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Missing style sheet error when installing the theme

A common issue that can occur with users new to installing WordPress themes is a "Broken theme and/or stylesheets missing” error message being displayed when trying to upload or activate the theme. This error message does not mean that the theme you have purchased is broken, it simply means it has been uploaded incorrectly. Luckily, there is a very easy fix.

1. How Do I Get Support For Vigil – Security?

All theme support is handled through our dedicated support team, please find the links below.

Click Here To Create An Account & Get Support

View Our Quick Start Guide

View Our Online Documentation

View Our Training Videos

View Our KnowledgeBase

Request Demo

2. What Do I Do Before I Submit A Support Ticket?

3. What Does Support Cover?

All of our items 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 and still have access to our online documentation and video tutorials.

Envato clarifies item support here http://themeforest.net/page/item_support_policy

We have an advanced, secure ticket system to handle your requests. Support is limited to questions regarding the theme’s features or problems with the theme. Unfortunately we cannot provide support for customizations or 3rd party plugins. If you need help with anything other than minor customizations of your theme, we suggest enlisting the help of a developer.

4. What Is The Support Schedule?

We Love to Deliver Useful and Easy to Customize WordPress Themes for Our Clients

Monday to Friday : 9.00 A.M. to 6.00 P.M.(IST) UTC/GMT +05:30

We aim to answer all questions within 24 hours. In some cases the waiting time can be extended to 48 hours. Support requests sent during weekends or public holidays will be processed on next Monday or the next business day.

We appreciate your patience and thank you for understanding.

Thank you so much and we look forward to serving you!

5. How to Extend / Renew your Support Period?

You are eligible to renew or extend your support subscription if you have less than 6 months support remaining and the author is still supporting the item. The cost of purchasing support can vary according to the different periods of your subscription. For example, extending your support subscription while it’s still active costs less than renewing it when it has expired. To learn more about this, please read Envato’s  Extending and Renewing Item Support’ article found here.

Step 1 – Login to your ThemeForest account and go to the Downloads tab.

Step 2 – Locate your Vigil  purchase. On there, you’ll see how many months of support you have remaining, and beside it there’s an ‘Extend Now’ link.

Step 3 – Click the ‘Extend Now’ link, and it will redirect you to the Vigil Theme ’s item page.

Step 4 – On the right hand side, click the ‘Extend Now and Save’ button.

Step 5 – Once you click the ‘Extend Now and Save’ button, you’ll be redirected to the checkout page. Confirm your payment details and follow the on screen prompts to finish purchasing the extension. How to Extend/Renew your Support Period

Resources:

  1. Envato: Item Support Policy
  2. Envato Help: Extending and Renewing Item Support

6. Theme Requirements

We have tested our theme in most standard hosting setups. Anyhow, make sure your hosting server matches the following requirements.

➽  Click Here To See The Server Requirements

7. Theme Installation

1. At first, after purchasing this theme, please download the package from Themeforest. All you need to do that is move your mouse over your login name in the right top corner (of course after you`re logged in Themeforest) and then click Download. Here you will find all the items that you have purchased.

2. In the next step click the Download > All Files & Documentation button next to designthemes theme and save the package on your computer.

3. Please unpack the whole package after downloading it from Themeforest. In that package, you can find things like documentation.zip, Vigil.zip, Vigil-child.zip, and LayerSlider-responsive-demo-slider.zip files.

Note : If you try to install the wrong files you will get missing styles.css file error. This is the most common error meaning you are trying to install incorrect package.

Update WordPress : To ensure a positive user experience, we highly recommend you to update your WordPress to the latest stable version 4.0 or higher. This will help to ensure that you are able to utilize all of the latest features of WordPress.

Step 1: Login into Dashboard.

Step 2: Navigate to Appearance > Themes.

Step 3: Click ‘Add New’ button near ‘Themes’ title.

Step 4: Now ‘Add Themes’ page will be loaded with ‘Upload Theme’ button hit on it.

Step 5: Now navigate to find the “Vigil.zip” file on your computer ( “Vigil.zip” will be found inside “Vigil-1.3.zip” ) and click “Install Now”

Step 6: Once uploaded the theme then go to Appearance > Themes and click “Activate” button to activate the theme.

Step 7: Then you will see a notification message to install and activate the required & recommended plugins. Click “Begin installing plugins” to install and activate the required & recommended plugins.
Note : ‘DesignThemes Core Features Plugin’ should be installed and activated immediately as the prompted features will be loaded only if this plugin is activated.

Step 8: Once required plugins are activated, navigate to Settings > Permalinks, select ‘Post name’ in ‘Common Settings’ tab and save it.

Step 9: Set Your Home Page Navigate to Settings > Reading tab, Select A Static Page option, Choose the page you want as your home page from the Front Page dropdown list. This is also the same spot you select the blog page as the Posts page and save it.

➽  Vigil – Security : Theme Installation via WP

➽  Vigil – Security : Theme Installation via FTP

8. How to Install the Demo Content via Unyson plugin

The easiest way to import our demo content is to use Unyson plugin Demo Content Importer.

It will replace the content like posts, pages, portfolio, etc., . And it will, replace Theme Options, Reading settings and Widget settings.To import our demo content, please see the steps below.

How To Import Demos

Step 1: Install and activate these plugins before you proceed: Designtheme Core Plugin, Unyson plugin, Revolution Slider, Layer Slider and WooCommerce. Woocommerce is only needed for an online shop.

Step 2: Navigate to the Unyson > Active Extensions > Backup & Demo Content (Install).

Step 3: Navigate to the Tools > Demo Content Install > Select the demo Content > Install.

Step 4: Please be patient, as it may take few minutes to import everything. Once it is completed, It will be redirected to home page with the demo contents, Installed successfully.

Please Notice! While importing demo content, if it takes more time, the user login session may expire sometimes. Kindly login with in the login pop up to countinue the importing process.

➽  How to Install the Demo Content via Unyson plugin

▶  How to Install the Demo Content via Unyson plugin

9. Fatal error: Call to undefined function mb_convert_case()

The function mb_convert_case() shown in the above error is a predefined php function which is not included in your php server settings. Please ask your hosting team to enable this (mbstring extension) to fix the issue.

Note : Just paste the below code in a php file called info.php and upload it in the root your server files and run this url http://yourdomain.com/info.php and you can view your server variables. Change yourdomain.com to your domain name. Search for mbstring and you can make sure it is installed or not.

<?php phpinfo();?>

➽  Fatal error: Call to undefined function mb_convert_case()

10. Fatal error: Allowed memory size

In some case if you are getting the error like this for example, then it means that your memory limit is lower than the requirement of the theme.

Fatal error: Allowed memory size of 94371840 bytes exhausted (tried to allocate 276717 bytes) in /home/dh_j2aq7v/dev1.rabbitclone.com/2017/ugodognet/wp-content/plugins/js_composer/include/classes/core/class-vc-base.php on line 812

Usually our theme needs a memory size of 256MB. If your memory size is low, please ask your hosting team to increase the memory size.

Also please check that your server has following limits as explained in our knowledge base link else contact your hosting support to do so.

➽  Click Here To See tTe Server Requirements

11. http error while uploading images

METHOD 1 – Correcting the HTTP Upload Error

Step 1: Log into your cPanel dashboard or connect to your server using tools like Filezilla, Flash Fxp, etc..

Step 2: Using the File Manager, navigate to your WordPress site’s root directory.

Step 3: Locate and open the .htaccess file for editing.

Step 4: Add the following line of code at the top of the file:

<strong>SetEnv MAGICK_THREAD_LIMIT 1</strong>

Step 5: Save the changes to the .htaccess file. Now you should be able to upload the image in your WordPress site without issue.

METHOD 2

Step 1:Disable all the external plugins one by one and see if the issue resolves.

Step 2:Switch the theme to default theme (twenty seventeen) and check if the media upload is working. If it does not work, then issue might be from the server side. Please contact your hosting team regarding the issue.

Step 3:Check if the “uploads” folder permissions are set correctly.

➽  http error while uploading images

12. Theme Update – How to update the theme

Step 1: Login to your themeforest.net account and navigate to your “Downloads” tab. Click the Download button next to your theme and download the “Installable WordPress File Only”.

Note : In the below screenshot we have mentioned the theme name as Designthemes Demo Theme. In your case it will refer to the exact theme name that you have purchased. Wherever we have mentioned “Designthemes” it refers to the theme name (like Veda, Priority, Vigil, Spalab, etc)

Step 2: Just use any of the FTP client like Filezilla, Flashfxp, etc to connect to your server files. In our case we have used Filezilla.

  • Just navigate to public_html > wp-content > themes folder to find the exact theme folder.  The public_html folder may differ server to server.
  • Now backup your theme folder by saving it to your computer if you have made any custom changes in the code, or you can choose to simply delete it. Your content will not be lost. The backup files will save your custom work.

Step 3: Retrieve the zip file from your latest Themeforest download and extract the file to get the theme folder.

Step 4: Then simply drag and drop the new theme folder into “public_html > wp-content > themes” location. Upload the theme files in to this path.

Step 5: Our “Designthemes Core Features” plugin needs to be updated on theme update. You will be prompted to install it upon installing or updating your theme.

If you dismiss the prompt or do not see it, then you can go to Appearance > Install Plugins page and install the plugin that way. If you check the “Update Available” link in that section, you can see the plugins which all needs to be updated.

Just click the update button of each plugin to update it to latest version. If it does not shows in the “Update Available” link, then no need to update the plugin.

Note : In an alternate method you can just delete the “Designthemes Core Features” plugin and install it again from Dashboard > Appearance > Install Plugins. This method will also install the latest plugin version.

Note : If you have purchased any themes from the buddhathemes then the core plugin will be “Buddha themes Core Features” instead of “Designthemes Core Features” All the above process are same.

➽  How to update the theme

▶  How to update the theme

13. How to use the child theme

WordPress themes also follow a similar path, and that is why the mechanism of child themes was built. Actually, child themes are the recommended way of making modifications to a theme ( the parent ).

If you want to change something about the theme you’re using (change something within its source files, that is), then you should do it through a child theme.

The whole idea of a child theme is that you can modify, and add to the functionality of that parent theme without modifying it directly. The parent remains intact, everything is built into the child theme.

A child theme consists of at least one directory (the child theme directory) and two files (style.css and functions.php), which you will need to create:

  1. The child theme directory
  2. style.css
  3. functions.php

➽  How to use the child theme

14. How to set up the Custom Skin

Note : Wherever we have mentioned “Designthemes” it refers to the theme name (like Veda, Priority, Vigil, Spalab, etc)

Step 1: Get into the skins folder from your theme directory, where we’ve added our default skin folders with their skin names. The skins folder can you usually found in this path wp-content/themes/designthemes/skins/

Step 2: Just copy and paste any of them, and then rename it with the new skin name you’re about to be added.

Step 3: Then you shall edit the “style.css” of new custom skin you’ve replicated. (Just like the images, color, background and border color hex codes with your new custom skin color as needed).

Step 4: Now you can find you new custom skin folder (created) on your Dashboard > Appearance > Designtheme Option > Skins. Finally you can choose your new custom skin from that settings and click save changes.

➽  How to set up the Custom Skin

15. How to translate the theme (Translation & WPML)

If you are running a Multi language site, you need to install the WPML plugin Or if you are running a Single language site other than English. Say for example if you are running “French” site only You can go with “poedit”.

➽  Download poedit here

Note :

  1. designtheme  is referring to Theme-folder (wp-content / themes / theme-folder(designthemes))
  2. fr_FR is referring to French language code
  3. “dttheme-core” is referring to  slug name of Core-Plugin

Poedit Theme Translation:

Step 1:First, you need to change the language, For ex: “French” then Go to Dashboard / Settings / General and select language(ex: French language ) then save settings.

Step 2: Second, you need to create language-code.po file and translate words. Go to wp-content / themes / designtheme / languages / – Here you can find theme pot file (In our older themes, you can see default.po file)

For ex, designtheme-slug-name.pot – Rename this pot file into po file. Ex: designtheme-slug-name.pot into fr_FR.po (OR) default.po into fr_FR.po

Here : fr_FR is French language code

Step 3: Open fr_FR.po file and translate the words. Finally you will get the mo file there while saving the .po file. After translating words you can check those changes in front-end.

Poedit Core Plugin translation:

Step 1: Go to wp-content\plugins\designthemes-core-features\languages – here you can find dttheme-core.pot / default.po / dt_themes-default.po  file

Step 2: Rename dttheme-core.pot into dttheme-core-fr_FR.po. Open this po file and translate the words. While saving this po file automatically mo file will generated (dttheme-core-fr_FR.mo) then check front page.

Here: “dttheme-core” is slug name of Core-Plugin

➽  How to translate the theme (Translation & WPML)

➽  How To Merge Two PO Files Using POEdit

➽  How to translate the theme using WPML

16. How to Setup WPML for multi-language site

Note : If you are running a multi language site, you need to install the wpml plugin. You need to purchase and install WPML plugin for having a multilingual site. Our theme only supports WPML plugin.

Step 1: Kindly install/activate the WPML plugin.

Step 2: Get into Admin Panel > WPML > Language Settings there you can select your desired languages.

Step 3: After that if you want to Enable the “Language Switcher” then you can enable the language switchers.

Language Switcher options: By default you can enable the switchers under the below sections.

  • Menu Language Switcher
  • Widget Language Switcher
  • Footer Language Switcher

Note : Do you want to display the language switchers in any other place, then kindly use the below code.

do_action('icl_language_selector')

String Translation

If you are using the WPML plugin then you can translate the words using the string translation option. Make sure that when you have translated the words under the string translation, you must not translate the words under the PO editor.

▶  String Translation Video

➽  How to Setup WPML for multi-language site

17. How to translate our theme using Loco Translate

Note : Follow the below method if you want to translate our theme via loco translate plugin.

Make sure that you have installed/activated the loco translate plugin.

Default Language

Loco Translate isn’t responsible for setting your WordPress language, navigate to Settings > General admin screen and scroll to the bottom. You should see a dropdown list with the label “Site Language”. Changing this will set a new default language for all site visitors.

Continuing the theme of our example, we’re going to set the language to Franch, listed under “Available > Français” in the list.

Note : You have to translate both theme and plugin files. Then only you can achieve complete translation of the theme. And make sure that you have translated our default po and mo file name.

Example :

  1. Theme Folder : designtheme-slug-name.pot – Rename this pot file into po file. Ex: designtheme-slug-name.pot into fr_FR.po (OR) default.po into fr_FR.po
  2. Pluign Folder : Rename dttheme-core.pot into dttheme-core-fr_FR.po. Open this po file and translate the words. While saving this po file automatically mo file will generated (dttheme-core-fr_FR.mo) then check front page.

Step 1: Now navigate to Loco Translate > Themes > Translate Themes > here you need to choose your theme.

Step 2: After that hit the option Add New Language there you can set your own language and select the theme folder path.

Step 3: In this similar way you can translate the designthemes core feature plugin file under Admin Panel > LOCO Translate > Plugins.

➽  How to translate our theme using Loco Translate

▶  How to translate our themes using Loco Translate

18. How to update Font Awesome / How to add a New Font

How to update Font Awesome

Step 1: Download the latest font awesome files from internet.

Step 2: Go to Theme-directory > css and replace following file – font-awesome.min.css

Step 3: Go to Theme-directory > fonts replace following files – FontAwesome.otf, fontawesome-webfont.eot, fontawesome-webfont.svg, fontawesome-webfont.ttf and fontawesome-webfont.woff

How to update Font Awesome

How to add a New Font

Note : Wherever we have mentioned “Designthemes” it refers to the theme name (like Veda, Priority, Vigil, Spalab, etc)

Step 1: First download your custom font and make sure you have received the 4 web font files, .woff, .ttf, .svg, .eot. Each one is needed.

Step 2: Navigate to Dashboard > Appearance > Designthemes Options > Fonts > Font Family  > Custom Fonts and you will see Custom Font fields, one for each of the font files listed above.

Step 3: Upload the 4 individual font files into the corresponding field by clicking the “Upload” button and selecting each file.

Step 4: After you have uploaded all custom font files, just reload the theme options panel and the custom font that you have added will be loaded in the font dropdown as shown in the screenshot. Now you can select that font for the section that you need.

Thats it!!! You are done adding the new font.

Note : Some of themes like Vigil, Spalab, Vigil, etc will not have this font option. We are going to update this option to all of our themes. For the themes which do not have this option, please follow the below method.

Step 1: Add the font files .woff, .woff2, .ttf, .svg, .eot which was explained earlier in this topic to the fonts folder directly in to your FTP.

Step 2: You need to call the fonts file that you have uploaded to the fonts folder in the css file font-awesome.min.css. Just add the below css code to the bottom of font-awesome.min.css file. Just change the font family name as per your font name.

Step 3: Add the font name to Google Fonts php file which is located at  wp-content/themes/designthemes/framework/google_fonts.php

Step 4: Now you can view the new font that you have added. Just navigate to Dashboard > Appearance > Designthemes Option > Appearance > Typography.

Step 5: Just choose the new font for which section, title that is needed for you and click “Save All” at the bottom of the theme options panel.

➽  How to add a new font

19. How To Update The Premium Plugins

Please note that DesignThemes – Themes does include updates for our Premium Sliders (Revolution Slider and Layer Slider), however, this does not mean that you will receive an individual license for these Premium Sliders. Due to Envato’s licensing rules, we can only issue updates for these plugins when we issue a theme update. Please continue reading below for further information on the process of how these updates are given.

Premium Sliders Update Process

When you purchase a theme that bundles Revolution Slider and Layer Slider, such as DesignThemes – Themes, you get to use these Premium Sliders with the theme. However, your purchase of DesignThemes – Themes does not give you an individual license for the Revolution Slider and Layer Slider to use or download as you wish.

Due to license rules, we can only issue new plugin updates when we issue new theme updates. So anytime DesignThemes – Themes is updated, the latest plugin for the Revolution Slider and Layer Slider will be included. This is according to the licensing rules enforced by Envato, and is something out of our control and must abide by.

In addition, this also ensures that we fully test the plugin to make sure there are no critical bugs that will conflict with our own update. This is a benefit that we also test any version we give with our theme before our customers get it.

How To Get Auto Plugin Updates

Due to the license rules stated above, the only way to get automatic plugin updates is to purchase the plugins individually through CodeCanyon.

Send us a message through the right bottom form @ http://themeforest.net/user/designthemes so that we will send you the latest plugin updates

➽  How To Update The Premium Plugins

20. How to increasing the theme speed

Please try the following options for speeding up the theme.

Step 1: Go to Dashboard / Media and Remove the unwanted/unused images. OR you can use third party plugin for removing unused images – Image CleanUp

Step 2: Go to Dashboard / Plugins and delete unused plugins, etc.

Step 3: Optimize all the images that you have used in the theme. Ex: Sumsh It

Step 3: Use the cache plugin W3 Total Cache

This is the important step in increasing the performance of your site. This plugin will maximum reduce all the performance issues and increase the page speed drastically. Some of the features done by this plugin are.

  1. Creating Page Cache.
  2. Minifying the js files
  3. Minifying the css files
  4. CDN.
  5. Object Cache
  6. Database Cache.

You need to configure the settings of this plugin one by one to see the changes. Please have a look at this link for more details.

Step 4: Get a good hosting server for your website.

➽  How to increasing the theme speed

➽  w3 Total Cache Settings

21. How to add google analytics code

You can place the google analytics code in Dashboard > Designthemes option > Integration > General > Add Code above > Enable body code > Yes > Pasted the code inside the text area > Save All.

➽  How to add google analytics code

▶  How to add google analytics code

22. How do I redirect all links for www.example.com to example.com ? (.htaccess redirection )

Create a 301 redirect forcing all http requests to use either www.example.com or example.com:

  • Example 1 – Redirect example.com to www.example.com:
        RewriteEngine On
        RewriteCond %{HTTP_HOST} !^www.example.com$ [NC]
        RewriteRule ^(.*)$ http://www.example.com/$1 [L,R=301]
  • Example 2 – Redirect www.example.com to example.com:
        RewriteEngine on
        RewriteCond %{HTTP_HOST} ^www\.example\.com$
        RewriteRule ^/?$ "http\:\/\/example\.com\/" [R=301,L]

➽  How do I redirect all links for www.example.com to example.com ? (.htaccess redirection )

23. Redirect your http site to https

To redirect your http site to https, you can input the following code into your .htaccess file under public_html. Make sure to upload the file into the correct directory.

 RewriteCond %{HTTPS} off
 # First rewrite to HTTPS:
 # Don't put www. here. If it is already there it will be included, if not
 # the subsequent rule will catch it.
 RewriteRule ^(.*)$ https://%{HTTP_HOST}%{REQUEST_URI} [L,R=301]
 # Now, rewrite any request to the wrong domain to use www.
 RewriteCond %{HTTP_HOST} !^www\.
 RewriteRule ^(.*)$ https://www.%{HTTP_HOST}%{REQUEST_URI} [L,R=301]

Note : We do not recommend editing your .htaccess files without professional assistance. A single wrong line in the .htaccess files may affect your whole website.

To install SSL certificate for your website, you may refer to our article about Secure website with SSL.

➽  Redirect your http site to https

24. Secure website with SSL

Ever noticed that some URLs begins with “https://”, while others start with “http://”? You may have came across the extra “s” in the URL on sites that require you to provide sensitive information. SSL (Secure Sockets Layer) is the reason behind the extra “s” in the website URL. Continue reading this article on how you can secure website with SSL.

To secure website with SSL, you will need the following:

  1. Dedicated IP for your website
  2. SSL certificate offered by Certificate Authority (CA)

If you wish to purchase SSL , please contact your hosting service provider

Get started with securing your website! Contact us today.

➽  Secure website with SSL

25. WordPress – How to Change Site URL (Dashboard and phpMyAdmin)

Before we begin, there are two types of URL that you will come across:

  • Site Address (URL)

Site Address is the address that you want the public to enter in their browser, in order to visit your WordPress Site.

  • WordPress Address (URL)

WordPress Address is the address where your WordPress core files are at.

IMPORTANT: Both settings should include the http:// part and should not have a slash ”/” at the end.

  1. Login to your WordPress Admin Page
  2. Go to Settings > General at the left of your WordPress Panel
  3. Change both your WordPress Address (URL) and Site Address (URL) to your new site URL

Your site URL will be changed accordingly now.

Another way is via phpMyAdmin in the cPanel. This is for advanced users and/or to those who has cPanel access.

Step 1: Log in to the cPanel.

Step 2: Click on phpMyAdmin under Databases panel.

Step 3: You will be redirected at the phpMyAdmin site. Located at the left side part of the page is your database name. Click on the + symbol to show all the database you have.

Step 4: Click on the + symbol of the database that you are using for your WordPress site.

Step 5: All tables will show up. Click on wp_options table. (Note: Some tables may have a different prefix. This depends on how you set it up. Some prefix may be random words or a combination of letters and numbers. You just need to look for the _options.)

Step 6: Look for the siteurl and home in the option_name.

Step 7: Click on Edit button or the pencil icon.

Step 8: Enter the new URL in the option_value field and click on Go. Make sure that you change both the siteurl and home.

➽  How to Change Site URL (Dashboard and phpMyAdmin)

26. How to add a WWW in the site URL

Please follow the below method if you need to add a WWW to your site URL.

If you want to add WWW to your URLs, it’s really easy to do. Login to your Admin Panel > Settings > General On this screen, the two fields you need are:

  1. WordPress Address (URL)
  2. Site Address (URL)

All you need to do here is add the WWW to your URL and hit Save.

Note : You will need the “http://” part of the URL, too.

➽  How to add a WWW in the site URL

27. How to Moving Your WordPress Site to a New Domain

Prepare for the worst

You need to create a full backup of your current site. So you need to download all the content on your hosting servers for your site. This serves two purposes:

  1. You need a copy of the site to move – Eventually, you’ll need to upload the site’s contents to your new domain. You literally have to backup your site.
  2. It protects you from accidents – If you mess something up, you can always restore your original site with your backup copy.

The confusing part is knowing what you need to backup. For most sites (all WordPress sites), you’ll need to make a copy of two parts:

  • the database(s)
  • the (static) files

To download both of these parts, you have a few different options.

Option #1 – Use a plugin (BackupBuddy)

BackupBuddy is good for backing up your site. You can also try other free WordPress backup plugins

Option #2 – Use Cpanel’s backup functionality

If you have access to Cpanel, it’s also pretty easy to make a backup.

  1. Log in to your Cpanel, and look for “Database Wizard” under the “files” section of the main dashboard. From there, just follow the three simple steps.
  2. First, choose “backup”
  3. Next, you’ll have to choose what kind of backup you want to make.
  4. Don’t make a full backup, the reason you don’t want to make a full backup is because you can’t restore a full backup later on. Instead, you’ll have to make a few “partial backups.”
  5. You’ll need both the “home directory”, and the “MySQL databases,” which are your databases.
  6. Click either one of those, which will load the third step. Click the download button to download a copy, then click “go back,” and do the same for the other part of your partial backup.

Option #3 – Do it the hard way (manually):

Manual backing up is a bit harder but still not too complicated if you follow these steps.

  1. First, let’s start by backing up your databases.
  2. In whatever hosting panel you have, there should be a link for “phpMyAdmin”
  3. Start by selecting the “Databases” menu option at the top.
  4. The menu will show you a list of databases (if you have more than one).
  5. You’ll need to pick the ones used by the site you’re moving.
  6. After you do, you’ll see a list of all the tables it contains.
  7. List of tables contains “wp_posts” contains your posts’ text, while “wp_comments” contains the text of all the comments.
  8. Select the “check all” button at the bottom, then select “Export” in the dropdown menu right beside it.
  9. Finally, choose the “Quick” export method, leaving the format as “SQL.” Click “Go,” and the download will automatically begin. Next, you need to back up your static files.
  10. You can use FileZilla (free) FTP program, to transfer the files from your web server to your own server (your computer).

➽  How to Moving Your WordPress Site to a New Domain

28. Google maps API Key error

Note : Make sure you have the latest version of the plugin “Responsive Styled Google Maps” plugin installed in your site. Also wherever we have mentioned “Designthemes” it refers to the theme name (like Veda, Priority, Vigil, Spalab, etc)

As of June 2016, Google has issued a new update to the Google Maps APIs Standard Plan. In the new update, Google no longer supports keyless access (any request that doesn’t include an API Key) and has made all future product updates only available for requests made with an API Key.

How To Generate An API Key

For your Google Maps to display on your page, you now need to use the Google Maps JavaScript API key. To generate a new API key, please click the link below for Google’s ‘Get A Key/Authentication’ article. Please read it carefully as there are different methods for Standard API users and Premium Plan users.

Where To Add API Key

Capture the API Key that’s generated and add it to the plugin field in your WordPress Admin (Dashboard) > Settings > Responsive Styled Google Maps helper   on the Responsive Styled Google Maps page (a new field at the top).

Now change the address of the map as per your needs and copy the shortcode from the map generator and paste it in the contact page or any page that you need. Please make sure that your copied shortcode has the api key added at the bottom as shown in this screenshot.

How to Update other maps in theme pages?

In some of our themes like Real Property, Trendy Travel, Real Estate, etc will have google maps in the page like property, places details etc., In such cases you need to update the API key from the theme options from Dashboard > Designthemes  > General > Others > Google Map Api Key

If you are using Ultimate Addon Modules for Google Map, then you need to put your Google Map API key into your WordPress Admin (Dashboard) > Ultimate > Google Maps > API Key > then click Save change button to save the changes.

➽  Google maps API Key error

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