Visual Composer License / Visual Composer Updating
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As you may know, Visual Composer plugin is included to some of our themes. Your wordpress admin may offer to update it and ask for the licence key.

If you have ever purchased/downloaded Visual Composer Plugin, you were supposed to receive a licence key for it. If you do have this key, but it says it’s invalid, you will need to contact plugin’s author/developer to find out what is going on. We would be more than happy to do that for you, but it’s prohibited to share your key.

If you are trying to insert the key/purchase code you got after buying our theme – this will not work.
We need to explain that since you didn’t purchase Visual Composer plugin itself, you will not be able to update it on your own. But no worries, you still will receive plugin updates on regular basis included to our theme updates. We have no rights to share the purchase code, however we can provide the updates to our clients.

You can donload new vc version from http://artstudioworks.net/recommended-plugins/js_composer.zip

 

How To Update Included Plugins Using Theme Package
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The latest versions of these plugins are included to theme’s package, “plugins” folder.
To update Visual Composer you can select one of two ways:
1) – Deactivate and delete your current version;
– When you will see “This theme recommends the following plugin: Visual Composer.” message – click on “Begin installing plugin”. The latest version will be installed from the repository on our server.
2) – Deactivate and delete your current version;
– Download the latest theme package from the “downloads” section of your themeforest account and unzip “plugins” folder;
– Install the plugin by selecting js-composer.zip file from “plugins” folder (plugins=>add new=>upload plugin). Or you can drop plugin files via FTP (replace “old” ones) to wp-content\plugins\.

You can donload new vc version from http://artstudioworks.net/recommended-plugins/js_composer.zip

As for the Slider Revolution, you can download it from  http://artstudioworks.net/recommended-plugins/revslider.zip please read the instructions using the link below:
http://www.themepunch.com/faq/update-plugin-packaged-theme/

We are not always able to update the package the next minute a new version of included plugin is released. However, we always do our best to do that within the next few days. If it is critical for you to update the plugin asap, there is no problem to purchase own license for it.

How To Update My Theme
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1) Download latest package from themeforest;
2) Go to dashboard=>appearance=>themes and activate any other theme (e.g. – one of the standard);
3) Delete old theme;
4) Install the theme from newest package.

The following things will NOT be affected if you update the theme:
– ALL settings you applied through the admin panel (in appearance, settings, tools etc.);
– content of your site (pages, posts, media files, portfolio items etc.);
– CSS code in the custom css area (appearance=>theme options=>custom css);
– plugins.

IMPORTANT! PLEASE KEEP IN MIND THAT IF YOU APPLY CHANGES TO ANY FILES IN THE THEME (CUSTOMIZATION), THOSE CHANGES WILL BE LOST AFTER UPDATE. THAT IS WHY WE STRONGLY RECOMMEND USING CHILD THEME IF YOU ARE PLANING TO CUSTOMIZE THE THEME!

CHILD THEME

If you did not install child theme yet and you want to istall it and update the theme without loosing settings and custom css, please do the following:
1) to go to dashboard=>appearance=>theme options=>backup options and press “backup options”
2) copy all the code from Transfer theme options data (better to save it somewhere, at least as a .txt file)
3) install and activate child theme
4) go to dashboard=>appearance=>theme options=>backup options, insert the code you have saved previously and press “Import options”
Now if you need to change something, you go to child theme and change required file there.

IMPORTANT! If you have already edited some theme files before (style.css, functions.php etc.), you will need to edit them once again. You can copy your/custom part of a code and save it somewhere. After you install child theme, you can add it there, so it will be saved and won’t be lost after next theme update.

We also strongly recommend using backup services in any case.
 

Revolution Slider problem - error: slider_export.txt does not exist!?
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Before version 4.x Revolution Slider had simple txt files to importing, so you will need to unpack the downloaded package and import the txt file and the styles copy paste into the global styles.

In case you use the new import formats, (since version 4.x) you can simple import the full zip without unpacking it.

Fatal error: Maximum execution time of 10 seconds
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You need to ask your provider to increase the following parameters in php.ini file

max_execution_time = 360 ; Maximum execution time of each script, in seconds (I CHANGED THIS VALUE)
max_input_time = 120 ; Maximum amount of time each script may spend parsing request data
memory_limit = 128M ; Maximum amount of memory in bytes that a script is allowed to allocate.