Updating Your Version of OptimizePress

This tutorial shows how to upgrade your wordpress installation. Before you update please check you require an update by checking inside the members area for the latest version and comparing this with the version on your installation (you can see this inside the themes page in wordpress)

Or here's the tutorial in text format:

Backup Your Installation

I always recommend taking a backup of your installation before you continue. I use the WordPress Database Backup plugin. Download the plugin and follow the instructions to make a backup of your blog

Download Latest Theme

Go to your Optimizepress members area following the link from your access email and download the latest version from the downloads section. Save this somewhere you will find it on your computer

Deactivate Your Theme


You need to deactivate your theme to update it. To do this, you should activate the default wordpress theme inside the Appearance > themes page

Delete The Existing OptimizePress Theme


Now you need to delete your existing version of OptimizePress

Upload The New Theme


1) Click Install Themes at the top of the screen

2) Click Upload to see the Upload menu

3) Click Browse to find the zip from your computer

4) Click Install now

Activate The Theme

media_1287060330377Click activate to activate your theme


When you upload your new theme it will occassionally clear your header and logo files which you uploaded previously. So please be aware of this and re-upload them if required. This can be done inside the main OptimizePress admin menu.

Please note this update process will NOT remove your pages or content you have setup inside OptimizePress