Plugin Installation


Install the plugins

The theme has a quick plugin installer, so you can install and activate the plugins very quickly. When you install and activate the theme, you will see this message:

  1. Click on Begin installing plugins.
  2. On the next page, check only the plugins you want to install (don’t skip the required plugins!) or check the checkbox next to “Plugins” to install all.
  3. Click on “Bulk actions”, select “Install” and click on “Apply”.

You don’t have to install all plugins – only the ones you want to use.

Tip: use as few plugins as possible, since too many will slow down your site (some will load scripts + css on your site to work). Leave the plugins you need and remove everything else.


Required plugins

Kadence Blocks – used to build all the custom pages.

Kirki Customizer Framework – used to build the Customizer panels for the theme.

One Click Demo Import – to import the custom pages from the demo.


Recommended plugins

Smash Balloon Instagram Feed

WordPress Popular Posts

Contact Form 7 and Flamingo – to store your messages in your dashboard

Regenerate Thumbnails – use this plugin if your images are not sized correctly after uploading a new theme.

Widget Importer & Exporter – import the widgets from the demo and replace the information with your own.

WooCommerce – if you want to open a shop.

WP Recipe Maker – if you want to add recipes to your posts.


Important plugins

Cache

Super important! A cache plugin will increase page speed.

Some recommendations: WP Fastest Cache, W3 Total Cache, LiteSpeed Cache, etc. You can pick the plugin that works best for you.

SEO

A SEO plugin will make it very easy to optimize your site.

Some recommendations: Yoast SEO, Rank Math, All in One SEO.

Security

I recommend having a security plugin, like Wordfence, to protect your site from hackers.

Image Optimization

Another way to increase page speed is to have a plugin to optimize your images, like Smush.