Welcome to Press75’s Viewed theme documentation page. Viewed is a new full-screen photography theme that would be great for anyone looking to publish their photos using WordPress. Viewed is also a fully responsive theme which means that your site & photos will look amazing on any device.

Please review all set-up instructions and theme usage documentation below to find what you are looking for.
These setup and usage instructions assume that you have working knowledge of the WordPress publishing platform. For more detailed information on how to use WordPress, please refer to the official WordPress documentation codex.

Sample Data and Child Theme Download

Use the links below to download the sample data file and child theme for this theme.

NOTE: WordPress does not provide import functionality for theme options, custom fields, required plugins or other settings. This means that even with the theme sample data file, you will still need to adjust your theme options and most likely add content according to the setup and usage instructions below. Download theme sample data file Download Child theme
Installing Your Theme

There are a number of ways to install a WordPress theme:

- WordPress admin
- Hosting control panel (cPanel used as a specific example)

The recommended installation method for most people is through the WordPress admin, though some theme updates may require the use of S/FTP or your hosting control panel. Instructions for all three options can be found in the Using Themes Codex article.

Managing Custom Menus

Modern WordPress themes include native custom menu support which allows you to configure your theme menus however you like in a convenient drag-and-drop interface. With a custom menu you can easily add custom links, pages, and categories to your navigation menu. Follow the instructions below for more information on how to create and mange custom menus.

  1. Log into your WordPress Admin (e.g. yoursite.com/wp-admin), and navigate to Appearance > Menus.
  2. By default your pages will be listed, so click 'create new menu' to begin setting up your menu
  3. On the left you will see options to add 'Pages', 'Custom Links', and 'Categories' to your menu.
  4. Once done, click 'Save Menu' to save your custom menu, then under 'Menu Settings' check the box beside your desired menu location.

For more information on custom menus please see the Appearance Menus Screen Codex article.

Using Theme Widgets

Modern WordPress theme include widgetized sidebars and/or content areas. The widgets you have available to you depend on your theme and plugins installed (if your theme and plugins provide custom widgets). You can view and add widgets to your theme by logging into your WordPress admin panel, and then navigating to Appearance > Widgets. Please be aware that some widgets have options, usually within the widget itself (e.g. by expanding the widget after adding it to your sidebar), or in a dedicated admin panel sidebar.

For more information on widgets please see the WordPress Widgets Codex article.


Viewed has a minimal navigation located in the top right of the theme. It will not display until you add some pages.

  1. In the Customizer, go to Menus
  2. From here you can add pages, posts, and custom URLs here. Recommended you add a Custom Link to the Portfolio page, page link to your Blog page, and any other pages you want navigation displayed.
Theme Customizer

Viewed is integrated with the WordPress theme Customizer, Appearance > Customize, giving you easy control over the Viewed’s various options. To access all of Viewed’s options, the Kirki plugin must be installed. This can be done manually in your WordPress admin under Plugins > Add New, otherwise you will be prompted in the customizer to install, and activate Kirki.

Viewed Theme Options

The theme options for Viewed can be managed in the customizer at Appearance > Customize > Viewed.

Global Settings

Global Banner Image. This banner is displayed on pages without a featured image.

Homepage Settings

Slide Caption. Check box to show title, link, and excerpt per slide on homepage slider.

Slides. Choose whether to display posts or portfolio items in the slider.

Slider Options

Slider Autoplay. Check box to have slider advance automatically.

Slider Animation. Choose animation type.

Slider Speed. Choose slide duration.

Social Media

Facebook. Add the URL to your Facebook profile.

Twitter. Add the URL to your Twitter profile.

YouTube. Add the URL to your YouTube channel.

Instagram. Add the URL to your Instagram account.


Copyright. Enter copyright content here.

Website Options

The other website options can be managed in the customizer at Appearance > Customize.

Site Identity

Logo. Upload and select your logo.

Site Title. Enter website title.

Tagline. Enter tagline text.

Display Site Title and Tagline. Check box to display this text if no logo is selected.

Site Icon. Upload and select your site icon / favicon.


Link Color. Select or enter the color for links.

Link Hover Color. Select or enter the color for links on hover.


The site menus can be managed via the customizer or in the admin at  Appearance > Menus.


The sidebar widgets can be managed via the customizer or in the admin at  Appearance > Widgets.

Static Front Page

Front page displays. The Viewed theme is designed to be used with a static page using the Homepage template.

Front page. Select which page should be the front or home page.

Posts page. Select which page should be the blog page.

Additional CSS

You can add your own CSS here.


Banner Homepage

If you would like the homepage to have a large hero slider of images like our demo, you need to setup the homepage template.

  1. Create a page called Home (if you imported the demo content it should already be there)
  2. Edit the “Home” page and select the “Home” template, and save the page.
  3. Go to Appearance > Customizer. In the Customizer go to “Static Front Page”, and select “A static page”. Then select “Home” as the “Front Page”. Click save.
  4. In the customizer go back and select “Viewed” > then select “Homepage Template”
  5. Configure your content settings here.
Portfolio Page

The Portfolio page is a custom template for displaying all your portfolio images and galleries in a filterable grid format. By default the portfolio page archive is located at your SITE_URL/portfolio/. The portfolio is flexible and allows for single images, galleries, or a mix.

Adding a Portfolio

To add portfolio items to the gallery:

  1. Goto the WordPress admin and select Portfolio
  2. You add a portfolio item just like a normal post, but it has some neat extra options:
    • Portfolio Info: A custom box that allows for `Client Name` and `Date of Project` entered for more info about this piece.
    • Filters: Custom filers that will be used to sort your portfolio. Works just like post categories.
    • Featured Image: This image will be used for all thumbnails or if no gallery is provided on the single portfolio page.
    • Galleries: Add any WordPress gallery to the page and it will automatically be used for the top of page Gallery when viewing the single portfolio page. Note, we also remove it from the content display so it doesn’t show twice. to.

Setting Filters

  1. Go to the WordPress admin and select Portfolio > Filters
  2. Create filters you want to assign to portfolio posts here. Note, a filter without any post will not appear to users.
Creating Posts With Featured Thumbnail Images

Most themes require that you add a featured thumbnail image for each post that you publish. The featured image is used to generate post thumbnails for gallery style layouts as well as featued content areas within the theme. Follow the step-by-step instructions below for writing posts with featured images.

  1. Within your WordPress admin, expand the “Posts” tab, then select “Add New“.
  2. Create a title for your post and add your post content within the post editor.
  3. Within the right hand sidebar, find the “Featured Image” box and click “Set Featured Image”.
  4. After the pop-up dialog box loads, you have an option to select any image on your computer or an existing image within your WordPress Media Library.
  5. Choose your image and then click “Use as Featured Image” within the pop-up dialog box.