WordPress Speed Up Service | WordPress Website Maintenance Packages Reply To: Can I Update the Site without Updating the Theme?, by cjc1867 1) Did you back up the website with a plugin? 2) Just for now, once you have backed up the website then update WordPress itself to 4.9.4. Don’t update the theme. 3) Once WordPress has been updated you can then install Yoast’s plugin. If it still won’t install then it might be the PHP version is also not up to date. 4) Just checked and PHP 5.3 is running and I am sure you need at least PHP 5.6. This website looks like it’s hosted with Fatcow.com. With my Hosting I can change mine in the Hosting Control Panel or cPanel. It’s hard to say without seeing the original theme and see how it differs. I will install Iconic to a local version of WordPress and see if you can configure it in the dashboard. Just had a look and it doesn’t look that much different apart from the top of the page i.e. the header. Maybe that can be changed to look the same. For now do 1), 2) then attempt 3) I can have a closer look tomorrow and see what else has changed but it just looks like the header section at the top of the page that has the logo, main menu and social icons. Colin Reply To: Can I Update the Site without Updating the Theme?