The way you add and manage features to your site has changed in MD5.3 with the inclusion of the new Drop-ins Manager. To upgrade your licensed websites to MD5.3 follow these simple instructions.
Step one: Backup your site
Marketers Delight 5.3 is considered a major update and performs some intensive actions to make your website compatible with the new Drop-ins Manager.
dropins folder that is shipped inside the core MD theme folder is now moved into the
wp-content folder during the upgrade process, as well as some database changes to recognize this fact.
This process has been tested extensively over the past few months to ensure a seamless update process for you without data loss, but is it still strongly recommended you make a full site backup before performing this update.
Step two: Auto-update to MD5.3
Now that your site is backed up you can safely upgrade to MD5.3 through the auto-updater or a manual theme re-installation.
To use the auto-update system for ensure your license is active in WP admin > MD > License key. From there you can go to Appearance > Themes to find the update prompt:
Simply click the “update now” notice in the alert box to walk through the theme updater process.
Step three: Activate the Drop-ins Manager
Now that your site has been upgraded to MD5.3 you are now ready to activate the brand new Drop-ins Manager. To do this you need to find the Drop-ins Manager installation prompt by navigating to any WP admin page.
For simplicity sake, head over to WP admin > Marketers Delight and you will see the following prompt at the top of the settings panel:
When you are ready simply click the “Update now” button to run the installer. This process will take just a few seconds to complete and will redirect you to the new Drop-ins settings page when finished:
You can now begin installing new Drop-ins to your site. Easy!