How to update Corpus and its plugins

Keep in mind that we provide lifetime updates and dedicated support in order to have no problems with the new versions of WP.
Besides that, Corpus offers new features in every new release. So please, stay updated.

How to use the Corpus Theme 1-click Update

This is for sure the easiest and fastest way to update Corpus. The only thing you have to do is to activate the theme update
and enter your Themeforest username and an API key (from Envato).

Follow the steps below in order to use the auto update:

  1. Go Theme Options > Theme Update
  2. Enable Theme Update
  3. Insert your Themeforest username and an API key from your Envato account
  4. Save changes and you’re ready.

When there is a new update of Corpus you will be informed (message at top) in Appearance–>Themes screen and in Theme Options screen.
Then you will be able to update Corpus with just one-click. Don’t forget to update the required plugins in case that you are prompted (read the last 5 steps in this page).

API Key Envato


How to update Corpus (old-school method)

This is the old-school method for the updates of Corpus.

Follow the steps below:

  1. Deactivate Corpus – (activate one of the WP themes like Fourteen)
  2. Delete Corpus
  3. Upload and install the new version of Corpus, then activate it.
  4. If you won’t get an info message prompting you to update one or both of the required plugins of Corpus (Visual Composer and Corpus Visual Composer Extension) you’re ready.

In case you prompt to update any or both of the required plugins (Visual Composer and/or Corpus Visual Composer Extension)

  1. Deactivate Corpus
  2. Go Plugins, find and delete the plugins that need to be updated (Visual Composer and/or Corpus Visual Composer Extension)
  3. Activate Corpus again
  4. You will notice a new info message prompting to install these plugins. Click Begin Installing Plugins to install it/them.
  5. You’re ready to go!

The overall process will take about 2 minutes.
In case that you have a live site and you don’t want visitors to see another theme(like Fourteen) while you ‘re updating Corpus, use one of the maintenance plugins like Ultimate Coming Soon Page.

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