WordPress.com bloggers do not have FTP access to free hosted WordPress.com blogs and we not able to upload third party themes. However, we have a fabulous selection of attractive themes with many customizable features in the Themes Showcase, which currently contains 154 free themes and 61 premium themes and the collection is growing weekly.
I try every new free theme that’s added to the Themes Showcase in my test blogs. Sometimes I feel the inclination to change themes but there’s always at least one thing I don’t like about any theme.
I’m searching for the perfect theme, knowing it probably doesn’t exist. I do want a responsive width theme because my mobile viewers are growing in number.
Responsive width means the layout adapts depending on the size of the device being used to view your site. When responsive width themes are viewed on mobiles sidebars appear below the posts in order to provide as much space as possible for reading. — Mobile Friendly Theme or Responsive Width Theme?
Note: When you use a responsive width theme you need to disable the mobile theme at > Appearance > Mobile.
I prefer light colored themes and don’t particularly like dark themes but most of the light colored responsive width themes do not appeal to me. However, Visual is a dark, responsive width theme that I do like.
A dark, elegant, responsive portfolio theme with a grid layout, perfect for showcasing your art.
Visual loads fast and smoothly. There are very few markup errors. 12 Errors, 7 warning(s). It is supposed to look great no matter what device one is viewing it on. I have viewed it on a laptop and on an iPad and I liked what I saw. I used the MobiReady online testing site’s free service that evaluates mobile-readiness. In the test I ran this blog was wearing the Visual theme, without the a mobile theme enabled but I was unhappy with the result. If you are viewing this blog on a smartphone or on a tablet I’d like to hear your feedback.
Visual has both custom header and custom background features. Featured Images will appear just above the post content on index, archive, and search pages at
326 pixels wide with a flexible height. Visual also has a full width page template that removes the sidebar. Though the font colors can be changed on the site title and tagline the color of links cannot be changed.
Is there such a thing as a perfect theme?
Which theme are you using?
Is your theme perfect for you?
Or is there something about it you would like to change?