How to Update a WordPress Theme – Your Safe and In-Depth Guide

Your WordPress theme is one of the most important aspects of your WordPress site. It governs how your site looks, how your content is displayed and makes your site look modern, professional and on-brand.

Which is why it’s important to keep your theme updated and ensure it always works as it should.

But sometimes that isn’t entirely straightforward. If you’ve customized a WordPress theme, updating it means you risk losing your work. If the plugins in your site aren’t compatible with a new version of a theme, you need to decide which code to update and which not to. And if you’re running a WooCommerce store with a theme that you’ve customized, you’ll need to make sure this works after the update.

In this post, I’m going to walk you through the process of how to update a WordPress theme. I’ll cover:


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eeping the code in your WordPress site up-to-date is very important. New versions of plugins, themes, and WordPress itself are released for good reason. Not taking advantage of an update could put your site at risk. Let’s take a look at the three reasons you should always keep your site updated: security, compatibility, and features.

Don’t throw away all your customizations just because of an incompatible update!