How to Update Zozothemes WordPress themes with the Envato WordPress Toolkit?

How to Update Zozothemes WordPress themes with the Envato WordPress Toolkit?

The Envato WordPress Toolkit plugin lets you view your Zozothemes WordPress themes purchases within the WordPress dashboard and select whether or not to receive updates. In today’s Weekend WordPress Project I’ll show you how to use the Envato WordPress Toolkit plugin.

Envato WordPress Toolkit

Unlike most other free WordPress plugins, the toolkit isn’t available in the WordPress Plugin Repository. You’ll need to go to GitHub to download the plugin.

After downloading, simply upload the ZIP file over the admin panel (Plugins > Add New > Upload Plugin) and activate; or extract the ZIP into your website’s wp-content/plugins folder, and then activate the plugin in the admin panel.

1. API Key

After activating the plugin, head over to the new Envato Toolkit page in the main menu. You will need to generate an API key to link your WordPress site to your Zozothemes account. Login to Zozothemes, go to your dashboard and click on “My Settings.” The API Keys screen allows you to generate a free API key.

You can generate your API key over on the Settings > API Keys page on Zozothemes. If you can’t find the page, change the USERNAME part to your username in the URL: http://zozothemes.com/user/USERNAME/api_keys/ edit and navigate to it.

After downloading, simply upload the ZIP file over the admin panel (Plugins > Add New > Upload Plugin) and activate; or extract the ZIP into your website’s wp-content/plugins folder, and then activate the plugin in the admin panel.

2. Install Envato WordPress Toolkit Plugin

Installing themes with the Envato WordPress Toolkit is in fact easier than the built-in installer for WordPress.org themes. Simply head over to the Themes tab and you’ll see your purchased themes listed. Click on the install automatically link for your desired theme. Your theme will be installed just like with the regular theme installer.

3. Backing Up Themes Before Updates

If your current theme version is out of date and you want to update the theme to the latest version, the Envato WordPress Toolkit will help you with that process as well. But remember: It will replace all your current theme files with the ones from the new version; so if you’ve made changes to a theme file (instead of creating a child theme), you might want to back up your current theme files beforehand. Or you could just let the Envato WordPress Toolkit do it for you automatically.

If it’s checked, just uncheck the following box in the Envato Toolkit page and you’re good to go.

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