Basics

Installing

To install ABBUA Admin follow these steps:

  1. Unzip Abbua-admin-vX.X.X.zip
  2. Upload the plugin/abbua_admin.zip folder to the plugins directory located on /wp-content/plugins/ using the WordPress built-in plugin uploader or using FTP.
  3. Activate the plugin through the 'Plugins' menu in WordPress Admin
  4. Once the plugin is installed and activated you will find a menu named 'ABBUA Admin Settings' in the left menu bar of the admin menu.

How to Increase Max Input Vars

You need to increase Max Input Vars in your host to be able to use the maximum potential of our plugin.

Depending on your hosting configurations, there are different methods that can be applied to increase Max Input Vars. In this article we have listed the most common scenarios.

What is Max Input Vars

It limits the number of input variables, this limitation affects $_GET, $_POST and $_COOKIE superglobal separately. In our plugin, it can affect showcases settings.

Increasing Max Input Vars in .htaccess File

It’s possible to increase it from .htaccess file in root WordPress installation’s directory. For this you need connect to your server via FTP (using some FTP client like FileZilla), find .htaccess file in the root of your site directory (or create it yourself if it’s missing) and add below lines of codes at the end of the .htaccess file:

php_value max_input_vars 3000
php_value suhosin.get.max_vars 3000
php_value suhosin.post.max_vars 3000
php_value suhosin.request.max_vars 3000

Increasing Max Input Vars in php.ini File

For this scenario you should also connect via FTP or log in to the CPanel of your hosting provider.

At the end of the php.ini file, add below lines of codes. The php.ini file can be found in /user/local/bin/, /etc/php5/ or … depending on the host provider. If you can not find it, it’s better contact your hosting provider. On some hosting providers, you can create a php.ini file in the root directory and just add the following codes to override the default values.

max_input_vars = 3000
suhosin.get.max_vars = 3000
suhosin.post.max_vars = 3000
suhosin.request.max_vars = 3000

Increasing Max Input Vars using PHP5.x.x version

Most of the shared hosting companies like GoDaddy and Bluehost are still using PHP5.X.X version and PHP5 requires php5.ini and .user.ini files. If you’re dealing with PHP5 server, please also create php5.ini and .user.ini files in the root directory. These files should contain the codes mentioned above.

You might also need to copy those 3 files (php.ini, php5.ini, .user.ini) to wp-admin directory in order to make the changes applied.

Check the Max Input Vars value

To check the current value, you can do it using the plugin WordPress phpinfo() by Chris Flannagan