How to update your WordPress Theme Without Losing Any Customization

How to update your WordPress Theme Without Losing Any Customization

Updating your WordPress theme to the latest version will ensure your theme possesses all the latest features and is up-to-date with security patches. In this article I will show you easy ways to update your WordPress Theme you’ve made customizations without losing any customization. Note: Before making any changes on your site or updating your theme, make sure you back up your site (you can do in your hosting cpanel), so in case something goes wrong you can easily revert it back to normal. Using a child theme While updating your theme automatically is the easiest way to ensure that you get the latest version of your theme with enhanced functions and most importantly security fixes, it is not recommended for you especially if you’re not using a child theme and made all the customization on your parent theme. You shouldn’t tweak their parent theme file by directly customizing the CSS or functions.php files. Because when you update your theme, you’ll lose all the tweaks you made to it. Secondly, automatic updates can even make your site broken.child-theme-items To preserve all the customizations without breaking your site, you can use a child theme. If you’re using a child theme, you can […]