Getting Started

This article is intended to help you get started creating your site with Golo.

1. Requirements

Some requirements for hosting, configuring PHP, let the theme can run better.

To use Golo, please make sure you are running WordPress 4.1 or higher, PHP 5.3 or higher, and MySQL 5.6 or higher. We have tested it with Mac, Windows, and Linux. Besides, please check the recommended server configuration for proper theme functioning:

Minimum server configuration

  • PHP version - 5.6 and higher

  • MySQL version - 5.6 or higher

  • memory_limit – 128M

  • max_execution_time – 180

  • max_input_time – 2000

  • upload_max_filesize – 32M

Recommended server configuration

  • PHP version - 7.0 and higher

  • MySQL version - 5.6 or higher

  • memory_limit – 128M

  • max_execution_time – 180

  • max_input_time – 3000

  • upload_max_filesize – 32M

2. File Included

Steps to download Golo Theme and included files information.

When you purchase our theme on ThemeForest, you need to download the theme package from your ThemeForest account. Navigate to your downloads tab on ThemeForest and find Golo. Click the download button to see the two options. The All files & documentation contain everything, the Installable WordPress Theme is just the installable WordPress theme file. Below is a full list of everything that is included when you download the main files, along with a brief description of each item.

  • golo.zip: the main theme file that needs to be uploaded to the host to install the Golo theme.

  • golo-child.zip: the basic child theme file for people who want to customize the theme.

  • Documentation: documentation folder that contains documentation files.

  • Plugins: contains all plugins which are required/recommended by this theme.

3. WordPress Hosting

Picking a hosting provider is a matter of choice based on its location, pricing, and services. This is an important decision at the start and we strongly suggest you choose a WordPress friendly hosting provider for using our theme.

Often asked by our clients, we try to determine the most appropriate hosting providers for them but it is always your choice based on your goals. A good WordPress hosting provider like Bluehost takes the extra measures to speed up your website.