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Lucidus is a minimalist photography theme for WordPress that transforms your site into a visually-stimulating canvas of cleanly layered (parallax) images and content.

Meticulously designed with simplicity in mind, Lucidus displays your content with no distractions. Lucidus features opinionated post format designs, so that all types of content capture your viewers’ attention in unique ways. The home page includes an optional header video or image, which is displayed in a large featured section with your site title and tagline. Upload a custom video, link one from YouTube, upload your own image, or use one of the five beautiful default header photographs packaged with Lucidus.

Lucidus also integrates with Jetpack, offering numerous additional features including infinite scroll and extra widgets. Lucidus displays full-screen imagery on any size screen, ensuring that your content shines on any device.

Lucidus emphasizes images and other content through a simple and unique design, providing an unforgettable experience that your visitors are sure to enjoy.

Theme Options & Features

The following options are available for Lucidus with live preview in the customizer:

  • Custom header video or image.
  • Accent color picker.
  • One menu location, which supports submenus several levels deep.
  • One widget area, in the footer, which displays in one, two, or three columns depending on the screen width.
  • Default featured image option for posts that don’t have images.
  • Custom copyright name field.
  • Show or hide “Proudly powered by WordPress”.
  • Show or hide theme information display.

Additional features of Lucidus:

  • Fluid full-screen design.
  • Large featured images with layered parallax effect.
  • Certain text-oriented content is displayed in multiple columns to improve readability on larger devices.
  • Fully responsive design that looks great on any device.
  • Post formats: aside, image, gallery, video, audio, quote. Each post format features a unique layout on blog and archive pages.
  • Custom styling for galleries, audio and video players, and playlists.
  • Ability to view full-sized versions of featured images.

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How do I contact support?

If you need help with the product, please contact the shop owner by visiting their shop profile and sending them a message. For anything else (licensing, billing, etc), please visit our Help Center.

How are images featured in Lucidus?

The featured image should be set up using the featured image option on individual posts and pages rather than inserting the image into the content editor. If desired, you may also put images in the post content in addition to the featured image or gallery. If no featured image is set, Lucidus will automatically search through your post content for an image to feature. If there are no images there, the fallback image (configurable in the Customizer) will be used as needed.

Why are featured images small or blurry?

If your featured images are displaying blurry, try activating the Jetpack plugin's photon module. Also make sure that the uploaded image is at least 1600x900 pixels. You can also use the "regenerate thumbnails" plugin to ensure that WordPress has generated the appropriate image sizes.

Slow Loading, Featured Image Sizes, and Retina Support

After extensive testing, featured image display had been optimized to maximize image quality while minimizing loading time. Images are automatically sized to 1600x900 pixels on upload and the full size image is available when users click the full sized image button, giving visitors access to higher quality versions. Even with this optimization, users on slower internet connections may experience unavoidable delay in images loading for certain posts. Because Lucidus is extremely image-oriented, your site may take some time to load, but the results are definitely worth the wait!

Can I install this theme on my hosted site?

No, this theme can only be installed on your own self-hosted WordPress site.