Free WP Theme - Updated - now how to fix?

by w123
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I'm using a free WP theme on one of my sites that I have heavily modified (colors, things switched around & added/deleted, etc.).

Recently, the designer has updated the files for this theme to fix a few bugs. (& the changes that were made aren't available separately - only in the complete files for the entire theme).

So my question is this:
HOW or what would be the best way to implement (import) the new changes into the old files without messing up all the (code) changes that I have already made? Its not like I can just upload the new theme files.

There has to be a better way than manually going thru the new files, finding the changes, then copying & pasteing them into the old files.

Anyone got a suggestion? Thanks.
#fix #free #theme #updated
  • Profile picture of the author shahz
    That is actually a good question. However, there is no possible way to get this fixed because you have personally modified the code and the default theme will replace it all. I would suggest one thing that you can do. Backup your current theme and install the new version as a second theme. Load them up and see what is the difference. It will consume a lot of time indefinitely. These are the disadvantages of using free themes actually. Having a custom developed theme always helps more - although its a little pricey, it saves all the hassle of updating etc.

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    • Profile picture of the author w123
      thanks for the reply, its not really what I wanted to hear, but I kinda figured that....
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  • Profile picture of the author johnlagoudakis
    Contact the theme designer. He/she may have a workaround for you.
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  • Profile picture of the author cma01
    The easiest way is to use a file comparison program like Beyond Compare.
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    • Profile picture of the author w123
      Originally Posted by cma01 View Post

      The easiest way is to use a file comparison program like Beyond Compare.
      thats exactly what i was looking for, thank you!
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