Ark Theme

Ark Theme

The Ark theme is very nice to work with. It allows all the room for creativity and custom work, but at the same time has templates to start the process.

However, this is a touchy theme. If you are going to use it. You need to make sure you are using a quality hosting server. or at the least have a Lenox or Apache server. NOT A SHARED server, or the server deal designed just for WordPress sites. It is well worth the expense to go with a VPS Hosting or Dedicated Hosting Plan. Personally, I like to use Host Gators’ VPS plan

75 pages for A1 Tint Window Coverings Website done with Ark ThemeDo make sure you set up your SSL and get your PHP in order before downloading WordPress. If you have downloaded WordPress, it’s not a big deal.  The big deal is access to your PHP.ini

When you have a good hosting plan you should have a full c-panel or access to PHP settings. This is not the “myPHP” it is PHP options.

1st – you want PHP version 7.0. You can be higher or lower, but this seems to do the trick.

Then do the following changes:

max_execution_time 900
max_input_time 1000
memory_limit 256M
post_max_size 128M
upload_max_filesize 512M


The big one is the memory limit. If your Ark theme does not populate it is this one causing the issues.

Once you have these in place. You are good to roll. If not you might want to look over a few helping articles.

Can’t access your PHP Settings?

Use the PHP.ini plugin. works like a charm as well.

I should mention another plugin or two to have for the Ark Theme and any other theme used in a WordPress website should be security and backup. 2018 stats are out about hacking CMS. WordPress is hacked 90% more than any of the other content management systems. This being said, plugins like sucuri if good for security and updaftplus for backups.