Theme Requirements

Thank you for taking sides with us and purchasing our theme. In order for the theme to function properly on your site, you must be running WordPress 5.8 or higher, PHP 7.4  - 8.1, and MySQL 5 or higher. We have tested it with Mac, Windows and Linux. Below is a list of items you should check to make sure your host can comply with.

  • Check to ensure that your web host has the minimum requirements to run WordPress.
  • Always make sure they are running the latest version of WordPress.
  • You can download the latest release of WordPress from the official WordPress website.
  • Always create secure passwords for FTP and Database.

Hosting is more secure when PHP applications, like WordPress, are running using your account’s username instead of the server’s default shared username (www or www-data). The most common way for hosting companies to do this is using PHP. Just ask your potential host if they run PHP or something similar.

Recommended PHP Configuration Limits

Many issues that you may run into such as: white screen, demo content fails when importing, empty page content, etc. are related to low PHP configuration limits. The solution is to increase the PHP limits. You can do this on your own, or contact your web host and ask them to adjust as follows:

  • max_execution_time 300
  • memory_limit 256M
  • post_max_size 32M
  • upload_max_filesize 32M

You can verify your PHP configuration limits in the System tab in the Backend-mainpage. We take our newly developed theme, Brook, a responsive WordPress theme for creative businesses as an example for you to learn how to do. Navigate to your admin dashboard then find Insight Core > System.

Your job is to turn 4 sections from yellow to green.

Tips for this part:

* WP Memory Limit: find the file wp-config.php. Add the line "define(‘WP_MEMORY_LIMIT', '256M' ); above the line /*That's all, stop editing! Happy blogging.*/ 

* WP Debug Mode: It is not importance to set WP Debug Mode then do not worry about it.

* PHP Time limit: find the file wp-config.php. Add the line “set_time_limit(600);” above the line /That's all, stop editing! Happy blogging./

* PHP Max Input Vars: Find .htaccess in folder Root of website. Add the line “php_value max_input_vars 5000”

How to choose PHP version and enable PHP extension?

Step 1: Come cPanel find select PHP version

Step 2: Choose version 7.4.x and enable XML reader extension

Step 3: Save the changes

Now you have set up all the basic theme requirements, you can proceed to configure other settings for your theme by referring to related articles on support center homepage. Thank you for spending time with us.