Visual Theme

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Visual is a free theme designed to showcase photography, artwork and images in a neat masonry grid layout.

Standard Features

  • Masonry layout: Regardless of the featured image height and width (or even if no image is selected) the posts will look great in a nice dynamic grid.
  • Responsive Layout: Visual looks great on small screens, such as tablets and smartphones, as well as on laptops and desktops.
  • Typography: Uses Raleway, a beautiful webfont by Matt McInerney and served by Google Fonts
  • Icon Font: Pixel dense retina displays look great with this theme because of the icon gylphs from Entypo, by Daniel Bruce.
  • Solid code: Visual is built off of the Underscores starter theme and uses WordPress best practices.

Premium Features

If you’d like additional font options, color palettes, infinite scroll, or lightboxes- see Visual+. Purchases also help support the work that goes into the free version.

How to Use the Theme

  • Download the theme and activate
  • Set your menu in WordPress (under “Appearance” > “Menus”)
  • If images don’t show up by default, you may need to set the featured image. Edit your post and click “Set featured image”.
  • If you are making changes to the CSS or template files, consider using a child theme. You can download this one to start with.

If you’d like to display excerpts on the home page rather than full text, you can either use the more button or select the “excerpt” option in the theme customizer.

WordPress.com Users

A version of Visual has been built for WordPress.com. You can get it for free here. If you’re using Visual on WordPress.com you won’t be able to alter the template code or use third-party plugins, but you can still make some css changes with custom design upgrade. If you need support for Visual on WordPress.com, you’ll need to contact their support team as they run a slightly customized version of the theme.

Theme Demo

View the Demo

Get the Theme

Download from WordPress.org

Upgrade

For additional options, features, and support, check out Visual+. Purchases help to support both the free and paid versions. Read more.

About Devin

I'm a WordPress developer based in Austin, Texas. I run a little theme shop called DevPress and work for a startup called Cratejoy. Find me on twitter @devinsays.

225 Responses

  1. Hi Devin,

    I’m thinking of migrating our site to your Visual, its at http://originalartworks.net
    But, and I’m no computer buff! I’m a little concerned as to what the changed over site would look like and run like if I hit the accept button. Could you just confirm that the features I have on the site will all run on your theme, as I love the background colour etc, etc,

  2. certain browsers (I have Opera and Vivaldi installed) have suddenly begun to present the blog in which I use this theme with an italic version of Raleway font. Firefox presents in non-italic version. I have tried opening in a private browser window to see if cookies were affecting anything, but no. I don’t use any custom CSS.

  3. Hello Devin

    I’m using the Visual Theme since 2 years “www.toothycritters.net) now and I really like the design. Is there an option to have two or more pages where I can blog articles? I only can blog under the “Home” menue but want to have a second page.

    Thanks

  4. Eva

    Hi Devin
    Such a lovely theme, thank you.
    Q. How do you ask the website to only show a small sample of the article’s text in the home page/blog page design? (as in the example on the main Themes page)

    I’d like it so that scrolling down reveals lots of articles in a short time, each with the first paragraph beneath the image, and then you click on the article to read the rest.

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