Installing Aardvark

Theme Requirements

The theme has the following requirements in order to successfully install and import the demo data.

Requirement Value
WordPress Version 4.9 or higher
PHP Version 5.6 or higher required / 7.2 recommended
PHP Memory Limit (memory_limit) 256MB or higher
Post Maximum Size (post_max_size) 64MB or higher
WordPress Upload Limit (upload_max_filesize) 64MB or higher
PHP Maximum Execution Time (max_execution_time) 180 or higher
PHP Maximum Input Vars (max_input_vars) 1000 or higher
ZipArchive Enabled

Downloading The Theme

Go to your ThemeForest Downloads page, locate the theme, click the green Download button and select the Installable WordPress file only option.


There are two ways to install the theme, through the WordPress dashboard or through FTP.

Installing Through WordPress Dashboard

  1. Log in to the WordPress Admin Panel.
  2. Go to Appearance > Themes.
  3. Click the Add New button.
  4. Click the Upload Theme button and upload the zip file you just downloaded.

If you receive the message “Are you sure you want to do this? Please try again.” or “The link you followed has expired. Please try again.” this is most likely because your server’s specifications are too low. Currently the theme is around 20MB. Increase the PHP Memory Limit, Post Maximum Size and WordPress Upload Limit values.

Installing Through FTP

If the theme is too large to be uploaded through the WordPress admin panel you should upload the theme through an FTP client or file manager instead.

  1. Set up your FTP server as explained here
  2. Unzip the zip folder your download to show the theme folder called “aardvark”.
  3. Upload the theme folder to the /wp-content/themes/ directory on your server.

Activating The Theme

Once you have installed, you can activate the theme by going to Appearance > Themes and clicking the Activate link below the Aardvark thumbnail. You will then be directed to the setup page where you can set up automatic theme updates, install required/recommended plugins and import the demo data.