I got this error message ( 1:1 Start tag expected, '<' not found) when installing Clothing Store demo.
I tried to install another demo and it has been installed without any problem.
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This is my PHPINFO file:
You have a low max input vars value set on your server.
Please, contact your hosting provider to increase it to at least 5000.
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Unfortunately , this solution didn't solve the problem.
I want to tell you that this error appeared only when install a specific demo ( clothing shop ). I tried to install more then 5 other demos and all installed successfully.
There may be an error in the xml file of the demo.
Can I try to import the demo on the website? It means that your actual data will be erased.
yes of course, import it.
I have managed to import this demo. However, some media are missing.
This demo is one of the bigger ones, if not the biggest, and 180s of PHP time limit might be not enough to import everything properly.
You can either work with the version you currently have (with some media missing), or contact your hosting provider to increase the PHP time limit as much as they can, and try to import it then.