New Theme: Lumin

Posted on December 8, 2009 by in Theme Additions | 83 comments

New Theme: Lumin

My newest theme, Lumin, has been completed today. Lumin is a sleek and professional gallery-style theme that makes handling your own online portfolio a breeze. While it is a page-based layout, you can have post-driven “blog” and “gallery” sections as well. To learn more feel free to browse the Features Page, or test out the theme yourself in the Live Demo.

The blog and gallery sections are given their own link in the header, and also adopt a unique post layout that delivers their content in a more intuitive manner. While the Blog sections retains a traditional post layout, the gallery section is image based, and includes some fancy jQuery effects to enhance the experience. To set up these sections all you need to do is pick a category (or categories) Β to use for each section. The rest is handled automatically.

You will also notice the Lumin comes with all the great functions that you have become accustomed to, including the ePanel theme options page and complete localization. Lumin comes in three different color schemes, including Blue, Green and Brown.

Let me know what you think of the design, I appreciate your input!

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  1. Great theme. πŸ™‚

    • VERY NICE definitely great. Definitely inspired by Glo, but I don’t blame em’ I’m more interested in the first featured pic in the featured section though. I never seen that site theme…is it modified? Orrrrr….?

      • It’s an upcoming theme. Stop by the ElegantThemes twitter/facebook page for some sneak peeks!

        • Hi Nick,
          when will you release the e-commerce themes?
          I really needed a themes that support wp-ecommerce.

        • how can I embed videos in the slider?

  2. I like it. Nice theme. Lots of javascript features and small lovely graphic details.

    The “textured” background is perfect and so is the space you left all around.

    Thanks for this nice theme.
    Once again.

  3. I really like how the portfolio page works. Nice job on this theme!

  4. Perfect! Clean and Excellent! My site showcasing now! Good Luck πŸ˜‰ Thanks.

  5. Awesome, very elegant!

  6. Looks great πŸ™‚ now I’m looking forward to your hand-drawn theme!

  7. looks perfect, well done nick. can wait to try this theme

    • I hope it works out well for you πŸ™‚

  8. I like it. Awesome Theme

    This theme need some plugins?

    When is eStore coming out?

    • The theme does not require any plugins, however, it is ready to be used with wp page navi. eStore doesn’t have a set release date at the moment, sorry!

  9. Pretty Slick theme. Great stuff as always.

  10. I’m Browsing the Demo Now and wow its so cool

    Also the AJax with search is super cool :-p

    Can’t Wait To Publish it on my site

  11. can we see any three column any time soon?

    • I don’t have any 3-column themes planned at the moment, however, I will certainly consider creating one in the future. Thanks for the suggestion!

  12. Beautiful job Nick. This is a sensational theme. Look forward to trying it asap.

  13. Excellent work. Thank you!!!

  14. Awesome-o job-o =D
    I really love it and I was looking for a good looking portfolio theme as well.

  15. Beautiful theme.

    I did notice a problem with the support docs though. They say eNews instead of Lumin.

    • Thanks, I fixed the problem.

  16. INCREDIBLE!!! Loving the new theme, I have an idea to use it already =]

    Thank you for offering such great value!


  17. Awesome, very nice details… I’m already thinking in a “restyle” to use as my personal blog πŸ™‚

    By the way, I’ve already done some localizations into Spanish (es_ES), so you can add it to your themes download.

    Cheers from Valencia!

    • Great, I am sure others would appreciate the Spanish translations. You can just send them to me via email.

  18. You always impress me Nick. Nice design and programing. Can’t wait for eStore.

  19. Wonderful job Nick! I’ll be using this for the photoblog section of my blog in the coming weeks.

    And as the guy above said, even I am waiting for eSTORE. Already got a project waiting for the estore theme. Get it quick man πŸ™‚

  20. Hey man!

    Will you give us any Christmas theme or any Cristmas version of any of your themes?

    Thanks by your support and dedication!

    Blessings from Costa Rica!

    Adrian Gutierrez

    • I don’t think I have time to create any Christmas themes this year, but perhaps next year when I have more time to plan ahead.

  21. Can Lumin handle video natively? If so, In what areas of the theme? I’m hoping to embed flash video from other sources.

  22. what the story with the “on the go” theme that is featured in the product page in this theme? is this something you are working on? it looks sexy.

    • Looks great Erica, I am glad you are enjoying the theme!

      • Thank you Nick πŸ™‚ I really am enjoying all the options in Lumina. You keep outdoing yourself! Your good clean code, options, and the themes you make are what keep me and others coming back!

  23. I never spent so much time looking for new themes as I have this year – it very often consumes my time ( probably when I should be doing other things )..

    Lumin has a nice professionalism to it – I like it!

  24. This theme is very beautiful. I like it and I would like to use it on my blog. But it is very resource-intensive. Contains a lot of files. It would be nice if you have done anything to optimize if possible.

    Some files are used in the subject but not in a folder of images.

    • The majorioty of the file size of the ZIP comes from the PSD files, which are not used in the theme itself. Is that what you mean by “Some files are used in the subject but not in a folder of images” ?

  25. Great new theme. My only suggestion would have been to add an area underneath the image section on a portfolio page to add a URL relevant to the project – if the website was being used as a portfolio of web design.

    Easily added in, none the less.

  26. Wow.. I will definitely switch for this one from PureType for my portfolio site.

    I like everything EXCEPT for preview when you hover on the portfolio icon, the far right are hidden behind the browser frame, although h-scrollbar is there but you can’t scroll it.

    I might have to disable this hover or (if i could) make it appear inside the frame.

    Apart from that, I really love your work!!

  27. I’d be happy if some of the new themes would look good without compulsory images in posts. I really use my blog to write, not to show off some pictures. And it feels cumbersome to search for some generic pictures over net every time I want to write some text in my blog, I hope you understand that

  28. Hi,

    I’m researching becoming a virtual assistant for realtors. I was in the business of real estate previously, but wish to change direction. I found your site on a resources page for VA’s. I’m wondering if I can use your templates with a system like Point 2. Here is an example Also, since I’m going to need to create a web site for my new service, I was thinking I would put a simple one together, say from Go-Daddy. (I have no HTML experience). Would I be able to use your products to spruce up a site like they provide? Any other suggestions of how I might use your lovely templates and create my own site…simply…very, simply.

    Thank you for your time.


    Tricia Perkey

  29. Beautiful!
    A little heavy on the CPU side, or is it my impression?
    Anyway, love the elegance and the overall clean look
    Thnx for this

  30. Hey nick – Not the best place for this – so move as needed…

    I’m looking to join, just in the interests of time…which theme should I work with first if I want my blog to have much of the look and functionality of YOUR blog (which I like quite a bit – simple and clean)

    Also – I know widgets can be added to the side bars – is it possible to add in custom code, badges, etc there as well?

  31. Very slick theme! The project tool tips are cool.

  32. w00t, nice theme.
    I am planning to catalog my books. I am not satisfied with the options of shelfari, goodreads or librarything, so this portfolio part can be changed into a book covers part …
    How flexible is the portfolio.. are the thumbnails autocreated or can the aspect ratio/size easily be altered …


  33. Nice colour and background, looks very elegant. Can i change background layout?

  34. Beautiful theme πŸ™‚
    I’m using it on my website.

    Kind regards, Maria

  35. Hey. Great theme, really.
    I do have a question though. On single pages my images show up in a 185×185 format, not like on your live preview. How can i change that? Thanks.

  36. I ve got problem…

    This is in Support Docs:

    6. How do I create my Gallery/Portfolio section?

    Designating a Gallery category in Lumin is simple. Open the Appearances > Lumin Theme Options page in wp-admin and then navigation to the General Settings > General tab (this is the default tab displayed when you load the page). Locate the Projects Category dropdown menu and choose one from the list. The category you choose will become your “Gallery” category. It will assume the gallery style post layout, and a link to the gallery category will be added to the navigation bar.

    But, when I want to change project category there is not Gallery there is just Uncategorized. There isn t nothing else…
    Please help me

    • If you have any questions or concerns please open a thread on the support forum and we will assist you.

  37. wooohoo, I really like this theme
    nice work nick

  38. Very beatyful Theme!

    But how to upload Pictures correctly? i set a picture in a post and when i open it out from the Gallery it will be twice (one time with the lightbox effect and boarder and underneath the other is normaly putted in without effect)in the post. sorry for my bad english, i hope you understand what i mean.


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

  39. I like elegant all your theme is easy to use and very cheap

  40. Hi Nick,

    i would like to purchase this theme, today i registered on paypal and when i try to submit my payment in the registration on elegantthemes they want a credit card and i dont have credit card. only a bank account here in germany.

    how can we solve the problem?


  41. Ohh my god, excellent work. Congrats πŸ™‚

  42. Hi Nick,

    I’ve translated Lumin to Brazilian Portuguese (files can be found here).

    Nice work. Congratulations.

  43. Hi! Theme is great!
    But I can’t find information how to add a few Thumbnails to the one post? If it’s possible?
    Thank you!

  44. Is there a way to put the title over the post picture on the homepage?

  45. I love this theme, but I would like to know when you’ll release e-commerce themes ? I check your blog every day πŸ˜‰

  46. Hello, I want to buy Lumin Theme, but I want mor images inner the post, when I click in portfolio, I see a lot of Pictures/post, thats ok, but when I click in a work, only is one picture, I want to use a gallery there.
    Can I width this theme?

  47. Hi,

    Love the theme, but the front page seems to load slowly at times. I’ve double checked a few other sites with the theme, and they do it too. Any suggestions on how to make it load faster? I’ve already made my pics as compact as possible. It appears to be the rotating feature display at the top – it’s always the last to load.

    Thanks for you help!

  48. Hey i want to know if it’s possible to have more than 1 category that is set as “Projects” page.. i want to have 2 page with gallery, (Web Design and Print Design) is this possible?? Thanks a lot !

  49. Like a glow πŸ™‚

  50. I think you are the best themes maker…

  51. i am in love with this theme πŸ™‚ really an amwuzing work!

  52. Your Wp themes has esteticas and beauty ..

  53. I am looking to embed vimeo videos on the slider, instead of images, where I have to search for the codes

  54. Love the layout! I would like to brighten it up a bit by removing the tiled section and replacing it with a pure white background. How might I do this? Alternatively, if you have a white variation instead of just the 3 options blue, green, and red, that would be perfect!!

  55. I really want to get the search bar off of my header on the site. I tried deleting the files in the editor – but it didn’t get rid of them.


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