Prerequisites: To install Kirby you need a local server and PHP. You can see a list of local development environments on Kirby docs.

  1. Unzip the theme folder into your web server root.
  2. Open your browser to your local server’s address (i.e. localhost:8888).
  3. Visit the Panel adding /panel to your server's address.

Installing Kirby consists basically of creating a user account. For security reasons, you cannot install the Panel on a public server by default.

Once you have created your first account you can copy your files to a remote server and manage your site using the Panel.

When copying files to a remote server via (S)FTP, make sure to copy the .htaccess file as well. By default, files starting with a dot are invisible in the filesystem, so make sure to enable the display of invisible files.

Once you publish your website, you need to purchase a Kirby license and register your site in the Panel.

The Panel

Kirby's web interface is called the Panel. You can find it at


The site dashboard shows a list of all pages, allows you to add a favicon and logo, and also manages the footer links.

Site panel
Site blueprint

Home Page

From the home page dashboard, you can add and edit your projects. You can also choose the number of projects you want to show per page.

Home page panel
Home page blueprint

Default Page

Use this template to create standard pages.

Default page panel
Default page blueprint


Every page has an SEO tab where you can include a page title and a meta description.

SEO panel tab
SEO tab


This theme uses plain CSS. You don't need any tool to compile or process it. If you have knowledge of HTML and CSS you can change the style easily.


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