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Kava theme overview

useful information

In this tutorial, you can see a presentation of Kava theme’s functionality. You will also get to know how to set up any skin from the JetThemeCore library.

This is an overview of the Kava theme for WordPress. It’s totally free and you can hardly find a theme with this amount of blog page layouts. Moreover, it’s faster than most of the WordPress themes due to its loading speed which is 0,9s. According to the GTmetrix, its speed score is A98%. It’s super light as it weighs less than 250kb. There are 50 layouts, 10 single post templates, over 200 customization settings and more than 100 hooks available for this theme. Kava theme is made for Elementor, which allows creating content without coding. But it’s also truly perfect for developers, as you can add your own code. You can download it from the official Crocoblock website. Let’s take a closer look at Kava to find out if it’s the theme you truly need!

Kava Theme Installation

Step 1 — Navigate to your WordPress Administration Panel. There is a sidebar menu on the left, where you can find the Appearance block. Put your mouse cursor over it to reveal the sub-menu options. One of them is Themes. Click it and move to a directory with available themes.

appearance themes block in the wp dashboard

Step 2 — Proceed to the Add New button at the top and click it. The next button you have to press is the Upload Theme button in order to select the Kava theme file on your hard drive. It’s vital to install the parent theme first.

upload theme in the wp dashboard

Step 3 — After you selected a theme file, press the Install Now button for the installation to begin.

installation of the Kava child theme

Step 4 — Don’t forget to activate the Kava theme just after the installation is finished. Press the Activate button.

activation of the Kava theme

Why it’s Important to Use Kava Child Theme

Attention! As it was mentioned, firstly, it’s highly important to install a parent theme and then a child one. Why? Because the Kava Child theme keeps your future modifications safe in case there is a new version of Kava Parent theme and you need to install it. When you upgrade the theme to its newer version, there is no way you lose your changes as long as the Kava Child theme is active. To install the Kava Child theme repeat the 1-4 steps above and choose the Kava Childtheme file on your computer.

Easy to customize

Whenever you are ready to make changes at your website, browse the Appearance > Customize block in the WP Dashboard. You will be redirected to a Customizer allowing you to personalize your website according to your taste. Here you can change a logo, the color scheme, typography settings, adjust the header, choose a background image, set the menus, widgets, add custom CSS, etc.

kava child theme customizer

Choose the Right Blog Layout

One of the gimmicks that might dazzle you about Kava Theme is the ability to choose from various blog layouts. There are 5 miscellaneous blog layouts for bringing your outstanding ideas into life. You can select the layout type in the customizer “Blog settings” section.There are such types as listing, grid, masonry, justify and creative. Moreover, each of them has 10 sundry styles. Try all of them to find the special one fit for you.

blog settings in customizer

Also, when editing a Single Post page, you can change the sidebar layout and apply a quite different unique look (actually, you can set one of 10 additional Single post page looks available).

Kava Theme Menu

To make your website even more attractive, Kava theme includes the option to set the menu’s location. If you navigate to the Appearance > Menus block in the WP Dashboard you will find menu settings with the opportunity to choose Main, Footer and Social location.

menu settings

As we mentioned previously, Kava theme is totally free. But there is also Crocoblock package which includes over 500 pre-styled sections, +300 unique pages, 8 gallery layouts, header & footer builder, a pack of Jet Plugins, a collection of designed pictures for any needs and so on. Just imagine! The JetThemeCore plugin, which you can get along with the subscription, gives you access to lots of fabulous demos (which are not available in the Kava theme).

So, to sum up, this theme is modern and stylish. Kava has everything you need to create a website of your dream for free.