When it comes to building a web page, what if you didn’t have to painstakingly add content, select colors, and modify every setting every time you add a block to get things exactly the way you want? What if you didn’t have to then turn around and go through the exact same process on the next page or site?
After a year of listening to some of your biggest pain points with using Gutenberg and the WordPress block editor, Kadence Cloud is here to make it easier for professionals like you to create a library of their favorite designs to build sites more quickly and easily.
What is Kadence Cloud?
Kadence Cloud is the easiest “no code” way to store the designs you create on the different websites you work on, and then be able to access those designs on all your other websites. With the new Kadence Cloud that’s officially out TODAY, you can dramatically speed up your workflow for building new sites or refreshing the designs of the sites you already manage.
On a more technical level, Kadence Cloud is a separate premium plugin you install to work with Kadence Blocks (even the free version). Kadence Cloud then allows you to select and store all your favorite WordPress blocks to store in your cloud so you can use them on any site you connect to your cloud.
Thanks to Kadence Cloud, gone are the days of copying/pasting code or manually duplicating settings to get the page layouts or sections. With Kadence Cloud, now you can drop your favorite design elements into any website from your own personal web design library with a click … it’s really that easy!
What People Are Saying About Kadence Cloud
You don’t have to just take our word for it. Here are a few of the comments we’ve received so far:
“Mind blown! This is amazing.”
“Well done! This is absolutely fantastic.”
“It’s all magic.“
Getting Started: How to Create Your Own Cloud Library with Kadence Cloud
Getting started with Kadence Cloud is super quick and easy. Let’s walk through the steps.
Step 1: Install and Activate the Kadence Cloud Plugin.
You can download the Kadence Cloud plugin in two different places, depending on your account.
- For Kadence Membership & Kadence Lifetime Members: Log in Here to Your Kadence Account
- For iThemes Toolkit/Agency Toolkit Members: Log in Here to the iThemes Member Panel
Once you download the Kadence plugin, install the Kadence Cloud plugin on a publicly accessible site. This can be a subdomain or its own domain. When creating this site, if its only purpose is to host your cloud, we suggest enabling the option to discourage search engines from indexing this site.
Go to Settings > Reading and look for “Search engine visibility”, there check the box to discourage search engines from indexing this site.
Once Kadence Cloud is installed and activated you will see a new section in your admin for your cloud library.
Step 2. Configure Your Cloud Settings.
Under the new Kadence Cloud section of your WordPress admin, you will see “Cloud Settings.” Click there to set up your Kadence Cloud settings.
Follow these steps:
- Name your cloud
- Determine how often a forced refresh should occur.
- Setup screenshot generation API key.
Step 3. Start Building Your Cloud Library
One of the best parts about Kadence Cloud is how easy it is to copy/paste into your cloud library. Or you can start building right within the Cloud Library custom post type.
To copy/paste blocks into your cloud library, open any post or page that has a section you wish to add to your library to resuse on another site.
Once you have selected the blocks you wish to add to your Kadence Cloud, copy the item using the keyboard shortcut or use the block selector menu item.
Now, head back over to your Kadence Cloud library in the WordPress dashboard. Visit the Cloud Library > Add New link. Now, paste your blocks.
WordPress will handle pasting all the original settings. From here, you can confirm that the settings and content are what you want. Click Publish when you’re ready.
Step 4: Generate Thumbnails
Once you’ve added your API Key for Flash screenshot generator in your Cloud Settings, you can navigate to cloud library > all cloud libraries and you will see a generate thumbnail option for each cloud library post. Click that and a thumbnail of your content will be automatically generated.
Here’s the full documentation on how to set up and generate thumbnails for your Kadence Cloud library.
Step 5. Generate Library Access Keys
Now that you have your library created and thumbnails generated it’s time to generate some access keys for you to use. Navigate to Cloud Library > Cloud Settings > Access Keys. There you can generate a new access key. You can change the access key to be whatever you want. Next to the access key is a Edit icon, click on that to add notes to your key or to assign the key to only show specific collections.
Step 6. Connect to your Cloud Library
Access the admin of your WordPress site where you want to use your cloud library. Go to plugins in your admin and make sure you have Kadence Blocks installed (It’s free).
Open a page or post where you would like to drop in your cloud library content. Click the “Design Library” button at the top of your editor. One open you will see standard choices for sections and starter sites. Next to that is the plus (+) icon, click that to add a new connection. Once on the new connection tab enter your cloud URL and access key and click the add connection button.
Step 7: Drop in Your Kadence Cloud Library into A Connected Site
Once you’ve connected the site to your library, you can start adding your Kadence Cloud items. Within the editor on any post or page, click the Design Library button at the top of the page.
Now you’ll see your Kadence Cloud (with your custom name) available from the Design Library options.
Simply select your favorite Kadence Cloud library item to drop it into your post or page. It’s really that easy!
More Documentation for Kadence Cloud
Check out the Kadence Cloud documentation for more information:
- Creating categories and search terms for your cloud
- How to sell access keys
- how to offer free items and show premium items
- How to remove specific keys access
- How to set the order of cloud items
- How to limit access keys to specific collections
Get Kadence Cloud Today!
If you’re already a Kadence Membership or Kadence Lifetime member, you get free access to Kadence Cloud! Just log in now to download the Kadence Cloud plugin and check out the Getting Started docs to get rolling.
We can’t wait to see what good things come when building sites with WordPress gets even better, faster, and easier!