Before updating, please make sure you've read and followed our General update notices.

To update a theme, first, download the theme files from ThemeForest. Then you can either choose to upload the theme files manually via FTP or WordPress. 


I. How To Download Theme Files From ThemeForest


Step 1 – Login to your ThemeForest account, navigate to your ‘Downloads’ tab and locate your Heli theme purchase.


Step 2 – Click the ‘Download’ button and choose to either download the ‘Installable WordPress file only’, which is just the WordPress installable file or choose to download ‘All Files & Documentation’ which is the full Heli theme package.


Step 3 – After downloading the files, you need to decide if you want to upload the theme files via FTP or WordPress. For instructions on both methods, please continue reading below.


II. How To Update A Theme Via FTP


Uploading the theme files via FTP requires you to delete your old theme folder entirely. This is to ensure that any deprecated theme files that could cause update issues are removed completely.

IMPORTANT NOTE – We highly recommend backing up your theme, files and database before updating.


Step 1 – Log into your server using FTP and navigate to the wp-content >> themes folder. Here you’ll find a folder called ‘Heli’.


Step 2 – Backup the ‘Heli’ theme folder by saving it to your computer, or simply delete it. Your content such as pages, options, images and posts will not be lost or erased by doing this. However, any customizations to the theme’s core files, such as PHP files will be lost unless you’re using a child theme.


Step 3 – Retrieve the theme files you’ve just downloaded. If you’ve downloaded the installable WordPress file, then you only need to extract it once to get to the ‘Heli’ folder. If you’ve downloaded the Full Theme Package you must extract it once to access the secondary ‘Heli.zip’ file, and then extract the secondary ‘Heli.zip’ file to get to the ‘Heli’ folder.


Step 4 – Once extracted you can drag and drop the new Heli theme folder into wp-content >> themes folder location. Make sure the folder is named Heli.


Step 5 – Don’t forget to update the required plugins


III. How To Update A Theme Via WordPress


IMPORTANT NOTE – We highly recommend backing up your theme, files and database before updating.


Step 1 – First you need to deactivate your current Heli theme located in the WordPress Dashboard >> Appearance >> Themes section. To deactivate, simply switch to a different theme. For example, the default WordPress Twenty Sixteen theme.


Step 2 – After deactivating you can go ahead and delete it. To do this, hover over the theme thumbnail then click ‘Theme Details’. In the bottom right corner of the window, click the ‘Delete’ button. Your content such as pages, options, images and posts will not be lost or erased by doing this. However, any customizations to the theme’s core files, such as PHP files will be lost unless you’re using a child theme.


Step 3 – Retrieve the theme files you’ve just downloaded. If you’ve downloaded the installable WordPress file, then you do not need to extract it. If you’ve downloaded the Full Theme Package, you have to extract it once to access the secondary ‘Heli.zip’ file.


Step 4 – To install, navigate to the WordPress Dashboard >> Appearance >> Themes section of your installation, once again, and click the ‘Add New’ button near the top of the page. Click the ‘Upload Theme’ button.


Step 5 – Click on the ‘Choose File’ button and select the installable ‘Heli.zip’ file and upload. Once uploaded, click ‘Install Now’.


Step 5 – When this has completed successfully, re-activate the theme by clicking the ‘Activate’ link.


Step 6 – Don’t forget to update the required plugins