System requirements

You can access the theme System Requirements panel directly with the theme Dashboard. Here is a preview:

If all system requirements check out you are good to go and you can start to import the demo content.

If your server doesn’t meet some of the items listed in the panel, clear recommendations will be listed below it.

To use Sway WordPress Theme, we recommend your host supports WordPress 6 or greater, PHP 7.4 or greater version (WordPress is now recommending PHP 7.3, read more) and MySQL 5.7 or greater version.

Here’s a letter you can send to your host; copy and paste!

I'm interested in running WordPress web software and I was wondering if my account supported the following:

- PHP 7.4 or greater
- MySQL 5.7 or greater OR MariaDB 10.3 or greater
- Nginx or Apache with mod_rewrite module
- HTTPS support


PHP Configuration limits

Issues you may encounter, such as demo content fails when importing and similar issues, are generally related to excessively low PHP configuration limit settings. You can either increase these limits on your own, or contact your web host and ask to have the limits increased to the following minimums:

  • memory_limit 256M 
  • max_input_vars 3000 
  • max_execution_time 240
  • post_max_size 32M
  • upload_max_filesize 32M
  • allow_url_fopen ON
  • asp_tags OFF
  • cURL ON

Verify your PHP limits

You can check the full list of PHP limits by installing the WP Server Stats plugin. Navigate to Dashboard > WP Server Stats > PHP Information. The first column refers to your installation value, and the second column refers to the limits of your host. The latter values are often lower if you have selected a shared hosting package.

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