Aurum

Contents

1. Knowledge Base

2. Aurum Changelog

3. Recommended PHP Limits

4. Showcase

1. Knowledge Base

To learn more about how to setup our themes and/or their server requirements head to our knowledge base where you can find common articles that will help solve your issues.

Choose your theme that you have purchased and from there you can view all the articles.

Laborator Themes Documentation ➝

2. Aurum Changelog

Aurum is constantly being updated with new features, bug fixes, and adjustments. On this link Aurum Changelog you can see complete changelog information.

We recommend you to read the changelog for every release since the last time you updated. Also consider deactivating caching plugins temporarily to avoid the caching of old markup when you update the theme.

3. Recommended PHP Limits

To use Wordpress themes, you must be running WordPress 4.9 or greater, PHP 7 or greater (you can use PHP 5.6 too but we recommend using PHP version 7.0 or above for greater performance and security), and MySQL 5.6 or greater. We have tested it on Windows, Mac, and Linux. 

Below is a list of items you should ensure your host can comply with.


Minimum PHP requirements

Many issues you may run into such as; white screen, demo content fails when importing, empty page content, skin not being saved 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:

max_execution_time 120
memory_limit 128M
post_max_size 64M
upload_max_filesize 64M
max_input_time 60
max_input_vars = 3000

Also consider upgrading your PHP version to the latest version, the newer the better.


How To Verify Your Current PHP Limits?

For the Kalium theme you can verify your PHP configuration limits on Kalium theme by just going to your WordPress dashboard > Laborator > System Status.

Alternative method: You can check your PHP configuration limits also by installing the WordPress phpinfo() plugin and then going to Settings > PHP Info. The first column refers to your installation value, and the second column refers to the limits of your host. The latter values are often lower if you have selected a cheaper hosting package.


Updating your PHP version

In most cases you cannot update the PHP version yourself and need to contact your host about this. The upgrade process is an easy process and should be something your host can do for you without impacting your website or charging you a fee. Here’s a letter you can send to your hosting company:

Dear host,
I’m running a Wordpress theme on one of your servers and that theme has recommended using at least PHP 5.6 or higher. WordPress, the content management system that my theme uses, has listed PHP 7.2 as the recommended version on their requirements page: https://wordpress.org/about/requirements/

Can you please let me know if my hosting supports PHP 5.6 or higher and how I can upgrade?

Also please increase those limits to a minimum as follows:

max_execution_time 180
memory_limit 128M
post_max_size 64M
upload_max_filesize 64M
max_input_time 60
max_input_vars = 3000

Looking forward to your reply.

Please note though that many hosts will try to keep the PHP limits low without reason. However you are paying for it, and therefor should be getting your moneys worth.

4. Showcase

We’re always thrilled to find our themes behind the amazing sites we bump into on our everyday quest to conquer the internet. We think the awesome work you’ve been doing needs a place to present itself, so we’re building a gallery on our item pages to showcase the best sites built using our WordPress themes. 


Here are the showcases for some of our themes: 

Submit Yours ➝