How to Update the Newspaper Theme for WordPress


Learn how to upgrade to the newest version of the Newspaper Theme easily. Choose which way to update: via WordPress, FTP or Envato Market. Watch a step by step tutorial through an online video. Everything is done quickly, follow through the tutorial below.

Important Notes

Before you update, it is best practice to:

  • Always check our update notes
  • Always backup the files and the database, in case something goes wrong with the server you could use the backup to revert to the previous state.
  • Do not keep older copies of the theme inside the WordPress themes folder
  • Reset the cache after you update
  • Update the plugins. The theme required and recommended plugins are included in the theme package inside the ../Newspaper-tf/plugins folder. Please read the plugin update guide.

How to Update the Newspaper Theme

Download the files necessary from ThemeForest

Log into your ThemeForest account. From the “Downloads” section, look for the Newspaper Theme. Click the download button next to it and choose to download the Installable WordPress Theme (the WordPress file). Great! Now, when the download finishes, choose your update method:

  • Through WordPress
  • Via FTP
  • Using the Envato Market

Each method has its own instructions, so let’s start with the first one!

How to update the Newspaper Theme via WordPress

  1. Go to your WordPress Admin Dashboard > Appearance > Themes and deactivate the current Newspaper Theme.
  2. Delete the old version. Don’t worry, your content won’t be lost.
  3. Download the newest version of the Newspaper Theme from ThemeForest.
  4. Unzip the “Newspaper-tf” archive file. The “” file will be inside it.
  5. Go to Appearance > Themes, click the “Add New Theme” button. Upload the “” file and click on the “Install Now” button.

After it is finished uploading, make sure to activate your theme and update your plugins. Find out more about activating the Newspaper Theme here, and about updating your plugins here.

How to update the Newspaper Theme via FTP

If you want to know how to update the Newspaper Theme via FTP, you need to first place your website in maintenance mode. Use a plugin to do this, for example, Ultimate Maintenance Mode, WP Maintenance Mode, and many others.

  1. Open the folder “Themes” located in “Your Site’s Name/Wp-Content/Themes” and backup your Newspaper Theme folder by saving it somewhere on your computer. You can also choose to delete it. Your content won’t be lost, but please note that if you have any theme code modifications, they will be lost. You have to reapply them after the update is over.
  2. Connect your FTP account using Filezilla. Navigate to the WordPress theme directory within Filezilla (“Your Site’s Name/Wp-Content/Themes”).
  3. Download the newest version of the Newspaper Theme from ThemeForest.
  4. Unzip the “Newspaper-tf” archive file and the “” file.
  5. Extract “” file.
  6. Delete the existing Newspaper theme folder
  7. Drag and drop the new “Newspaper Theme” folder into “Your Site’s Name/Wp-Content/Themes”. Your content will not get removed! Update all of your plugins, for more information regarding this visit this link.

Update the Newspaper Theme automatically

How to update the Newspaper Theme automatically: you need to download the Envato Market plugin first. To do that, visit this link to get the plugin:

  1. Upload the Envato WordPress plugin (.zip file that you downloaded).

How to Update the Newspaper Theme

2. Activate it.

How to Update the Newspaper Theme


3. Create your personal Token  – To create a token, access the provided link on the plugin settings page and follow the on-screen instructions.

4.Insert your Envato token key (not the token name) in the designated field.

How to Update the Newspaper Theme


5. Add a new item – Add your theme to the list of purchased items. You will need the personal token again and the Envato item ID number. These are 5489609 for Newspaper and 9512331 for Newsmag.

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If everything is correctly set up to this point and you save your changes, a new tab called themes will appear in the plugin settings.

6.Update your theme – Press the update theme button and wait for the update to finish.

7.Update the plugins. Read more about how to do that here.

How to Update the Newspaper Theme


If you have an old version of Newspaper Theme, it’s always wise to update to explore new features offered by each patch. In the “What’s New” panel, in the main menu of our website, you can read about the new implementations of each version.

So, have you updated your Newspaper Theme, yet? Also, which method did you use to do it? Tell us about it in the comment box below!

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  1. Hello Bogdan,
    my preferred way of updating newspaper theme is through EnvatoMarket plugin: thanks to your guide, it’s been easy to set it up inside wordpress and now is so fast, just a click and the update is done, thank you!

  2. I prefer the wordpress update method. It allows me to be more involved in the process and to monitor the changes that are taking place. More involvement means more familiarity, and I like knowing as much as possible about what’s happening with my website.

    • Hi,

      You can try that WordPress method because the theme should have to be correctly updated. We recommend making a full backup for each theme update. If the theme will not be fine after this update, you need to do it via FTP way because this is the most better method for this.

      Thank you!

  3. I am going to update my newspaper theme via WordPress, but there is no option to de-activate the theme, “Dashboard > Appearance > Themes and deactivate the current Newspaper Theme”

  4. For doing a WordPress update it says “Step 2 – Delete the old version. Don’t worry, your content won’t be lost.” However, when I followed this (updating 9.7.1 to 9.7.3) my custom sidebar content disappeared and was replaced with default widgets.

  5. Hi,

    When I try update from 7.8 to 9.8 through Envato Market plugin it makes my site looks weird.

    How do I update without affecting current layout? We want to keep our layout and just update the theme.

    • Hi,

      Thank you for your interests in our theme! Our recommendation for updating the theme is the method via FTP way because this is the surest way in this case. Note that the Envato Market plugin can sometimes be problematic and that’s why we do not recommend using it. If you need more assistance in this case, please open a new topic at our support forum from here -> and our team is ready to assist you.

      Thank you for your understanding!

  6. Hey,
    I am unalble to update to Newspaper 10 via all of your option.
    -direct: download: css sheet missing
    -envato: not allowed
    -ftp: not possible
    Any Ideas? I am puzzelled, as for why the direct and envato one is not working, is there another way to download a file that is not compromised?

    • Hi,

      Thank you for your interest in our theme! If you have any problem with the theme update, please send us an email at with your log-in information (wp-admin) and your Item Purchase Code so I can check your license code.

      Best regards!


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