HootKit is a great companion plugin for WordPress themes by wpHoot.
This plugin adds extra widgets and features to your theme. Though it will work with any theme, HootKit is primarily developed to work in sync with WordPress themes by wpHoot.

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  1. In your wp-admin (WordPress dashboard), go to Plugins Menu > Add New
  2. Search for ‘Hootkit’ in search field on top right.
  3. In the search results, click on ‘Install Now’ button next to Hootkit result.
  4. Once the installation is complete, click Activate button.

You can also install the plugin manually by following these steps:
1. Download the plugin zip file from https://wordpress.org/plugins/hootkit/
2. In your wp-admin (WordPress dashboard), go to Plugins Menu > Add New
3. Click the ‘Upload Plugin’ button at the top.
4. Upload the zip file you downloaded in Step 1.
5. Once the upload is finish, click on Activate.


What is the plugin license?

This plugin is released under a GPL license.

Which themes does HootKit work with?

The plugin supports all themes, but works best with wpHoot Themes. A few options are available only in compatible wpHoot Themes.

Contributors & Developers

“HootKit” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.


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Interested in development?

Browse the code, check out the SVN repository, or subscribe to the development log by RSS.



  • Bug Fix: Removed Composer autoloader for OCDI whcih did not work on certain installation environments


  • Added support for content installation (ocdi) functionality
  • Added nav option and pause time option for sliders and carousels
  • Exclude carousel images from Jetpack lazyload
  • Update register and load action priority
  • Added wphoot themelist to register
  • Set theme details data if not present
  • Menu order function for wphoot themes


  • Added preset combo (preset colors with bright option)
  • Slider and Icon template – Minor updates
  • Slider template – Remove counter break (for more slides option)
  • Added new widgets


  • Added Icon color option for announce widget
  • Added several action and filter hooks for developer modifications
  • Compatibility fix for for Jetpack lazy load with sliders
  • Reworked widget options array syntax for easy modification using filters
  • Cleaned up code at several locations and removed redundant functions
  • Updated CSS


  • Initial Public Release