WordPress: How to update your theme

You can check your theme version by going to the Appearance > Themes section of your dashboard. Click on the theme in this page and it will display the version number, and also say if there is an update available.

It is important to keep your theme and plugins updated to the latest version. This will mean that any new features and bugfixes are applied to your site.

To check for a theme update, you should go to Appearance > Themes in your dashboard. If a theme update us available, it will look like the below example:


To complete the update, simply click “Update now”.

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  1. Shelle Pourmanafzadehardabili

    Hi! I am considering purchasing one of your themes that one of my clients really likes (Equinox). Can you let me know if you are still updating this theme when WordPress updates and when the last update was?


    1. Phil (pipdig)

      Hi Shelle, thanks for getting in touch. I can confirm that we update all of our themes regularly to stay compatible with WordPress updates or add new features 🙂

  2. Morenike

    Hi there! I have an update to the Opulence theme that I have not installed yet, above it says this- The following themes have new versions available. Check the ones you want to update and then click “Update Themes”. Please Note: Any customizations you have made to theme files will be lost. Please consider using child themes for modifications”
    I have made modifications/customizations to the current version of my theme. Do I need to create a child theme? If so, I am not tech savvy at all, how do I create a child theme without losing all my changes? Thank you very much!

    1. Phil (pipdig)

      Hi Morenike, how did you edit the theme to make the changes/customizations? If you haven’t edited any of the theme files, you can update safely and won’t lost any of your settings/customizations etc.

      1. Morenike

        Hi there! I customized the appearance of my blog: my menu format, title headings, changed fonts and such. I also downloaded yoast seo and customized it’s setting by enabling and unenabled certain functions and settings. These are the sort of changes I did to my blog.

        1. Phil (pipdig)

          Thanks for confirming. So long as you changed the colors/fonts etc within the Customizer you can safely update and you won’t lose any customizations 🙂

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