Awesome WP - Portfolio Theme


Theme Information

Awesome WP is clean and simple Wordpress theme, which uses latest HTML5 and CSS3 techniques and suits perfectly for all kinds of creative sites and especially for portfolios!

Latest Update: v1.13 – 3.7.2012

  • Fixed: Invisible projects manager (WP 3.4 bug)

Main Features:

  • HTML5 and CSS3 tableless design
  • 2 color schemes; Light & Dark
  • Theme Options Panel
  • Custom Shortcodes with Shortcode Generator
  • Custom Widgets
  • Custom Post Type
  • Custom Video Support
  • Post Formats Support
  • jQuery enhanced:
    • Very cool portfolio rotator
    • jCycle slider
    • Blog Post Carousel
    • Fancybox (jQuery lightbox clone)
  • 200+ Google Web Fonts with Preview Option
  • WP Menu Support with CSS-based One-Level Dropdown Navigation
  • Easy to use Google Maps (Google Maps made Simple Plugin)
  • AJAX/PHP contact form (Contact From 7 plugin)
  • Localization Support (Easy to translate)
  • Support for RTL (Right to Left) languages
  • Theme Update Notifier
  • Crossbrowser Compatible
  • PSDs and Documentation

I’m also ready to your suggestions to improve this template. If you can’t find something what you think this theme really needs or you spot that something is wrong, please leave a comment and I’ll get right on it!

And you don’t need afraid to leave without support because that’s not the case. So don’t be shy, if you have question just ask! I’m going to do my best to help you. Awesome WP - Portfolio Theme

All Updates

v1.13 - 3.7.2012
    Fixed: Invisible projects manager (WP 3.4 bug)

v1.12 - 6.1.2012
    Added: Styles for definition list
    Fixed: Issues with password protected projects
    Fixed: Mouse hover bug in single project slider

v1.11 - 20.12.2011
    Fixed: Navigation dropdown bug with new admin bar
    Fixed: Projects slider pagination bug with a single row
    Fixed: Miscellaneous RTL bugs
    Fixed: Typo in style.php file

v1.10 - 9.12.2011
    Fixed: Gallery post format pager bug
    Fixed: Tumblr social icon file name
    Improved: Blog post styling

v1.09 - 6.12.2011
    Fixed: Single project content visibility issue (caused by v1.08 update)

v1.08 - 6.12.2011
    Added: Project's reorder functionality (drag&drop)
    Added: New social icon: RSS
    Fixed: Selecting a category at the same time as project slider moves

v1.07 - 24.11.2011
    Added: [thumb_video] shortcode
    Added: [full_video] shortcode
    Fixed: Navigation dropdown bug in Firefox 3.6

v1.06 - 16.11.2011
    Fixed: Custom video preview image issue in project pages
    Improved: [post_carousel] shortcode (new categories attribute)
    Improved: [project_slider] shortcode (new categories attribute)

v1.05 - 11.11.2011
    Fixed: Projects slider autoscroll bug (caused by v1.04 update)

v1.04 - 9.11.2011
    Added: Support for RTL (Right to Left) languages
    Added: More social icons: Behance, deviantART, Flickr, Forrst, GitHub, Google, LinkedIn & Picasa
    Improved: Theme options
    Fixed: All known bugs
    Updated: Custom media player

v1.03 - 2.11.2011
    Fixed: Navigation dropdown bug in Firefox 3.6
    Fixed: Project without featured image doesn't break projects slider anymore

v1.02 - 1.11.2011
    Improved: Projects slider categories filtering
    Fixed: Projects slider disappear bug
    Fixed: Grayscale image hover effect script error

v1.01 - 29.10.2011
    Added: Wordpress required CSS classes

v1.0 - Initial version



Comments (126)



BudgieSmuggler
July 15,2019
Hi Smuliii,
Yep, I used the generator.
cyrusdennis
July 15,2019
@anjumon06
To change the Slogan “We Set new standards in user experience” select the ‘Pages’ category from your admin area and then select Home (Assuming your working from the dummy content).
neueweide
July 15,2019
Hi i found another minor defect in your shortcodes.php.
stephenboudreau
July 15,2019
Hi. I’m considering purchasing this template. Looks fantastic – well done!
wordpressman
July 15,2019
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mbftranslations
July 14,2019
Hi there,
Would it be possible to add more post “preview” under the [post_carousel] in the homepage ? I think that now, only 12 are allowed
j1980mac
July 14,2019
Shall I wait? Or possibly could you direct me to a theme that is responsive and had images that scrolled like the theme you have here?
IanRoberta3
July 14,2019
Hello,
Great job designing this theme. I’ve searched everywhere for a new theme and I like yours the best! I would love to buy this theme but I was wondering if you could adjust one thing.
j1980mac
July 14,2019
I would LOVE to see this as a mobile responsive theme!
afcramalho
July 13,2019
How to keep the footer at the bottom of the page?
mbftranslations
July 12,2019
Hi there, quick question, when I see there is an update for the site, what file should I download, where and which files should I upload?
stawnster
July 12,2019
Actually…. I have a problem with the update. The new version does not display the content of my portfolio item.. It displays the slides and everything else is correct… just no text from the project/portfolio item. Am I doing something wrong?
Asphyxiant
July 12,2019
I bought this when it was in static version… However, you removed the static version before I could download the update with the “Category Switcher” for sorting web, logos, print, etc. Would you be so kind as to provide me with the last “static” version of this with that category switcher? I can provide proof of purchase.
metrication
July 11,2019
Hi, I was wondering how easy it’ll be to remove the angled corners that appear through out the theme? Thanks.
twiggmichael
July 11,2019
Hi, Is it possible to remove the slideshow on the projects page?
I just want to insert my images into the page without using the slideshow.
mbftranslations
July 11,2019
Great Job!
Is it possible to keep the menu bar “all/Logo/misc/mobile/web” ‘extended or open…
MC_TEF
July 10,2019
Is there anymore information that you can give me, I am not sure what you
mean, what styles, where would I put it, what php might I have to edit…
afcramalho
July 10,2019
Hi Unfortunately the password function does not work in the projects. Asks for the password, I write the password, but back home page and continues to ask for password…
hashimalhadad
July 10,2019
it’s alrite i’ve managed it already, to everyone else, download the updated file, he has updated the help file
WPWisdom
July 10,2019
How do i make the projects open normaly and not ajax? i commented out the // Thumbnail click function but now it wont let you click the image at all. What else should be done? Would also like to get rid of the ?projects injection of the permalinks and use the permalinks i set in options.
benzrecordings
July 10,2019
heres is the firefox bug in mac browsers: http://vimeo.com/31455074
charlie4282
July 08,2019
Great thank you for answering my quesiton
BudgieSmuggler
July 08,2019
Sorry, one other thing…
5 months ago there was a post by walkinonwat3r :
BrandBull
July 08,2019
Wow! Very simple, very clean Design,
very god job!
sciencemies
July 07,2019
Any quick way to have the Blog Post Carousel shortcode to display posts in two rows?
Barinburo
July 07,2019
Hello !
- is it possible to make more rows on recent project page ( 9,12 instead 2 row ) ?
- is yes – is it possible to make scrolling all rows at once ?
WPWisdom
July 07,2019
Is using page templates out of the question with this theme? been trying now all day and it wont use a simple wordpress template tag.
jamesrudy
July 06,2019
Awesome theme! No pun intended. Do you know what needs to be changed from lines 144-184 of js/custom-js.php to fix the project categories sorter in the open position? Thanks!
designroom
July 06,2019
It’s good to hear about possibilities, as finding a theme to appreciate depends too much on each person’s taste, and I’ve found Awesome WP And also congratulations for the theme’s awesome work! I’m really considering to give it a try and even not being a css expert myself perhaps I can at least mobilized it…
mbftranslations
July 03,2019
Would it be possible to have an RSS icon to add under ‘social media’?
cgthings
July 03,2019
Hi I LOVE this theme and would like to get it for my portfolio. A couple of questions though.
1. Is it possible to increase the height of the dark grey navigation bar to accomodate my personal logo that is a lot taller than the small AWESOME logo?
2. Is it possible to decrease the size of the Page headings ex: BLOG text on the Blog page and FEATURES text on the features page etc.
3. Is it possible to stop the recent projects on the homepage from auto scrolling?
rjdejong
July 02,2019
Hi, purchased your your theme a couple of days ago and noticed that you published an update for the theme. But since i did some modification to style.php i was wondering if you had like a list with the adjustments to style.php so i can add those manually.
xmikemx
July 02,2019
Fatal error: Call to undefined function esc_textarea() in /home/content/x/m/i/xmikemx/html/wp-content/themes/awesome/functions/admin/options-interface.php on line 102
Element502
July 02,2019
Can you help with the drop down menu?
hoodvisions
July 02,2019
Love this minimalistic and clean theme! However, I’d like to change the ORDER of the projects showing up manually. Unfortunately the publish date has no influence at all. Is there a way to do that w/o going into the database? Thanks mate,
J.
zuluz
July 02,2019
Great! I’ll upgrade to the new one. Thank you so much
caseysershon
July 02,2019
I’m about to buy this theme. I’ve been searching for one I like for weeks and have finally found it.
marekvach
July 02,2019
Can be changed in order projects_slider projects?
Default is the latest project in the first position.
I need to have the latest project in the last position.
Best be able to change the position of project:)
afcramalho
July 01,2019
Why does this happen? In firefox the font appears more beautiful than the other browsers.
anjumon06
July 01,2019
Hi just purchased theme,
can u help me,
wttribe
July 01,2019
Hi.
I am experiencing a problem with the language switch.
mujjo
July 01,2019
Would be able to do that? Or help me with it? Let me know!
tanios
July 01,2019
Hi, I have an issue with the breadcrumb on the blog and I’m not sure where the problem comes from, maybe you have encountered this before.
jasmin4u
July 01,2019
can i use the blog page as the first (HOME) page??
btw…wow…super clean and nice design! bookmarked!!
jamesrudy
June 30,2019
Hi – just purchased! Any way to animate the filtering of the projects, or a hint on where that jquery code would be? I’m a developer, but not an expert yet on jquery. Thanks!
jonathansull
June 30,2019
Hello – I’m using the video thumbnail, however youtube video files aren’t fitting in properly:
dtales
June 30,2019
Hi,
I allready found it, thanks a million.
greetings
charlie4282
June 30,2019
p.s I can help clear up all of the ipad and phone comments – there is no error in the code of this file.
The reason that some people are seeing the page funny or that it is loading slowly on mobile devices is the preview frame that Themeforest use. (Apologies if this has already been explained), basically the “remove frame/purchase now” banner that appears across the top of the themeforest preview pages acts as a frame which is not exactly in line with the mobile devices esp Apple ones.(a bit like flash not running on their products).
I am not technical enough to explain exactly why it happens but if any user clicks the “remove frame” icon and view the page on your test server it works perfectly on all devices.
This means that once they chav epourchase dit and have it on their own hosting it will have the full effect and look as good as it is.
Once again great work. thanks
wttribe
June 30,2019
hi, how can I embed a youtube video with the custom player?
it wants me to put the mpeg4 but youtube gives me the iframe and it won’t work properly.
tomflume
June 29,2019
Hi,
I need to translate ‘Recent Projects’ on the front page. It should say ‘Projekt’. Can’t figure out were I do that. I’ve searched for projects-slider in the folder, but nothing found.
Thanks!
BudgieSmuggler
June 29,2019
OK,
I restored the awesome theme.
CAn anyone help me with the child theme?
jahshwa
June 29,2019
Hey man! I’m loving the theme.
mlah384
June 28,2019
Love the theme but it definitely doesn’t work on mobile (iPhone).. It also looks horrible on iPad, it displays very blurry and pixelated… Are you aware of this? Any fix yet? I, like most people, won’t buy themes that aren’t mobile friendly…
ergong
June 28,2019
When Gravity Forms plugin is installed, the menu item Projects disappears from the Admin menu. When I deactivate Gravity Forms it comes back again.
markaregan
June 28,2019
Its OK. Found it. For anyone else looking you need to edit the functions.php to enable comments
dboland12
June 27,2019
When I assign a post a “featured image” it repeats that image in the individual post page. How can I not have these images repeated every time? Thanks.
MLP
June 26,2019
Please consider adding a full width blog option in the next update. I love the home page functionality, but need a full width blog option.
Element502
June 26,2019
I’ve got the project categories in the main nav and they go to the blog archive page, is there a project archive page to populate the projects under (e.g. web, print, ect)
WPWisdom
June 25,2019
Does not work with the bbpress plugin at all. This is what happens when you make a theme control to much. The theme wont show the correct title, navigation or use custom templates at all for the forum page. I have tried about 5 other themes and they all work perfect. Not sure why your theme will not let bbpress use a custom template. When the page is in “draft” and you preview it, it works fine. When you publish it it stops using the template and goes back to default though it still says template.
BudgieSmuggler
June 25,2019
Thanks Smuliii,
Can you help me with the question about the child theme too?
anjumon06
June 25,2019
@cyrusdennis Thanks for your help its done !
@Smuliii i bought via my friend Harsh s
jamesrudy
June 25,2019
Hi, once again – great theme. I’ve converted our flash banners to videos for mobile viewing. But for some reason, the project slideshows with self-hosted videos won’t load on mobile devices, causing our site to freeze. I have included all fallback formats and specified device dropdown as ‘none.’ Any ideas? Most of the videos are less than 1MB. Or is there a way to use vimeo videos in slideshow format? Thanks.
ND81
June 24,2019
Fantastic work – unique, creative – all the best with sales!
neueweide
June 23,2019
Hi i found a little conflict between your “Grayscale Image Hover Effect” and your “JQuery Cycle Plugin” for ie9.
IanRoberta3
June 23,2019
I was wondering if its easy to delete the gray bar under the header that has HOME > PAGE > PAGE ?....I really don’t need that section.
ipermedia
June 23,2019
just wondering if there is a way to change the permalinks for portfolio items. My site is here: www.explanimate.com.au, and if you rollover any portfolio item – you’ll see that the the permalink is still the one from the original template. I cant seem to simply change those like you can the permalinks of a page. Any ideas?
SebastianGER
June 23,2019
Hello, is it possible to use this theme outside wordpress? I would like to implement it in a Typo3 CMS . Would be happy to get an answer at [email protected]
juneseventh
June 22,2019
Thanks for you comment, but I think you misunderstood me. What I mean is, when you open a project, the whole screen automatically goes down and you don’t see the site menu anymore. Is there a way to adjust that value? Thanks.
MC_TEF
June 22,2019
Are there any plugins that could help make this simple that you know of…
amack
June 21,2019
Have issues with image uploader, same as @dboland12 user and having problems with home page slider in general. Using Version 3.6.1. Is this not supported?
gast0n
June 21,2019
Tabs Smartcode dosn’t seem to work with AJAX portfolio items. When I preview the post it works just fine. Using Chrome.
seanfermoyle
June 21,2019
Can a custom logo be used instead of the type (i.e. replace “Awesome”
with a png)?
dobleclic
June 21,2019
HEY! WHY DO YOU DELETE SMARTSTART WORDPRESS THEME?????
NOT COMPATIBLE WITH 3.5?
Not give any explanation?
That sucks! This is inconceivable!
dtales
June 20,2019
Hi, can you tell me how to:
vmedia
June 20,2019
This Theme is Awesome! Using it right away for my own Portfolio/Showcase.. Just love it!
chr313
June 20,2019
Warning: Invalid argument supplied for foreach() in /hermes/web02/b391/pow.chr313/htdocs/newsite/wp-content/themes/awesome/functions/widgets.php on line 184
mbftranslations
June 20,2019
Would it be possible to have something (like a menu) to sort blog posts in the same way you have a category filter/ and menu, for the Projects slider.
markaregan
June 20,2019
Hi, Is it possible to have comments on a Project page. By default it is created with comments closed so without hacking through I can’t get comments enabled. Where is this default set when creating a new project as happy to enable for all projects?
IanRoberta3
June 20,2019
I’m trying to update your theme. I saw your recent comment:
WPWisdom
June 20,2019
Can you turn off the auto scroll? Are you planning to fix the way the category select works?
stawnster
June 19,2019
Quick note everyone: After you update your theme files to the new version via FTP , just go into the theme options and click “save options” to bring back your settings. Should maintain everything you had before the update.
mlogue
June 19,2019
I’d have to agree with benzrecording and mbftranslations, if the user didn’t have to scroll after it’s filtered, I’d purchase this right away.
jahshwa
June 19,2019
No… is that as simple as it sounds??
MrShaw
June 18,2019
Hi, Just downloaded this and tried to install it to worpress. And keep getting this?
ipermedia
June 18,2019
is there some trick to enabling the map on the “get in touch” page? On my contact page there is just the text “On the map” in the place where the map should be appearing I think.
ipermedia
June 18,2019
pls disregrard my comment above – seems to have resolved itself – just a customer reported it, but then 5mins later told me it was fixed. Anyways I had another Q. When I click on portfolio items, just before videos load, there is a split second when an image of a laptop with “577×330px” on the screen appears. For eg on my site www.explanimate.com.au click on the first video (mytunu) and you’ll see, before youtube video loads, the split second of that image. How can I edit that or remove it?
Element502
June 17,2019
Nevermind, there was something weird in the post causing the error.
chr313
June 17,2019
Hi your theme is great, I’m having a bit of difficultly with the twitter feed, right now it is displaying nothing, but when i first input my username in the widget it gave me an error in the functions file in the theme. But I cannot recreate the error as it just comes up blank now.
heavyeasy
June 17,2019
if you do the filter “feature”, I will buy twice! lol
matizmo
June 16,2019
HI – my menu is all funny…
juneseventh
June 16,2019
Hi,
When I open a project in the project slider, I don’t want the screen to autoscroll down. Is there a way to turn autoscroll off? Can I find this in custom-js.php? Hope you can help me with this. Thanks in advance!
iarmand
June 16,2019
Hi. First of all, I really like the theme. Beyond the fact that it’s clean, it’s actually up there in usability department. Great job and thanks.
cyrusdennis
June 16,2019
Is it possible to have the home page Grid Slider as 2 rows but then use the same Grid Slider on a page titled portfolio but have a row of about 5?
juneseventh
June 15,2019
I worked it out, thanks though!!
jmbyerly
June 15,2019
Love it – great work!!—but just a few questions before purchase:
WPWisdom
June 15,2019
The option to let us choose to open the portfolio items with the ajax or to go to single.php would be nice.
charlie4282
June 15,2019
Great File:
1 question on the portfolio items open up to the pop up – can more than one image/video etc appear on this pop up or is it limited to a single image?
Thanks
cam100grand
June 15,2019
Ahhhhhhhh! I accidentally bought the wordpress version a couple minutes ago and I wanted the HTML version. Is there any way I could switch or get the HTML version??
aleraker
June 14,2019
Is possible to place more than three columns in the carousel?
I would have about 5 columns is this possible?
artdenye
June 13,2019
Hi , may be possible to make pagination grid portfolio page ?
thank you!
statue
June 13,2019
The drop down menu is not working correctly in Firefox 3.6.23 (Mac osx 10.5.8).
designroom
June 13,2019
Wp Responsive version please. Very nice/functional theme! Congrats!
cyrusdennis
June 12,2019
@ipermedia
If you would still like to use the laptop but without the text then alternatively you can do the following;
charlie4282
June 12,2019
Hi – I bought the WP version of this and LOVE the file.Is it still possible for me to pay you for the HTML version (it seems to have gone from your portfolio?!).Would be great if there was anyway to get that version too. Thanks and look forward to your new files.
Element502
June 11,2019
I’ve run into a problem when having more than 2 pages for the blog, the them breaks. This occurs when there is a sidebar on the right activated…
j1980mac
June 10,2019
Man it looks great right now! You do it to the “Awesome” theme, and I’ll give you $50 for it right now!
afcramalho
June 10,2019
Hello. In projects slider is possible to change the order of images?
azweb
June 10,2019
Could you pls add this icons to the social media feature?
> Linkedin
> Google+
> Flickr
Element502
June 10,2019
I know you can add the carousel on multiple pages, but can you tell it to have multiple items on different pages (e.g. page1: 1 row, page2: 3 rows)?
Element502
June 09,2019
Is there a way to add a captcha form to the contact page? I’ve installed “really simple captcha” plugin and it is not showing up.
sawyerstudios
June 09,2019
Ever since WordPress 3.4 we’ve experienced issues with the Projects manager. First it wouldn’t appear, but then we updated the theme to the latest version and that fixed the issue.
wowzers3888
June 09,2019
Hi,
Great theme! One question: is there a way to use the portfolio shortcode on a page separate from the homepage, but set the options for that shortcode individually? For example, on the homepage I have the portfolio with 1 row and short timing. Can I use the portfolio shortcode on a different page and have it display in two rows with longer timing? If not in the shortcode, is there a way to hardcode it into the page?
iarmand
June 08,2019
In the single project view, the auto-rotate of screenshots seems to work sometimes and not other times. I suspect this might have something to do with the position of the cursor, but I’m not sure.
durotrulo
June 08,2019
Hi, is there a way to get rid of the Date, Icon and Comments count in the Blog slider? Thanks a lot!
designroom
June 08,2019
Does this theme come with a separated @media query css code, I mean is it responsive for smartphones (iPhone) and Tablets?—If not I suppose, because there’s nothing in description mentioning it, Do you mind in future updates to accomplish that?
gast0n
June 08,2019
Great theme!
I like to change the look of the Portfolio filter buttons on the front page. They are automatically hiding right now and I want them to be separate buttons for ease of use.
Asphyxiant
June 07,2019
Thanks, I’ve e-mailed you.
dboland12
June 07,2019
I updated to Wordpress 3.5.1 and now I cannot load images into my projects. When I hit “insert into post” button the pop-up screen goes blank.
mbftranslations
June 07,2019
Hi again, I already asked the question, but wondering if you changed your mind, or if you could tell me how to do the following:
markaregan
June 07,2019
Hi, On the Project Slider can you embed videos in it and if so does it appear as a playable video when you click on it? Or can you change the Project Slider to simply act as a clicakable grid to the individual posts.
ittemple
June 06,2019
Hi guys,
this is a presale questions. I like the theme and i believe it will work well for me video gallery. I have about 40 videos in a local server. I do not want to use vimeo or youtube. The videos are .mov h264 but i can encode them in any other format swf, mp4 wmv. Does this theme support video playback from the local server? Please let me know.
ipermedia
June 06,2019
hey I was wondering if you know if this theme might have some issue with allowing certain code to be published to files? For example in my case i am trying to use snapengage with the website. To do this, you just paste a line of code they provide before the closing body tag in footer.php
ipermedia
June 05,2019
hey…my version of the theme is here: www.explanimate.com.au – it is working fine in a regular browser…but when viewed on IPAD , it seems to only play the first video (mytunu), no matter what video you select. Any ideas why that might be?
BudgieSmuggler
June 05,2019
Also – When I try to install the Google Maps made Simple plug in i get the following error:
jonathansull
June 05,2019
Hello – thanks for a great theme. I’ve added a custom logo, but can’t seem to find the right CSS element to tweak to adjust the height of the header and to then allow the navigation to line up properly. Any help would be most appreciated:
dtales
June 05,2019
Hi Smuliii,
Can you tell me wich file i need to adjust?
And where i can find it?