General Settings

Preqrequisites #

To install this Theme you must have a working version of WordPress already installed. If you need help installing WordPress, follow the instructions in WordPress Codex. Below are all the useful links for WordPress information.

To use the Rezo theme you need a WordPress installation from WordPress.org running on your own web server. Or you will need a WordPress.com site with the Business plan. For the WordPress.com please note that themes only work on WordPress.com sites if you are on the Business plan. If you have the Free, Personal or Premium plan, WordPress.com does not allow you to install custom themes and plugins.

Picking a hosting provider is a matter of choice based on their location, pricing and services. This is an important decision at the start and we strongly suggest you choose a WordPress friendly hosting provider for using our themes.

Latest technologies are always the best so stick to hosting companies that provide flexibility in your online presence.

Download Theme files from ThemeForest by going to the Downloads tab and finding the Rezo Theme. Click on the Download button. The “All files & Documentation” archive contains everything and the Installable WordPress file only is just the installable WordPress theme file.

The contents of the theme package downloaded from ThemeForest.

Above you can see the structure of the theme archive you download from ThemeForest (from this point referred as TF).

  • Licensing –  this folder contains the terms and conditions of the license under which Rezo is distributed and some information on licensing of various parts of the theme in a separate file
  • Plugins – this folder contains plugins required to work with our theme in case you cannot install them with the prompt or just need a local copy of
  • rezo.zip – this is the archive you need to upload to WordPress.
  • rezo-child.zip – this archive contains the basic child theme that you can use with our theme. Just installing it won’t hurt and in case you decide to make some changes/extend the source code of the theme, it will be very helpful because it helps not to lose your custom changes after updating the parent theme. More on child themes

Server requirements #

In order to use Theme, you should employ WordPress 4.7 or higher, PHP 5.6 or greater, and MySQL 5 or greater on your server.

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

  • Make sure that your web host has the minimum requirements to run WordPress and Themes;
  • Always check to ensure they are running the latest version of WordPress;
  • Download the latest release of WordPress from the official WordPress website;
  • Create secure passwords for FTP and Databases anytime.

Minimum PHP requirements

Many issues you may encounter such as; white screen, demo content fails when importing, empty page content, theme not being saved and other similar issues are all related to low PHP configuration limits. Еhe solution to this problem is to increase the PHP limitы, what you can do on your own, or contact your hosting provider and ask them to increase those limits to a minimum of the following:

max_execution_time 600
memory_limit 128M
post_max_size 64M
upload_max_filesize 64M
max_input_time 60

Besides, you should consider upgrading your PHP version to the latest version, the newer the better.

Updating your PHP version

Generally, you can not update the PHP version by yourself and you need to communicate with your host about this. The upgrade process is an gentle process and should be something your host can do for you without impacting your website or charging you a fee.

Theme Installation #

Thank you for choosing our Theme. This article is intended to help you understand how to install the Theme and simplify the process of setting it up.

From the dashboard go to “Appearance” tab “Themes”.

Click on the “Add New” button.

Next step is “Upload Theme” button.

And look for the file with the theme on your PC.

If the Theme is not activated then go to “Appearance”  “Themes”.
Click on “Activate”.

Installing via FTP

This is a more advanced way to install your theme. To install Rezo via FTP:

  • Download the Theme archive and extract the files it contains;
  • Use an FTP client to access your hosting server;
  • Unzip the rezo.zip archive, put its contents (folder called rezo) in the /wp-content/themes directory provided by WordPress;
  • Go to Appearance → Themes, find Rezo and activate it.

Theme Wizard Installation #

When you first install the theme you’ll see the Wizard guide installation. It will help you to install theme easyally.

Please follow these steps:

Theme License Activation #

If you skip the Wizard setup or after the demo content installation your theme is deactivated.  In this way, you need to activate your Theme license.
Please go to the Rezo Dashboard and insert your Envato Purchase Code in the field and click “Activate”.

Your purchase code you can find HERE

Problems with the Theme License Activation #

In some reasons you can have problems with the Theme activation:
1) “Purchase code is wrong” – check that you activate the main theme (not the child). After go “Theme Options”->“License”, insert you purchase code (check that it hasn’t spaces after (you can mistake copy it with)), click “Save” and wait 5-7 sec. After that, click “Register the code”. Some servers have delay and waiting 5-7 sec.
2) “Something wrong, please try later” – you need to try to activate it later. If it won’t help – the problem in incoming and outcoming queries from your hosting. The firewall on your hosting blocks it and our license system can’t check your purchase code and send the status. In this situation you need to contact your hosting support to allow incoming and outcoming queries from the domain promo-theme.com.

Updating the theme #

This section is at the beginning of the article because if you set up the Envato Market plugin at first, it will save you save from unnecessary actions with updating the theme in the future.

You can enable the Auto-Updating feature for Theme. To do this, primarily,you should make sure that you have the Envato Market plugin activatedYou don’t have to download it provided you’ve installed the required plugins because The Envato Market plugin is already included in the Theme pack.

Previous to Updating please read all the release notes for the update, found in the changelog.  Make sure to look through the notes for every release since the last time you updated. In addition think about deactivating caching plugins temporarily to avoid the caching of old markup.

Afterwards you have to fulfill the following steps:

  • Go to https://build.envato.com/create-token/ page and generate an Envato API token;
  • Give your token a name, agree to the terms and click on the “Create Token” button;
  • Copy the generated token;
  • From the dashboard go to Envato Market and paste your token in the Token line;
  • In the end don’t forget to save the changes.

Now that you have the Envato Market plugin set up, you can:

From the dashboard go to Appearance  Themes and see if there is any updates.

Besides you can update your Theme manually, the same way it is installed manually via FTP. This will not erase your current pages/settings and is a valid updating option.

Demo Content Installation. #

NOTICE: Before the Demo Content Installation you need to activate your Theme License Read more

To install the Demo content you need to go to “Rezo Theme” → “Import Demo Content”.

Select page for import and click to “Import” button.

If you are sure you want to import this page, click “Yes, import!” button

NOTICE: After importing the full demo content, you should follow these steps to complete the installation.

  • Go to “Appearance” → “Menus”, Scroll down the page, in “Menu Settings” choose Display location – Navigation
  • Go to “Settings” → “Reading”, select Homepage and Post page:

Initial Theme Setup #

The last step after installation the Theme, plugins and importing the demo data is to setup your home page and menu, that  can help you to get your new Theme setup and ready for you to edit as you want.

At first, to set your Front Page you should head to Settings > Reading.

Although, by default WP is set to show your latest posts, to make your Theme just like our demo you should choose a static front page from the pages provided in the demo data.

Setting a homepage #

To set the demo as the homepage:

  • From the dashboard go to Settings  Reading;
  • Find the Your homepage displays option and toggle the switcher to A static page (select below);
  • Choose the demo homepage and save your changes.

Create a menu #

To create a menu for your site, do the following:

  • From the dashboard go to Appearance Menus;
  • On the left, find the list section that starts with Pages;
  • Check the checkbox of every element you want to have in your menu;
  • Click on Add to Menu;
  • Finally, you have to set Display location in Menu Settings as Primary and click on Save Menu button.

Changelog #

Version 1.0.0

- Theme Release