Requirements

To equip you with a cutting edge WordPress website builder Bricks uses a modern technology stack while keeping sufficient backward compatibility.

Those are a few requirements your server should meet for Bricks to run smoothly:

  • PHP 5.4+
  • MySQL 5.6+
  • WP memory limit of at least 64 MB
  • Max file upload size of at least 16 MB
  • Modern browser: Please use the latest version of Chrome, Firefox, Safari, or Microsoft Edge when editing your website with Bricks. Older browsers such as Internet Explorer lack support for some of the more advanced builder features. No worries, your website will display properly in those older browsers. They are just not suitable for editing with Bricks.

How To Increase WP Memory Limit

You can define WP_MEMORY_LIMIT by adding the following code to your wp-config.php file:

define( 'WP_MEMORY_LIMIT', '256M' );

Some web hosts set the PHP memory limit to 8MB. In that case you might consider upgrading to a more powerful hosting plan. If your host does not allow you to config this setting by yourself, please get in touch with them.

How To Increase Max File Upload Size

When you have problems uploading larger files (such as when downloading high-resolution images from Bricks’ Unsplash integration) there are a few ways to increase the max upload file size.

A max. upload size of 16MB should suffice. Log into your hosting account and change the following two PHP server settings to:

  • post_max_size: 16M
  • upload_max_filesize: 16M

If you have access to your php.ini file, located in the root directory of your WordPress installation, open it, and modify the following settings:

upload_max_filesize = 16M
post_max_size = 16M

You can also add the following code to your .htaccess file, but make sure to backup your existing .htaccess file beforehand:

php_value upload_max_filesize 16M
php_value post_max_size 16M

If all above fails, you can try adding the following code to your wp-config.php:

@ini_set( 'upload_max_size' , '16M' );
@ini_set( 'post_max_size', '16M');

To check if your max. upload file size has been applied successfully, go to Media > Add New. On the bottom of this page, you should see your max. upload file size.

How To Increase Maximum Execution Time

When you start seeing a message like “Maximum execution time of 30 seconds exceeded” it is time to increase the execution time of your website by using one of the following three solutions:

#1: Add the following code to your wp-config.php file:

set_time_limit(180);

#2: Backup your .htaccess file and add the following code to it:

php_value max_execution_time 180

#3: Add the following code to your php.ini file:

max_execution_time = 180