There’s absolutely no shortage of Kadence tutorials throughout the internet, even ones about child themes. Experts are more than willing to share their knowledge about one of the most amazing WordPress themes out there. In effect, beginners and even other experts utilize the information around them. Especially, the how-to’s since this is not only the most relatable information needed but also the different tips that go along with it.
First and foremost, the installation process can be tricky if it is done willy-nilly. The most important thing you need, aside from your laptop/desktop and internet access, is extreme patience. With this in mind, you can start the installation of not just your Kadence theme but also activate your child theme and customize it to your liking.
As soon as you set up your demo content, there will be some pages along with it. Let’s set up your home and blog pages since these will surely be the most visited pages. Go to your WordPress dashboard > settings > reading > select a static page. From this setting, you will see a set of dropdown options for your homepage displays. Select homepage for the homepage and blog for post page. Feel free to customize the other settings seen there.
Establish your navigation menu to help visitors navigate their way through your website. Start at your dashboard > appearance > customize > menus. Here you can see the different options for creating, editing, and your existing menu. You can have as many menus as you like. Familiarize yourself with different options, play around with the structure, add custom links, and even add sub-menus. There’s so much you can do to customize your menu that will emphasize pages on your website.
Every Kadence child theme gives you different sidebars, one on the left and one on the right. Depending on your preference, you can select the preference by going to dashboard > appearance > widgets. You have the option to choose sidebar 1 or 2. Customization is available by going to appearance > customize > general > sidebars.
Keep in touch with your visitors by inviting them to sign up or opt in for a newsletter. You can do this with the help of services like MailChimp, Convert Kit, and Flodesk. Speaking of Flodesk, you can customize your signup form, which applies to any Kadence child theme.
The How-To’s of Customization
Most of your Kadence child themes come with their respective fonts to establish branding, and you would want the same. Personalize your website by adding your custom font styles. Hearten Made specializes in creating quality Kadence tutorials that’ll help you upload custom fonts without a problem!
Ever wonder how some websites can have two fonts in their titles? Well, we’ve got the answer to that! Kadence tutorials, especially with child themes, allow creators to fully customize their websites, even their font styles. Follow these simple steps:
Typing “/advanced” on the text area> selecting advanced text > typing your title > highlight the word/s you want to change the font style > click drop-down > highlight > highlight settings (sidebar) > change the highlight color > choose a font from the font family.
Aside from a beautiful two-font title, you can also spice things up by adding a text background. First highlight a word > click drop-down > highlight > highlight settings (sidebar) > change the highlight background > save changes > preview to see. Next, highlight the entire title > click the drop-down > highlight.
Incorporate your brand colors into your website by adding more colors to your block color palette. Start by editing your page > click on the Kadence Blocks Controls icon > add color and just select which ones you like.
Quick Tips When Using Kadence Child Theme
Whenever you are editing something to meet your needs and preference, there are times when you might accidentally delete something. This can obviously cause distress, more so when there’s a deadline to meet but no worries because the theme block section has what you need. Not only are you able to get back a deleted demo section but also save sections for future purposes. Additionally, you can easily add demo sections or pages with a simple click of a button.
Once you tailor-fit your website to your liking, there are still pages from the unnecessary demo content, so let’s delete them. Head over to posts > select sample category and click filter > click pages you want to delete > move to trash and click apply. You’re done! Without having to manually click delete one by one.
Everyone wants a clean-cut website where you can easily copy and paste sections or entire pages from one to the other. Starting with copying and pasting sections, go to your dashboard > pages > select any page > edit > click any section on the page > click the three dots > copy > go to your destination page > paste/ctrl + v. Whereas, with pages click the three dots on the upper right corner > copy all content > go back > add new page > past/ctrl + v. Just like that and you’re done!
Jump links or commonly known as anchor links are ways for visitors to easily navigate their way around your website. Also, it is a great way to correlate aspects of your website to one another. To demonstrate, you own a makeup e-commerce website and a visitor is reading your blog post about lip glosses. So you find a way to create a jump link from your blog post to your lip product/category.
Custom-Fit Your Website With Links
Feel free to add custom portfolios on your websites to let your visitors know you. This way, it builds a relationship between brands and customers. But make sure you have “pretty permalinks” set up. Check out settings > permalinks > common settings > select post name. Follow this clear step-by-step guide to successfully adding a portfolio to your Kadence child theme.
In the event that you are using any web services such as Google Analytics, email marketing, pop-up, and more, you are tasked to add a header and footer code to your WordPress to fully integrate these services into your website. Go to dashboard > plugins > search for insert headers and footers > download and activate WPCode – Insert Headers and Footers plugin > code snippets > header and footer > paste your codes > save. That is all it takes to fully integrate web services to your WordPress Kadence Theme!
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