How to Fix the ThemeForest WordPress Theme “Grizzly” to Work with PHP 7

| 8 May 2018

8 May 2018

Jacob Stimpson

Grizzly wordpress theme php 7 compatible

Back when it was released, the Grizzly theme on ThemeForest was an awesome theme with custom post types and lots of cool shortcodes to showcase a mobile app company’s apps and such. It even included schema markup to show the apps’ ratings in Google search results. It was also fully responsive and looked great on all sizes of devices. We used it to build an awesome website for one of our clients.

Unfortunately, it’s still for sale on ThemeForest, even though it’s NOT compatible with PHP 7.x (the recommended version to run WP on). Fortunately, there is a way to make it compatible. You just have to replace the code in one file, with updated, PHP 7-compliant code. So here’s how you do it:

1. Edit this file: via your FTP client or a file manager on your hosting.

2. Delete all the contents of that file.

3. Now copy, then paste all of the following code into that file:

4. Now save the file back to your server (or save locally and upload to your server, replacing the previous version).

That’s it! Once you’ve saved the file back to your server over top of the old version, Grizzly theme will be PHP 7+ compatible!

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  1. Bo

    Hey Tevya.

    Great post.
    Do you by any chance know how to fix the problem with title box behind icon in app-doc in responsive mode on mobile screen ??
    Please check on mobile screen


    • Tevya

      Unfortunately, no Bo, I don’t. Our client that was using this theme has since decided to take their website offline, so I don’t even have a site to look at it on. But please report back here if you find a solution. I’m sure others would like to know.

  2. Bo Kalvslund

    Thanks, Tevya.
    I found a solution. I had to remove an apps feature status. I think there was a inconsistence between the app count and another count in the DB.
    Do you know any good themes like this one. Any good app featuring theme that are updated..?

  3. logan

    You, sir. Are the MAN!
    Thank you for posting this. I was stuck.

  4. anonymous

    Tevya thank you very much!!!

  5. Eric

    Thank you so much! I think my web site host must not have updated PHP for 1,000 years. And I suddenly couldn’t edit pages or make them any more. This worked first try.


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