I run into a WordPress theme called Uncode, which has minimum requirement for server, “PHP Max Input Vars = 3000”. This is not rare case. I have worked with quite a few themes asking for the same setting.
After setup the theme, it is recommended to check System Status to make sure your hosting account setting meets the requirement for better performance. In my case, default shared hosting package on DreamHost server, has “PHP Max Input Vars” value at only 1000. We need to increase the value to 3000.
I mentioned How to increase Max Input Vars on DreamHost shared hosting account in another post, you can read it before continue if you don’t know how to change PHP settings at DreamHost hosting account. Here is what to add to “phprc” file.
suhosin.post.max_vars = 3000 suhosin.request.max_vars = 3000 max_input_vars = 3000
The setting should kick in immediately. If it takes longer than one minute, you should consider contacting DreamHost to make the change.