Before Theme Installation
Each client must do all these steps:
- Choose hosting
- Buy a domain
- Install WordPress on your domain. Here’s a tutorial on how to do that yourself, but most WordPress dedicated hostings will make this installation in 5 minutes directly from your account http://codex.wordpress.org/Installing_WordPress#Famous_5-Minute_Install.
These must be done BEFORE any WordPress theme is installed.
Requirements for WordPress
- Ensure that your web host has the minimum requirements to run WordPress.
- You can download the latest WordPress release from WordPress.org
Requirements for Residence
To use Residence, please make sure that your hosting is running the following features:
- WordPress 4.6+
- PHP 5.6+
- MySQL 5.6+
You will get errors if you use older PHP than 5.5 as APIs integrated into the theme do not use this obsolete PHP version. It is highly recommended you do not use it either. Please contact hosting to upgrade PHP (it’s a 3-minute job for them)
Recommended PHP Configuration Limits
- max_execution_time 600
- memory_limit 128M
- post_max_size 48M
- upload_max_filesize 48M
How To Verify Your Current PHP Limits
Even if you make changes in wp-config.xml, it is possible the limits do not change because your server is limited from server settings.
You can verify your PHP configuration limits by installing a simple plugin – https://wordpress.org/plugins/wordpress-php-info/
If you see limits don’t change you can always contact your host and ask them what the current settings are and have them adjust them if needed.
Please note though that many hosts will try to keep the PHP limits.