Flothemes Requirements

To create a WordPress website, there are 3 components required:

1. Domain name (YourWebsiteDomain.com) 2. Hosting – this is where all your website's content is stored 3. A theme 🙂

If you already are a WordPress user, skip directly to the Technical Requirements part.

1. Domain Name

The domain is your website's URL. If you don't have one, all you have to do is Google “buy a domain name” and go from there.

Can I transfer my existing domain name?

For a domain that was purchased individually (not as part of your hosting plan), it requires manual configuration for it to be connected to your hosting account. If you'll need assistance with this, we recommend asking your hosting provider to help you and they will connect the domain to the website.

2. Web hosting/server

Web hosting is a service that allows you to post a website or web page onto the Internet. Websites are hosted or stored, on special computers called servers.

We highly recommend using one of Flothemes' recommended hosting providers.

3. WordPress installation

You are maybe wondering what's the difference between WordPress.com and WordPress.org.

WordPress.org is a platform (Content Management System) you can use to create a website or a blog and it's free to use. Whereas WordPress.com is a hosting provider and it's not related to WordPress.org

New to WordPress?

If you're switching over from Squarespace, Weebly, Wix, etc., you'll need to get a WordPress website first, but have no worries as once you have found the hosting provider that suits your needs, they will set up the WordPress website for you where you then can install the theme and build the pages.

Technical Requirements

We recommend checking the requirements below for an improved experience with your theme.

Respecting these requirements will also protect you from some more serious issues like websites being down, changes not being saved, blank screens, emails not being sent through, etc. I think you got the point, these will simply save you from headaches and wasted time.

1. Your website's WordPress version should be at least 6.0. The best is to always keep it updated to the most recent version that was confirmed by our team. 

2. SSL certificate. This means your website is secure. This isn't important only for the good performance of your website, though it will also improve your user's experience and it gives you extra points in the face of search engines.

3. PHP version should be 7.4 or above. Here's how to change the PHP version.

4. PHP Requirements. This is a bit more technical, so if you're not comfortable with it, we'd recommend simply asking your hosting provider to adjust these.

Next Steps

Alright, you're all set now! Head to this article to see how to install the Pronto theme and get started.

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