How to Install your Kadence Child Theme & Import Demo Content

Tips Before Installing

  • If you have the "Classic Editor" plugin installed, you need to uninstall it to make the theme work OR enable the Gutenberg/block editor in the plugin settings
  • Installing the theme will import the demo blog posts, so make sure to pause any RSS-to-email feeds if you have this set up BEFORE installing your new theme. Once the theme is installed, you can delete the demo posts and restart your RSS feed again.
  • If you are switching from a Genesis child theme, here's a quick guide you should check out!

How to Install Your Theme & Import Demo Content:

If you receive an install error or if the installation does not complete after 8 minutes, disable your plugins (except for the Starter Templates plugin) and try to import the theme again. You can re-activate your plugins once the installation is finished.


Login to Bluehost > click the "Advanced" option in the sidebar to open Cpanel > scroll down and open the MultiPHP INI Editor (NOT the manager), select your website from the dropdown, and make the following changes:

  • max_execution_time = 3000
  • max_input_time = 6000
  • ​max_input_vars = 10000
  • memory_limit = 1200M
  • post_max_size = 1000M
  • session.gc_maxlifetime = 1440
  • upload_max_filesize = 2048M

After making these changes, you should be able to import successfully.


If you continue to receive an error during installation, contact GoDaddy and ask them to "increase the Memory Limit and Post Max Size to 512KB". Once this is done, navigate to Appearance > Kadence > Kadence Starter Templates, then click on the theme image again to install it.

Other import errors:

If your import says it has failed, please read this article.