How to Update Divi Theme to a Newer Version

by | Last Updated: Nov 1, 2016 | Blog, WordPress Tips

This time I’m going to give you the instructions on how to update your version of the Divi theme. You may wonder why am I doing this, as you already know, it is really easy to update a WordPress theme. You just click on the “Update” button in your WP admin panel. However, it is not so easy with Divi and I will explain you why.

 

ET Username & API Key

 

To update the Divi theme to a newer version you will need an ElegantThemes license. If you don’t have one yet, you can buy one here. I recommend the Developer license, as with this license you will also get access to ET great plugins like Bloom and Monarch. So you need to own a legal license for the ElegantThemes’ products.

Once you have a license, just log into your ElegantThemes account, go to Account > Your API Key and copy your API key into your clipboard. Then in your WP admin panel go to Divi > Theme Options > Updates and enter your ET username and your API Key. Then click the “Save Changes” button at the bottom (or at the top).

 

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After you have done these steps, from now you will be able to update your Divi theme with just the “Update Themes” button like it works with any other WP theme. And don’t forget to use a child theme. If you don’t know how to create one, check my article on how to create a child theme.

Also, the update sometimes doesn’t work if you try to update Divi in your WP admin panel in Appearance > Themes. If this is the case, try updating it in Dashboard > Updates.

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