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We would like to thank you guys for purchasing our theme. Its works for most of people but for some there are some issues. We try hard to fix those issues so that you guys can get your projects live.

One of the most common issue is demo importer not working properly . This is because of less execution time for PHP . When demo importer runs it downloads everything from slider to portfolio, thus we need to assign higher PHP execution time to make it work.

Why Maximum Execution Time Exceeded Error Occurs?

WordPress is coded mainly in PHP programming language. To protect web servers from abuse, there is a time limit set for how long a PHP script can run. Some WordPress hosting providers have set this value to a higher level while others may have set it to a lower level. When a script reaches the maximum execution time limit, it results into maximum execution time exceeded error.

Fixing Maximum Execution Time Exceeded Error

There are two ways you can fix this error. The first method is to fix it manually by editing your .htaccess file and the second method allows you to do the same thing with a plugin.

Method 1: Editing .htaccess File Manually

Simply connect to your website using an FTP client.

Your .htaccess file is located in the same folder as your /wp-content/ and /wp-admin/ folders. If you can’t find it, then look at our article on why you can’t find the .htaccess file and how to find it.

Next, add this line to your .htaccess file:

1php_value max_execution_time 300

This code simply sets the value for maximum execution time to 300 seconds (5 minutes). If you still get the error, then try increasing the value to 600.

If you found this method easier, then check out these most useful .htaccess tricks for WordPress.

Method 2: Using a Plugin

If you don’t wish to edit .htaccess file manually, then you can install and activate the WP Maximum Execution Time Exceeded plugin.

That’s all. The plugin works out of the box and increases the maximum execution time to 300 seconds.

We hope this article helped you fix fatal error: maximum execution time exceeded in WordPress. If you come across any other issues, then don’t forget to check our list of most common WordPress errors and how to fix them.