1. Installation & Demo Setup

How to update the theme from Wp Estate 3.0

IMPORTANT: WpEstate 4.0 is not 100% compatible with the older theme version (3.07 or older). Rental Module has been removed entirely and cannot be used starting 4.0 update. Pages with custom shortcodes will need to be redone with the new shortcodes available and Visual Composer, features and amenities may have to be re-saved for old […]


Homepages are built with the regular WordPress page and a combination of shortcodes as content. You can create unlimited pages and select any of them as you homepage. To create a new page go to Admin -> Pages -> Add New Page -> Add content and click Publish when you’re done. Make sure that Default […]

Mandatory: Google API Key

Google Maps requires you add your own API key before you start using it. To create an API KEY, starting June 2018, you must have your billing account set too. The use of Google Maps API is free and paid services are free within $200/month limit. More here https://cloud.google.com/maps-platform/pricing/sheet/ https://mapsplatform.googleblog.com/2018/05/introducing-google-maps-platform.html?utm_source=em-anncmt&utm_medium=em&utm_campaign=fy18-q2-global-adhoc-email-cs-maps_none_maps_spicestandardplannobilling&utm_content=global%7Cen%7Chybr%7C%7C%7C%7C%7C%7C How to create the Google […]


Update the theme via  FTP if you have a translation file done in wpresidence/languages or add the language files in child theme before updating via wp-admin . Help : http://help.wpresidence.net/2016/01/15/how-to-add-translated-po-files-in-child-theme/ ———————- Download the theme again from the Theme Forest account, where you initially purchased it. The download will be under your buyer account – Downloads. Download […]

Theme WordPress / Server requirements

Before Theme Installation Each client must do all these steps: Choose hosting Buy a domain Install WordPress on your domain. Here’s a tutorial on how to do that yourself, but most WordPress dedicated hostings will make this installation in 5 minutes directly from your account  http://codex.wordpress.org/Installing_WordPress#Famous_5-Minute_Install. These must be done BEFORE any WordPress theme is installed. Requirements for WordPress […]


IMPORTANT: Your server must have at least PHP 5.5 for the theme to work and you need at least 48MB upload size to add the theme via wp-admin. Check your PHP version and maxim upload size with this plugin – https://wordpress.org/plugins/wordpress-php-info/ and contact hosting to update PHP version if it’s not at least 5.5 and to increase […]

Demo Setup – 1 Click Demo Import

If import fails, check this article – http://helpv4.wpestatetheme.org/article/demo-content-fails/ We recommend to import only 1 demo. If you need to add a 2nd one, reset the installation with a wordpress plugin – https://wordpress.org/plugins/wordpress-database-reset/  and the  do a new demo import. NOTE: some demo imported pages may not be able to be edited (during import wordpress breaks them). […]

How to install child theme

How to install child theme Option 1 – via wp-admin – Install wpestate theme – http://helpv4.wpestatetheme.org/article/theme-installation/ – Find in the theme pack downloaded from theme forest the wpestate-child.zip folder (download all files and documentation from theme forest and unzip) – Go to Themes – Appearance – Upload the wpestate-child.zip folder and activate child theme. – Save […]

Parse error: syntax error, unexpected T_FUNCTION…

If after theme installation you have white screen, please check the following: Enable wp-debug and set to true: https://codex.wordpress.org/WP_DEBUG If you see this error: Parse error: syntax error, unexpected T_FUNCTION … This means your server PHP is older than 5.3. Please ask hosting to upgrade your PHP to at least 5.6 for best performance.