Upgrade from Free
For ease of updating, you may opt to do a fresh installation of the Pro version, rather than upgrading the free version to Pro. This will require manually applying your customization settings to the Pro version, but will make future updates much simpler (no FTP required).
In order to upgrade from your free theme to the Pro version, you simply need to replace all the files in your current free theme folder (for example wp-content/themes/kale) with the new ones from the Pro theme zip installation file that you downloaded from your LyraThemes.com account.
Extract the Pro theme zip file on your computer. Log into your hosting via FTP and simply overwrite all the files in your theme folder with the ones from this newly downloaded / extracted package.
You can use a free FTP tool such as FileZilla or WinSCP. You will need an FTP username and password, which should be available in your hosting control panel. You can also contact your hosting support for the FTP credentials.
Things to keep in mind:
- In order to keep the settings from your free version, make sure that the folder name for the free version and the Pro version are the same.
- If your free theme is installed in a folder wp-content/themes/kale then you should upload the files from the Pro package kale-pro.zip into the same folder. Do not change the name, and don't create a new folder.
- If you are uploading the Pro theme using FTP, simply overwrite the old free theme folder with the folder from the new Pro package.
- We recommend backing up all files and the database before performing the theme upgrade.
If you would like us to help, please submit a support request. Please be sure to send us your hosting login or FTP credentials, along with a WordPress admin login to your website.