Instructions to update the theme for WordPress - HOSTVN Blog

Want to update your WordPress theme? Your theme has a new version and you want to update? In this article, HOSTVN will show you the 2 easiest ways to update your WordPress theme.

Instructions to update the theme for WordPress


  • Before you make any changes, you should make a backup of your data, in case something goes wrong, you can quickly restore your website with this backup. If you do not know how to backup data for WordPress, you can see the How to backup WordPress website to Google Drive.
  • You should consider carefully before updating especially if you custom theme without using child theme because the update will lose all your custom code.

Method 1: Update automatically via wp-admin

The easiest way to update your WordPress theme is to update it automatically via wp-admin. You need to log in to wp-admin then access the menu Interface (Appearance). Here you will see the theme you are using. Now if the Theme has a new version you will see a link Update now (Update) above the theme name. Just clicking on the WordPress link will automatically update the theme to the new version.


Method 2: Update manually

This way you proceed to upload the theme file as a zip archive The directory contains the source code / wp-content / themes


  • Note: For the main domain (Domain name used when registering hosting) then Directory containing source code will Directory containing source code. For addon-domain or sub-domain then Directory containing source code will take the form or

Next you choose Upload to upload files to hosting


Drag and drop the file on the computer to the upload frame to upload


After the upload process is complete, click Go Back to to return to the file manager.


At the file management page Right click on the file just uploaded and chose Extract to extract the file

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So you have completed the theme update for WordPress manually.


Through this article HOSTVN I showed you 2 ways to update your WordPress theme. If you have any comments you can leave a comment below. Also you can see more other articles about WordPress here.

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