Theme updates

Setting up updates
1
Envato Market plugin page

In your WordPress admin dashboard go to the Envato Market page.

2
Generate a personal token

Generate a Personal Token by following the link.

3
Sign in with Envato account

If asked, sign in with the ThemeForest account that you purchased the theme on.

4
Choose a token name

Choose any token name.

5
Check required checkboxes

Select the following checkboxes or more:

View and search Envato sites
Download your purchased items
List purchases you’ve made
Verify purchases you’ve made
6
Create an Envato API Personal token

Agree with the terms and conditions and press Create Token.

7
Insert the Envato API personal token

Insert the generated token to “Enter your Envato API Personal Token” field.

8
Save changes

Scroll all the way down and hit Save Changes.

In your WordPress admin dashboard go to the Envato Market page.

Generate a personal token

Generate a Personal Token by following the link.

Sign in with Envato account

If asked, sign in with the ThemeForest account that you purchased the theme on.

Choose a token name

Choose any token name.

Check required checkboxes

Select the following checkboxes or more:

View and search Envato sites
Download your purchased items
List purchases you’ve made
Verify purchases you’ve made
Create an Envato API Personal token

Agree with the terms and conditions and press Create Token.

Insert the Envato API personal token

Insert the generated token to “Enter your Envato API Personal Token” field.

Save changes

Scroll all the way down and hit Save Changes.

Updating

When a theme update is available it will be displayed on the Envato Market plugin page, as well as the Dashboard -> Updates page.

To perform the update, please go to Dashboard -> Updates.

Envato Market theme update function may not work

Select the Chap theme and click Update Themes.

WordPress updates page

The update may take a while longer than typical plugin updates, it’s downloading about 20-25mb of data.

Updating a WordPress theme

After the update, the next page you navigate to will trigger an automatic recompilation of Semantic UI CSS using any of the new CSS and theme options that the update might have introduced. If any of the bundled plugins has a new version, then you will be notified to update them as well.

Theme update completed

To update a bundled plugin follow the Begin updating plugin link.

Begin updating Chap Shortcodes plugin

Then click Update on the Install Required Plugins page.

Updating Chap Shortcodes plugin

Now everything should be up to date.

Chap Shortcodes plugin update complete

Theme updates always try to be as backwards compatible as possible and your website’s appearance shouldn’t exhibit any noticeable changes after performing it.
If an update changed something on your website, then please contact support and we’ll help you with restoring the previously intended look.

Updating manually

To update the theme manually:

Download the latest Chap version from ThemeForest downloads
Remove* the .../wp-content/themes/chap folder from your server
Extract the chap.zip file from the zip file downloaded from ThemeForest
Extract the chap folder from the chap.zip file
Upload the chap folder to .../wp-content/themes folder on your server
You can either delete it completely or back it up by renaming it to something like .chap-v1-14-0-backup (adding a period in front of the name prevents it from being recognized as a theme by WordPress) or moving it elsewhere.

Alternative manual update

It’s also possible to “manually” update the theme by using the Update Theme and Plugins from Zip File plugin. If you install this plugin you can just download the latest Chap version from ThemeForest, extract the chap.zip file as instructed above, and then upload it from Appearance -> Themes -> Add New.

You can also have this plugin automatically back up the previous version of the theme if you enable the option from Settings -> Update Theme and Plugins from Zip File page.

Changelog

Every theme update comes with a list of changes that were made.

View the changelog
Disabling updates

Disabling theme updates is not recommended, but if you wish to do so then check the option under Chap Theme -> General tab to disable the Envato Market plugin and then remove the plugin manually.

Disable Envato Market plugin

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