Kadence is fast becoming one of the most popular WordPress themes, and its creators provide a small range of free starter templates which you can install on a blank WordPress site in order to speed up the website development process.

Check out the range of Kadence free starter templates here.

Third-party website designers also create starter templates though, somewhat confusingly, these tend to be referred to as Kadence child themes.

In this easy-to-follow step-by-step guide I’m going to show you how to install your choice of starter template or child theme.

To follow this guide you’ll need a WordPress website that has no content on it that you need to keep. (This is because installing a starter template may overwrite and/or delete any existing content.)

If you don’t have a WordPress website that you can use then you can set one up by working through the following step-by-step guide:

You’ll also need to have installed the Kadence theme on your WordPress website. If you don’t have Kadence installed then you can set it up by working through the following step-by-step guide:

Step 1: Login to WordPress

WordPress login screen.

Step 2: Select the Add Plugins admin screen

Select Plugins > Add New

WordPress dashboard with active Plugins > Add New menu.

Step 3: Search for the Kadence Starter Templates plugin

Type “kadence starter templates” into the search box.

WordPress Add Plugins screen.

Step 4: Install the Kadence Starter Templates plugin

Click on the Install Now button.

WordPress Add Plugins screen with Install Now button for Kadence Starter Templates plugin.

Step 5: Activate the Kadence Starter Templates plugin

Click on the Activate button.

WordPress Add Plugins screen with Activate button for Kadence Starter Templates plugin.

Step 6: View the Template Library

Click on the View Template Library link.

WordPress Plugins  screen.

Step 7: Choose a page builder

Click on the Gutenberg box.

Kadence Starter Templates plugin choose a builder screen.

Step 8: Choose a starter template

Click on the starter template you want.

Kadence Starter Templates selection screen.

Step 9: Start installing your starter template

Click on the Full Site button.

Kadence Starter Template customization options screen.

Step 10: Confirm options

Click on the Start Importing button.

Kadence Starter Template confirm import options screen.

That’s it – you’re done!

Kadence Starter Template installation complete screen.

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