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Exponent Documentation

Update Theme

We will be updating the theme periodically with additional features, enhancements and bug fixes. So it is essential that you know how to update the theme to stay current. The latest version of the theme will be available in the Downloads Section in your accout in Themeforest.


Prior to updating the theme, it is always recommended to Backup your Options Panel settings and WordPress Databse. Please follow the steps below to backup the required data. 

Backing up Options Panel Data :

On your Dashboard, navigate to APPEARANCE > CUSTOMIZE and then download (Export) the Options.

Backing up Typography :

On your Dashboard, navigate to Typehub > Import / Export and click on EXPORT button to download the typehub settings. 

Backing up Colors data :

On your Dashboard, navigate to Colorhub > Import / Export and click on EXPORT button to download the colorhub settings. 

Backing up WordPress Database :
  • Install and activate the plugin called WP Database Backup from the WordPress repository.
  • Go to Tools WP-DB Backup and click on – Create New Database Backup.
  • This will backup the databse and in case anything goes wrong during the update, you content can be retrieved back using this.

This backup is to ensure that you can restore your options & settings incase something goes wrong during the theme update process. We strongly recommend doing this, though it is not mandatory.

To update the theme, you can follow any one of the following methods – 

Method 1 – Using the One Click Updater
  • To get notification about updates to the theme on your WordPress Dashboard, you need to firstly enter your license code as per the instructions in this article on Registration of your license.
  • On your dashboard navigate to APPEARANCES > THEMES. Click on Exponent Thumbnail and Update the Theme.
Method 2 – Using the FTP
  • Extract the theme package that you downloaded from Themeforest and unzip the ‘exponent.zip’ file.
  • Connect to your server via FTP and navigate to /WP-CONTENT/THEMES folder of your wordpress installation, replace the existing folder named “exponent” with the unzipped folder.
Method 3 – Using 3rd party plugin

If you are unable to follow the FTP method/one click update, follow the alternate method below.