1. Update your WordPress installation.


Please go to updates in your main WP navigation menu and update WordPress.

 

See the screenshot below:





2. Fill in the purchase information


Please go to Dashboard > Appearance > Vamtam Theme Setup, fill in "Envato Purchase Key" and click on "Save Changes". Please check this article if you don't know Where to get Your Item Purchase Key from






3. Update the Theme


Please go to updates in your main WP navigation menu and you will see the new theme version. Update. 


See the screenshot below:


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In case you still don't see any available updates, please reload the Dashboard > Updates page twice in order to force WP to check for updates.



4. Update the plugins including the bundled one


After updating the theme go again to updates in your main WP navigation menu and update all plugins that need to be updated.

 

See the screenshot below:

 



In case you still don't see any available updates, please reload the Dashboard> Updates page twice in order to force WP to check for updates.


 

Important


The updates are essential as we fix bugs, provide new features and improvements and make the theme compatible with newer WordPress versions.


Remember to make a backup, just in case anything goes wrong or you've made a mistake during the update process.


Your theme options and content will not be affected by the update.

Any modifications made to the theme files will be overwritten after an automatic update, if you haven't used a child theme or the Custom CSS area in General Settings.


If it's your first time installing a theme, check this guide - Installation guide



Troubleshooting


Most often the issues you have related with the update process are due to one of the following reasons:


Uncompatible WordPress version

The latest WordPress version is not always compatible with the  theme, because the theme update comes some time after the WordPress update has been released.

You can check which is the compatible WordPress versions in the  theme's presentation page on Themeforest. If in doubt you can ask the  Support Team.

In case you've updated your WordPress and the theme update compatible with the version you have is not yet out, you have three options:

- to wait for the theme update

- to restore your site from  a backup

- to downgrade your WordPress to a version compatible with the theme 

 

Incompatible plugins

If you are running plugins that do not come and are not supported by the  theme make sure that they are compatible with the WordPress version you  are about to update/install. In case the updates don't fix the issue you encounter then deactivate the plugins that don't come with the theme and test.


Old plugin version

Make sure that all plugins you are updated are compatible with the theme version and the WordPress version.

Complete the points 2,4,5 of this guide.


CSS styles are not regenerated

Click on "Save Changes" button anywhere in the theme option panel in order to re-generate the CSS.


Using FTP to update the theme

The bundled plugins cannot be updated using FTP, in case you've chosen this way, now you have to switch to automatic update in order to  update the plugins that come bundled with the theme. Complete the points 2,4,5 of this guide.


Network Installation

If you use this theme on a network installation of WordPress (formerly called Multisite), you will need to click the "Save changes" button in each website's admin panel, in addition to the main network site. This will clear and regenerate any caches used by the theme, as such caches may be different for the different sites.


Renamed theme folder 

If you change the theme folder name, the automatic update feature will stop function. 


style.css has been changed

If you change the information in this file, the automatic update feature will stop function. Please restore the original version and make sure the theme version number is not the latest.