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Theme Requirements

To use the Siard theme, you need WordPress CMS installed. We assume you have a working version of WordPress already up and running. We also encourage you to actively use the links below. These useful resources cover most of the general WordPress questions you may have:

To use the Siard, you need WordPress 5 (or higher version) based website with PHP 7.x+ and MySQL 5.0+ running on your hosting server. If you’ve already installed WordPress on your server and your site is up, that’s great. For help regarding WordPress installation, please see this WordPress Codex link.

More resources from WordPress Codex:

Before starting the demo data import process, please ensure the following points-

  • No additional plugins are activated except the required/recommended plugins by the theme
  • PHP version ~7.x.x or at least a working version
  • The PHP script execution time was increased
  • File upload max size was extended
  • Internet speed is good enough to finish the import process within less time. Due to low net speed, it might miss the data while uploading through the one-click importer.

Hosting is more secure when PHP applications, like WordPress, run using your account’s username instead of the server’s default shared username (www or www-data). The most common way hosting companies do this is by using PHP.

Recommended PHP Configuration Limits

Many issues you may run into, such as white screen, demo content fails when importing, empty page content, and other similar issues, are all 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 increase those limits to a minimum as follows:

upload_max_filesize = 128M
max_input_time = -1
post_max_size = 128M
max_input_vars = 8000
max_execution_time = 200

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 important 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 to CPanel find select PHP version

Step 2: Choose version i.e. 7.x and enable XML reader extension

Step 3: Save the file

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