Introduction To the Pointify Theme

To ensure optimal performance and compatibility, it’s crucial that your server meets the necessary system requirements for the Pointify theme. This guide outlines the specific requirements for both your WordPress installation and your server environment. Adhering to these requirements will help prevent issues during installation and use, and ensure a smooth and efficient experience with the Pointify theme.

WordPress Requirements

WordPress Version

  • Minimum Required Version: 6.2
  • Recommended Version: Always use the latest version of WordPress to ensure compatibility and access to the latest features and security updates.

How to Check Your WordPress Version

  1. Log into your WordPress admin dashboard.
  2. Navigate to the “Dashboard” section.
  3. Look for the WordPress version in the “At a Glance” box.

Updating WordPress

To update WordPress to the latest version:

  1. Go to Dashboard > Updates.
  2. Click the “Update Now” button.

PHP Requirements

PHP Version

  • Minimum Required Version: 7.4
  • Recommended Version: 7.4 or higher

How to Check Your PHP Version

  1. Log into your WordPress admin dashboard.
  2. Navigate to Tools > Site Health.
  3. Click on the “Info” tab.
  4. Look for the “Server” section to see your PHP version.

Updating PHP Version

Updating PHP typically requires access to your hosting control panel (like cPanel or Plesk) or contacting your web hosting provider. Here are general steps to update PHP:

  1. Log into your hosting control panel.
  2. Find the section for PHP settings (often under a “Software” or “Programming” category).
  3. Select the desired PHP version and apply the changes.

If you are unsure or uncomfortable performing these steps, contact your hosting provider for assistance.

Server Configuration

Web Server

  • Recommended: Apache or Nginx
  • Requirements: Ensure your web server is properly configured and optimized for WordPress. This includes setting up URL rewriting for pretty permalinks and ensuring the server can handle the load of your website traffic.


  • Database Software: MySQL version 5.6 or greater OR MariaDB version 10.1 or greater
  • Database Memory: Adequate memory allocation to handle your website’s data needs

HTTPS Support

  • HTTPS: Recommended for security. Ensure your server has a valid SSL certificate installed.

Memory Limit

  • Minimum PHP Memory Limit: 128 MB
  • Recommended PHP Memory Limit: 256 MB or higher

How to Check and Increase PHP Memory Limit

  1. Check your current memory limit by navigating to Tools > Site Health > Info in your WordPress dashboard and looking under the “Server” section.
  2. Increase PHP memory limit by adding or modifying the following line in your wp-config.php file:phpCopy codedefine('WP_MEMORY_LIMIT', '256M');


Meeting these system requirements is essential for the Pointify theme to function correctly. Properly configuring your server and WordPress environment ensures not only compatibility but also the security and performance of your website.

If you need assistance with any of these steps, please contact your web hosting provider or refer to their documentation for detailed instructions.

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