1. General information
First of all, I would like to thank you for purchasing our theme. If you have any questions, feature requests or anything else, always feel free to get in touch with us via our user page. We’ll get back to you in less than 24 hours, and we’ll do our best to help. Thank you very much!
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.
Requirements For Reendex Theme
To use Reendex Theme, please make sure you are running WordPress 3.9 or higher, PHP 5.2.4 or higher (we recommend PHP 5.3+), and MySQL 5.0 or higher. Below is a list of items you should ensure your host can comply with.
Check to ensure that your web host has the minimum requirements to run WordPress.
Always make sure they are running the latest version of WordPress.
You can download the latest release of WordPress from official WordPress website.
Always create secure passwords for FTP and Database.
Many issues that you may run into such as white screen, demo content fails when importing, empty page content 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: Minimum: Recommended: You can check your PHP configuration limits by installing a simple plugin found here. In addition, you can contact your host and ask them what the current settings are.
Recommended PHP Configuration Limits
Many issues that you may run into such as white screen, demo content fails when importing, empty page content 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:
You can check your PHP configuration limits by installing a simple plugin found here. In addition, you can contact your host and ask them what the current settings are.
We aim to help our clients if they need additional information about the theme’s options and features or have any unresolved difficulties with template.
Our Theme come with 6 months of included support and free lifetime updates for your theme. Once the 6 months of included support is up, you have the opportunity to extend support coverage up to 6 or 12 months further. If you choose to not extend your support, you will still be able to submit bug reports via email or item comments.
To learn more about this, please read the following: http://themeforest.net/page/item_support_policy When purchasing a Theme from ThemeForest, you have two licensing options. The Regular License, and the Extended License. The billing, licensing terms and process is purely handled by Envato (the company who owns ThemeForest), and we have no control over these aspects. To learn more about what each License is for and which one to purchase, continue reading below.
When purchasing a Theme from ThemeForest, you have two licensing options. The Regular License, and the Extended License. The billing, licensing terms and process is purely handled by Envato (the company who owns ThemeForest), and we have no control over these aspects. To learn more about what each License is for and which one to purchase, continue reading below.
Downloading The Main Files gives you all the content listed below
- reendex.zip – Located inside the Reendex Theme folder, this is the installable WordPress file you’ll need to install or update the theme manually.
- reendex-child.zip – Located inside the Child-Theme folder, this is a child theme you can use to make changes to core theme files.
- Sample-Data Folder – Contains the demo file for One Click Demo installation
Downloading The Installable WordPress Theme Gives you the reendex.zip file only
- reendex.zip – This is the parent WordPress Theme, install this via WordPress. If you install it via FTP then unzip it first, then use the extracted folder.
How To Install Reendex Theme via WordPress
Step 1 – Navigate to WordPress Dashboard > Appearance > Themes.
Step 2 – Click the ‘Add New’ button on top of the page, then the ‘Upload Theme’ button.
Step 3 – Click ‘Choose File’ and find the theme files you’ve just downloaded. If you’ve downloaded the installable WordPress file, then you do not need to unzip the file. If you’ve downloaded the Full Theme Package, you have to unzip the master Reendex.zip file, there in you will see the reendex.zip file, this is the one you select to install.
Step 4 – Once the file has uploaded, to activate Reendex Theme go to WordPress Dashboard > Appearance > Themes and click the Activate button.
How To Install Reendex Theme Via FTP
Step 1 – Log into your server installation via FTP. You can use software such as Filezilla for this.
Step 2 – If you have downloaded the Full Theme Package from ThemeForest, please unzip the master Reendex.zip file and then unzip reendex.zip file which will give an reendex folder.
Step 3 – Upload the extracted reendex folder to the wp-content > themes folder on the server. Make sure the folder name is -> ‘reendex’.
Step 4 – Log in to your WordPress Dashboard and navigate to Appearance > Themes and clicking the ‘Activate’ button, for the reendex theme.
If you get an error: This usually occurs when either the PHP memory limit or max post size for WordPress has been reached. Read 1.1 Requirements For Reendex Theme. The easiest workaround for this is to install theme through FTP (see above). Alternatively you’ll need to change a number of settings either on WordPress or on your web host
- Once the Theme has been activated, you will have to install the following plugins, by clicking on Begin installing plugins
- Return to Plugins tab and activate all plugins installed earlier.
Required & Recommended Plugins
Reendex Theme’s Required plugins, like the Reendex Helper Plugin, are very important and must be installed and activated at all times for Reendex Theme to work properly. Reendex Theme’s included plugins are Premium Plugins that are bundled with the theme purchase and do not require additional licensing in order to use them.
Reendex Theme’s Required Plugins
These plugins must be installed and activated in order to utilize Reendex Theme’s functionality.
Reendex Theme’s Recommended Plugins
These plugins are bundled with Reendex Theme and do not require additional licensing in order to use with Reendex Theme.
- Contact Form 7 – This plugin is free. If needing to use forms on various pages, we recommend using Contact Form 7. This plugin is integrated with Reendex Theme.
- One click Demo Import – This plugin developed by ProteusThemes will help you build your website as seen on ThemeForest, instead of starting building everything from scratch.
Once you have installed the above plugins, you’ll have to return to the Plugins tab to activate them.
1.2 Demo Content
When you first install Reendex Theme, it won’t contain all the extra content that you might have seen in the live demo. If you would like to import an Reendex Theme demo, there are two ways you can do so. You can import the demo content through our One Click Demo, or you can import the demo manually which requires a bit more effort.
One Click Installation
- 1. Navigate to the Appereance > Import Demo Data tab in your admin sidebar.
- 2. Before installing the demo, make sure to install and activate the required plugins.
- 3. Press the Import Demo Data button.
- 4. Do to the large amount of data in Reendex Theme and also depending on your server configuration, it can take up to 10 minutes to import everything. Please be patient and wait for it to complete. Once it loads, you will see a Success message.
- 5. If you dont’t see the widgets in Mega Menu after you have installed the Theme, install and activate Widget Importer & Exporter plugin, and import the widgets.wie file from Reendex > Sample-Data folder.
If you encounter errors during or after importing a demo, please see below for possible solutions. If you don’t find what you’re looking for below, please don’t hesitate to contact us.
Demo Import Fails
If you receive this message “Sorry but your import failed”, most likely, it cannot work with your webhost. You will have to ask your webhost to increase your PHP max_execution_time (or any other webserver timeout to at least 300 secs) and memory_limit (to at least 196M) temporarily. it is due to low server memory or execution time and your host should definitely be willing to adjust that. They have it very low if the content will not import. Contact them and explain the issue, they should raise it for you.
It’s very common to get error messages about memory. This can happen when you install themes, plugins or upgrade to the latest WordPress version. Such types of problems arise because the PHP Memory Limit of your Host is pretty less than what the process requires for performing it’s functions. In such a case you would need to follow these tips to Increase your host’s PHP Memory Limit. These were provided by Dailybloging.org
Tips to increase the limit
- Increase the limit via PHP.ini file – You can directly increase the PHP Memory Limit if you have access to the PHP.ini file. Most small Shared hosting servers won’t give you access to the PHP.ini file. But some servers allow you to create a duplicate PHP.ini in your respective site Directories whose data/values will override the default PHP.ini values. To do that you just need to create a file with the name ‘php.ini’ in the directory where your WordPress site is installed. In that just add the command memory_limit = 128M in it to increase the Memory Limit to 128 MB.
- Change the Memory Limit via wp-config.php – If you don’t want to mess with the PHP.ini file, then you can go for this method. In this you won’t be needing to create any extra file in your Directory. Just Adding define(‘WP_MEMORY_LIMIT’, ‘128M’); in your ‘wp-config.php’ file would increase your PHP Memory Limit to 128 MB.
- Modify the .htaccess file to Increase Memory Limit – A Default WordPress Installation won’t have a .htaccess file. But in case you already have it for some purposes like ‘301 Redirection’, just add the command php_value memory_limit 128M in your ‘.htaccess’ file and your memory limit will increase to 128 MB.
- Talk with your Host – If you are a person who is new to all these things then it’s better to call with your Host provider.
Import XML File
If you want to import the demo content the old-fashioned way, you can use the XML file from Sample-Data folder. Don’t forget to activate all required plugins before importing the demo data. To import the demo data go to Tools > Import, click on WordPress (install the WordPress Importer plugin if not already installed) and upload/import the all_content.xml file (don’t forget to enable the Download and import file attachments checkbox to also import the images).
After you import the demo content, you should also import the widgets the old-fashioned way. The file for widget import is also located in the Sample-Data folder. Install the Widget Importer & Exporter plugin, go to Tools » Widget Import/Export and import the widgets.wie file.
After import setup
After you have imported the demo data and the widgets, you should also setup the following things:
- 1. Navigate to Settings > Reading. At the top of this screen, you’ll see a section titled “Front page displays”. Click the little bubble next to the “A static page” option.
From this option’s “Front page” drop-down menu, select “Home” page.
From the “Post page” drop-down menu, select “Blog” page. Be sure to save changes when you’re finished.
- 2. Go to Appearance > Menus. Chose Main Menu from Select a menu to edit: drop-down menu on the left and click on “Select” button. Then go to the bottom of the page and check “Main Menu” from Menu Settings list. You’ll have to repeat the above steps for all the other menus. E.g.: Chose Main Menu Bottom from drop-down list and check “Main Menu Bottom” from Menu Settings list.
1.3 Update Reendex Theme
1.3.1 Automatic Update
You can setup automatic updates with the Envato Market plugin. This plugin will inform you when a new version of the theme is available on Themeforest and you can then update it with a click of a button.
- First make sure that the Envato Market plugin is installed and activated. You can download it from here. Once the plugin is ready, you can click on Envato Market in the WP menu.
- There are two variations on how to setup this plugin. You can set the Global OAuth Personal Token or you can set the Single Use OAuth Personal Token.
The difference is that in Single Token you can setup updates for a single theme, but in Global setup, you will be able to update/install all your themes you purchased on Themeforest.
For easier setup, we will use the Global OAuth Personal Token. You just need to click on the generate a personal token link, which will take you to the envato page, where you will need to login and generate the token.
- Once there you need to give your token a name. Read the list of permission requests beneath; the default ticks are necessary for the plugin to work. Tick the others you agree with.
Once you have agreed to the terms and conditions you can click the Create Token button.
- When you are redirected to the green Success! screen make sure that you copy and paste your token. Envato do not keep a copy of it. You will need to go through the process again to generate another.
- Next, go back to the Envato Market section of your WordPress dashboard and paste the token code into the Token field, then click Save Changes. If you see the error message below, try going back a step, re-enter the code and it should work just fine.
- Once you save the token, you will see a list of all themes that you purchased on Themeforest.
- To update the theme just click on Update Available and the theme will update to the latest version.
1.3.2 Manual Update
- 1. First you will need to download the latest version of your theme. Go to ThemeForest downloads and download the installable zip file (Installable WordPress files only).
- Unzip that file, inside you will find the folder called Reendex where the theme files are located (the root folder of the theme is the one which has the style.css file in it).
- Overwrite all the files in the current version of the theme (wp-content/themes/reendex/) with the new files.
If you are doing this on your local server, just copy/paste the entire folder and overwrite all the files.
If you are updating remote (live website) server, you can do this using a FTP protocol.
Make sure you make a backup of files and database in advance, just in case!
I recommend you to test the things locally first, because some options might be affected with the updates. However, you cannot loose the content (pages, posts, services, galleries, projects …) during the update, because all the content resides in the MySQL database and is not affected during the update.
1.4 Child Theme
Reendex Theme comes with a Child Theme ready to be used.
Simply install reendex-child.zip from Child-Theme folder and activate the Child Theme just like a regular theme after you have installed Reendex Theme.
What is a Child Theme?
A child theme is a theme that inherits all the functionality and styling of another theme, called the parent theme. Child themes are the recommended way of modifying an existing theme. Child themes allow you to modify or add to the functionality of the existing parent theme.
Why use a Child Theme?
There are a few reasons why you would want to use a child theme: If you modify a theme directly and it is updated, then your modifications may be lost. By using a child theme you will ensure that your modifications are preserved. Child themes can also be used for a number of other things, such as custom CSS applications, template file modifications, and custom PHP functions.
Downloading and Installing Reendex Child Theme
You must first download and install the Reendex Child Theme to begin making your customizations. The Reendex Child Theme comes with downloading Reendex’s Full Package from ThemeForest, and the method of installing it is exactly the same as installing the Reendex Theme. Please follow the detailed steps below on how to download and install the Reendex Child Theme.
- Login to your ThemeForest account, and go to your Downloads tab.
- Locate your Reendex Theme purchase, and click Download. Choose the All Files & Documentation option.
- Once the .ZIP file is finished downloading, locate it on your computer and extract it. You will then have a folder called Reendex.
- Navigate to Reendex > Child-Theme and you will see a reendex-child.zip file.
- You must first install reendex.zip file because that is the parent theme. Once that’s done, you can then install the child theme which follows the exact process of installing the parent theme.
Importing Mega Menu Widgets
If you dont’t see the widgets in Mega Menu after you have installed the Child Theme, please follow the next steps:
- 1. Install and activate Widget Importer & Exporter plugin.
- 2. Import the widgets.wie file from Reendex > Sample-Data folder.
Using the same Customizer options from Parrent to Child theme.
If you want to use the same Customizer options in the Child Theme, please follow the next steps:
- 1. Install and activate Customizer Export/Import plugin.
- 2. In Customize > Export/Import panel, upload the customizer.dat file from Reendex > Sample-Data folder.
Useful Documentation On Child Themes
If you’d like to learn even more about child themes, please follow the links below: