Troubleshooting FAQ Why can’t I save my menu?
Why can’t I save my menu?
WordPress by default has a limited number of menu items. When you import our demo content, which contains a lot of menu items, you might not be able to save changes you make to a menu. You can fix this problem by contacting your hosting and asking them to add the following lines to the php.ini file:
- suhosin.post.max_vars = 5000
- suhosin.request.max_vars = 5000
Why is there a smiley displayed on blank pages?
This problem is most likely related to JetPack and memory settings of your hosting. You can either disable JetPack or read what the JetPack developer wrote: Regarding the memory limit, please refer to the WordPress Codex section concerning this problem. Some sites that load many plugins alongside WordPress ultimately require a higher memory limit than WordPress defaults to, but since this is limited to specific hosts and configurations, it must be dealt with on an individual basis. You’ll find the Codex article at: http://codex.wordpress.org/Common_WordPress_Errors#Allowed_memory_size_exhausted
How do I optimize my site?
Please use this tool to investigate reasons for slow loading: https://developers.google.com/speed/pagespeed/insights/?hl=en
How to translate or rename default theme labels?
You can use the Poedit software (http://poedit.net/wordpress) to translate/rename all the theme’s labels. Another solution is to edit the theme folder/languages/en_US.po file directly in a text editor and manually edit the labels you want to translate.
Why do I see a white screen when importing demo content?
If you get a white screen or some other error when trying to import our demo content, this probably happens because of the maximum execution time limit or max upload file size. You need to increase the maximum execution time (upload time) setting of your web server. The default maximum execution time on web servers is 30 seconds. Please increase it to 120 seconds. Also you may have to increase a limitation of Upload File Size with your Hosting Provider to Max Upload File Size. Possible ways of achieving this are:
- By Wp-config.php changes – set_time_limit(120);
- In htaccess – php_value max_execution_time 120;
- In php.ini file – max_execution_time = 120
Ask your hosting provider to take care of this for you.
Why do I have an error message about Visual Composer?
Theme indicates the visual composer has an update, however below we can see error message. You don’t need to pay attention on this error. We are using the Visual Composer plugin as a simple layout builder with our personal shortcodes, it should not give you any discomforts!
My theme is asking to activate the plugin visual composer?
Visual Composer License Key is “not required” , you can easily click on cross icon to close the notification.The Plugin is fully functional without the activation.
Can I use Visual Composer shortcodes?
You are able to use all the Visual Composer shortcodes which are related to this theme (theme is created only with that shortcodes that you can use in the moment). However you can use all other shortcodes, but they may not display correctly. Because they are not stylized to the theme styles.
Child and Parent theme
A WordPress child theme takes the functionality of another theme, named parent theme. It gives you the possibility to customize an existing theme. Instead of modifying the theme files directly, you can activate the child theme and work within it. All customizations are stored in the child theme and anything in the child takes priority over the parent. So if the same file exist in both child and parent, the file from the child will control that aspect of the theme.
Working with child themes, your customizations are safeguarded from future upgrades because you only upgrade the parent theme, which you never edit, while the customizations are protected in your child theme which you don’t upgrade.
Why use a Child theme?
Safe Updates. You can easily modify your website using child themes without ever changing the parent theme. When a new version of the parent theme appears, you can safely update it as all your modifications are saved in the child theme.
Easy to Extend. A child theme has a great flexibility. It does not require writing a lot of code. You can modify only those template files and functions that you need.
Notice! When you install one of our themes you must upload both parent and child theme folders to /wp-content/themes/ but you should only activate the Child theme via Appearance > Themes.
Modifying files from the Parent theme folder
While you should never edit files in your Parent theme, if you really must, the safest way to do it is to download a copy of the file you want to modify on your computer, make the changes, and then upload it into your child theme folder.
This way of modifying the files can be used for any files from the parent theme — note that you must re-create the same folder structure in your child theme that exist in the parent theme in order for the modifications to take effect.