May 152018

How To Install Suffusion Theme shows you how to manually install the latest version of suffusion theme by following a few steps and more.

Most people nowadays know how to install a theme in WordPress. But for those of you who don’t I have written this tutorial to help you achieve this.

The following steps will show you how to download the latest version, delete the current version from your site and upload and install the latest version from your computer.

Suffusion Theme / Child Theme Tutorials:

How To Install Suffusion Theme

The best and safest method to install Suffusion theme is illustrated in the following steps.

Step 1 ) You might want to put your site in Maintenance mode first before you begin. If you don’t have a security plugin in place, I highly recommend the following security plugin All In One WP Security And Firewall. This plugin happens to have a feature that allows you to set your site in maintenance mode. You can read more about the feature in this security plugin from the following URL all-in-one-wp-security-and-firewall-maintenance.

If the above plugin is not for you, then install another plugin or you might already have other method in place.

Step 2 ) Download the latest version from the following URL

Step 3 ) Create a back up of your site, this is just for precaution just in case something goes wrong. Like they say, it is better to be safe than sorry.

Step 4 ) Export your suffusion settings. You can read the following documentation to help you.

Step 5 ) If you don’t have a second theme, install one of WordPress default themes like Twenty Seventeen. Enable this new theme. Once the new theme is enabled, delete suffusion theme. Upload the latest version from Step 2 ) above. The following documentation can help you further understand how to install a theme.

Step 6 ) Import the suffusion settings you exported in Step 4 ) above.

Step 7 ) Check to make sure all your settings are correct and your site looks good from the front end.

Step 8 ) If all the above is correct and there are no issues, then you should have your site running the latest version of Suffusion.

Note: If you like getting your hands dirty, you can do the following. (Highly recommended for experts only)

Step 9 ) Use File Manager in cPanel. Then upload the zipped folder you downloaded from the list above. Unzip the folder and copy the content into the suffusion folder that already exist. This should override all the same files and folders with the updated version. Then check the front side of your site to see if it all works well.


If you have any questions please leave a comment. I will be updating this tutorial from time to time.

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Manuel Ballesta RuizManuel Ballesta Ruiz is a web developer, Blogger and WordPress Enthusiast.

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