You can update your theme via FTP or via WordPress. See the information below for each method. However the first thing you need to do is download the new theme files from Themeforest.
First, Download New Theme Files From Themeforest
Step 1 – Log into your Themeforest account and navigate to your downloads tab. Find the “Avada” theme purchase.
Step 2 – Click the “download” button next to it and choose to download the “Installable WordPress Theme” which is just the WordPress file, or choose the “Main Files” which is the entire package that contains everything.
Step 3 – Then you need to decide if you want to install the update via FTP or via WordPress. Directions for both methods are below.
How To Update Your Theme Via FTP
Step 1 – Go to “wp-content > themes” location and backup your “Avada” theme folder by saving it to your computer, or you can choose to simply delete it. Your content will not be lost.
Step 2 – Retrieve the “Avada.zip” file from your new Themeforest download and extract the file to get the “Avada” theme folder.
Step 3 – Then simply drag and drop the new “Avada” theme folder into “wp-content > themes” location. Choose to “Replace” the current one if you did not delete it.
How To Update Your Theme Via WordPress
Step 1 – You need to deactivate the current “Avada” theme in the “appearance > themes” section by simply activating a different theme. Once you activate a different theme, you can delete the Avada theme. Dont worry, your content will not be lost.
Step 2 – Retrieve the “Avada.zip” file from your new Themeforest download. If you downloaded the “Main Files” from Themeforest, then you need to unzip the archive file you received, the Avada.zip will be inside of it
Step 3 – Then simply upload the “Avada.zip” file in the “appearance > themes” section. Click on the “Install Themes” tab at the top and choose to upload the zip file.
Step 4 – Once it uploads, choose to activate it. You’re done!
Important Backup Information
Whenever you update the theme, its always a good idea to backup your current theme folder. Log into your server and make a copy of the Avada theme folder located at wp-content > themes. If you are using the Revolution Slider and have added custom css, please make a backup of the styles because those will be removed when you update. You can also backup your theme options on the backup tab in appearance > theme options.