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Update a theme in WordPress

Update your theme to its latest version to make sure that it's compatible with new WordPress releases and to make your site more secure.

Warning: You should always back up your site before updating.
  1. Log in to WordPress.
  2. In the left-hand menu, select Dashboard > Updates.
  3. Scroll down to the Themes section.
  4. Select the checkbox for the theme you want to update and then select Update Themes.

Note: If you have a premium or custom theme that can't be updated from the WordPress dashboard, try updating your theme with FTP.

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