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How To Update An Elegant Themes Product

Updating Your Themes & Plugins

Note: If you are using an older version of our themes or plugins, they may not contain the Updates tab outlined in this tutorial used to authenticate your account. In this case, you can update your theme by using the Elegant Updater Plugin. You can learn more here. You can also update by simply removing the current version of your theme and then uploading the newest copy downloaded from the Elegant Themes members area.

Elegant Themes products can be updated normally through the WordPress update system. When new versions of our themes or plugins become available, update notifications will appear in the Dashboard > Updates page of your WordPress Dashboard, as well as within the Themes & Plugins manager. It is important to always keep your themes and plugins updated to ensure compatibility with the latest version of WordPress, to keep your website secure, and to take advantage of the latest and greatest features!

Before you can update, you must first authenticate your Elegant Themes subscription by inputting your Username and API Key into the Updates tab of your theme or plugin settings. Only members with active Elegant Themes accounts have access to the latest versions of our products. Your Username is the username you use when logging in to ElegantThemes.com, and your API Key can be found by logging into your Elegant Themes account and clicking on the Account > Your API Key link. Once you have authenticated your account, you can click the update link when you receive an update notification to automatically update your theme or plugin.

Update Notifications

When new updates become available for any of our themes or plugins, a notification will appear in the Dashboard > Updates page of your website's WordPress Dashboard.

Authenticating Your Membership

Before you can update your theme or plugin, you must first authenticate your Elegant Themes subscription. Only members with active accounts have access to product updates. To authenticate your account, you will be asked to input two pieces of information into your theme or plugin settings panel: 1) Your Username and 2) Your API Key. Your username is the same username you use when logging in to your ElegantThemes.com account, and your API Key is a unique identifier used to authenticate your account that is only available to you when logging in. To locate your API Key, log in to the Elegant Themes members area and click on the Account > Your API Key link.

Copy the API Key displayed on the page. You will by pasting this key into your Theme or Plugin options page.

Once you have copied your API Key, you will need to use it to authenticate your account by pasting it into your theme or plugin options page. Log in to your website's WordPress Dashboard and navigate to your theme or plugin options page. For Divi, this can be found by clicking the Divi > Theme Options link.

Once you have loaded your theme or plugin options page, look for the Updates tab. Click the Updates tab to reveal the Username and API Key fields. Type your username into the Username field and paste the API Key you copied earlier into the API Key field. You should confirm that you have not copied any extra white spaces by mistake. Click save to complete the account authorization.

Once you have entered your credentials, you are now ready to update your theme. Click on the Dashboard > Updates tab and update your theme or plugin normally using the WordPress update interface. If you do not see any update notifications, or you receive an authentication error when updating, try waiting a bit and then check back later. Sometimes WordPress will cache update notifications and it can take some time for them to appear correctly.

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