Note: updating Salient can be handled multiple ways. Depending on your workflow choose the option that makes the most sense for you.

Using the Envato Market Plugin

One great benefits of this method is that after the initial setup you gain the benefit of quicker updates & update notifcations

  • Step 1. Download the Envato Market Plugin
  • Step 2. Upload the plugin .zip via the Plugins > Add New section of the WordPress admin dashboard
  • Step 3. Click Install Now and then Activate Plugin
  • Step 4. Now head to the Envato Market plugin page and click on the Generate a personal token link. We’re going to generate a token from Envato that will allow a connection between the plugin and ThemeForest.

  • Step 5. Next give your token a name and check the box that you have read and agree to the terms. Click the Create Token button to  generate your token.
  • Step 6. Copy your token that’s been generated and head back to your WordPress setup in the plugin page to paste it in the token field. This should allow Salient to show up as one of your themes within the plugin – from here on it’s smooth sailing.

Downloading/Reuplodading

With Using Easy Theme Upgrades Plugin

  • Step 1. Download the Salient theme archive from ThemeForest
  • Step 2. Head over to Appearance > Themes in your WordPress dashboard
  • Step 3. Click the Add New button on this page followed by the Upload button when prompted
  • Step 4. Locate the salient.zip file you extracted from the ThemeForest download archive and click the Install Now button
  • Step 5. Choose Yes In the Upgrade existing theme? option from the dropdown list
  • Step 6. Click Install Now followed by Activate

Without Using Easy Theme Upgrades Plugin

  • Step 1. Download the Salient theme archive from ThemeForest
  • Step 2. Head over to Appearance > Themes in your WordPress dashboard
  • Step 3. Switch to any other theme, preferably a WordPress default one such as twenty sixteen
  • Step 4. Delete your current version of Salient by clicking Theme Details and followed by the Delete button in the bottom right hand side of the modal
  • Step 5. Click the Add New button on this page followed by the Upload button when prompted
  • Step 6. Locate the salient.zip file you extracted from the ThemeForest download archive and click the Install Now button
  • Step 7. Click Install Now followed by Activate

Troubleshooting issues when updating

Can’t update using the Envato Market plugin

If you encounter the message “Are you sure you want to do this? Please try again.” or “The link you followed has expired” when attempting to update, this is most likely occurring because your server has a low maximum file size upload/low maximum execution time set in the PHP settings. You must increase the following PHP settings to be greater than 24M (Any reputable hosting company will assist you with this quickly & hassle free):

  • upload_max_filesize – greater than 24M
  • post_max_size – greater than 24M
  • max_execution_time – greater than 100

Theme styling appears to have reset to default on the front of your site.

  • This can occur if you’re using the Move Dynamic/Custom CSS into External Stylesheet option in the Salient options panel > general settings > css/script related tab. But fear not, all that’s needed to remedy the situation is to go to your Salient theme options panel and click Save Changes. This will rewrite the dynamic stylesheet again and your styling will return.

Note: Before clicking Save Changes quickly verify that your settings are still as you expect them and not actually reset to default values in the options panel panel

Website won’t load anymore (stuck on loading transition)

  • Clear all caches from any caching/minifcation plugins you may have active
  • Check to verify that no third party plugins which you may have active are causing the issue
  • If you’re using a child theme, ensure that you don’t have any conflicts in it by temporarily deactivating it and using the parent Salient theme. If that works, go through your child theme overrides and make sure they’ve been updated to match the parent files.

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