Visual+ is a terrific theme for displaying images, photography and artwork. It comes with advanced theme features like infinite scroll, background options, image lightboxes, and font options. There is also friendly theme support.
- Three color schemes: Light, Dark and Minimal
- Lightboxes: View images full screen in a lightbox layout
- Typography: Several font options from Google fonts
- Infinite Scroll: Have posts dynamically load as your scroll
- Backgrounds: Set a custom background, including full page backgrounds
- FadeIn effect on page load
- 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.
- 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.
Options Panel Screenshot
Light Color Scheme Screenshot
How to Use the Theme
- Purchase the theme and you’ll get a download link sent via e-mail
- Upload the zip file to your WordPress install under “Appearance” > “Themes” > “Install Themes”. Click the upload link.
- 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.
See a demo of the theme.
Visual+ is $35. Licenses are valid for 3 years and can be used for up to 5 sites. If you have any questions before or after purchasing, get in touch.
For installation instructions, read this.
is it possible to add a comment form when viewing images in a lightbox layout
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I’m looking forward to view it in action,
Sorry, demos are back up.
Hello, thanks for making this awesome theme. I’m having a bit of trouble with the featured images in post. When clicked, some of them are not showing up full screen in the lightbox. All of them have at least a width of 1024px (next to the original of 1680px wide). I uploaded them all via the mediauploader when setting a featured image.
What can be wrong? Thx and regards, Pieter
I am having problems with each post I make being a different color. I had used another theme before for about 200 posts then switched to this theme. All the past posts and now all my current posts fonts are all either black white or gray. I bought the upgrade to customize and can find nowhere to change font color.
Hi DDN. The 3 color palettes that are site wide settings. There aren’t any text color options at the post level, and this isn’t a common feature in WordPress themes. Send me an e-mail if the theme doesn’t work for you and we can figure out something.
Many congrats on your wonderful masonry theme!
I have a question: is it possible to put research in the header or as a widget?
Regarding the latter option, I cannot find how to make it visible…
Can you help me please?
Many thanks in advance!
Widgets are available in the sidebar for posts/pages. I’m not sure what you mean by “research” in the header.
What I mean is: I discovered sidebar containing widgets is only available in pages. Maybe in posts, too. But since I’m developing a blog using wp-o-matic, posts are created via rss reading. Secondly, I’d like to create a blog like including several links from different sources of a specific topic. That’s why reading will be great if supported by a search field or a tag cloud widget, in order to allow readers to find what they like more easily.
Is it possible to include sidebar and widgets also in the front page (latest blog posts)?
I hope so!
Many thanks in advance for reply.
Hi Alessandro. There are no plans to add a widget area to the archive pages (latest blog posts page) in Visual. However, I’m working on a new theme that has a similar layout and will have that feature. I’ll let you know when it’s been released.
Hi Devin! Many thanks for your reply. Hope to see your new work in action soon and to be among the first ones to run it! Have a nice developing work!
is it possible to add a logo at the header, instead of the title?
Visual+ has a logo option, but it restricts the height to 60px.
what is the difference between http://visualdemo.wordpress.com/ and this theme? Looks like theme on wordpress.com is more polished (sidebar search widget for example) and with few more elements (post type under the post stream on homepage for example). Why is that?
Also I would like to know, if your Visual+ theme has same functionality allowing videos posts and gallery posts as are on wordpress.com Visual.
Thanks for info,
Hi Radek. The version on WordPress.com has been modified slightly to keep a more consistent experience across their themes (post format links, header option, slightly different menu layout). If you’d like to use that version, you’re welcome to download it for self-hosted here: http://theme.wordpress.com/themes/visual/. Visual+ is closer to Visual, it just has the additional features listed.
How can I download it from http://theme.wordpress.com/themes/visual? I don’t see any download link? Thanks!
It’s in the right sidebar of https://wordpress.com/themes/visual.
Thanks so much for this, Devin. Plugins forced me to migrate from WP.COM to WP.ORG. On arrival, I was hugely disappointed to see the randomised header image etc. disappear. I am so incredibly relieved to have them back!
Hi Devin, I’ve already purchase Portfolio+, but I recently found out that the post page of Visual theme is fitting more perfectly my content. Before this plus version, there’s a question: is there a way to have 2 pages with the post page template? I mean a grid summary I can fill differently (may one with post page and the other one with portfolio pages)? Thank you very much, Anna
Hi Anna. This theme doesn’t support the portfolio post type. You would need to use categories or tags in order to organize “sections”.
Hi Devin – trying this out for my travel blog and I like the appearance a lot, but each of my posts is 600-1,000 words long and I’d prefer a home page that shows an image then only the first few sentences with a “Read More” link to the individual post page. Is there any way to achieve that? Here’s the URL: hancillhols.wordpress.com
Yes, use the more tag: http://en.support.wordpress.com/splitting-content/more-tag/
Hi, I just bought this theme, I have used your portfolio theme previously and now my posts don’t show up on the main page.
What do I need to change from portfolio to this theme to show my posts?
Can you send me an e-mail about this or reply to the purchase receipt? Thanks!
Love this theme. It works great on the desktop and mobile devices. I have a question: How do you set a favicon in this theme?
Oops! Figured it out; sorry to waste your time. In my child theme I added it to the header.php in the section.
I’ll add an option for this in the next version.
Is there a way to make each of the three columns a different category or simply assign a post to a certain column? We want to publish six posts once a week on the same morning. This is possible by tricking the theme by changing the times of publication but it’s laborious and tricky depending on the size of the featured image and text excerpt.
Hi Kenn. Not really. You’d need to recode the theme to get something like that to work. Even if you do manage to get them all in the correct columns on desktop, it would change the order on smaller screen layouts.
Demo of Visual+ doesn’t work!
Thanks, I’m working to get it back up again. Having some DNS issues.
Demo doens’t work! ???
Fixed! Sorry about that.
I noticed that there is an update for the Visual+ theme to 1.3.0. When I view the Theme details it says it cannot be updated automatically. How do I update it? I am currently on 1.1.0.
Nice responsive theme. Just a bit of polishing is needed. Awaiting the next update.
“Licenses are valid for 3 years” — does it mean the user is out of updates after this date, or theme stops to work at all? :)
Theme continues to work fine. You just won’t have access to new updates without renewing.
Is there anyway to make the non featured images also use the lightbox properly.
Only the featured images get the lightbox feature. However, the JetPack plugin has a carousel module you can use.
Great theme ! What is the easiest way to add social media site icons ?
I’m interested in your theme but is there a way to disable the featured images within the posts in Visual+?
Not without editing the code or actually removing the featured images from the metabox.
I’ve enabled the Visual+ theme’s Lightbox option, but it only seems to apply to the first 7 or so featured images. Is there a way to have all the featured images on the first page display in a Lightbox?
Is it possible to activate a front page widget areas on Visual+ (like on Gather) ?
…just finalizing a project with your great theme — and risking to ask a short question: how could I force the post titles — and I tend to have them long — to scroll word-by-word and not letter-by-letter as it happens to be presently?
I’ve enabled the Visual+ theme’s Lightbox option, but it only seems to apply to the first 7 or so featured images.
Can I use this theme in WordPress5.0 ?
Add support to BuddyPress, please. I loved this theme. This is the best dark theme for WordPress.
Love this theme! I have used it for over 3 years on my site. A problem has shown up in the WordPress 5.5 release. Nothing displays below the site header and menu. The elements are there, but not displaying. I have reverted back to WP 5.4.2, and it is working properly.