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Why Revolution Slider / Visual Composer is asking me for licence key?

If you’re using one those plugins you might stumble uppon a notice in Dashboard about need of providing purchase key.

WPBakery Page Builder (the same applies to Revolution Slider) is included in theme on extended/developers license, which means we bought it for a higher price to be able to include it in our theme. You as end user can use it only with this theme, and do not get the license key that is used to auto-updates.

Updates of these plugins come with the updates of the theme (We always include new WPBakery Page Builder in theme few days after release). You can of course buy your own copy of VC if you want it faster or need support from plugin authors, but that’s not necessary.

How to improve page load speed?

If you want to speed up your WordPress site our article might be interesting to you. Fast loading pages improve user experience, increase your pageviews, and help with your WordPress SEO.

In this article, we will share the most useful WordPress speed optimization tips to boost WordPress performance and speed up your website.

You might also want to read this article about why  you shouldn’t care about Google PageSpeed Insights:

1. Enable GZIP compression

You can do it using WP Performance Score Booster plug-in or manually by adding the following to your .htaccess file:

# compress text, html, javascript, css, xml:
AddOutputFilterByType DEFLATE text/plain
AddOutputFilterByType DEFLATE text/html
AddOutputFilterByType DEFLATE text/xml
AddOutputFilterByType DEFLATE text/css
AddOutputFilterByType DEFLATE application/xml
AddOutputFilterByType DEFLATE application/xhtml+xml
AddOutputFilterByType DEFLATE application/rss+xml
AddOutputFilterByType DEFLATE application/javascript
AddOutputFilterByType DEFLATE application/x-javascript

# Or, compress certain file types by extension:
<files *.html>
SetOutputFilter DEFLATE

Before we start I should explain what content encoding is. When you request a file like, your browser talks to a web server. The conversation goes a little like this:


  1. Browser: Hey, GET me /index.html
  2. Server: Ok, let me see if index.html is lying around…
  3. Server: Found it! Here’s your response code (200 OK) and I’m sending the file.
  4. Browser: 100KB? Ouch… waiting, waiting… ok, it’s loaded.

Well, the system works, but it’s not that efficient. 100KB is a lot of text, and frankly, HTML is redundant. Every <html>, <table> and <div> tag has a closing tag that’s almost the same. Words are repeated throughout the document. Any way you slice it, HTML (and its beefy cousin, XML) is not lean.

And what’s the plan when a file’s too big? Zip it!

If we could send a .zip file to the browser ( instead of plain old index.html, we’d save on bandwidth and download time. The browser could download the zipped file, extract it, and then show it to user, who’s in a good mood because the page loaded quickly. The browser-server conversation might look like this:


  1. Browser: Hey, can I GET index.html? I’ll take a compressed version if you’ve got it.
  2. Server: Let me find the file… yep, it’s here. And you’ll take a compressed version? Awesome.
  3. Server: Ok, I’ve found index.html (200 OK), am zipping it and sending it over.
  4. Browser: Great! It’s only 10KB. I’ll unzip it and show the user.

The HTML portion of the yahoo home page goes from 101kb to 15kb after compression:


2. Install a WordPress Caching Plugin

We recommend using the WP Super Cache:

WP Super Cache

WordPress pages are “dynamic.” This means they’re built on the fly every time someone visits a post or page on your website. To build your pages, WordPress has to run a process to find the required information, put it all together, and then display it to your user.

This process involves a lot of steps, and it can really slow down your website when you have multiple people visiting your site at once.

That’s why we recommend every WordPress site use a caching plugin. Caching can make your WordPress site anywhere from 2x to 5x faster.

Here’s how it works: Instead of going through the whole page generation process every time, your caching plugin makes a copy of the page after the first load, and then serves that cached version to every subsequent user.

How caching works

As you can see in the graphics above, when a user visits your WordPress site, which is built using PHP, your server retrieves information from a MySQL database and your PHP files, and then it’s all put together into a HTML content which is served served to the user. It’s a long process, but you can skip a lot of it when you use caching instead.

3. Optimize Images for Speed

If your images aren’t optimized, they could be hurting more than helping. In their original formats, these photos can have huge file sizes. But based on the image file format and the compression you choose in your editing software, you can decrease your image size by up to 5x.

We recommend using Smush Image Compression and Optimization plugin:

Smush – Optimize Images | Compress and Lazy Load Images | Convert WebP

4. Use a Content Delivery Network (CDN)

Users in different geographical locations may experience different loading times on your site. That’s because the location of your web hosting an have an impact on your site speed. For example, let’s say your web hosting company has its servers in the United States. A visitor who’s also in the United States will generally see faster loading times than a visitor in Europe.

A CDN is a network made up of servers all around the world. When you use a CDN, every time a user visits your website they are served those static files from whichever server is closest to them. Your own web hosting server will also be faster since the CDN is doing a lot of the work.

We recommend MaxCDN. It works well with WordPress websites and complements your existing WordPress caching plugins for even faster loading times. See guide on how to install and setup WordPress CDN solution MaxCDN to get started.


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Theme Installation

There are two ways to install theme

Upload through FTP

  1. Extract the “”
  2. Open up your FTP manager and connect to your hosting
  3. Browse to wp-content/themes
  4. Upload the Findeo theme folder.
  5. Log Into WordPress and go to Appearance – Themes
  6. Find the Findeo and click activate

Upload through WordPress

  1. Download the “Installable WordPress file only” you’ll find it here
  2. Navigate to  Appearance → Themes → Add New → Upload.
  3. Follow the instructions on the screen, select the downloaded theme folder (“”).
  4. Hit Install Now and the theme will be uploaded and installed.

Once the theme is uploaded, you need to activate it. Go to  Appearance → Themes and activate Findeo.

How to import listings to Findeo?

WP All Import plugin allows you to import posts and custom post types using CSV and XML files and with our add-on you can easily import your real estate listings to Findeo.

Install WP All Import Plugin and our Add-On

  1. Install WP All Import plugin
    Plugins → Add New → Search → WP All Import → Install & Activate
  2. Download and install our add-on to WP All Import
    Download Add-On
    Plugins → Add New → Upload Plugin → Install & Activate

Importing your CSV or XML file

If you have thousands of records in your database it might takes a while to import them and because of that we suggest to test importing process with only a few listings to verify if everything got imported correctly. 😉

First go to the WP All Import section and choose New Import

You’ll then be prompted to upload your CSV or XML file. You should also choose to create new Properties for the items dropdown. Once you have done it click Continue to Step 2

Once the file has uploaded successfully it will show you a preview of your CSV fields. Click Continue to Step 3 after ensuring it has uploaded correctly and can be read.

For step 3, you will need to tell WP All Import how to import each of the columns in your CSV file. Simply drag the data from right to left.

Start with the post title and content. These need to be mapped to property title and description:

Then go to Realteo Add-On section and map the rest of the data:

Images need to be mapped in Gallery Images:

Please make sure that Offer Type (For Sale or For Rent) are named exactly as offer types in your import data.

Once you have mapped all fields Continue to Step 4. Choose an Unique ID (use Auto Detect) and click Continue.

Then you can review your import data and click Confirm & Run Import

If everything went well your data will be imported 🙂

Short Questions and Answers

Got Questions? We’ve Got Answers!

  • How to translate theme?

  • Is Findeo seo friendly?

  • Can I add and modify search form fields?

  • Will it works with over 10,000 real estate listings?

  • What are recommended PHP configuration limits?

  • Is it possible to change currency?

  • Is it possible to change square feet (ft2) to square meter (m2)?

  • Will I get support and updates?

  • How can I improve PageSpeed test results?

  • Can I change elements on homepage?

  • Is it easy to change colour schemes?

  • Is it possible to add Google Ads/Banners?

  • Is it possible to limit amount of properties in each package?

  • Is it possible to remove the top bar with dropdown menu?


Upcoming features and changes in Findeo:

  1. Snazzy Maps Support
  2. Search properties by browsing the map (airbnb style)
  3. Booking calendar (available dates)
  4. Login&Register pop-up