Hi there @wibizsolutions
Yes as @baileyherbert mentioned there is some old code https://github.com/dtbaker/envato-wp-theme-setup-wizard that has been copied/modified/used by authors and included in quite a few WordPress Themes. This is not an official Envato piece of code and it does not contain any
set_time_limit by default.
Please reach out to the author of the Embark WordPress theme letting them know about this issue and asking for them to remove the line of code from their WordPress theme.
I am curios though, what sort of issue does
set_time_limit(600); cause on the hosting account? That sets a 10 minute execution time limit which is very generous and I don’t know of any WordPress scripts that would take that long to execute.
Some hosting providers actually block access to calling
set_time_limit() - is that the issue you are seeing? The code fails to execute all together?
Best of luck resolving the issue with the authors.