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1. Snews - Changelog

2. What is the best way to update the theme without losing my settings on the Theme Options?

1. Snews - Changelog

Snews 2.0


 [update]  WordPress 5 Compatibile
 [fix] Social media share checkboxes not saving with PHP7.2
[fix]PHP 7.2 Warning: Illegal String Offset 
 [fix]  Minor CSS fixes

Snews 1.6


 [update]  WordPress 4.9.4 Compatibility Check
 [fix]  Minor CSS fixes

Files:

style.css
functions.php
inc/widgets/wg-sidebar.php
inc/widgets/wg-side-posts.php

Snews 1.5


 [update]  WordPress 4.8 Compatibility Check
 [fix]  Menu related Bug fixes
 [update]  Widget Constructors

Files:

style.css
functions.php
inc/widgets/wg-sidebar.php
inc/widgets/wg-side-posts.php

Snews 1.4.5


 [update]  WordPress 4.7.2 Compatibility Check
 [fix]  Socials still showing in archive pages when disabled
 [update]  Minor CSS fixes

Files:

functions.php
style.css
content.php

Snews 1.4


 [update]  WordPress 4.7 Compatibility Check
 [fix]  Single post layout issues when disabling social sharing buttons
 [update]  Better usability on Next - Prev buttons in main category widget

Files:

functions.php
style.css
partials/part-featured-image

Snews 1.3.5


 [update]  WordPress 4.6.1 Compatibility Check
 [update]  Social Count Plus 3.3.5
 [fix]  Minor CSS fixes
 [fix]  Submenu items sometimes not showing correctlyon mobile menu
 [fix]  Search Widget title alignment

Files:

functions.php
style.css
less.css
less/responsive.less

Snews 1.3.0


 [update]  WordPress 4.6 Compatibility Check
 [fix]  Logo disappearing in Tablet view since v1.2.5
 [fix]  News ticker 'home page only'option fix
 [fix]  Classic Slider sometimes displaying categories in wrong position
 [fix]  Search Widget title alignment

Files:

functions.php
header.php
style.css
less.css
less/responsive.less
css/less/widgets.less

Snews 1.2.5


 [update]RTL improvements
 [update] Main Carousel Improvements
 [update] Double Ads Widget size specifications
 [fix] Widgetized Homepage not playing nicely with left handed sidebar
 [fix] Top Ad Slot hiding on mobiles
 [fix] Sticky Nav not working for some users when User rating is in place
 [fix] Minor CSS fixes

Files:

functions.php
style.css
rtl.css
css/less/ads.less
css/less/responsive.less
admin/functions-extended/fn-js.php
admin/functions-extended/fn-typography.php

Snews 1.2


IMPORTANT: For performance reasons, some thumbnail sizes have been updated. Please run the Force Regenerate Thumbnails plugin after updating, will be enough to re-set them. Thank you.


 [performance]   Improved fonts loading
 [performance]  Removed jQuery Migrate from automatic loading
 [performance]  Optimized thumbnail sizes
 [performance]Polyfills to support old browsers are now optional (Advanced > Support < IE9 browsers)
 [performance] Built-in front-end Minifier (Advanced Tab > Minify Front-end Output )
 [performance] Option for Main Category Widget to load smaller thumbnail when placed in thinner widgetized areas
 [performance] Option that allow to specify image dimensions for Ad widgets
 [performance]Option Panel refinements
 [update] Category Styler enhancements
 [update] Replaced deprecated jQuery .live() function with .on()
 [update] Better shadow for sub-posts menu item previews
 [update] Option to hide entry details in Snews - Side Posts widget
 [fix] Snews - Video Embed widget ID input label
 [fix] Snews - Facebook Fans Widget not loading in homepage when no APP ID is given
 [fix] Score not taking category color in some circumstances
 [fix]  Dark Variation option fixes

Files:

functions.php
style.css
content.php
content-single.php
content-page.php
js/snews.js
admin/functions-extended/fn-js.php
admin/functions-extended/fn-typography.php
admin/functions-extended/fn-styles.php
inc/panes.php
inc/widgets/wg-main-cat.php
inc/widgets/wg-sidebar.php
inc/wp-comment-master/cm.js
partials/part-entry-rw-circle.php
partials/part-main-carousel.php
css/less/dark.less
partials/part-fb-sdk.php

Snews 1.1


 [fix]AdSense Code Rendering
 [fix]Responsive Archives CSS fix
 [fix]Structured data breadcrumbs
 [fix] Custom JS textarea escaping fixed
 [update] Affiliate wrap ID change to avoid Ad Blockers
 [update] Added Basic WooCommerce layout template (woocommerce.php)
 [update] Now also featured images and post images will open in PhotoSwipe when installed and active
 [update]Option Panel refinements

Files:

style.css 
functions.php
page.php
woocommerce.php (new)
options.php
admin/functions-extended/fn-js.php
admin/functions-extended/fn-typography.php
admin/functions-extended/fn-style.php
css/less/responsive.less
css/less/reviews.less
css/less.css
partials/reviews/part-review-affiliate.php

Snews 1.0

Initial Release


2. What is the best way to update the theme without losing my settings on the Theme Options?

Update via FTP

Please note:
make a backup of the Theme inside your WordPress installation folder /wp-content/themes/themename/

To update the Theme, login to ThemeForest, head over to your downloads section and re-download the theme like you did when you bought it.

Extract the zip contents, look for the extracted theme folder, and after you have all the new files upload them using FTP to the /wp-content/themes/themename/ folder overwriting the old ones (this is why it's important to backup any changes you've made to the theme files).

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If you didn't make any changes to the theme files, you are free to overwrite them with the new ones without the risk of losing theme settings, pages, posts, etc, and backwards compatibility is guaranteed.

Alternative Solution:

If you prefer an automatic solution, you can use the Envato Wordpress Toolkit plugin as well. Since this is a third party plugin though its usage isn't covered by regular theme support.

Useful links:

http://premium.wpmudev.org/blog/how-to-update-themeforest-themes-with-the-envato-wordpress-toolkit/

https://github.com/envato/envato-wordpress-toolkit