Homestead Theme Features

Welcome to the Homestead theme, a beautifully crafted design solution that perfectly encapsulates the essence of homesteading. With its rustic charm and easy-to-navigate layout, this theme is packed with features that cater to the needs of homestead bloggers and beyond.

Discover the Versatility of the Homestead Theme

From engaging post layouts to intuitive navigation menus, each element is thoughtfully integrated to enhance your website’s user experience. 

While the Homestead theme and its demo content are steeped in the homesteading lifestyle, don’t let the name limit your imagination! This theme is incredibly versatile and can be seamlessly adapted to suit ANY NICHE of bloggers. Whether you’re sharing gourmet recipes, travel adventures, or lifestyle tips, the Homestead theme is designed to be fully customizable

You can effortlessly modify colors and fonts to infuse your personal style into every page. Kadence Customer’s ease of adding your content makes it an excellent choice for anyone looking to create a unique, engaging, and professional online presence.

4 Homepage Options

(Including versions that work with the the Kadence Essentials Premium bundle)

Homestead offers a total of four homepage options, including two for the FREE Kadence framework and two for the PAID Kadence framework.  So whether you’re a beginner blogger on a budget or willing to invest in advanced features, we’ve got you covered!  Regardless of which option you choose, your site will stand out with its unique arrangement of blocks and impressive features.  But with the Pro version, prepare to take your site to the next level with dynamic content and eye-catching carousels proving that form and function coexist perfectly.

The Top 10: A Curated Collection of Your Best Content

Make no mistake, folks—this feature isn’t just about showcasing your best content. It’s also a strategic tool that can significantly boost a posts’ visibility and ultimately, your bottom line. Fill this section with a wide array of your site’s best offerings: a year-end roundup of your audience’s favorite articles, a selection of posts that sparked the most intriguing discussions, or even those hidden gems that are screaming out for a second glance. You might want to consider a lineup of your most practical ‘how-to’ guides, or perhaps a collection of seasonal highlights. No matter what angle you take, the Top 10 feature empowers you to showcase your best work and keep readers coming back for more.

Automatic Subcategory Display

On each category page, the theme automatically showcases all the associated subcategories under the parent category, if available. In cases where the parent category does not have any subcategories, nothing will be displayed, maintaining a streamlined and intuitive navigation experience. This feature makes it effortless for your readers to find exactly the content they’re interested in.

Please note: If you’re using custom Elements (Kadence Pro feature) at the top of your archives to replace the default header, this will not work.

Matching WP Recipe Maker Template

Homestead comes with a matching Recipe Template that will work with the most popular recipe plugin for WordPress, WP Recipe Maker. This plugin makes it easy to create and publish recipes with a professional look and feel. Plus, Google loves it which means SEO just got a bit easier for you.  We’ve made sure the design details of the plugin will be installed to match the overall aesthetic of the theme, providing a consistent and harmonious visual experience for your brand. Whether you’re sharing a family heirloom recipe or your latest culinary experiment, your readers will love being able to print the ingredients, instructions, and nutritional information in an attractive, user-friendly format.

Fun Post Blocks

Enhance your blog posts with dynamic blocks that bring an extra touch of style and allow you to emphasize key elements such as notes, links, and affiliate products. While not as extensive as our Conversion Callouts collection, Homestead provides a selection of pre-built blocks to jumpstart your content. These additions make your posts more engaging and visually appealing, capturing your readers’ attention effectively!

Color Palettes & Typography 

If you’re a relatively new online business owner or haven’t yet taken the time to design your brand aesthetic then you’ll love the Homestead Theme!  

Your theme will install with 3 perfectly coordinated custom color palettes, so you can choose the feel-good vibes that work best for your brand.   The font pairing in the Homestead theme uses free Google Fonts that are easy to read, even on mobile. 

If you already have your brand colors and fonts sorted out, don’t worry – with Kadence’s intuitive customizer interface, personalizing your blog becomes a streamlined, hassle-free process. With Homestead Theme, designing your website has never been easier!

Custom Kadence Pro specific Home Page options

Home Option 3, our superhero of simplicity, is all about clean design and easy navigation. It’s like a breath of fresh air, showcasing your content with grace and style. Ideal for those who love minimalistic charm and the spotlight on their work.

Then we have Home Option 4, the e-commerce maestro! It’s perfect for those who want to mix blogging with their online store. This option integrates shopping elements, ensuring your customers have a smooth, intuitive shopping experience while enjoying your captivating blog posts.

Both of these pages use the Kadence Blocks Pro plugin, which means dreamy customization options and top-notch design quality.  Your website is not just a platform, but a statement.

Canva Design Elements

With Homestead, your online presence will bloom like never before! This theme offers a beautiful collection of design elements that will seamlessly integrate with your brand and make a lasting impression. As soon as you purchase the Homestead Theme, you’ll have access to our carefully curated “Canva Extras” file with:

  • Nine mockups to promote lead magnets or shop products
  • One mockup to promote a podcast
  • Two logos & One Favicon to add a professional touch to your website
  • Four book covers to showcase your authority-building book
  • Four illustrated icons to enhance your visual storytelling
  • Two seamless patterns to add a touch of whimsy and personality to your graphics

Recipe Index: But For More Than Just Recipes!

Don’t let the name of this feature fool you.  While our demo site showcases recipes, a Recipe Index is the perfect tool for any blogger looking to curate and organize their content. Whether you’re a home decor blogger sharing your latest style tips, a travel blogger documenting your adventures, or an entrepreneur offering business advice, the Recipe Index feature can help you create a visually appealing collection of posts. Add eye-catching images and descriptive titles to entice readers and let them easily browse through your content. With the Recipe Index, your readers will love exploring your site and discovering all the amazing content you have to offer.

Book Page

The Homestead theme offers a Book Launch Page, a perfect match for authors set to release a book or an ebook. It’s a tailor-made space for displaying your authority-building literary work. You can make it your own by adding cover images, a book summary, excerpts, and reviews. Plus, it can double as a point of sale by integrating purchase links or ebook download options. In short, the Homestead theme’s Book Launch page isn’t just a promotional tool — it’s a one-page shop that broadens your reach and boosts your literary career.

Category Index Options

Your Category Index Options will allow you to organize your site and make it easier for visitors to find relevant blog posts, lead magnets and shop products. They also give search engines a nudge about your site’s topical relevance. Depending on how many blog posts or products you have within each category, you may choose to use different Category Page Silos. You also have the option to maintain a uniform design across all your categories. The choice is completely yours. 

Each Category starts with a Hero Image at the top of the page. This image can be customized for your content.  We then overlay the image with a welcoming description and jump links that allows your readers to quickly navigate to specific sections within the category page.

Email List Building Features You’ll Adore!

In addition to creating a visually stunning and organized blog, Homestead is a conversion-focused theme! Your website will be peppered with strategically placed email collection points, ensuring that no matter where your visitors navigate, they always have an easy and accessible way to join your mailing list.  You’ll also have a dedicated landing page, which is perfect for promoting a specific opt-in offer.  Landing pages tend to convert at a higher rate than traditional website pages, making it the perfect tool to grow your email list even more.  With the Homestead on-brand, eye-catching email collection features, your mailing list will be booming in no time! 

Resources Page

Navigating the monetization options for your blog can feel like a journey through a labyrinth of opportunities. The Resource Page with your Homestead Kadence Theme is perfect for digital downloads and affiliate links. It will be installed exactly as seen in the demo and easily customizable with your recommendations. 

Your readers will love having a one-stop shop for all of your tips and suggestions. The Resource Page also serves as a professional-looking landing page that you can feature in social media posts and emails. It’s a win-win for both you and your readers!