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If you’re someone who builds WordPress websites with Gutenberg, the built-in WordPress editor, then get excited because building WordPress websites just got a whole lot easier with Kadence Cloud.

Kadence Cloud is a game-changer for WordPress websites that allows you to build websites faster than you’ve ever built them before.

Have you ever created a section or design on your WordPress website and wished you could easily transfer it over to another website of yours instantly?

Or perhaps you’ve created a library of design elements within the Gutenberg editor and want to sell or give away access to others?

With Kadence Cloud, you can do just that.

Kadence Cloud is the easiest “no-code” way to store all the designs you create on the different WordPress websites you build. With Kadence Cloud, you can access those designs on all your other websites, so you can crank out new websites faster than ever!

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In this Kadence Cloud review, I’m going to go over everything you need to know – what Kadence Cloud is, who Kadence Cloud is built for, how to use Kadence Cloud on your website, and pricing.

Let’s get right into it.

Kadence Cloud Review

Follow the Kadence Cloud review + full setup guide below to jump around as you need.

What is Kadence Cloud?

Kadence Cloud is the latest addition to the Kadence Suite of tools from the Kadence WP team.

Kadence Cloud is going to revolutionize the way people build sites with Gutenberg, the built-in WordPress editor.

Future support for Elementor is coming down the line, but if you use Gutenberg + Kadence Blocks to build your pages as I do on this site, you are going to LOVE the Kadence Cloud.

Kadence Cloud allows you to:

One of the nicest features Kadence Cloud offers is that, when you import in a predesigned section, the section will automatically inherit your brand colors from your Kadence global color palette and the global typography used on your website.

No more needing to switch the fonts and colors on every single design section which takes too much time.

Goodbye time-wasting design processes, hello efficiency!

You can purchase the Kadence Cloud as a separate product for $69/year, otherwise, the Kadence Cloud comes included with the Kadence Suite of tools (formerly known as the Kadence Membership) which also includes Kadence Theme Pro and Kadence Blocks Pro.

Kadence Cloud Use Cases

Who is Kadence Cloud for? Let’s go over three specific use cases:

1. You Build Multiple WordPress Sites

If you’re someone who builds multiple WordPress sites, whether you’re on your own or a full-blown agency, then Kadence Cloud is for you.

Kadence Cloud allows you to build a centralized library with all of your best designs, place them in the Cloud, and then access them on all the sites that you’re building.

Whether you’re in charge of building 2 or 100 websites, using the Kadence Cloud is going to massively speed up your efficiency by allowing you to reuse your designs on different websites.

2. Help Clients Build or Manage Their Own Websites

If you’re someone who manages multiple WordPress sites but you allow your clients or someone else to design the website themselves, you can simply create a custom Kadence Cloud Library and give them access to your cloud.

That way, your clients or other designers working on the website will have access to your library of content and be able to drop in custom sections with the click of a button.

No more needing to show people how to build it. Simply build it yourself, add your section to your cloud, and others can import it with a click!

3. Create a Business Selling Your Expertise

One of the biggest upsides to purchasing Kadence Cloud is that you can turn your hard work and custom designs into your very own business.

Chances are that if you create a whole set of custom sections and designs for your own websites, others would find those sections useful as well.

Why not sell access to your custom Kadence Cloud Library and make your own business out of it?

There are already several people doing this in the Kadence community and once the potential of Kadence Cloud is realized, many more people will be jumping on board as well.

Kadence WP created an entire video on how to sell access to your Kadence Cloud which goes into a lot more detail on how you can sell Kadence Cloud templates for revenue.

How to Import Sections From Another Kadence Cloud

Now, let’s go over how to import sections from another Kadence Cloud library, whether it be from Kadence’s own library or someone else’s Kadence Cloud that you have access to.

In order to import sections from someone else’s Kadence Cloud, you do not have to purchase the Kadence Cloud itself. You only have to use the free Kadence Blocks plugin.

That being said, there are some Kadence sections that have a “Pro” tag on them which do require Kadence Blocks Pro in order to add to your site.

1. Install Free Kadence Blocks Plugin

First of all, in order to gain access to these predesigned sections with the Kadence Cloud, you will first need to install the free Kadence Blocks plugin.

After you have installed the free Kadence Blocks plugin, make sure to activate it.

You’re ready to move onto the next step.

2. Open Design Library

Now that you have the free Kadence Blocks plugin installed, it’s time to add a section to your post or page.

Open whichever blog post or page you are designing.

Above the editor, you will now see a new blue button that says “Design Library” with the Kadence Blocks logo on it.

Kadence Cloud Design Library Button

Click on that and you will be presented with a modal with a few tabs: Sections, Starter Packs, and a ‘+‘ symbol.

3. Connect to Another Kadence Cloud (Optional)

If you have access to someone else’s Kadence Cloud, or you have built a Kadence Cloud on one site that you want to use on another site of yours, you can connect up to it easily.

Once you have the Connection URL and an Access Key (which I talk about in the Access Keys section, then simply hit the ‘+‘ button in the Design Library and fill in the Connection URL and Connection Access Key then hit the “Add Connection” button.

How to Connect to Another Kadence Cloud Library

4. Add a Section or Page

Within the Kadence Cloud Library or a different library that you’re connected up to, you can choose whichever of the sections you would like to add to your page.

Sections created by the Kadence WP team will show up under the Sections tab.

Kadence Cloud Library Sections Tab

Also, you can add entire pages from Kadence’s Starter Templates in the Starter Packs tab. So, if there’s a page from a specific Starter Template that you want to add to your site, go to the Starter Packs tab, click on the Starter Template of your choosing, and then choose an entire page to add.

Kadence Cloud Library Starter Packs Tab

As soon as you choose one of the sections, the predesigned template will instantly be added to the page.

5. Customize the Section

After you have the desired section added to your post or page, all you have to do is customize it to fit your own site!

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For example, take this design I created. You would be able to easily create a design like this and then use it on any other website of yours and tweak it so that it matches your other sites. Or, give/sell access to others that want to use it!

Luckily for you, Kadence comes with a global color palette and global typography options. Whenever you import in a section from the Kadence Cloud, the section will automatically take on the branding colors from your site based on your global color palette.

Check out how to use the Kadence global color palette to supercharge your brand if you want to learn all about setting up your global color palette.

Additionally, the global typography that you use on your site will be inherited within the section so that your site is using the brand-specific typography you chose and not adding a bunch of random fonts to your website.

Voila! In five easy steps, you have successfully added a section using the Kadence Cloud. How easy was that?!

How to Create Your Own Kadence Cloud Library

Now I’m going to show you step-by-step on how to create your own Kadence Cloud Library so that you can use it for your own sites, sell access to it, or give access away for free.

1. Purchase Kadence Cloud or Kadence Suite

To create your own Kadence Cloud, you will need to either purchase the Kadence Cloud on its own or purchase the Kadence Suite which is the ultimate website builder’s package that includes the Kadence Cloud, Kadence Theme Pro, Kadence Blocks Pro, and much more.

After you have purchased the Kadence Cloud product or the Kadence Suite, you’re ready to move onto the next step.

2. Download Kadence Cloud from Kadence Products

Now it’s time to download the Kadence Cloud plugin so that we can install it on your website.

Log into your account on kadencewp.com, and go to the Product Downloads page.

There, you will see Kadence Cloud listed along with the latest version. Hit the Download button to install the latest version of the plugin.

How to Download Kadence Cloud Plugin

3. Install and Activate Kadence Cloud

With the Kadence Cloud plugin downloaded, we now have to get it installed and activated on your site.

Go to PluginsAdd New.

Now, choose the Upload Plugin button at the top.

You’ll see a file chooser show up. Choose the “kadence-cloud.zip” file that you just downloaded and then hit the “Install Now” button.

How to Upload and Install Kadence Cloud Plugin

After the plugin is installed, make sure to hit “Activate” to activate the plugin.

One last step that you’ll have to do is activate the Kadence Cloud license itself.

Go to SettingsKadence License Activation.

Here, you will see a section for Kadence Cloud where you can plug in your API License Key and API License Email.

You can get your API License Key and Email from the Product API Key page in your account on kadencewp.com.

Kadence Cloud API License Activation

After you have entered your API License Key and API License Email, click Activate to fully activate Kadence Cloud.

4. Add New Kadence Cloud Template

With Kadence Cloud installed and activated, you will see a new WordPress admin menu item called “Cloud Library” for your Kadence Cloud Library.

Kadence Cloud Library WordPress Admin Menu

Go to Cloud LibraryAdd New to add a new Kadence Cloud Template.

From here, you will see a screen where you can give your template a Title and then an area to build out your section.

Either copy and paste a section that you’ve already built or build your own section from scratch.

After you have fully built your customized section for your Kadence Cloud Library, it’s time to add some info to better organize your template so others (or you) can better find this template in your cloud.

In the sidebar on the right-hand side of your screen, click on the “Library Items” tab which will show you a list of dropdowns with various ways to label and organize your new template.

Kadence Cloud Library Items Collections Categories Keywords

Let’s go over the Kadence Cloud organization options.

Collections

Collections are like “packages” of templates that you build.

One common use-case would be to have a “Free” Collection and a “Pro” collection. You could give others access to your “Free” collection of predesigned templates, but then charge someone to get access to your “Pro” templates.

Another use-case would be to have a “Private” Collection of designs only for you to access and then a “Public” Collection that you could give others access to.

Categories

Specifying a category should be used as the main way to differentiate the sections you build.

Common categories you may see are: Pricing Tables, Forms, CTAs, Hero, Tabs, Accordion, and Testimonials.

You can give your Kadence Cloud template whatever category you would like.

Kadence Cloud Library Categories

Make sure to give your Kadence Cloud template a fitting category so it shows up in the right section when being searched for and can be grouped with other common templates.

Keywords

Keywords are completely optional to add. That being said, adding keywords around your Kadence Cloud templates can help find the appropriate section when you or others are searching for a template.

So, say your template category is “Pricing Tables.” You may want to add keywords such as “2 column” or “3 column.”

Here is where you can add your own featured image manually which will show a thumbnail image for your section so others can get a preview of what your section looks like before adding it to their post or page.

You can take a screenshot of your section and upload it to your Media Library and add it as the Featured Image for your Kadence Cloud template.

However, doing this for dozens or hundreds of templates that you build can take a long time. If you want to use a service to automatically create template thumbnails for you, check out the “How to Generate Thumbnails Automatically” section.

5. Publish Kadence Cloud Template

Once you have your entire Kadence Cloud template built and organized correctly, it’s time to publish it.

In the upper-right, click the “Publish” button to publish your new template and make it live.

You will now see your brand new template listed in the “Cloud Library” with the Collection, Category, and Keywords (if specified).

Kadence Cloud Library Example Pricing Table Template

How to Generate Thumbnails Automatically in Kadence Cloud

Although you can manually add a “Featured Image” to each of your Kadence Cloud templates to show a thumbnail preview that others can see, this can take a long time especially if you have dozens if not hundreds of templates that you create.

Fortunately, the Kadence WP team created a very nice integration with a service called API Flash that can go and create thumbnails automatically for you.

API Flash has a free plan that creates 100 thumbnails per month for free. If you create more than that, they have various monthly plans that will create even more thumbnails for you.

Let’s go over how to automatically generate thumbnails for your Kadence Cloud Library.

1. Create an Account With API Flash

First and foremost, go to apiflash.com, click the “Get Started Now” button, and create an account with API Flash.

Create an Account With API Flash Get Started Now

2. Copy Access Key from API Flash

Once you have an API Flash account created, go to the “Access Keys” tab to grab your access key and copy it.

API Flash Access Key For Kadence Cloud Thumbnail Generation

3. Paste Your API Flash Access Key in Kadence Cloud Settings

After you have copied your API Flash Access Key, then go to Cloud LibraryCloud Settings to access your general settings.

Enable the toggle that says “Enable API Flash for screenshots.”

Kadence Cloud General Settings Set Cloud Name Force Sites to Resync Enable API Flash

You will see an input box show up that says “Add API Flash Key.” Paste your API Flash Access Key in the box and hit “Save.”

4. Generate Thumbnails for Kadence Cloud Templates

Now that your API Flash account is successfully integrated with your Kadence Cloud Library, go to Cloud LibraryAll Cloud Libraries.

Under the “Image” column, you will see a link that says “Generate Thumbnail.”

Click “Generate Thumbnail” to have API Flash automatically create a thumbnail preview image for your Kadence Cloud template.

Kadence Cloud Library Example Pricing Table Template

Also, after you have generated your thumbnail, if you end up changing the overall look of your template, you can click the “Regenerate Thumbnail” link to have API Flash create a new updated thumbnail.

Keep in mind that every thumbnail you generate for your Kadence Cloud counts towards your limit in your account. If you surpass 100 thumbnails in a month, you will need to upgrade to a paid plan, although it’s very affordable.

Kadence Cloud Settings

Assuming the Kadence Cloud plugin is activated correctly, you will see there is a “Cloud Settings” option underneath the “Cloud Library” WordPress admin menu item.

Kadence Cloud settings is where you can specify the name of your Kadence Cloud that shows up along with access keys that you can generate to give access to other websites.

There are two areas within your Kadence Cloud settings that we will go over: General and Access Keys.

General Settings

Kadence Cloud General Settings Set Cloud Name Force Sites to Resync Enable API Flash

The General Settings section contains options to set your cloud name, set the frequency to force sites to resync, and also enable API Flash for screenshots.

Set Cloud Name – This is where you will enter the name of your Kadence Cloud that will show up as a tab in the Design Library once a website has access to your cloud.

If you do not set a cloud name specifically, your site title will be used instead.

Force sites to resync after – This dropdown gives you three options: One Day, One Week, or One Month. The frequency you choose here will determine how often the sites that are connected up to your Kadence Cloud will resync to show you any new or updates sections you’ve built.

If you update your Kadence Cloud Library templates often, you could force a re-sync every day or once a week. However, if you only update them every once in a while, then you can choose to re-sync each month.

Enable API Flash for screenshots – This will allow you to regenerate thumbnails of your predesigned templates with a click. Keep in mind that API Flash does have a free service that will provide up to 100 screenshots a month for you. If you need more than that, they have different tiers of plans that give you access to more screenshots.

If you enable API Flash for screenshots, you’ll see a box to “Add API Flash Key” which you can obtain by going to the link that says “Get your API Key here” to set up your plan and get your API key.

I go over how to automatically generate thumbnails using API Flash in the previous section.

You can also manually create thumbnails of your predesigned sections in case you don’t want to have API Flash do it for you.

Access Keys

Kadence Cloud Settings Connection URL and Generate Access Keys

In the Access Keys tab of your Kadence Cloud settings, this is where you’ll find your Connection URL along with the ability to generate Access Keys so other sites can gain access to your Kadence Cloud Library.

Connection URL – This is the URL that the website will need to enter along with a valid access key in order to gain access to your Kadence Cloud Library.

Access Keys – Here, you can click the “Generate Key” button which will generate an access key that needs to be used in combination with the Connection URL to give a website access to your Kadence Cloud Library.

Kadence Cloud Pricing

Buy Kadence Cloud individually or purchase the Kadence Suite to access all of Kadence’s plugins and themes which includes Kadence Cloud. 30-day money-back guarantee. No questions asked.

Kadence Cloud

$69/year*

Level Up Your Development

Develop websites faster and easier with Kadence Cloud.

Kadence Cloud includes:

  • Use On Unlimited Sites
  • One Year Support and Updates
  • Kadence Cloud
  • Kadence Theme Pro
  • Kadence Blocks Pro
  • Child Theme Builder
  • Kadence Woo Extras
  • Future Kadence Themes & Plugins
  • 30 Day Satisfaction Guarantee

Kadence Suite

$169/year*

The Ultimate Package

Everything you need to build amazing websites with a complete suite of tools.

Kadence Suite includes:

  • Use On Unlimited Sites
  • One Year Support and Updates
  • Kadence Cloud
  • Kadence Theme Pro
  • Kadence Blocks Pro
  • 30 Day Satisfaction Guarantee

Plus you get:

  • Members Only Starter Templates
  • Child Theme Builder
  • Kadence Woo Extras
  • Kadence AMP
  • All Future Themes and Plugins

* Prices may vary. The Kadence Suite also offers a Lifetime Deal (LTD) for $599 which is a one-time cost.

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How much does Kadence Cloud cost? Kadence Cloud costs $69/year if purchased individually. Kadence Cloud also comes included in the Kadence Suite which is the ultimate website builder’s package that also includes Kadence Theme Pro, Kadence Blocks Pro, members-only starter templates, child theme builder, and more. The Kadence Suite costs $169/year or can be purchased as a Lifetime Deal (LTD) for $599 which is a one-time cost.

P.S. See this pricing table? I imported it with the click of a button from my very own Kadence Cloud. Talk about a time saver!


So, there you have it! A very comprehensive Kadence Cloud review + full setup guide on how to get Kadence Cloud working on your websites.

What do you think of Kadence Cloud? Is this a game-changer for building WordPress sites faster? Leave a comment below!

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