The Feast Plugin is compatible with the Kadence framework and themes. We automatically hide settings that are not available in Kadence in order to prevent conflicting functionality.
Nothing is automatically done when installing the Feast Plugin on Kadence - you need to go in and manually enable the features you want.
When opting to use Kadence, support for the Feast Plugin is restricted to features specifically provided by the Feast Plugin, and we do not offer support for problems arising from Kadence options.
What the Feast Plugin offers to Kadence
Sites using Kadence can benefit from the following:
- Remove the "website" field from the comments form on posts
- Remove the link from the author name
- Remove commenter avatars
- Process shortcodes on "Custom HTML" widgets
- Remove WordPress "Smart Quotes"
- Add Yoast Breadcrumbs
- Remove current page title from Breadcrumbs (recommended)
- Recipe Index URL
- Enable the "Modern Previous + Next"
- Remove Entry-Meta from posts
- Converts text to fractions, such as 1/4 to ¼ in posts
- Convert recipe acronyms to full text
- Remove web stories from site search.
- Implement the "System Font Stack"
- Show group blocks in block editor
- Skip lazy loading the first post image (recommended).
- Display post IDs on the "All Posts" admin screen.
- Display featured images on the "All Posts" admin screen.
- Display alt text on the "Media Library" screen (list mode only).
- Remove "Fullscreen mode" editor default
- Add a "Reusable Blocks" option to the sidebar menu.
- Redirect outdated "cat=-1" errors to the homepage
- Remove outdated admin dashboard widgets
- Disable WordPress tags
- Enable "Intelligent Post Edits"
- Enable the Modern 404
- Enable the "Holidays"
- Enable the Modern Search
- Optimize block typography on posts
- Optimize block options on posts
- Enable the Modern Categories
- Set the categories to display 40 posts per page
- Add Subcategory listing to "Categories"
- Order categories by "modified" date
- Set default post image size to "full".
- Set default post image align to "center".
- Set default post image link to "none"
- Customize Modern Previous + Next Heading
- Add a filmstrip of posts
Advanced Jump to Links
- Set your own "Jump To" text
- Set a max height (in px) for the jump to.
- Check the box to load the "jump to" as closed, by default
- Replace the recipe card h2 link with your own custom text.
- Add a link to the comments.
- Enable the Modern Mobile Menu
- Modern Menu logos
- Add a "Subscribe" link to the Modern Mobile Menu
- Choose your Modern Menu for Desktop
Modern Thumbnails (Featured Images)
- Add square thumbnails (recommended)
- Add in-post thumbnails (recommended)
- Add portrait / vertical thumbnails (recommended)
- Add landscape / horizontal thumbnails (not recommended)
- Remove theme thumbnails (recommended)
- Default featured image size
- Set the body font size, between 16 and 22.
- Set the Title (H1) font size, between 24 and 36.
- Edit "Leave a Reply"
- Move comment form above comments
- Modern Homepage
- Modern Recipe Index
- Modern Footer
- Modern Sidebar
- Open Comments on all posts
- Disable Pingbacks & Trackbacks on all posts
This list may evolve over time as things are added/removed/updated by Feast, Kadence, WordPress or third party plugins.
Why people use Kadence
Kadence has a number of customizations and layout options available that let people to customize their site in unique ways. This can be exciting for site owners who want their site to be "unique".
Unfortunately, "unique" doesn't mean compatible with pagespeed, accessibility, mobile optimization or in some cases, user experience. If none of these are important to you, or you want to hire a custom developer to fix these problems for you, Kadence is an option.
Why you might not want to use Kadence
These issues with pagespeed, accessibility, mobile optimization and user experience have been solved in our default setup with Genesis.
This means that problems related to poorly designed or incomplete customizations available through Kadence are problems that you opt into dealing with yourself when using Kadence.
To be clear: Not all options are poorly designed or incomplete, but the vast surface area of the problem set is so big that it is not something that we're able to support at $249/year.
Problems relating to the Kadence setup/options they provide are not things that Feast can support. You will need to get support from your theme provider or Kadence itself in solving this issues.
Issues that may arise due to using Kadence include:
- accessibility contrast errors
- unpredictable keyboard navigation
- poor default anchor text
- font size too small
- content wider than screen
- missing fractions
- layout and spacing issues
- failing core web vitals including:
- total blocking time (TBT)
- largest contentful paint (LCP)
- first contentful paint
- cumulative layout shift (CLS)
- interactive next paint
- time to first byte (TTFB)
- excessive DOM nodes
- Google Search Console issues such as:
- thin content
- crawlability issues
Not all of these issues will be present on all sites using Kadence, and what problems you experience will depend on what customizations/options you choose to use in Kadence.
The reason the Feast Plugin with Genesis is so streamlined is that this massive list of extremely technical issues requires very refined, tightly adhered-to technical solutions.
What's wrong with Genesis?
Nothing at all.
Genesis is stable, which means it doesn't break your site due to major updates and revisions and breaking backwards compatibility. This is extremely valuable to anybody that runs a content focused media business that needs to focus on content instead of re-inventing the wheel.