under the /modules and /themes/transformer/ with files from 3.2.9 to find the edited files. The rest of the steps are the same.
I hope this information is helpful.
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