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Updating a theme's bootstrap and Jquery files properly

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    Hi, thanks for reading this question

    I currently have a site that needs to update its jquery and bootstrap.

    A kind user here has led me to the artifacts to use. I now have the jquery, bootstrap and popper.js artifacts

    However, after applying them to the site via the DNN Persona bar's Extension page, I see that the site still uses the theme's own bootstrap file

    My questions are:
     - by adding the extensions thru these artifacts, should my site's theme have automatically updated?
     - how do you properly updatet he theme's jquery and bootstrap (or any file for that matter) do we have to get dirty and modify source code or is there a tool in the Persona Bar that one can use?

    Thanks and God Bless

    Basic Member

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      Ultimately, it depends on how the theme was written.  Firstly, jQuery is bundled with DNN, so a theme will typically use this shared reference.  In this case, installing a newer JS Library will cause the newer version to start being used.  Secondly, most themes include their own version of Bootstrap rather than using a JS Library, so they can't be updated by installing a newer JS Library.  In this case, changes to the theme are your only choice.

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      New Member

      New Member

        Hi Brian,

        You are correct. jQuery changes were immediately updated.
        As for the theme, I am surgically making changes to the skin.css file. 

        Thanks very much

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