How to increase Max Execution Time
Sometimes you may see a message similar to “Maximum execution time of 30 seconds exceeded” , this means some server process are taking longer time to complete some tasks, in those case it is recommended to apply one of 3 methods available:
Method 1: Edit file wp-config.php:
Add the following to wp-config.php:
@ini_set( 'max_execution_time' , '300' );
Method 2: Edit file .htaccess:
Make sure you back up .htaccess before you edit it.
Add the following to .htaccess:
php_value max_execution_time 300
Method 3: Editing php.ini
Add the following to php.ini:
max_execution_time = 300
All these methods will need to look into your FTP account, if you don't know how to log in into your FTP it is recommended to contact your hosting provider.