A Vision of Insight: WP-Visual

WP-Visual screenshotLooking for an eye-catching theme to engage your readers? Look no further than WP-Visual. Whether you have a site that features adventure, action sports, or just want to have a slick way to showcase your high-quality images, this theme has got you covered.

A few of the new features that make this theme a standout:

Extra Large Slider – Pages/posts with photos look stunning in the slider. Front and center, ready to grab your visitors’ attention.

Category Name Overlay – The Featured Category Slider and Recent Articles sections on the home page automatically show what category a post is assigned to — quite nifty, huh?

Recommended Videos – Quickly and easily showcase certain videos you want people to see. Just tag a post with “featured video” and the theme does the rest.

More info and how to buy here: WP-Visual

Look at the theme demo here: WP-Visual Theme Demo

Introducing Our Newest Theme: WP-Boundless

boundless-scrnWe’re pretty excited about WP-Boundless. It was developed with the direct input of Solostream’s customers. The best ideas that have been incorporated are the feedback that you have suggested to us.

Here are some of the new features that make this a unique theme:

One-click Color Schemer – This tool enables you to select the specific color of your Site Title banner and then automagically generates a complete color scheme for your site. This is the fastest and easiest way to create a custom color layout.

Advanced Site Styling – Another set of color controls makes it possible to change many individual design elements throughout the theme. You can set up the theme to have an entire spectrum of colors just by clicking buttons — no need to muck around with CSS code!

The header can be set up to use the stylized ribbon graphic or you can easily upload your own custom image/logo for a feel that is truly your own.

The theme is perfect for a novice who wants a clean styled blog as well as power web gurus who will appreciate the speed in which design changes can be quickly implemented. The possibilities are endless!

More info and how to buy here: WP-Boundless

Check out the theme demo here: WP-Boundless Theme Demo

Demo video may be viewed here: WP-Boundless Demo Video

WP-Boundless

  • Responsive Design Framework (Mobile Ready) – Adjusts to Size of Device
  • Theme Settings Page for Super-Simple Customization.
  • One-Click Color Schemer – Forget color skins. You are able to select ANY color to use as your site’s color scheme.
  • Advanced Site Styling – Easily change the font families, colors, sizes, and/or weight for widget titles, subscribe box, date box, and most other elements used (including those changed with the color schemer)
  • Page Layout Flexibility – Select a site-wide layout. Also, a different layout for each: Home, Archive, Single Post, Single Page, and 404 Error pages.
  • Quick and Easy Logo Integration – You have the option to show or not show the Site Title ribbon graphic when using a plain text title. If you choose to use a custom logo, it goes away on its own.
  • 2 Featured Posts Sliders – Wide and Narrow with the ability to show/hide the title and excerpt overlay. Narrow slider has prominent thumbnails (up to 6) directly below large image.
  • Featured Pages Slider with the ability to show/hide the title and excerpt overlay
  • Featured Category Slider Widget
  • Landing Page Template
  • Columns, Buttons, and Other Design Elements
  • Widgetized Page Template
  • Widgetized Business Home Page Template
  • All Authors Page Template
  • Portfolio Page Template: Two-Column and Full Width
  • Archives Image Gallery
  • Built-In Author Page
  • Site Map Page Template
  • Contact Form 7 Integration
  • YouTube Videos Page Template
  • Optional Magazine Style Home Page Layout
  • Multiple Post and Page Layout Options
  • Featured Page Widget
  • Portfolio Widget
  • Featured Post Widget
  • Category Posts Widget
  • Subscription Form Widget
  • Social Media Icons Widget (you can turn on/off all icons in the top navigation menu, too)
  • Footer Widgets – ability to change all colors in this area
  • Multiple Banner Ad Locations
  • Automatic Post Thumbnails and Featured Post Images
  • And More

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WP-Clear 3.2 Premium WordPress Theme Now Available

We recently completed an update of WP-Clear, and version 3.2 is now available for download in the Solostream member’s area after you login. Here’s a list of the changes we made:

1. Bugfix for featured content sliders.

This has been an intermittent problem with many of our responsive themes when viewed on mobile devices, and we’re happy to finally have a viable solution. We’ll be implementing this fix in our other themes over the next several weeks.

2. Added 4 new Blog page templates.

We’ve had several folks requesting these of late, so we decided it was a great “standard feature” to begin adding to our themes. You can see these Blog page templates in action on the WP-Clear demo site when you hover over the Page Templates link in the top navigation bar.

3. Rewrote code to make theme more child-theme friendly.

More and more folks are using WordPress child themes as a way to customize their theme, and technically, it’s the best approach when you need to change core theme files. As such, we rewrote much of the theme’s code to make it easier to create a child theme.

4. Added some new widgets.

We added a Featured Post widget, which allows you to feature a single post in any of the widgetized areas. We also added a Featured Posts widget, which allows you to feature a number of posts with a specific tag. You can see both these widgets in action on the WP-Clear demo site.

5. Other minor bug fixes.

These bugs have mainly to do with the visual display of the theme, as well as problems with Basic Style theme settings now working as intended.

How to Upgrade to WP-Clear 3.2 from WP-Clear 3.1+

1. Download latest version after you login to the Solostream member’s area.

2. Upload the new version to your WordPress site – The simplest way to do this is via the Theme page in your WP dashboard. Just go to your Themes page, click the “Install Themes” tab at the top, then click the “Upload” link, and upload the theme zip file.

3. Activate the new version – You can do this immediately after you upload the theme, or do it from the Themes page in your dashboard.

4. Update your custom menus – You may have to visit Appearance >> Menus in your WP dashboard and reassign your custom menus.

5. What to do if you modified the previous version – If you modified the previous version of the theme, you may have to carry those changes over to the new version. If you made modifications via the theme settings page, those changes should appear in the new version automatically. If you made changes via the custom.css file, you will just need to manually copy those changes over to version 3.2 custom.css. If you made changes to any other theme files, you will need to manually copy those changes over to the new theme as well.

How to Upgrade to WP-Clear 3.2 from WP-Clear 3.0 or Older

If you’re still using WP-Clear 3.0 or older, please read this post.

Questions?

If you have questions about anything in this post, feel free to post them in the comments section. If you have theme-specific support issues, please login to the members area and post your question(s) on the support forum.