How to Upgrade Free to Pro Theme Without Paying Tricks

There are many ways to upgrade a WordPress theme. In this post, we’ll look at different methods, from manually upgrading & the customized theme. Upgrade your free theme to pro theme without paying yes you are right, I am trying to show how you can make the free theme to the pro version if you have some technical knowledge like how to modify PHP code from your theme right way, then you can fix it and make it 100%. Either you purchased a pro premium theme, Now you can leave and search about the process to upgrade from free to a pro premium theme.

How to Upgrade Free Theme to Pro theme No Paying Tricks

Most of the time some users can find a theme for the project, and always view tab on the lefthand side of your WordPress dashboard. Depending on if you choose a free theme. Some fo them users can’t buy pro this theme because of high price or change currency not accept debit card.

Step-1 Find Pro Theme on Live

What is mean, you can find your theme name, Login to your WordPress dashboard, and click on the Appearance tab on the left. Go to the Themes menu click on this button. Now, you can find your theme name and information, if you can’t find simply hover over theme is active, it shows appear Theme Details click now appear all, read the info and search link for the premium version, or now you got the theme name simply search on Google (WordPress THEME-NAME pro version demo), it will take you to pro version live demo.

Step-2 Find What From Pro Version

We know that pro theme has more features like slider, sidebar sticky, header menu sticky on a scroll, and more, Not the time you find the section you want, for example, want to slider we want to premium version theme slider use our free theme. Let’s go for it to start.

Premium theme have more feature like slider

Select slider section on your mouse clicks and inspect, remember that you can select only the slider whole section and click (featured-section), on the Element tab appear after inspect select the HTML code to right-click on mouse show option Edit as HTML after select all and copy. Deep breath because you got the slider code.

Step-3 Paste Code to your Site

Now, go to your website. this step was simple paste the code where you want, but remember one thing you the paste will be a right section, ok I will go deeper.

First, inspect option right-click on the mouse, and find the section start, you got and paste this code inside the Elements tab. Wao you got this pro slider to free theme without paying. If all right then go for the next step.

Hover over image right click inspect

Step-4 Save this Code

Now open notepad to your system, and paste HTML code to notepad and save it your desktop, the extension must be (.php) on the next step we can make this static slider to dynamic.

Step-5 Make Latest Post Slider

Now, open the theme folder to your text editor the best text editor I prefer Download Visual Studio Code – Mac, Linux, Windows. Open theme file, you can separate all the HTML code find (ul & li), because most of the WordPress slider have this code bellow mention like:

This is important setup to schema all menu itemprop url
<ul>      // silder start
<li></li> // auto generate slider add automatic more <li></li> number of slider
</ul>     // silder end

Ok. now modify static HTML code to dynamic, at the same time new post published show the slider section, in your home page, this bellow code paste just below:

<ul>
<?php
$args = array( 'numberposts' => 3, 'order'=> 'ASC', 'orderby' => 'modified', 'post_status' => 'publish' );
$postslist = get_posts( $args );
foreach ($postslist as $post) :  setup_postdata($post); ?>

// get code from step 5 paste hear

<?php endforeach; ?>
</ul>

Step-5 Get New Post into Slider

Now find href= from slider HTML code:

// replace all link href="websitelink (Replace with <?php the_permalink(); ?>)"
<?php the_permalink(); ?>

All website link change, Now change the image same as replace the same.

// replace all section find <img src="websiteImage.jpg"> to <?php the_post_thumbnail(); ?>

<?php the_post_thumbnail(); ?>

This will change all slider image same as per link and the next thing to change the title of a slider:

// replace title to <?php the_title(); ?> (Example: > TITLE TEXT REPLACE TO BELLOW CODE < )
// also teplace inside div title tag to this code bellow

<?php the_title(); ?>

Step-6 Slider Show Only Home Page

Now you successfully replace all the codes like page link, slider image, and title. Well, we can do one last thing is slider show an only home page, this code is important. On the top of the slider code where to start HTML code paste code.

<?php is_home() { ?>

// Add modify silder code dynamic hear

<?php } ?>

Step-7 Live Check

Before go to this user understand replace you can follow this with your dashboard while theme editing through login to your WordPress Dashboard Appearance → Theme Editor → index.php

Open it, the first thing is to copy all code inside index.php for backup if any problem or error you can easy recode this previous same.

<?php get_header(); ?>

// bellow paste code above mention SLIDER CODE PASTE HEAR

Now your theme is re-optimize ready revolution slider, remember main theme index.php code backup store to your system, if any problem you can replace this to the original one, is you follow all steps above mention carefully no chance to error. Paste this code and refresh your website check slider show appear on your free theme, look like a premium version.

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