We try to keep our WooCommerce theme Captiva up to date by regularly releasing updates which include bug fixes, compatibility resolutions and new features.
Here is a quick tutorial on keeping Captiva and indeed any other theme on ThemeForest up to date.
1. Download the Envato WordPress Toolkit
We’ve included this with Captiva so you probably won’t need to worry about this step – it will be pre-installed. But if you are looking for it you’ll need to download it from GitHub as it’s not available in the regular WordPress Plugin Repository. Then go to Plugins > Add New and upload the zip file.
Activate the Envato Toolkit Plugin and an option for it should appear on the dashboard left hand side menu.
2. API Key
Next you’ll need to create an API key to connect your WooCommerce site to your ThemeForest account. Login to ThemeForest, hover over your username and click on “My Settings” and click on “API Keys” on the left hand side menu. Generate a free API key from this screen.
3. Update Captiva
Now when you click on the Envato menu item you can enter your ThemeForest username and API key you’ve just generated.
On the following screen there should be an option to automatically update Captiva to the latest version.
And if you want to do this manually?
You can of course simply unzip the latest version of Captiva and upload it, overwriting the old. But make sure you’re using a child theme! If not, modifications you’ve made to any files will be lost.
Captiva Theme Options are saved to the database so don’t worry – they won’t be overwritten with any update.