Updating Geotheme

Geo Theme Word Press Geo Directory

This question is asked a lot and the thread we have on the forum is long, so I though it best to create a how to.


If you have edited your core GeoTheme theme then you are doing something wrong and you will need to move any alterations into you child theme folder before carrying out this process, If you are not using a child theme even if you have not customised any files then you need to use a child theme for this process to not loose any settings.
I would always recommend backing up both Database and Directories first.

You will need an FTP Client.

Here are ftp clients that are free any easy to use.

I do not recommend using Control panel or any other means for updating GeoTheme.

I am using Ipswitch WS_FTP PRO but the same principles will apply.

You will need your connection details to connect via FTP.

Host Name: This usually ftp.yoursite.com or your sites IP Address

UserName: YourUsername

Password: YourPassword

If you are unsure of these details please contact your sites host.

Okay so you have a connection via FTP.

Download GeoTheme

Now download the latest version of Geo Theme from the Account area at the top of the forum page when logged in.

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Now save it to a new local folder.

The file is compressed so next you will have to extract (Unzip) the files, Right click and extract to here or unzip to here depending on which program you use.

Okay now rename the Geotheme Directory on your computer to GeoTheme_New.

Open your Ftp Client and in the left pane navigate to GeoTheme_New on your right pane navigate to your sites Themes directory /wp-content/themes.

You can now select the GeoTheme_New folder and upload it to the themes directory, This will take some time depending on your connection speed and server.
*Note if your connection times out or disconnects whilst uploading then you are best to start again.

Activating by swapping over the file names

Updating Geo Theme






Now Rename the current GeoTheme folder in /wp-content/themes to GeoTheme_Old and rename the GeoTheme_New to GeoTheme, once this is done you should now be on the latest version, check to see that your site is operating as you would expect.

You can for a safeguard download the old version of GeoTheme_Old and then delete this from your server.

Congratulations you are now updated.


Please if you have any issues then refer back to The GeoTheme forum do not comment here.

If you think this can be improved then feel free to comment here.

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Attending will be Stiofan O’Conner (GeoTheme), Tim Clark and Ben Clark (Klick Design), #wpldn is an mixed audience of WordPress Developers and users.

The discussion will be covering from conception to completion and will be discussing the GeoDirectory Plugin and in many features.

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Tim will be discussing the products features and uses and designing with GeoDirectory.

We will also cover the different ways that current GeoTheme users are making money from the product or simply just enjoying developing great sites.

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