Lost of all Widget setups during Theme Upgrade


my first Q so I am sorry if anything not happened as it should…

I just got a note from ThemeForest about available update for “Newspaper” version 8.5.
I have bought “Newspaper” version 8.2 two days ago and I have upgraded from ver 7.7 and had to face a lost of all Widget setups (as they disappeared from Newspaper Default Section and Footer) and I would like to avoid this situation when I upgrade from ver 8.2 to 8.5.
Is that possible?

Thanking you in advance for your kind help.


Contact the theme author - they may suggest something or help

Oops! But how to do it?


Every item has a support tab near the top of its page. I’ve linked the support page for Newspaper by tagDiv below:

Good luck!