Theme updates
Setting up updates

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


Generate a Personal Token by following the link.


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


Choose any token name.


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

Agree with the terms and conditions and press Create Token.


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


Scroll all the way down and hit Save Changes.


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.

Select the Chap theme and click Update Themes.

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

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.

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

Then click Update on the Install Required Plugins page.

Now everything should be up to date.

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

Overwriting the theme (available since WordPress version 5.5):

Download the latest Chap version from ThemeForest downloads
Extract the file from the zip file downloaded from ThemeForest
In your WordPress admin dashboard go to Appearance -> Themes -> Add New
Click Upload Theme, choose the file and click Install Now
It should say “This theme is already installed” and show the difference of the installed theme and the uploaded theme. Verify that the theme you uploaded is a newer version and click Replace current with uploaded.
Error: “The Link you followed has expired.”
If you get this error when attempting to upload the theme then it’s likely you are limited by your PHP configuration. Try increasing post_max_size, upload_max_size, max_execution_time and memory_limit values.

Updating the theme manually via FTP:

Download the latest Chap version from ThemeForest downloads
Remove* the .../wp-content/themes/chap folder from your server
Extract the file from the zip file downloaded from ThemeForest
Extract the chap folder from the 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.

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.

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