In order for RedWaves to function properly, make sure you have at least the below configurations;

  • WordPress version 4.7 or greater
  • PHP version 5.2.4 or greater
  • MySQL 5.0 or greater

Recommended PHP Configurations Depending on your PHP configuration, you might get an error when installing RedWaves from your WordPress dashboard. This is mainly caused by low PHP memory limits. Such error can be fixed by adjusting some PHP configurations limits inside your server PHP.ini file (contact your hosting provider if you don’t have access to this file) as follow:

  • upload_max_filesize 48M
  • memory_limit 128M
  • post_max_size 32M


Mainly, there are two ways to install RedWaves;

Adding via Zip file (Recommended)

  1. Download file from your account at
  2. From your WordPress admin dashboard, go to Appearance > Themes > Upload Theme
  3. Choose file you just downloaded and click Install Now
  4. Once the theme is installed, go to Appearance > Themes, select RedWaves then click Activate

Uploading via FTP

  1. Download file from your account at
  2. Extract file to your desktop. As a result, you will get redwaves folder
  3. Connect to your website via your preferred FTP client
  4. From your FTP client, navigate to the location where your WordPress site is installed
  5. Once you are in the root folder of your WordPress installation, go to wp-content/themes folder
  6. Now upload redwaves folder to this location (wp-content/themes)
  7. From your WordPress admin dashboard, go to Appearance > Themes, select RedWaves then click Activate

Congratulations! Now you have RedWaves successfully installed and activated on your website.