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Update Soledad theme from old version to version 4.0

Dear our customers,


First of all, thank you all our customers for purchased Soledad theme and keep loving it so far!

We're really happy with continue update this theme and provide for all customers all the best for a wordpress theme - and Soledad theme version 4.0 is a biggest update ever we did. We've built this update in 4 months with many strong features.

Note Important: If you’ve modified any of the theme files yourself, you’ll need to note these changes in order to re-implement them once you’ve installed the latest version of the theme. The update will replace your previous version’s theme files and all modified will lose. All customizer data, posts, pages, widgets... doesn't affect when you update this theme.


To update old version to version 4.0, please do following steps here:

1/ DOWNLOAD THE NEW THEME VERSION:

To download new theme version, please go to https://themeforest.net, login to your themeforest account and go to download page > re-download "All files and documentation" > after downloaded this package, extract it and open the folder, use soledad.zip theme file for your install.


2/ INSTALLING THE NEW THEME VERSION:

a) First, you’ll need to activate another theme.

Because Wordpress will not allow you to delete a theme that is currently activated.

From Appearance > Themes > Activate any other theme.


b) Once you’ve activated another theme, still within Appearance > Themes, click on Soledad's thumbnail > in the bottom right corner is a little option to “Delete” the theme. Go ahead and delete it.

c) Now, you can re-install the newest version of Soledad theme. 

Continue, click to button Add New > Upload Theme > Select soledad.zip file you got on step 1 > click Install Now


3/ UPDATE PLUGINS FOR SOLEDAD:

First, you need to delete old Penci's plugins.

Please go to admin page > Plugins > All Plugins > deactivate & delete plugins:  Penci Shortcodes, Penci Portfolio, Penci Recipe, Penci Review, Penci Slider

After that, go to Appearance > Install Plugins > re-install & active any Penci's plugin you want to use.

Note: This theme doesn't require any plugin. It's add-on for the features you want to use.


4/ CHECK LANGUAGE TRANSLATION:

Soledad theme version 4.0 come with "Quick Text Translation" via Customize.

If your translation doesn't work, you can re-translation via Customize > Quick Text Translation

This translation will doesn't change anything when you update theme in the future. So, we recommend you using it, and this translation supports plugins for multi-languages like WPML or Polylang.


5/ SELECT AGAIN YOUR SLIDER:

Soledad theme version 4.0 come with 32 sliders styles for help you have more choose.

But, maybe the update will change your old slider. So, please select a slider you want to use via Customize > Featured Slider Options > Featured Slider Style


6/ REGENERATE THUMBNAILS FOR SOLEDAD VERSION 4.0:

Soledad version 4.0 has a lot of improve about your site speed. And to inherit it, you need to Regenerate Thumbnails.

Please install & active plugin Regenerate Thumbnails

After installed this plugin, go to admin page > Tools > Regen. Thumbnails > and click button "Regenerate All Thumbnails" > and wait for it until it's done 100%


Note: Please be patient while the thumbnails are regenerated. This can take a while if your server is slow (inexpensive hosting) or if you have many images.

That's All. Let's press Ctrl + F5 to clear the cache  & enjoy the Soledad 4.0 - The biggest update ever.

If you have any bug after update this theme, let's deactivate all plugins first and try again.

If it work, let's enable each plugin to check the plugin caused that issues.

If it doesn't work, let's create a new ticket on this forum and our support team will help you soon.


Cheers,

PenciDesign