Wordpress Theme confused with another theme

I have a site using the Tribune theme http://www.wpzoom.com/themes/tribune/ which we bought and downloaded back in Nov 2012 and it's never been updated.

There is also an old Wordpress theme called Tribune and for some reason it thinks its this old theme that has no updates

so, no updates have ever been done since we purchased it in Nov 2012

What can I do about this?
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Tom BeckCommented:
Just update the theme manually. Once the manual update is done, it may update automatically thereafter.

Plenty of instruction online like this one for how to update a theme manually.

Jason C. LevineDon't talk to me.Commented:
1) What makes you think it's been updated in any event?

2) They very well may be the same theme.  The one in the repo is the author learning to make themes, the premium one is the author moving out on their own to monetize.
livewirewebsolutionsAuthor Commented:
Tom Beck: I could do that but I don't what adverse effects on the website and/or for it to break.

Jason: We bought the theme from here  http://www.wpzoom.com/themes/tribune/ and it's never been updated.  When I click view details in mentions that it should be updated to version1.1.1 which then takes me to this page https://wordpress.org/themes/tribune/ which is clearly incorrect.  Yes, I guess they could be the same theme but one is a free, old, wordpress and the other is a WPZoom theme that we paid for.

I'm wondering if there is a file somewhere within the theme where I can just change a few lines so it realizes what theme it is.
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Tom BeckCommented:
There's no harm in trying to update the current theme if you follow the instructions. It suggests that you rename your old theme folder. If the site breaks, delete the new folder and restore the old.

There is information at the top of every Wordpress style.css file that specifies the theme name, author, version number, etc.

If you download from the old site, https://wordpress.org/themes/tribune/, and look at style.css, you will see that it is version 1.1.1. Perhaps if you update to that manually, it will then point to the WPZoom site for subsequent upgrades.
livewirewebsolutionsAuthor Commented:
Yes, that's exactly what was missing from my style.css file.

Version, Author, Author URI, etc..  I just copy and pasted that from the origin theme file that we purchased and placed it at the top of the style.css file and it's now showing the proper version of the theme and the proper author.

However, it's not noticing that it needs to be updated.  Why would this be?  Do I need to run a cron job or something?
Jason C. LevineDon't talk to me.Commented:
Again, are you sure it needs to be updated?  Are updates a part of the license you bought?  Has the author of the theme let people know an update is out there?
livewirewebsolutionsAuthor Commented:
Yes, it needs updating.  There have been 7 updates since my version 2.0.5 and it's now on version 3.0.1 as per the change log here http://wploy.wpzoom.com/changelog/tribune
Jason C. LevineDon't talk to me.Commented:
Yeah, but read this:


You only get 12 months of updates unless you have renewed the license.  Have you?
Lucas BishopClick TrackerCommented:
I would not merge these themes:

WPZoom Theme Author Info:
Theme Name: Tribune Theme
Theme URI: http://www.wpzoom.com/themes/tribune/
Version: 3.0
Author: WPZOOM
Author URI: http://www.wpzoom.com

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WP Repository WP Theme Author Info:

Theme URI: http://frostpress.com/themes/tribune/
Description: Two-column 'Roman' theme in very soft colors of white and sand. Content softly accented by half-transparent borders and slightly smudge backgrounds, creating a old-looking and beutiful theme that would make any true Roman proud.
Version: 1.1.1
Author: Frostpress
Author URI: http://frostpress.com

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Per the changelog for the version you are using, there have been updates in the past where doing a 'traditional' theme update via the admin area was not recommended:

*** Since too many files were modified, it is recommended to install the new update as a new copy of the theme, instead of updating each file manually. Don't forget to run Regenerate Thumbnails plugin and configure widgets after installing the new version.

Also, in the changelog, you'll see there was never a version 1.1.1 of the WPZoom theme, so I suspect these themes have no relation to each other aside from name.

The reason you may have not been notified of an update being needed is that the theme is so old it likely doesn't have an update notifier built into it.

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livewirewebsolutionsAuthor Commented:
I have manually loaded the new theme onto the site and since found all modified files that will help me launch the new, updated template.  It looks pretty good.

Thanks guys.
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