Introducing Hearts, a new Kadence Theme starter template! This charity website template offers a simple and effective starting point for building an online presence.
With a focus on people along with a clean (but powerful) design, you will have your cause ready to touch hearts around the world in a flash! Plus, the Charity starter template is tightly integrated with the GiveWP plugin so you can easily accept online donations.
8 Things You’ll Love About Hearts Starter Template
1. Designed to Highlight Your Mission
One of the best things about the Hearts starter template is the home page design. We’ve done a ton of the layout and design work for you, with useful sections for all of your causes, mission statements and explanations, and more. You can highlight the information to help increase the response of your visitors and to stir engagement with your goals.
2. Easily Accept Online Donations + Integration with GiveWP
All charities and non-profits run on the generosity of their donors. A charity website has to make it easy to accept online donations, that’s why we’ve teamed up with GiveWP, the best online donation plugin.
- Upon activation, the Hearts starter template will automatically install and activate the GiveWP plugin and configure some of the setup for you.
- The Charity stater template offers several design elements and pages to emphasize your “Donate Now” CTA.
- We’ve done a lot of the work for you with 8 example donation forms set up within the plugin.
- With the pre-built Donate page, you can show the real results of your donors’ investments and provide easy access for continued donations.
3. Charity-Specific Pages with Website Starter Content
The Hearts Starter Template comes packaged with pre-designed pages, already loaded with starter content. These pre-designed pages speed up design and development because you don’t have to build out the pages with photos or text … it’s all done for you!
Here are some of the pre-built pages that come with the Hearts template:
- About Us
- Our Donors
- Our Mission
- Our Volunteers
4. Color + Font Customization Options
One of the most powerful things about the Kadence Theme is the ability to change all your website’s colors and fonts to match your brand and voice. It’s as easy as a few clicks to turn the Hearts Starter Template into a unique site of your own. There are two easy ways to do this:
- On initial import of the starter template, you’ll be given the option to change your color scheme and font family.
- After import, from the Kadence > Dashboard in your WordPress admin dashboard, click the Customize link in the Global Colors box. From here, you can select the colors for your Global Palette.
5. Pre-Designed Events Page
The Events Page on your Hearts Starter Template comes loaded with easy-to-customize events. Click on the box inside the page and set up anything from a Meetup to a full-blown fundraising gala.
6. Highlight Your Volunteers
Hearts Starter Template gives you a place where you can highlight your volunteers and encourage engagement – either from potential volunteers or potential donors.
7. Spotlight Your Donors
Finally, Hearts Starter Template provides the perfect platform to honor and thank your donors with the Donor Page. Show thumbnail images, dates, and even amounts of those that have supported you. Customize the page content to say thank you for all they have done.
8. Hearts Starter Template is FREE!
Finally, the Charity starter template is a FREE starter template available when you install the free Kadence Theme! This makes it is an excellent addition to your fundraising program or your non-profit organization.
Once you’ve installed Kadence Theme, navigate to Appearance > Kadence in your WordPress Admin dashboard. From the Kadence menu, navigate to the Starter Templates tab.
If you’re totally new to Starter Templates, click the Activate Starter Templates button. We’ll handle installing the Kadence Starter Templates plugin. You’ll see the library of Starter Templates now available on this page.
How to Get Started with the Hearts Starter Template
Hearts Starter Template is a FREE starter template available with the Starter Templates Plugin for Kadence Theme.
Before you begin, you’ll need to install these plugins (both available to download from your Kadence Account):
- Kadence Plugin – Free plugin available through your WordPress Dashboard
- Kadence Blocks
Once you’ve installed and activated, navigate to Appearance > Kadence in your WordPress Admin dashboard.
From the Kadence menu, navigate to the Starter Templates tab.
If you’re totally new to Starter Templates, click the Activate Starter Templates button. We’ll handle installing the Kadence Starter Templates plugin. (Again, just be sure you have licensed your Kadence Theme & Kadence Blocks Pro plugin!)
You’ll see the library of Starter Templates now available on this page.
If you already have Kadence Starter Templates active, be sure to click the Refresh icon at the top of the Kadence > Starter Templates tab.
From this view, Navigate to the Hearts template on this page. Simply click the Hearts template in the library to get started. You can then select a Single Page or the Full Site (only recommended for fresh WordPress installs).
Please Note: Full site importing is designed for new/empty sites with no content. Your site customizer settings, widgets, menus will all be overridden.
That’s it! All done. You now have the Hearts Starter Template loaded onto your site. You’re ready to customize, add your own content, and launch a beautiful new site.
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