New Theme: DeepFocus

Posted on September 15, 2010 by in Theme Additions | 155 comments

New Theme: DeepFocus

DeepFocus is a slick new portfolio theme that expands on some of our previous gallery themes such as ePhoto and eGallery. Now you can turn your WordPress blog into a fully functional online photo gallery while still maintaining all of the features of a normal blog. Along with the gallery layout, DeepFocus comes with a robust blog and CMS-style homepage as well, making it an amazing solution for artists/photographers looking to build an online presence. Photographers will also be pleased to hear that photos are no longer cropped on post pages, making the theme acceptable for both landscape and portrait images. For a more detailed look, be sure to check out the Live Demo as well as the Features page.

DeepFocus Features

1. Gallery Layout – DeepFocus features a stylish jQuery-powered gallery layout that’s just as beautiful as the imagery you are planning to display.

2. Blog Section – Along with the gallery categories, you can also have a dedicated Blog section that features a more traditional blog-style layout.

3. CMS-Style Homepage – The homepage of DeepFocus gives you several different options for displaying content including a stylish javascript slider, page content areas, blog feed and recent-photos.

4. Five Unique Colorschemes – DeepFocus comes with five different color variations including some great Wooden, Stone, Noise and Gradient textures.

Please do leave a comment letting us know what you think. We are always looking for input and your thoughts are much appreciated!

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  1. Amazing theme again! You make absolutly the best design for wordpress…

  2. tried to download ut several times now, it gives a password protected file, and everytime i try to download it it’s different in size, from 64 MB to 11 MB

    • I just tested the download. It’s working fine now.

      • Hi Nick,

        I am using DeepFocus as a theme for a hotel website. How do I get to update RecentWorks? I cannot find it among the “pages”. Thank you very much.


  3. I tried to dwownloaded it, but when i try to unpack the ZIP, it gives an error. Tried it twices, can you help me out?

  4. is it btw intergrated with the nextGen gallery plugin?

    • No, the theme does not use any plugins.

  5. I Have the same Problem like Robert

    • Ok, I’ll re-upload the file. Try again in 5min.

  6. I have experienced the same problem with downloading this theme.
    Apart from that it is an incredible theme! Never ceases to amaze me how wonderful the new themes are each and every time!

  7. Amazing theme – I think this is exactly what I was looking for.

    For the people having problems:
    Use FTP and go to your themes directory:
    /wp-content/themes/NameOfTheme/ThemeNameAgain and move the ThemeNameAgain out into the root directory of /themes and it should appear instantly in your themes list.

    I’m sure someone could explain it better but that’s the solution. It does this on all themes I install so I think it’s a wordpress problem.

  8. looks perfect, well done

  9. Nice one. But, the themes nowadays looks too same with other releases. Just my opinion.

    • everyone has there own style right?

  10. it still does not work

    • It works. I would try clearing your cache and downloading the theme again.

  11. I get an error too when I try to unzip it, it says:

    “The archive is either in unknown format or damaged”

    What should I do?

    • Clear your browser cache and download the theme again.

  12. ok, it works 😉

  13. Works fine from my end too. Thanks Nick!

    Awesome looking theme!

  14. when you put a image in a single post, it does not put it in the thumbnail.

  15. Wow 69mb this huge lol well some one servers going to be rounout of bandwidth soon hehehe

    • Yeah. The large file size is from all of the PSD files 🙂

      • I saw that you have renewed the download area , why not seperate the downloads in to the actual theme and psd files? But i love the theme man , a very pleasant surprise when i woke up this morning!

        offtopic: i would love to see an “under construction” theme! 🙂

  16. Nick,

    I like the Full Width notion. I’m not clear if that’s just for Pages or if it can also work for the blog. I prefer to show a large image (about 900 px) on my blog rather than have the user click a thumbnail and expand it

    • The full-width page template only works for pages I’m afraid.

      • Is there anyway at all to have the option of full width posts! You have helped me in the past on the Professional Theme. Please let me know. would really really make a major difference.


        • Harry, did you find anyway full width posts can be published in any of Nick themes? If so, would you share the fix with me?


  17. Are you using custom post types for the images?

    • No custom post types where used in this theme.

  18. Anybody else notice there is no “logo.psd” file in the Photoshop Files folder, contrary to what the readme says? A little confused….

  19. Downloaded and it’s really great and perfectly suit my current project! Great job Nick


  20. Nice! I was looking forward to this theme. Great work as usual!

  21. you keep outdoing yourself! great timing too 😉

  22. Excelent theme I love it
    Arrived at the right time for a new project!


  23. The gallery support video?

      • please describe how video can be used in plave of photos. or is there a theme of this nature to be used instead?

        thank you

  24. Awesome … clean, superb work! Thank You!

  25. As always a terrific job Nick.

    I might have a use for this one. Really gorgeous.


  26. Beautiful. I really like the choice for people to either see the lightbox image, or go to the full post. Great touch.

  27. Awesome!!! The only thing I wished y’all included was the option to have a single-column blog and having widgets in the footer. Would this be too difficult to customize on my own?

  28. Hi Nick

    Thats another stunning template. I use to do photography a lot. I think ill dig some of my old images out to use with this template 🙂

    I’d love to see a Adsense theme from your guys. The world is full of crude ugly adsense themes I know you could blow the others out of the water.

    What i mean is something like the famous xfactor designs but with a qaulity finnish. the struture would be the same but the polish would be there. Probably 20 mins of your time 🙂



  29. Great design as always!

    Two comments though.

    1. Gallery without next, previous button while on full image view is a bit pain in the ass.
    2. Viewing the demo on a 1280×1024 screen, it will seem nothing exist at the bottom unless you look at the scroll bar or accidentally scroll the page itself.

    Overall design is still great!

    • I am experiencing the same issue with no next/previous buttons on full image but it works apparently on their demo online. did you manage to sort it out? thanks

  30. Thanks Nick, this is awesome… already plugged this theme into my site!

  31. Nick, there’s no doubt about it: your design, fading effects, and shortcodes are beautiful, amazing things. But the way blog posts and comments are presented stay the same, theme after theme, dull with only very slight variations.

    What did I like about PersonalPress that differs from the other themes? The posts were each divided into their own little “frames”, their own little rounded rectangles. How can you go further with that in future themes? Focus on conserving space but still offering the same division of posts: eliminate the little thumbtack-string, remove the unnecessary borders and make the thumbnail + excerpt length shorter.

    Other things to note about PersonalPress’ blog posts that make it so remarkable: the title is *above* the thumbnail, allowing for a longer title and just making these more organized. The category, tags, author info is also at the bottom, not stuck between the title and the excerpt.

    Comment threading: same in every single theme and not improving. Let’s take a look at the amazing comment threading in eQuator ( THIS is what I’m looking for: every comment is outlined by a rectangle (Remember the posts divided by rounded rectangles in PersonalPress? Same principle here.) Avatars have a nice space for name and date underneath. Second-level nesting comments don’t just look exactly the same with a little indent. The avatars have been made smaller and moved to the right and the rectangle comments are nicely linked by that line.

    Same principle can be seen in InstantShift’s theme (, just without the nesting and that is, of course, the most important part. Still, at least their comments are also outlined by a box and have a bonus little triangle pointing towards the avatar.

    Get on top of your game. Continue making great designs. Just focus a bit more on making those designs great placeholders for content, blog post or comment-wise.

  32. Nick,

    You have outdone yourself on this theme! I absolutely LOVE it!


  33. Very nice as usual, but what would be really useful is the ability to navigate within a portfolio category, with some kind of slide show or way to go from one picture to the next. It is very tedious here to look at 20 pictures in a row, which is what is expected from an online portfolio. Maybe there’s a way to tweak the theme to do so ?

  34. As much as I like this, I’m still waiting for Glider. Any chance of a potential release timeframe for it?

  35. Great theme. Does it also do video like it does photos?

  36. Although I will use this theme, to echo what others have said, it would make a HUGE difference if gallery images were linked by previous/next buttons. Afterall, this is common all over the web with jquery and ajax, and our clients depend on smooth, quick browsing experience. Otherwise, what is the point of making a photography portfolio theme if it doesn’t conveniently serve its #1 purpose: to show off our photos efficiently. Hopefully this feature is added in the future.

    • I concur Jesse. Although a challenge to code (I bet) it be a great and needed feature.

    • has this been solved yet?
      my photos lack the next/previous buttons but the online demo has it…
      what do you advise?
      thank you very much.

      • If you need help, please open a post in the support forum and we will be happy to assist you.

      • You need to edit the gallery.php file. In there, you’ll see some code starting with <a class="fancybox zoom-icon" href="”

        Right after that add rel=”gallery” and you’re done!

        Hope this helps.

  37. WOW – Again a Kick ass design. You are too strong. it makes me cry !!! Best regards from france

  38. Hi
    I am REALLY struggling to figure out how to get the main home page featured slider thing working?

    • @Kevin.. you might use custom field = thumbnail.

      Make sure you picture is 960 x 465



      • an example code for slider?

        • Hi!
          My slide doesnt appear, i tried with pages, cateogories and excerpts and nothing!

          What can be?

          • Please open a thread in the support forum so that we can assist you.

  39. Does it also do video like it does photos?

  40. The gallery support videos?

  41. ET could really use a nice, versatile/customizable News/Magazine/Gaming theme. Something ideally for reviews…

  42. All of your themes are awesome!

  43. Reading the forums there are a few issues with this theme that I think are not being addressed too well. First is the obvious lack of a true gallery function with “next/previous” options. Second is the fact that to get optimum functionality you must enter pictures as a thumbnail custom field.

    This is a truly beautiful theme with some excellent features. An update that addressed the gallery and image functionality issues would push it to the top of the field.

    • as it is now, the theme looks better than it actually is – ignoring the featured thumbnail feature for the slide show and having to put it a custom thumbnail field is a no go for me. Moreover, the slider should be hidden until everything is loaded – this way it already runs a whole cycle before even all the images are loaded.

      The theme certainly needs some optimizations! Last but not least, it does not validate on W3C due to double use of the same element ID.

  44. The gallery/slider on the front page looks gorgeous. However, the text that appears is only up for a hot second. Not long enough to read. My expectation is that when I mouse over the image the text area would appear, giving me time to read it. And if I were interested, click-thru. As it stands, it ignores my mouse actions and cycles through.

    Is there a way (in the controls) to tell the the theme to pause? Otherwise, the fly-in text (though beautiful) is almost useless and even a detractor as it will frustrate users that are trying to read it.

  45. Very nice theme, congratulation.


  46. I would like to know it was possible to remove the “light” effect that runs throw the middle of the website. Thank you

  47. hi.. i’ve got a problem with the home slider images. i’m confuse to display my image. how to make it work ?

    • If you need help setting up the theme, please open a thread in the support forum so we can assist you.

  48. Visual Editor Disappeared !

    I’ve been working with this theme for 2 days and yesterday a part of my visual editor just disappeared.
    I’m using on wordpress 3.0.1.
    When I changed themes for wordpress default one – everything is working great. Then I’ve even decided reinstall wordpress for version 2.8.4 – same story. When I’ve activated Deep Focus theme there is only a part visual editor menu visible.

    here is a screenshot

    Also some of my pages disappeared. I can’t eve see them when I’m trying edit page content


    sorry for my bad english 🙂

    please respond ASAP
    Thank you !

  49. post update:
    Visual Editor Disappeared !

    Problem solved!!!
    Looks like “cform” plugin is messing up everything.
    Bad plugin ….bad….

    regards !

    • post update: Visual Editor Disappeared !

      Not solved…
      Problem is back. I’ve removed “cform” plugin and after 3 min everything is messed up again with Visual Editor. Part of visual editor menu is invisible.
      When I switch themes for wordpress default visual editor is working fine

      sorry for a mess, but I’m so confused with this problem…

  50. Dude, if these themes get any more stylish or slick looking, it’s going to melt my brain.

    Awesome job, once again!

  51. I really like this theme but 69 mb is very high 🙂 I’ll download 🙂

  52. I’m also having a prob with the slider image – I’ve tried the custom field thumbnail trick, but I’m getting no love – can someone please post an idiot proof tutorial.


    • We have a support forum where you are welcome to post your questions. We will be happy to assist you.

  53. I’m trying to install this theme on my blog will everything right over the thumbnails will not appear in the “cache” and has nothing that is not already creates the thumbnails 777 in both this folder “cache” folder as “themes” and ” DeepFocus “

    • Hey….

      How did u got images in Recent Gallery.

      I’m trying it from last 5-6 days. But, I’m not able to get pics over there.
      Is there some custom field code for that…??

    • Please submit your question to the member support forum so we can assist you.

  54. Hello,

    I have problems with the gallery.
    The thumb img shows wrong.

  55. Hey … this is another greatest themes …

  56. Hi….

    nice theme…..

    I installed it, working fine….

    But, nothing is appearing in Recent Work area….

    How to fix it…??

    • waiting for the reply…

      I need to launch my site

      • If you require assistance, please open a thread in the support forum so we can help you out.

  57. Hello,
    I see from the preview this skin is not compatible with IE 6. With mozilla and chrome works good, but in IE there are some issues with the transparancies.
    Best regards, you did a wonderful job !

  58. is not compatible with IE 6
    I change anything?
    css …

    • If you need help, please open a thread in the support forum and we will be happy to assist you.

  59. Dear Nick..

    I have installed DeepFocus theme on my wordpress site..It looks awesome,but im unable to configure the Slider on the Home page..its empty and the Recent Works thumbnail and other Thumbnails are empty..Canyou assist me on configuring?

    • If you need help, please open a thread in the support forum and we will assist you.

  60. Hey Nick!

    Could you use the photo portfolio page and show videos instead of photos? Thanks!

  61. i am new to all the coding and back end of websites and was wondering if someone could help me out. for some reason i no longer have a menu on my home page and the quote is no longer there. and also the learn more buttons dont say learn more anymore. if someone could help me out that would be awesome

  62. Hi,
    Anyone know which Gallery Plug in for DeepFocus Theme? it should be show as demo theme?

  63. Hi,

    I download the DeepFocus Theme and is really good. Congratulations.

    When you set the image box galery on the post, the shadow right and left you design with white layer and if I set up pictures and box appear white corners below. Could you please send me the two shadows with tranparency layer?




  64. Hello, does anyone know if there is a German manual for this theme – I´am trying and trying but it doesn´t run…

  65. hi,

    This is the second time that i would like to have a solution about:


    The layout is not transparent, Could you solutions this problem?

    I asked on 1st of january and nobody can do a solution. I pay for this theme and YOU dont have the properly support.

    Can you send me the images correctly please???

    Thanks nick

  66. Hi, this theme looks awesome!! really.

    I’m having an issue:
    on “recent works” section is showing the posts created for the top slider, how can I avoid that, I even excluded those posts categoty from bing shown but stills.

    Any help please

    • i have the same problem, could you get a solution?

  67. Hi, was just wondering if the backgrounds can be easily replaced with a single image instead of the 4 sections the way it is now?

  68. I Have a problem trying to find the thumbnails options in my posts, I tried changing the permitions to the cache folder, triing to find the screen option button that I read in a post but I didn´t see it. So I can´t up load pictures to the slider

    • If you need help, please open a thread in the support forum so that we can assist you.

  69. Is there any way to input the code in the featured.php in order for the images to self-size? It’s truly impossible for me to make all of my pictures 960×447. I have pictures that are landscape & portrait.

    Thank you!!!

    • hi, you solve the problem? i change the settings in the function.php for 960x600px but the image in the slider is 960×447.. why? thanks

  70. Having issues with Featured Slider only plugging in Thumbanils. Cant seem to find the setting to fix this… Need Help.

    Also cant find the font Dayflash that amtches for the logo. Cant find online.
    Need help. Sent email to support but have not heard back from you guys..

    • Where can i find the font used on the logo?

    • Hi,

      Can someone provide the link to download the Dayflash font?

      Much appreciated


  71. Hi, nick
    i have opened a thread in the support forum
    and not getting a place where i have to post my comment,,,,

    How to change home page picture and recent pictures in deep focus theme in word press.
    Please resolve my problem i m in big trouble .. please reply soon.

  72. Hi Nick,
    i have installed DeepFocus on WordPress 3.1.2 but i have a some problems.
    I can not exclude and assign category, from Epanel, in “Blog” and “Recent Works” section in Home Page.
    Do you mind to help me?

    Thanks in advanced

  73. hello

    yes, it’s nice but finally…a lot of disapointments. Really, it’s need a new release !! You have the problems list in the forum.

    Thank you

  74. Hello !!

    I have a little problem with the theme…
    On the home page, i can’t display just the excerpt for the “who i am” page ! If i write a lot of text, it’s horrible on the home page and if i write a little text, the “learn more” just display the same little text…

    If somebody can help me, i tried a lot of things in the parameters, …

    Cheers !


    • I’m having the same problem. Did you find a solution?

  75. Please let me how much does it cost to buy the DeepFocus theme and does it work with WordPress?

    Sorry for noob question, I am new to website.


  76. Hello, amazing theme but was wondering if their is an easy way to make my homepage full width also, if so how can i come across this? 😀

  77. I asked on 1st of january and nobody can do a solution. I pay for this theme and YOU dont have the properly support.

  78. How can I disable “Recent Works” Section

    • You can disable the “Recent Works” section by deleting the code for it in the editor.

      On the left sidebar in WordPress, in the “Appearance” section, select “Editor”

      On the right side under “Templates” select “home.php”

      Scroll towards the bottom of the page of code. About 11 lines from the bottom you will see:
      That is the last line of the code that you want to delete.

      Start with and highlight through to delete the whole section.

      This is what the whole section of code to delete looks like:

      <a href="” class=”readmore entergallery”>

      Then click, “Update File” and you’re all done.

      • apologies the code didn’t appear in my comment. the section you want to delete begins with the line that includes h3class recent works, and ends with the line that states: end portfolio-items

  79. please explain how to post video in place of photos in this theme. or is there a theme more suitable and comparable to this theme?

  80. Hi Nick, any chance that real photo albums will be added to the theme, just like the gallery?

    Would be awesome!
    I like this theme very much!


  81. Hi. Can I add any advertisments in the blog?

  82. The theme is wonderful.

    I am not able to see images in the slider. The URL does not have any image file in src. Please let me know how to add images that will be shown in the slider.
    I tied to insert images into the pages as well as posts and selected respected options but the images are not shown.

    Please tell me what the problem is.

  83. I have been thinking about using your theme for my site and giving it an update to the look, but there does not seem to be an easy way to use the slider on a home page when using page not post.

  84. hi, I didn’t see the custom filed, so can u help me?

    • Please open a thread in the support forums so that we can assist you.

  85. How can i change the number of images in gallery? There are 6 on 1 a page..

  86. Well I would like to know if there is a possibility of keeping the rotation in the featured slider at Home without stopping when we do a hover effects on that.

    I looked for for this settings into the Epanel but I find nothing! How do we change the stopping when we do a mouseover on DeepFocus featured images???

  87. Hi,

    bought the deep focus theme, and I really like it. However, the slider momentarily shows 2 slides when you land on the page, then everything is as normal. Any clues?

  88. how to change the “from this blog” text to “recent update”?

  89. Hi Nick, Great theme 🙂

    Is it possible to place a Facebook Like Box on the homepage?
    Maybe in one of the Content Areas?

  90. I have a problem, If you go to my website, you se on the “homepage” a title that says ” Om eva” = About Eva, but it shows all of the text? I just want it to show a glimt of the text, and if i press the “read more” button i should get to the “Om eva” Side, you understand my problem, I dont want to show all of the text in the homepage! PLEASE HELP!!

  91. Is it possible to add a client log in section to this theme?

  92. Hello,

    my problem is to create the more pages (page 1, page 2, etc…) that are in Portfolio page of the demo.

    I created a parent cathegory that I called “Gallery” and an child cathegory that I called Gallery_2011. I would like to have a button with the number of the pages and not the “Older” and “New” entries button.

    How can I do it? Should I to buy anything for to do it?
    I’m new of wordpress.

    Thank you very much in advance,
    best regards.

  93. BEAUTIFUL THEME. however, all my photos seem to get cropped off funny and not show the whole picture in a post. is there a correct size all these post photos should be in order to prevent this from happening. thanks

  94. Great site but have some problems.
    Images are not showing when open the homepage, portfolios, slider.
    Could not find a solution.
    What is the problem?

    • If you need help, please open a thread in our support forums so that our team can assist you.

  95. Any update on a link to the font for this theme?
    I suggest that you add a text file with links to the font used in the psd file for the logo and other unique font used. This would save you guys time and me too.
    Thanks for building fantastic themes

  96. How customizable is this theme? Will I be able to add my own background?

  97. Hi,

    Could you tell me where to find the font used in the logo, dayflash regular? Thanks so much


  98. an apparent glitch has arisen. Been using this theme for a few years now. My feature slider for some reason is only filling half the frame with my images. Any idea why?

    • If you need help, please open a ticket in our support forums so that our team can assist you.

    • If you need help with anything, please open a ticket in our Support Forums so that our team can assist you.

      • Hi Nick,
        3 years ago i’ve bought your Deepfocus template for a client of mine…I have placed some video’s on the site but all over sudden its not working anymore…Is there something changed in the template that its not working any longer?

        • If you need help with anything, please open a ticket in our support forums so that our team can assist you.

  99. I need to get out the font shadow. I need in my web clear text.
    Is it posible?

  100. Hi there, hope you can help! How can I place buttons at the bottom of the page below the gallery thumbnails like on the DeepFocus eg website? I have been attempting for ages, it is probably simple but please do help and advise!

  101. Great theme! Beautiful minimal design. Thank you!

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