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Upgrading from Pro to new version of Pro in WordPress

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  • #1814

    kelbo60
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    I’m currently using StartUp Pro 1.1.6 and would like to upgrade to 2.x – I have a few questions:

    Please bear with me – I am a newbie when it comes to tech stuff, including FileZilla. Anywho, I can access my site manager in FileZilla and want to back up the current StartupPro folder in case something goes awry, but clicking on the StartupPro folder only opens it rather than allowing me to download for backup. Exactly what do I need to do to download/backup?

    I have the 2.0 files unzipped and ready to upload, but am not sure what to do since the instructions seem to contradict each other. For example, the instructions given for upgrading from pro to a new version of pro state: “Upload the new theme folder over the old one overwriting/replacing it with the new files.” but the changelog from Jan 6, 2014 says “please be careful upgrading and do not upgrade directly over older versions.” I’m completely lost.

    Please help! Thanks!

    #1815

    StartupWP
    Support

    1. In FileZilla, instead of left-clicking on the startuppro folder, right-click on it and choose “Download”.

    2. The changelog is referring to a specific time/event/version. The general upgrade instructions are still good, especially since you’re making a backup first, you should be good to just upload the new folder right over the old one.

    #1816

    kelbo60
    Member

    When I right-click on the startuppro folder in FileZilla, download is not an option. It’s greyed out.

    #1818

    kelbo60
    Member

    Was finally able to download startuppro folder from server to backup the files, but still cannot get version 2.0 up and running. I unzipped the original folder, opened the startuppro2.0 folder and uploaded the startuppro.zip file via FileZilla to themes folder on server. No joy.

    Tried to then go through the steps given by navigating to appearance -> themes -> upload -> selected the startuppro.zip file within the unzipped package and got this message:

    Installing Theme from uploaded file: startuppro.zip

    Unpacking the package…

    Installing the theme…

    Destination folder already exists. /var/www/html/wordpress/wp-content/themes/startuppro/

    Theme install failed.

    My site still has 1.1.6 installed. Please help ASAP as this is a business site!

    Thanks :)

    #1820

    StartupWP
    Support

    Very close, just missed one step.

    Make sure to unzip startuppro.zip first and upload the /startuppro/ folder over the old one in the /themes/ folder. You should get a prompt asking if you want to overwrite and click yes.

    #1821

    kelbo60
    Member

    It’s. Not. Working. I took the original zip file and unzipped it to get the StartupPro2.0 package. I then opened that and tried uploading the StartupPro.zip file via FileZilla to the WP themes folder as well as through the WP admin site. Deleted the uploaded .zip file from FileZilla, unzipped that zip file to get StartupPro2.0 folder, and tried transferring that to the themes folder. It placed it within the original StartupPro folder without any prompt about overwriting. Just a folder within a folder now. Tried uploading again via WP admin and continue to get the same message:

    Installing Theme from uploaded file: startuppro.zip

    Unpacking the package…

    Installing the theme…

    Destination folder already exists. /var/www/html/wordpress/wp-content/themes/startuppro/

    Theme install failed.

    What am I missing?

    #1822

    kelbo60
    Member

    Tried it again this morning and it worked. Using version 2.5 now.

    #1823

    StartupWP
    Support

    Excellent, great to hear.

    #1869

    majicmrk04
    Member

    I am Having the same issue and tried all that was mentioned in this post
    – I am posting here because Kelbo6o situation was completed
    – I am using pro version of the theme 1.1.6
    – Yes I’ve tried step 3… don’t think it applies to this tho.
    http://www.voicemarkstudios.com
    – StartupPro ver 1.16
    – I’m using Mac Maverick X, Safari current version
    – I’ve unzipped startuppro.zip (2.0) first and upload the /startuppro/ folder over the old one in the /themes/ folder in Filezilla. I received a prompt asking if you want to overwrite and click yes. it went through the motions and completed. but when I get back to Startuppro Theme under wordpress it still displays 1.1.6.

    Please advise.

    #1870

    StartupWP
    Support

    Possibly you’re still just installing an older version?

    Re-download from your download link and double-check that it really is the latest version.

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