Upgrading to the Latest Version of the UUA WordPress Theme

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Here’s what you need to do to upgrade your congregation’s website from a previous version to the latest version.

  1. Make a Backup
    Before you run the update, backup your site files and database. If things go wrong, you'll be able to return the site to the state it was in before you started the update.
    Consider installing a backup plugin, such as UpdraftPlus. Check out this article which reviews a number of widely-used WordPress plugins that make it easy to create regular backups of your site. Some web hosts (like WP Engine or Flywheel) offer an option to create a site snapshot.
  2. Update to the Latest Version
    Look for an update in the admin panel (Dashboard › Updates)—if it’s included in the list, you can update the theme from here. WordPress will download the new version and install it.
    If your site cannot process updates through the Dashboard, you can download the theme files and use SFTP to manually upload it to the wp-content/themes directory, replacing the one that’s there.
  3. Display a Site-Wide Banner if Needed
    Version 1.3.1 adds the ability to display a banner at the top of every page on the site.
  4. Test / Review the Site
    Click around the site to check that everything looks right.
    If not, you should have the option of restoring your backup from step 1.