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Introduction

Important Information

This documentation is last updated on 7th October 2020 and current RealHomes Theme version is 3.11.1

Thanks for purchasing RealHomes WordPress Real Estate Theme. Any question that is beyond the scope of this documentation you should search in our knowledge base or ask it on our support website. You can visit this knowledge base article to learn about how to get item purchase code from themeforest.net to sign-up on our support site.

Important Note

It is highly recommended to use the child theme so that you can easily update parent theme whenever a new update is available. A pre-built ready to use child theme is included in the main theme pack which you have downloaded from ThemeForest. It is commonly called rh-main-package.zip.

Few Performance Improvement Tips

Basic Recommendations

  • Use PHP 7.4 or greater as it is faster than previous versions of PHP and a base requirement of WordPress with MySQL version 5.6 or greater. ( You can communicate with your hosting provider to get it updated. )
  • Nginx or Apache with mod_rewrite module.
  • Make sure your hosting is based on SSD drives.
  • It is recommended that you should use a VPS instead of shared hosting as it gives you better resources to work on.
  • Use a good cache plugin like WP Fastest Cache Plugin and test your site properly after installing and configuring it.
  • Images should also be compressed using a plugin like Imagify for good performance.
  • We also recommend you to use BunnyCDN (using their WordPress Plugin which is BunnyCDN – WordPress CDN Plugin) as we have tested it and it turn out to be one of the finest plugins for CDN.

RealHomes Specific

  • Do not unify (combine) JavaScript files for RealHomes theme while using a cache plugin ( or any optimisation plugin ) as it is not an average blog theme and certain scripts are only loaded when required. Also, dynamic data is generated before few scripts based on various settings. So, Combining JavaScript files can create errors.
  • RealHomes uses following cookies (if related settings are enabled). So, You can configure your cache plugin to not cache pages that uses these cookies OR you can request the same from your host if your host is like WPEngine ( who do not allow cache plugin and handles the cache on server level ).
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    • inspiry_favorites
    • current_currency

How to Update Theme

If you want to update your theme then you can consult this knowledge base article for automatic update OR you can consult this knowledge base article to safely update RealHomes Theme.

If you are updating from an old version to 3.x then you must read the guide How to Update RealHomes Theme to Version 3.10.x to properly update the theme.

Support Policy

Support Includes

  • Answering technical questions about theme features.
  • Assistance with reported bugs and issues.
  • Help with included 3rd party assets.

Support Does Not Includes

  • Theme customization services.
  • Theme installation services.