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Recommended plugins

If you went through the theme setup wizard, the recommended plugins are already installed and activated. However, here is an alternative way to install the plugins and a basic usage description.

Johannes plugins are not required but we warmly recommend to use them if you want to make the most of the theme features.

All of the plugins are hosted on the official WordPress repository, which means they are 100% free and you can use them in any other theme as well. You can go to Appearance -> Johannes Plugins to install and activate the recommended plugins with a single click.

Watch the complete process in this short video:

Kirki Framework Toolkit

This is the only required plugin as it activates the entire theme options customizer panel. It is highly recommended to use it in order to be able to manage all of the theme settings.

Envato Market

This is the official plugin made by Envato (ThemeForest) and its main purpose is to connect your website with your ThemeForest profile. Once you go through the authorization process you will be able to update our theme with a single click with every new version release.

Contact form 7

This plugin is one of the most popular and easiest to use WordPress contact plugins. You can use it to create simple or complex contact forms with many powerful settings and features.

Force Regenerate Thumbnails

This plugin will help you a lot when you switch to a new WordPress theme on a website that already has some images uploaded. It is commonly used when you switch the themes in WordPress. You just need to run this plugin once and it will (re)generate all your uploaded image sizes to match your new theme layout. That way your theme will use proper and optimized image sizes and will improve website performance significantly.

Meks Time Ago

With this plugin, you can automatically display your postdate in “time ago” format like 1 hour ago, 2 weeks ago, etc…

Meks Easy Social Share

This is a simple plugin that you can use to enable social sharing functionality for your articles.

Other plugins (Meks Plugins)

Other plugins’ features and functionalities are described in more detail in the Widgets and Shortcodes sections of this documentation.

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