Installing Aardvark

Theme Requirements

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

Requirement Value
WordPress Version 4.7 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 All files & documentation option.

Unzip the file once it has downloaded and you will see a folder called aardvark-theme. Within this folder you will see the following:

  • aardvark – The theme folder you would upload to your themes directory via FTP
  • aardvark.zip – A zip of the theme you would upload via the WordPress admin panel
  • Documentation – Links to online documentation
  • Licensing – Licensing jargon
  • PSDs – Any layered theme images in PSD form

Installation

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

Installing Through WordPress Dashboard

Step 1: Log in to the WordPress Admin Panel.

Step 2: Go to Appearance > Themes.

Step 3: Click the Add New button.

Step 4: Finally click the Upload Theme button and upload aardvark.zip (NOT aardvark-theme.zip).

This error is most likely occurring because your server’s upload limit is too low. Currently the theme is around 40MB.

Increase the PHP Memory Limit, Post Maximum Size and WordPress Upload Limit values as explained in the Theme Requirements table below.

This error is most likely occurring because your server’s specifications are too low. 

Increase the PHP Memory Limit, Post Maximum Size and WordPress Upload Limit values as explained in the Theme Requirements table above.

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 instead. To set up an FTP client refer to the WordPress documentation on this http://codex.wordpress.org/FTP_Clients.

Once you have set up your FTP client upload the aardvark theme folder to /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.