Is the hype behind Kadence themes justified?
- Are they the next great theme? Or just a copycat?
- How is their code quality?
- How are the features?
- How are their designs?
I share what I feel about Kadence Themes.
Kadence WordPress theme gets a THUMBS-UP from me
Kadence is American-made.
I like that it’s made in the US. I feel US coding is a safer bet than some of the coders in other countries that take on too many projects and chasing every random WordPress business idea.
Kadence is coded well enough.
The Kadence theme code is fast, lean, and functions well. Maybe some parts of it could have been coded better for developers but not really something that typical end users should be worried about.
Kadence has non-generic designs.
I like their non-generic designs. It’s a typical American business-casual hipster kind of vibe. I like it so much more over the generic look that many themes on Envato or ThemeForest have.
Kadence has many options.
The Kadence options are pretty nicely built into the native WordPress customizer. I was able to find all the usual theme options laid out in a sensible manner. Layout, header, footer, typography, WooCommerce, etc and etc. If you like being able to manipulate every tiny aspect of your theme, Kadence will allow you do it.
Kadence is easy to use.
Kadence was fun to use. I had no issues making changes and pushing things around to make them look exactly how I wanted. The added KadenceBlocks (free and paid versions available) give you a tight integration to do 99% of your heart’s desires. Whatever little block and widget-ey thing you want in your site, you can do it.
Who I recommend Kadence for…
Kadence is best for end users (non-coders) who like the Kadence built-in look and/or Kadence blocks.
If you like Kadence’s built-in designs, it’s a no-brainer for you! I actually did and I used it on my sister-in-law’s cake site (fyi, she neutered the home page design on purpose to shut down orders during lockdown).
Kadence vs GeneratePress/Astra/OceanWP
I like GeneratePress as the best DIY theme. It has all the similar options and also more developer-friendly with hooks and filters and can do more advanced things. But if you’re just a DIY-er, Kadence got you covered pretty well. I do like Kadence much more than Astra and OceanWP.
Try Kadence WordPress theme today (and don’t forget KadenceBlocks too)