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Theme Installation

Once you’ve downloaded the installation file on ThemeForest, extract it and locate a file called ruffer.zip. You can install the theme by using one of two installation methods:

  • WordPress upload – This is probably the simplest way for most users. Here are the steps you need to take:
    1. Login to WordPress admin
    2. Go to admin panel > Appearance > Themes > Add New > Upload Theme
    3. Click on “Choose File” and select ruffer.zip
    4. Click on “Install Now”
    5. When your theme is successfully installed, click Activate to activate the newly installed theme.
  • FTP upload – If you wish to install via FTP, here are the steps you need to take:
    1. Using an FTP client, log in to the server where your WordPress website is hosted
    2. Using the FTP client, navigate to the /wp-content/themes/ directory under your WordPress website’s root directory
    3. Using the FTP client, upload the ruffer directory to the themes directory on a remote server
    4. Once uploaded, navigate to Dashboard > Appearance > Themes in the WordPress Dashboard and hit Activate below is your newly uploaded theme.

When you use the first or second method, please make sure that you’re uploading the ruffer.zip file, not the entire package you downloaded. If you upload the wrong file you will get an error stating “Error: missing style.css stylesheet.” (static website).

Once the theme is uploaded, you need to activate it. Go to Appearance -> Themes and activate your chosen theme.

Great – you can now start building your site!

Common Error During Installation

The error: “Maximum Execution Time Exceeded in WordPress”

If you are installing your theme from the WordPress theme installer, but get a message that says “Maximum Execution Time Exceeded in WordPress”, most likely your web server is configured with PHP settings that are too low to allow the theme ZIP file to upload. Specifically, PHP is configured to a maximum file upload size limit of 8 megabytes or less. The theme ZIP is about 10 megabytes in size. Thus, the web server is rejecting the upload. WordPress is giving you a rather ambiguous message in response. This is not a theme fault or bug. There are two ways to solve this problem:

Instructions about memory limit increase. you can increase the maximum upload size in WordPress. Edit the .htaccess file in your WordPress site’s root folder and add the following code:

php_value max_execution_time 500
php_value memory_limit 64M
php_value post_max_size 4M
php_value max_input_time 500
php_value upload_max_filesize 10M

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