Lucid, A Sleek New Magazine Theme

Posted on August 17, 2012 by in Theme Releases | 106 comments

Lucid, A Sleek New Magazine Theme
Lucid is a sleek new theme that avoids the feeling of clutter through the use of clean design elements and a strict grid. This magazine-style theme can display tons of content while still maintaining hierarchy and readability. Lucid is also fully responsive, meaning that the design will adapt to mobile phones and tablets for a more intuitive browsing experience. This theme builds off some of our previous and highly popular themes such as Aggregate, but brings to the table a fresh new style and some great new features.
Live DemoFeatures Info

Five Colors to Choose From

Lucid comes with five unique colorschemes to choose from. If orange is not for you, then try out the Blue, Green, Purple or Red options.

Fully Responsive Design

Lucid was built from the ground up to be responsive, meaning that it will adapt beautifully to devices of any size. The design changes, for example, when viewing your website on a smart phone to insure that the content is readable and navigation is intuitive. No longer will you need to zoom and scroll around to read the tiny text on your page.

Lucid is optimized for tablets as well. When you view the theme on your iPad, you will notice that the design conforms perfectly to the size of the screen in both portrait and landscape mode.

Ad Management

Any great magazine theme needs to have designated areas for advertisements. Lucid comes with optional 125×125, 468×60 and 728×90 banner spots. These are managed easily via the ePanel Theme Options page.

Sidebar Layout Options

Lucid comes with sidebar layout options for individual posts and pages. This allows you to choose whether you want to have your widgets placed to the left or the right of your main content.
I hope that everyone enjoys the new theme. I know that this one took a bit longer to release that usual, which was due to the fact that we had been working hard on the last two plugin releases. I hope that it was worth the wait! Let us know what you think πŸ™‚
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  1. Stunning! Menus are so fluid and the layout of the homepage is excellent. Can’t wait to get started on a project using this theme. Fabulous work, you can really see where the time has been spent producing this theme.

    • i was waiting for this from ages now πŸ™‚

    • Great job πŸ™‚

    • I could not agree more. I will be moving a couple of sites over to this one shortly.

    • this one is really beautiful

    • Lucid looks great and the features make it irresistible, but I think the menu is a bit to animated …

    • Wow! So excited by this! Looks amazing!

  2. Awesome Nick, as usualy. Going to test it right now πŸ™‚

  3. Beautiful as always. Thanks Nick!

    • Yeh Beautiful design Nick.

  4. Its beautiful πŸ™‚
    The color combination of orange+white+gray looks nice.

  5. Another Piece of Art. Respect.

    • What he said. Excellent!!

  6. Wow! So excited by this! Looks amazing!

  7. Happy it is finally here! Been waiting on this one. Looks great in the demo. Love almost everything about it. Can’t wait to work with it.

    Only tweaks I see making are losing the mouseover on the nav bars and adding just a little more line space on posts and pages. Might also try to get another row of category post lists on the home page. 6 would be more ideal.

    All in all, great stuff!

  8. This is the best theme released by ElegantThemes till date. Name itself is really cool…

  9. I like the simplicity of the theme and on the same time looks professional, i think that the information distribution is missing something for a magazine theme, beside of that it looks great.

  10. This is the most elegant!, already testing it! cheers

  11. It’s excellent… can wait to use on my next project !

  12. This is THE MOST beautiful theme in the market right now (according to my personal taste). I have been doing research for months.
    Lucid It is:
    *minimalist but sophisticated at the same time
    *easy to navigate
    Congratulations Nick! This theme is definitely an expression of your maturity as an artist/designer. Everything makes sense in Lucid, it’s all perfect.
    Big thank you! Here you have a grateful customer.

    • I’m with you on this, Elsa.

  13. Simply elegant! Stunning design! and Super fluid!

    by far the best theme under Elegant theme’s portfolio, and now I think $39 is even less for this alone, plus we’re getting additional 75 themes, Wow!

  14. As your fans Nick, I’m waiting for this theme and already have one new project for the theme!!
    Awesome theme!

  15. I’m all over this like Oprah on a baked ham.

  16. Looks really great. Downloading it now!

  17. As usual, a great elegant theme !
    Good job Elegant Team

  18. Another clean theme, Nick. Thanks.
    Looking forward examining all features.


  19. it is an awesome theme, very inspiring and innovative theme, good job elegantthemes.

  20. Just love it. Will use it immediately for several of my projects. Thank you ET Team, and Nick the most.

  21. awesome. πŸ™‚

  22. HI,

    allows the image size change in the blog on the settings?


  23. Great theme and the first one with the reponsive design Im going to use on one of my sites. It’s looking very stylish and yet due to the colours used it’s not boring but asking for attention.
    Definately worth the wait I’d say. Thank you!


    Dressing up my site in this right away….

    Nick, awesome work as always buddy. Well worth the wait!

  25. Yes, it took a little longer than usual but was definitely worth to wait πŸ™‚

    congratulations, I will change my theme now!

  26. Beautifully done! will give it a try very soon. Congrats

  27. FINALLY!

  28. This is your best theme yet Nick! I two love the menu’s!

  29. I’m really pleased with the look of this theme on my site. Somehow it seems easier to read the text than with Aggregate and the minimal colours work better.

    The larger thumbnails on the category listings work really well too, although I may have to update some posts to take advantage of the bigger thumbs.

    And it’s responsive to browser too … brilliant!

    I’ve already tweaked it slightly and there may be a few little bits here and there I might change, but otherwise I love it.

    Great work Nick!

  30. Another very good looking Theme. Thanks Elegant Themes!

  31. After long time finally a awesome is design is come, Great work ET πŸ™‚

  32. Thank you so much! Looks fantastic!

  33. Looks fabulous………

  34. OMG, what a beautiful theme. I can’t wait to download and install it πŸ˜‰ Great and stunning job nick

  35. Wow… very sweet. Thanks for renewed inspiration.

  36. On the logo, I’m pretty sure technology is missing an h.. Love the theme

  37. So excited! Already have it installed on my art blog/ site and active! I did a few CSS mods too- overall I just really love the design. I’m still making tweaks here and there. So simple, so clean- perfect match to what I was looking for!

    Thank you!

  38. Fudge YEAH!!!

    Great work Nick and ET team!!!


  39. Now we are talking NIck! Great job and we are fans!

  40. I love this theme and am currently using it on another website. It is absolutely perfect. I love that it is fully responsive and that everything works as it should right from the start. Great work and well worth the wait. Thanks Nick!

  41. I don’t like the design of the older themes… too much of all. But the new style (Flexible, Lucid) is just brilliant!

  42. AWESOME !!!!

    thta’s why i like elegant themes πŸ˜€

    keep firing guys πŸ˜€

  43. Great looking theme, but I believe that is the time to get some typography/font control in EPanel.

    In addition, for me is 960×360 slider obsolete. Not many people use high resolution images on websites. I always scaling images to featured image size. It would be better if there is some option to put some 640×360 slider and to get sidebar besides it. Or 630×360, if that’s Lucid’s left area width.

    And single posts image size of 630x210px is really awkward.

  44. Awesome design Nick, as usualy. Going to test it right now Thanks to hard work

  45. I loved the blog page template. It looks so clean and the menus are just awesome. The tabbed widget look really good.

  46. This is a fantastic, clean, simple magazine theme. I love the fluid menu and most of all the fact that it’s also responsive.

    Nice job! Keep them coming

  47. Me Gusta!!!!

    Excelente trabajo….

  48. Great possibility for customization with this theme

  49. This is really very good
    Strongly Appreciated!!!
    you are n fire.

  50. Ah yes! The theme IS great! too bad i dont have an upcoming project to use this on. I can’t wait!

  51. Totally worthy, the waiting, I mean. This theme is awesome. We are going to use it definetly.
    Thanks million for your work.

  52. Would be nice to have all the audio and video features available to each theme.

  53. Nice theme and also lucid wordpress theme is responsive.

  54. This theme looks very good.
    I will try now.

  55. Very Nice Themes,

  56. Hi Nick,
    Can you please help me. I’m trying to center align a 3 tiered pricing table in the modest theme. I’ve used which worked on the slideshow but not on the pricing table. I’ve googled it several times to try to find solutions but resorted to asking here. If you could guide me on how to do that I would be very grateful πŸ™‚

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

  57. Great theme, Nick

  58. Nice theme..

  59. I love this theme very much.
    very very nice.

    Thank you!!!

  60. Great theme. I downloaded and was opening the file and noticed that the font used was not detailed in my version of CS3.

    I also notice that the fonts used for all themes are not noted and you have to do a google search on the theme for the font used (that is if a person asks “What font did you use?” ).

    Maybe im out of line but I love the hard work and the final themes that are here at Elegant Themes and I would just like to have a posting placed either on the blog or someplace in the members area that gives the Theme Name and the Font used (with the link, if possible, to the font).

    Thanks in advance

  61. @Bowden – agreed – on that note has anyone found a Google Fonts Plugin that successfully overrides the theme fonts?
    The one I normally use “WP Google Fonts” by Adrian3 is obviously too early in the CSS order to take effect…

    I Agree – A Fonts pane for ePanel would just complete the magic!

  62. Excellent Nick, well worth the wait as usual! Keep up with the great work, you’re a theme wizard! πŸ™‚


  63. Wow this is one we can get excited about. Added it to ThemePassion which of course is also an Elegant Themes template.

  64. I am using this theme. I think Shortcode items were updated today. Is it right? When do I use the updated theme?

    • The changes are designs.

  65. Tempting! Now im thinking about switching theme, I might just stick with the Glow.

  66. Awesome WP responsive theme, I’ve just downloaded it to use, good job

  67. I
    how do I know the exact size of the image to add background?

  68. Looks really great, so clean and.. fresh πŸ™‚

  69. Very very nice theme. Colors and graphics really pop. The only thing I would mention is the top part of the site takes a lot of real estate and most people have to scroll down a significant amount in order to view the content of the page they are on. Other than that the site is excellent, especially on mobile.

  70. Hi
    I love your themes and I’m using Lucid for with but I am having a hard time with Amazon Ads and banners.I cant get any of my ads or banners to work with this theme please help me


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

  71. Great wordpress theme! I will try it in one of my blog. I hope that I will surprise my visitors. Thanks a lot!

  72. Hi

    I tried to upload/ install Lucid and got this:

    Fatal error: Call to undefined method WP_Query::is_main_query() in /homepages/34/d405207479/htdocs/app420263102/wp-content/themes/Lucid/functions.php on line 204

    Never happened with any other Elegant Themes.

    • Are you using the latest version of WordPress? Be sure to always keep WP up to date.

  73. Hi, very good work but i even if i have a 4.8″ smartphone with 1280×720 resolution i cant see the widget side bar and that is really bad. With a tablet 7″ 1024×600 i can see it perfectly. This means that i ll never be able to see the widget area with my smartphone?

  74. Absolutely beautiful. I need a project for this theme. Not just the theme though, some of your logo design and colours are top notch. I’ll have to open another sexshop or sex blog to use it….

  75. Is there a way to remove the featured images from showing at all? I’ve removed them from individual posts and pages via epanel, but can’t get them to stop showing up as empty boxes on the blog page. Please help!

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

    • I have the same problem… I dont want to use Featured image. It shows an ugly box with border in blog view (Menu Category) !

  76. Please send a link to step by step directions on how to actually use the slider on the front page. maybe I am missing a simple step, but I did all I instructed to do to “set it up” but nothing I have done shows me how to actually use and activate the thing! The homepage slider does not show up at all. I spent hours adding images all over the place but still no slider!! I use crazy short codes that do everything else but add the simple slider to the home page. this is very tiresome

    • If you could please open a thread in our support forum our team would be happy to assist you with any problems yuo are having.

  77. Splendid job, this one is truly awesome.

  78. i want to purchase theme & please suggest how much i want to pay for single theme(Lupid)

  79. We will be using this theme shortly very excited. Such a clean look!
    and more at here

  80. Hi, like this theme. It’s clear, easy to use and flexible. I customized Lucid for my website.

  81. This theme is gorgeous! My client did not choose it, however, because he felt the font for the “topic menu” bar looked ‘pixelated’. He also felt that the letters did not stand out enough with the colored background bars behind them. He found them difficult to read.

    I was so bummed because I love, love, love everything else about the design. Maybe an update will come soon?

  82. On the logo/banner what is the dimensions of it that we can use?
    I want to get a custom banner made for a site — but want to know the exact dimensions for it..


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