Planning to create a new blog, niche blog or magazine website? Are you looking for a modern theme with lots of customization options? If you answer yes, I am going to review and introduce the Kale theme which is free from WordPress.org.
Its feature-rich theme that comes with built-in menus for displaying your social media presence, multiple blog feed layouts, banners, sliders and image logo options and with a mobile-friendly design.
Once more, the theme is completely free.
Let’s get started and jump right into the theme and find out what we can do with it..
Installing the Kale Theme
Once you install the Kale theme, and activate. You will get the welcome screen.
Customizing the Kale theme
Go to Appearance -> Customize to configure the theme. You will be taken to a page like the following below.
As you can see, the customization options are spread into different sections.
The site identity allows you to upload you websites logo and site icon. And allows to set your site name and tagline.
Here you can set the header feature image. And add caption heading and caption description.
In the front page you can add banner/slider, featured posts and highlight post to your front page.
And can set how posts that can be shown in the slider or featured sections.
You can choose whether to display date, category, author, tags for posts in the blog feed. This applies to all blog feeds on all pages, including the front page.
You can choose whether to display date, category, author, tags for posts on the post page.
You can choose whether to display the sidebar on your page.
This gives you the option of changing the default is 1/3. To a more compact (1/4) size. Pretty much more rows if you select compact.
In the Widget section this allows you to add widgets like a instagram feed, social networks or about me to the footer, sidebar and header sections.
You can choose what’s displayed on the homepage of your site. It can be posts in reverse chronological order (classic blog), or a fixed/static page. To set a static homepage, you first need to create two Pages.
One will become the homepage, and the other will be where your posts are displayed.
If you want to add custom CSS code to your website. Here is a dedicated areas for adding custom CSS codes along with the option to add custom body class(s).
Over to You
Kale is a charming and elegant, aesthetically minimal and uncluttered blog theme that can also be used for a variety of purposes. Whether you want to run a lifestyle, parenting or cooking blog, Kale is a perfect theme choice.
Simple but feature-filled blog WordPress theme. Beautifully designed and extremely clean, Kale is super easy to set up and is optimized for search engines. Kale is backed by world class, one-on-one support, and a super active team of developers and designers ready to help
So, what do you think about Kale theme? Have you ever seen a theme which offers so many options for free? Let me know in the comments below.