Envato theme update failed

Hi, I’m a dumb end user. I received an email from Envato telling me there was an update to the Newspaper theme I’m using on my site. I followed the link to the download page’ clicked the download for Wordpress option, it’s on my Mac, but each time I try to update it it fails.
Anyone know why?
I’ve attached a pic of the fail message I keep getting…
Grateful for any help.


You have to install the theme zip not the full download zip. Please unzip the main full download (All files & documentation) and then locate the installable theme file within it. Luckily most developers clearly label their files, so it should be pretty easy to find.

Please check this helpful Theme Installation guide article:

For Update theme:

you can use ftp because alredy the theme folder exist in your server. So, you have to replace the existing one. pease keep a full backup before update.


Hi, yeah, I mentioned in the first post that I DID only download the smaller zip with the installable theme in it. But it’s not working.
I think the issue is that I’m already using an earlier version of the theme. THIS is an UPDATE only - but I can’t find anywhere info on how to do this.

That is not how you update the theme. Use Envato Market plugin instead: