Install Chastain

Installation of this product requires an account with a registered installation of Koken. If you have an account, please sign-in. If you don't, create one here.


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    Album index displaying covers as configurable triptychs.

Notable features

  • Triptych album cover layout. Configurable number of images, size, and spacing.
  • Essay and Page templates.
  • Album page that lazy-loads content as you scroll. Includes optional lightbox view link on image clicks.
  • Permalink pages for individual images and videos.
  • Pre-built black and white styles.
  • Responsive layout throughout that's compatible with all tablets and mobile devices.
  • Social media share buttons for Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, Tumblr and Google+.
  • Like and Tweet buttons with option to link Facebook button to your Facebook page.
  • Custom header logo ready.
  • Customizable background and text colors.

Next: Usage


Chastain includes a few editable settings. Like all Koken themes, Chastain can be customized through an integrated settings panel that requires no coding or HTML experience. We'll discuss below all the major settings you should be aware of when using this theme.


Chastain includes two theme styles: Black and White. Switch between these at the top of the theme's settings panel to get the basic look you want quickly.


Site title

To replace the text current used to display your site title, switch Type to "Image" in the Site title section. Create your logo and upload the image to your web server or any plice you can link to, then enter the image's URL into the Image URL field. We recommend using absolute (http://) links, not relative (/) links. After that you should see your image as the site title.

Site title


The front page of Chastain displays all public albums created in the Library. Every album displays its cover images side by side, similar to a triptych. If you'd like to display more than 3 images, assign more covers in the Library. See our album covers tutorial for assistance with that.

To edit the size of each cover, as well as the amount of space inserted in-between, click on Template at the top of the settings panel. There you'll find these settings.

Site title

If you would prefer a single cover image for each album, that's doable. Change the Number setting to "Single" and the primary cover from each album will be displayed.


Those are all the major settings you'll find in Chastain. If you have any questions about the theme feel free to contact Koken support.

When you do publish your site, consider sharing it with us! We might include it on this page for others to check out. Simply click on "Examples" in the sub-navigation above and look for the share link box.

Version 1.7.1 Released 2 years ago

  • Added support for Google reCAPTCHA.

Version 1.7.0 Released 3 years ago

  • Added support for Rating plugin.

Version 1.6.0 Released 3 years ago

  • Added Album download link.

Version 1.5.5 Released 3 years ago

  • Fix an issue on mobile devices where an album's footer navigation would not wrap.

Version 1.5.4 Released 3 years ago

  • Add option to affix the mobile navigation to the footer.

Version 1.5.2 Released 4 years ago

  • Fix issue where cart buttons scrolled on top of the header.

Version 1.5.3 Released 4 years ago

  • Validate the site title's image URL

Version 1.5.1 Released 4 years ago

  • Adding Gray colored Style.
  • Adding Typography setting.
  • Changeing loading icon to an Ellipsis & SVG.
  • Fixing issue with wide custom logos on mobile.

Version 1.5.0 Released 4 years ago

  • Added form element styling to support contact forms.

Version 1.4.9 Released 5 years ago

  • Fixed an conflict with the Image Protector plugin that could cause the link at the bottom of the album.lens template to be inactive.

Version 1.4.8 Released 5 years ago

  • Updating spinner for retina displays.

Version 1.4.7 Released 5 years ago

  • Another pass at fixing the Image Protector plugin linking issue.

Version 1.4.6 Released 5 years ago

  • Fixing link issue with albums and the Image Protector plugin.

Version 1.4.5 Released 5 years ago

  • Removing filename fallback for images on the content page. Now only an assigned title appears.
  • Removed optimize legibility CSS property due to Windows/Chrome problem.

Version 1.4.4 Released 5 years ago

  • Better Firefox (OS X) font smoothing in black style.
  • Changing minimum value of essay display limit to 1.
  • Updated social share links for Koken 0.18 compatibility.
  • Tagline no longer uses a header tag (better for SEO).

Version 1.4.3 Released 5 years ago

  • Embedded essay/page image sizing and alignment fixes.

Version 1.4.2 Released 5 years ago

  • Added support for 'read more' links in essays.

Version 1.4.1 Released 5 years ago

  • Added koken:max_download link to content page.

Version 1.4.0 Released 5 years ago

  • Fixed layout issue with topic thumbnails on mobile.
  • Fixed navigation link hover issue in Safari.

Version 1.3.9 Released 5 years ago

  • Added minimal-ui viewport option for nicer looking browser chrome in iOS 7.1 (iPhones only).
  • Fixed markup issue with koken:topics in album.lens that prevented pages from working.

Version 1.3.8 Released 5 years ago

  • Updated essay social media metadata.

Version 1.3.7 Released 6 years ago

  • Layout now expands a bit more on larger screens for larger images.
  • Added setting to control number of essays in essay index templates.
  • Added Facebook and Twitter metadata to all templates lacking tags.
  • Added Facebook like and Tweet buttons to every template.
  • Added setting to control url used for Facebook like href. Options include current page, site or Facebook profile page.
  • Removed lang attribute from html to prevent translation issues.