Kahuna WordPress Theme

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The Big Kahuna

Kahuna is the big kahuna among WordPress themes. It shows off with its exotic design, effective and easy to use customizer settings and responsive, fully editable layout.

Many personal and business sites have embraced it for a wide spectrum of uses, ranging from portfolio and photography sites to blogs and online shops.

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Creatively Customizable

Kahuna is a Cryout Creations theme and that means that you can show, hide or customize almost every element on your Kahuna powered WordPress site.

With 100+ customizer settings, the creative power is placed in your hands. Take Kahuna to new heights and create your own theme by customizing layouts, landing page elements, typography, text and background colors, social icons, featured images, header and footer elements and a whole lot more.

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Effective & Elegant

In terms of design we went for a clean, fresh look, with straight lines and corners, bold titles contrasting a lighter body font. Subtle, carefully crafted animations tie everything together in a neat package.

We chose lime green as the accent color for this theme to emphasize its freshness and coolness but you can of course change it from the customizer (along with all other colors).

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Responsive Images

Although it works just as well without them, Kahuna is built around images: featured images, header images, content and widget images, sliders and landing page images.

So use them! Your WordPress site will come to life and your content will shine and become infinitely more appealing. Kahuna's own header titles and on-image meta information will take great advantage of them.

Feature comparison

Main Features
Kahuna Plus
$49 USD
Customize Options Options list is available in the theme documentation.
100+ options
150+ options
Configurable Layouts and Widths Easily customize layouts, content and sidebars widths; magazine layout (masonry bricks) with up to 3 columns per row.
On-page SEO HTML5 tags, microdata and microformats.
Advanced Shortcodes Grid, Tabs, Accordion, Alerts, Buttons, Labels, Well, Lead, Pullquote, Tooltip, Clear, Divider, Map, Icons, Portfolio
Advanced Widgets About, Contact, Socials, Tabbed Featured Content (recent, popular, comments, tags), Featured Posts, Portfolio
Page Templates Portfolio, Contact, About, Blog, Blank
Related Posts
Individual Layout Options
Pages and posts
Page and Post Metas Configurable color, background image and position
Hide/show individual elements (header, main navigation, breadcrumbs, footer widgets, footer)
Portfolio Support Built-in support for Jetpack Portfolios
Landing Page
Kahuna Plus
Custom Post Type Source Custom post type for the landing page featured elements (icon blocks, featured boxes, textareas)
Custom Links Configurable custom links support for all landing page elements
Icon Blocks Sections
Icon Blocks per Section
Up to 4
Up to 9
Featured Boxes Sections
Featured Boxes Layouts
Text Areas Sections
Sections Order Drag & drop interface for reordering landing page sections
Background Colors Individual background color options for all landing page sections
Posts Layout and Filtering Independent layout and filtering options for landing page posts list
Kahuna Plus
GPL Licensed, DRM Free Downloaded files are yours to keep
Category Description Advanced Editor WYSWYG editor support for category description
Mobile Menu Responsiveness Breakpoint Configurable responsiveness activation for the main navigation
Article Animations
Script Fields Unfiltered JavaScript input fields for header, body and footer scripts
Options Import/Export Easily backup, migrate and import theme options
Using plugins
Built-in XML
Addon Plugins Quickly install and activate companion plugins
Options Migration Easily migrate options from existing free installation
Customizable Footer Link¹
Priority Support ¹ Includes footer link removal and customization
1 Year included
$49 USD



"Great theme! A very nice and customizable theme that is packed with various features, is versatile and has great functionality."

- @kanesteven
Nora McDougall

"I am very picky about the security, sticking with the WordPress core, and clean code factors in the themes I use. Kahuna has passed all with flying colors."

- Nora McDougall

"Cryout Creations produce high quality themes for FREEā€¦ much better than some of the premium themes out there. Thank you guys!"

- @randomdev77

Kahuna Theme Features

Highly customizable

Hundreds of theme options for almost infinite personalization.

Fully Responsive

Our themes use the latest standards for the perfect browsing experience on all mobile devices.

Constant updates

Our WordPress themes are periodically updated with the latest improvements, additions and fixes.

SEO Friendly

Highly optimized theme for search engines by using the right HTML5 tags, microdata and microformats.

Landing Page

Personalize your home page with customizable sliders, boxes, text areas and latest posts


Easy link to your favorite social networks and profiles in multiple theme locations.


Left? Right? No sidebar? With the theme's multi-layout personality you've got them all.

Google Fonts

Applying any of the 700+ Google Fonts on a theme element is just a copy-paste away.

Translation Ready

Easily translatable theme that fully supports WordPress' language packs.

RTL Language Support

This theme has been thoroughly tested and curated to look perfect with right-to-left languages.

Child Themes

Fully supports child themes for all those extreme customization scenarios.

Clean Code

Find your way around with appropriately named, organized and documented files and functions.


When creating our WordPress themes we use the latest web development standards.

Multilanguage Ready

Our theme supports the widely used qTranslate, Polylang and WPML multi-language plugins.

Fast & Lightweight

Front-end resource files are as small and as few as possible and queries are kept to a minimum.

WooCommerce Ready

Our theme has built-in support for the widely used WooCommerce e-commerce plugin.

Easy To Use

Completely integrated into WordPress, configuring and customizing the theme is a breeze.

Typography Options

Completely configurable font typefaces, sizes, and styles for all theme elements.

Free support

Supported by extensive theme documentation, FAQs, tutorials and an active forum.

Priority support

Backed up by a priority support service that can answer even the toughest of questions.

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Kahuna News

Septera Plus – our latest premium WordPress theme

Septera Plus brings loads of pure awesomeness to a theme that was already brimful with awesome. All the features that were not allowed for themes hosted on WordPress.org have now found their way into the premium version of theme!

So if you like Septera, you’re going to love Septera Plus!

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Kahuna 1.3.2


  • Adjusted headings color option to apply to landing page text area inner headings as well
  • Added some missing options visibility conditional checks
  • Fixed ‘comment’ not being translatable with PoEdit in the comment form
  • Fixed WP Globus translations not working in landing page icon blocks excerpts (should improve support for other plugins as well)
  • Fixed manual excerpts being filtered in featured boxes
  • Updated Cryout Framework to v0.7.8.4

Kahuna 1.3.1(.1)



  • Fixed an animation glitch affect submenu items
  • Updated Cryout Framework to v0.7.8.2:
    • Fixed landing page sometimes ending unexpectedly while WPML is used


  • Added landing page featured icon blocks overall disable option
  • Added support for shortcodes in custom footer text field
  • Fixed landing page icon blocks, featured boxes and text areas WPML support
  • Fixed some animation hiccups on main navigation
  • Fixed landing page content generation after first activation failing to retrieve all available static pages in some cases
  • Rearranged landing page ‘featured content’ options to dedicated options section
  • Cleaned up unused JS code applied to the landing page featured boxes
  • Updated Cryout Framework to v0.7.8.1:
    • Sorted icon block icons list alphabetically
    • Added required PHP version check
    • Improved required WordPress version check

Anima Plus – A brand new premium theme

Anima gets bitten by a radioactive spider… and so Anima Plus is born. And Anima Plus is bigger and better in almost every way. It has all the features and extra functionality that the free version simply couldn’t handle.

But all these great powers come at a cost. Find out what that is in the full post.

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Kahuna Plus is more than a premium theme

Kahuna Plus is our latest premium theme and it brings with it all the features and functionality that we couldn’t include in the free version of the theme.

Some of the stand-out features are a sortable and seriously customizable landing page, portfolios, theme specific shortcodes, advanced widgets, page templates, related posts, post/page specific metas, mobile menu responsiveness breakpoint, script and analytics fields.

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Kahuna 1.3 is conforming



  • Fixed single post overlay navigation links overlapping content when hidden
  • Fixed landing page text areas responsive behaviour for 960 to 1240px screen sizes
  • Fixed landing page posts list responsive behaviour when layout set to 3 columns
  • Fixed header image not visible when active on the landing page
  • Fixed extra space between mobile menu placholder and header socials in some cases
  • Actually fixed long site titles overlapping the mobile menu placeholder
  • Updated Cryout Framework to


  • Added support for custom embedded fonts
  • Added main navigation keyboard accessibility support
  • Added mobile menu close on click/tap functionality
  • Added extra padding to main navigation submenus
  • Added top margin to attachment pages
  • Added hints in the customizer interface for Site Identity / Header options
  • Improved Serious Slider’s ‘theme’ style compatibility
  • Improved landing page ‘more posts’ button loading animation
  • Improved label hiding option to only apply to default comment form fields
  • Improved mobile menu multi-line menu items behaviour
  • Increased mobile menu width on smaller devices
  • Changed post titles hover overline to underline
  • Changed landing page text areas title/description order to be applied with CSS
  • Changed landing page boxes, text areas and icon blocks top/bottom margins to be smaller
  • Changed posts ‘read more’ text to uppercase
  • Changed landing page featured boxes widths/margins
  • Fixed first content title top spacing rule being too broad
  • Fixed landing page boxes blur animation on Chrome
  • Fixed two instances of H1 titles on static pages with header titles enabled
  • Fixed missing landing page icon blocks titles and descriptions (since 1.2.0)
  • Fixed landing page icon blocks container remaining visible when all icon blocks are disabled (since 1.2.0)
  • Fixed unclosed span markup in landing page icon blocks output function
  • Fixed GDPR-related checkbox missing on comment form
  • Fixed Serious Slider ‘theme’ style caption title/text size responsiveness
  • Fixed static slider positioning on <720px with RTL
  • Fixed site tagline positioning with RTL
  • Fixed long site titles overlapping the mobile menu placeholder
  • Bumped required PHP version to 5.3

Kahuna 1.2.0 starts experimenting


  • Added support for WooCommerce breadcrumbs
  • Added landing page icon blocks read more links
  • Added query resets to landing page custom queries
  • Added featured box titles link functionality
  • Added compatibility styling for Jetpack Portfolio titles sizes in widgets
  • Improved on-page SEO
  • Improved tables styling
  • Improved landing page customizer sections dependency checks
  • Improved accessibility for landing page block icons, boxes links and titles, edit button, read more links and back-to-top button
  • Improved scroll-to-anchor functionality
  • Improved first content title above spacing
  • Improved header title to use H2 instead of H1 tag on the homepage
  • Fixed landing page featured page section using H1 tag for title
  • Fixed HTML markup validation warning due to empty ‘media’ attribute
  • Fixed CSS validation warnings due to empty color fields and invalid ‘default’ values
  • Fixed header breadcrumbs alignment on boxed layout
  • Fixed language flag images being improperly aligned in menus
  • Fixed sidebars margins/padding applied improperly on boxed layouts
  • Fixed landing page icon blocks design when clickable
  • Fixed site title border visible and taking up space when site title is hidden
  • Fixed cover+fixed background images zoomed incorrectly on Safari
  • Fixed cover+fixed background images shaky on IEs and Edge
  • Removed posts navigation on smaller mobile devices (<640px width)
  • Updated to Cryout Framework v0.7.5

Kahuna 1.1 is not far behind



  • Fixed landing page featured boxes not being disable-able due to incorrect check
  • Fixed incorrect footer menu items alignment on RTL languages


  • Adjusted font size for masonry article titles (made them smaller)
  • Fixed content breadcrumbs missing background colour
  • Fixed header widget area overlapping header titles
  • Removed ‘defer’ loading of comments script (resolves issue with Jetpack comments)


  • Improved featured image srcset functionality to support more browsers and usage scenarios
  • Improved edit button text color styling for dark backgrounds
  • Improved compatibility of dark color schemes with Crayon Syntax Highlighter plugin’s editor styling
  • Improved ‘comments moderated’ text positioning
  • Improved demo content check to use theme slug
  • Improved sublists appearance in sidebar widgets
  • Added all weight values for the typography options
  • Added icon to comments reply button
  • Added icon to excerpt read more button
  • Changed featured image icon to arrow
  • Relocated Header Titles options panel under General
  • Fixed non working translation in article publish date
  • Fixed page layout option overlapping category/search/archive layout when last item uses custom layout
  • Fixed and disabled header titles functionality on WooCommerce sections
  • Fixed header titles not following the separate option on home static page
  • Fixed header titles to use the correct page title on the ‘blog’ section
  • Fixed comments block being visible on landing page featured page
  • Fixed missing saturation animation for cropped featured images
  • Fixed site title and tagline animation
  • Removed header image blur effect as it was malfunctioning on Chrome
  • Removed leftover right margin from post tiles in lists
  • Improved headings titles handing of custom post types and content
  • Updated to Cryout Framework 0.7.3:
    • Framework: fixed warning about invalid count() call in prototypes.php triggering warnings on PHP 7+
    • Framework: added cryout_get_picture(), cryout_get_picture_src(), cryout_is_landingpage(), cryout_on_landingpage() functions
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Kahuna Plus Stats

  • Current Version: 1.3.3
  • Last Updated: 6 Dec 2018

Kahuna Stats

  • Current Version: 1.3.3
  • Last Updated: 5 Dec 2018
  • Rating: 
  • Downloads: 73 934
  • Active installs: 5 000+