2 Questions: Updating WordPress 4.0, Updating to Agile 3.0.0

Support Forums for LiveMesh Themes & Plugins Forums Agile Theme Support 2 Questions: Updating WordPress 4.0, Updating to Agile 3.0.0

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    So as described above, I’m currently on WP 3.9 and wish to update to 4.0 but I’m wondering is it safe to do so, without braking any plug ins or short codes that come with the theme?

    and 2, I noticed I’m on an older version of Agile theme and wish to update it to 3.0.0, wondering how do I go about doing this safely without loosing all the work I’ve put into the site so far?

    Also should I update Agile theme first or WordPress first?


    The way I update is to replace all files. No matter what method you use (there are plugins too like this – http://wordpress.org/plugins/easy-theme-and-plugin-upgrades/ to update easily), you will need to backup your changes and redo any changes you made to the files on the new installation.

    Use tools like DiffMerge or WinMerge to compare the old and new files and redo the changes. You will spend probably an hour doing this but not more, specially if you have made changes only to a few select files. The settings data will stay and hence Custom CSS entered into theme options should be fine. It’s always a good idea to have a backup though. Hope this helps.

    Best way to protect yourself from theme updates is to always make changes in the child theme. The theme is mostly child theme friendly and hence when you have time, you can probably go through the changes you have made to the core theme files and try to move them to child theme so that the core files are not affected and upgrades are smoother.


    It is safe to upgrade to 4.0 and you can upgrade to WordPress 4.0 and then to Agile 3.0. Make sure you enable visual composer when you activate the latest version of theme (just follow the prompt at the top of the admin page).

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