How to update a theme

Learn how to update a theme to the latest version for the best compatibility with new features and to render bug fixes.

Quick Guide

  1. Edit the code of your current activated Website theme.
  2. Copy the entire contents of the settings_data.json file located under Config
  3. Install a fresh theme.
  4. Edit the code of the freshly installed theme.
  5. Paste the entire contents from the previous theme's settings_data.json into the feshly installed theme's settings_data.json file.
  6. Save and activate the freshly isntalled theme.

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Occasionally, Kajabi will update a theme for bug fixes and added features. These changes are not automatically added to your current theme.

Website Theme

To update your Wesbite theme:

  • Go to the Website tab and select Manage Themes below the Website Design header.
  • Select Pick a Theme and install a new theme:

install a new theme

Note:
Themes are not deleted––the old versions will stay in the menu even if they are not active.

Now that a fresh theme is installed you can transfer the settings from your old theme into the freshly installed theme:

  • Edit the code of the old theme (currently activated theme).
  • Copy the entire contents of the settings_data.json file located under Config:

copy settings_data.json file located under Config

Now that you have the settings copied, you will paste it into the same line in the new theme:

  • Edit the code of the freshly installed theme
  • Paste the copied settings_date.json file over the same line in the new theme:

Paste the copied `settings_date.json` file over the same line in the new theme

Preview your new theme to make sure data transferred properly.

Product Theme

To update your Product theme:

  • Go to the Product tab and edit a Product.
  • Click Customize below the Product title.
  • Select Pick a Theme and install a new theme:

Install a new Product theme.

Now that a fresh Product theme is installed you can transfer the settings from your old Product theme into the freshly installed theme using the same flow as updating the Website theme:

  • Edit the code of the old theme (currently activated theme).
  • Copy the entire contents of the settings_data.json file located under Config:

Copy the entire contents of the `settings_data.json` file located under `Config`.

Now that you have the settings copied, you will paste it into the same line in the new theme:

  • Edit the code of the freshly installed theme
  • Paste the copied settings_date.json file over the same line in the new theme:

Paste the copied `settings_date.json` file over the same line in the new theme.

Preview your new theme to make sure data transferred properly.

Page Theme

To update your Page theme:

  • Go to the Website tab and open the Page Builder section.
  • Click + New Page and install a new theme:

Add a new page.

With a fresh Page installed you can transfer the settings from your old Page into the freshly installed Page using the same flow as updating the Website theme and Product theme:

  • Edit the code of the old Page.
  • Copy the entire contents of the settings_data.json file located under Config:

Copy the entire contents of the `settings_data.json` file located under `Config`.

Now that you have the settings copied, you will paste it into the same line in the new Page:

  • Edit the code of the freshly installed Page
  • Paste the copied settings_date.json file over the same line in the new Page:

Paste the copied `settings_date.json` file over the same line in the new Page.

Preview your new Page to make sure data transferred properly.

Everything transfers over when using the Premier theme, but for any other theme the following assets will need to be re-uploaded:

  • Marquee Image
  • Footer Logo
  • Testimonial Images
  • Login Page Logo
  • Instructor Image
Once your theme is ready to go, you can activate the new theme.

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