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Porto Theme Install Size

Discussion in 'Tutorials - How to' started by Roberta Wolfson, Jan 25, 2019.

  1. Roberta Wolfson

    Roberta Wolfson Bigg Boss

    Oct 3, 2016
    For those of you who have NOT installed the Porto Theme, its about 256Mb!

    That is because it loads ALL the slider demos as well - this dir is 239Mb by itself and you need it first if you want to see the different styles of sliders.... this makes the install/upgrade annoyingly and outrageously overlarge.

    However... if you ALREADY have this theme installed,

    There is a solution! ( and this for a site that ALREADY has an active Porto theme )
    1) Open the zip file containing the upgrade theme
    2) Navigate to inc>plugins>importer>data
    3) Remove ALL the zip copies of the sliders
    ( * leaving only index.php - widget_data.json - and the dir Simple-line-icons )
    4) Save the zip file with a new name and it drops to about 25Mb!!

    Use that to "Upgrade" with..... much, much faster and way, way easier!
    Also, for new installs, after the slider has been determined, all the unused ones take up space - just remove them as they are not being used anyway!
    **PS they are a good resource to keep and use for other sliders on other themes that use the RevSlider - quite handy....

    **A note to NF admins - this should be kept active for everyone, and should be attached to any Porto thread - to make life easier for users.....

    Tip 2... for quicker setup
    This one is for NEW installs
    1) Open to the zip files as previously discussed
    2) Remove the files as previously discussed
    3) Install the theme and demos - it will not find the slider zips, but still will install the slider itself
    4) The home pages will tell you what slider it needs
    5) Open the RevSlider in the admin and "import" the slider from the install on your drive

    This way you can install only whatever slider you need - and the main theme install upload is smaller, and the time it takes to do the install is similarly smaller
    Last edited: Jan 25, 2019
  2. Roberta Wolfson

    Roberta Wolfson Bigg Boss

    Oct 3, 2016
    There is an addendum to this - for the upgraders.....

    Once Porto has been upgraded it will default to the main theme - make sure you change it back to the child...... !