Update theme

To use automatic updates you need the Envato Market plugin. If you haven't installed it yet, you can do this now via WordPress Admin › Appearance › Install Plugins panel.

For more information about its configuration, please read the How To Automatically Update WordPress Themes with the Envato Market Plugin.

Migration to 4.0

If you don't use the child theme to customize Bimber's templates or CSS styles, feel free to skip this guide.

Bimber 4.0 is a huge major update that introduces tons of new features. To make it possible, we had to first rewrite its current code. We tried to keep backward compatibility where we could, but there is no way to do that for all possible cases. Some of your changes, mostly those applied in child them, will require manual inspection.

Migration steps

To do a migration , please follow these steps:

  1. Backup your current site
  2. Deactivate the Bimber Child Theme (if in use)
  3. Update the theme
  4. If you were using the Snax and What's Your Reaction plugins, you must activate them again. Both were deactivated by migration process because both required to be updated to new versions. You can update and then activate them using WP Admin > Plugins panel.
  5. Now, before we activate the child theme, you need to check what changes were made there:
    • CSS custom code
      If any of your custom rules is not working anymore, you need to check if corresponding selector is still valid. If the rule was prepared by our support staff, please back to your topics and inform us about this. We will help you adjust everything.
    • Templates
      Here situation is a little bit more complicated because few templates were changed. Some just changed names and other were replaced or divided into new template parts. Our recommendation here is to remove all overridden templates and try to apply changes to them again. This way you will notice if your template is no longer available or changed its location in folders tree.

CAUTION!

If you leave old templates in child theme and WordPress won't be able to locate them, you will probably see some white pages.

Let us help

If you don't fully understand the migration process or you are afraid that something will go wrong after making the update, please just contact us on the support forum and we will help move to Bimber 4.0

Migration to 5.0

If you don't use the child theme to customize Bimber's templates or CSS styles, feel free to skip this guide.

Bimber 5.0 is a huge major update that introduces tons of new features. To make it possible, we had to first rewrite its current code. We tried to keep backward compatibility where we could, but there is no way to do that for all possible cases. Some of your changes, mostly those applied in child them, will require manual inspection.

Migration steps

To do a migration , please follow these steps:

  1. Backup your current site
  2. Deactivate the Bimber Child Theme (if in use)
  3. Update the theme
  4. Install new plugins (PhotoMix and AdAce) via WP Admin > Appearance > Install Plugins.
  5. If you install the AdAce plugin, please disable the WP QUADS plugin.
  6. Update other plugins (Snax, MediaAce and What's Your Reaction, Visual Composer) via WP Admin > Appearance > Install Plugins.
  7. Now, before we activate the child theme, you need to check what changes were made there:
    • CSS custom code
      If any of your custom rules is not working anymore, you need to check if corresponding selector is still valid. If the rule was prepared by our support staff, please back to your topics and inform us about this. We will help you adjust everything.
    • Templates
      Here situation is a little bit more complicated because few templates were changed. Some just changed names and other were replaced or divided into new template parts. Our recommendation here is to remove all overridden templates and try to apply changes to them again. This way you will notice if your template is no longer available or changed its location in folders tree.

CAUTION!

If you leave old templates in child theme and WordPress won't be able to locate them, you will probably see some white pages.

Let us help

If you don't fully understand the migration process or you are afraid that something will go wrong after making the update, please just contact us on the support forum and we will help move to Bimber 5.0