Vistalicious WordPress Theme Released

By Daniel Scocco

This is one of my favorite WordPress Themes so far. Vistalicious is a clean theme with two columns and a green flavored background. It is advertising ready and easily customizable.

Here are all the features of the theme:

  • About Section: On the right side of the header you have space to write a brief description of the website, or to promote a specific section with a link to it.
  • Subscription Section: The theme comes with a custom image to encourage visitors to subscribe to your RSS feed. It should be easy to insert an email subscription form there as well.
  • Advertising Ready: The theme already comes with a 300×250 spot on the sidebar (compatible with Google AdSense). Additionally, there is a readme file with a code for people that want to use 125×125 ad buttons.
  • Search Engine Optimization: All the title and meta tags are already optimized for search engines. Secondly, the category and archive pages will only display post excerpts to avoid duplicate content penalties.

If you find any problems while installing the theme, or if you have any suggestions, just let us know on the comments section below.

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70 Responses to “Vistalicious WordPress Theme Released”

  • free

    i like this theme ,thanks for shared!

  • DailyEcoTips

    That’s a refreshingly clean design. The simple background around the RSS icon is perfect for customising the subscription options rather than having to worry about matching gradient backgrounds. The only thing I don’t like is that it doesn’t appear to support 3 column layout.

  • gabriel

    Is it xtml or html customizable ??

  • Daniel Scocco

    @DailyEcoTips, yeah right now you just have a 2 columns layout. We could try to do a 3-column version in the future though.

  • Daniel Scocco

    @Gabriel, xhtml.

  • Eli

    That actually looks really quite good! I’m sure it will be popular 🙂

  • Virtual Impax

    OUTSTANDING!!! It really is very, very clean and slick! Just an FYI – the buttons at the top “break” if the title is too long.

    I shortened my page titles to make it work, that’s how great this is! Thanks!!!

  • Young

    I am just here to say that it is a great free wordpress themes!

  • DeBlog

    Thanks. Already running on my blog 🙂 Although I wanted to pus some adsense instead of the header description, and Firefox did’t show it right. But it’s ok

    And it took me some time to figure out that I should edit home.php along with index.php

  • Matt

    Nice and simple. I like it.

  • Ultimate Blogging Experiment

    Awesome theme. Might use it and customize it myself.

  • Daniel Scocco

    @Deblog, yeah you need to tweak it a bit to put AdSense on the header, but it is totally possible also.

  • Shoto Azikuri

    Thank you for free nice theme.

    If you make tutorial how to creat wordpress theme i will be very happy

  • Ultimate Blogging Experiment

    Do you have a psd file especially the Subscribe to rss feed Image? Also maybe add a banner next to the logo.? Thanks.

  • Daniel Scocco

    @Ultimate Blogging Experiment, email me and I will send you the psd.

  • SEO Genius

    I really like the theme that might even be used for my new WP blog 🙂

    Thanks Daniel.

  • Craig

    Thanks. I receive your rss feed daily after I found dailyblogs about a month ago. Installed WordPress just for another thing to play around with. After install I was stuck at what theme to have(takes longer to find one than install) this one ideal. Very nice.

  • Susan

    I love the colors and the navigation buttons. 🙂

  • Nick

    its not bad.. Thought I don’t care for the color that much.. But I don’t mind the overall design of it.

  • 100kjob

    Very nice, although havn’t tried it out, I think the column for category might be a little bit too wide.

  • Patrick Pete

    I have downloaded the them for my blog and I love it. I am working on getting my logo in place in the header. I’m doing a little boning up on CSS. I will post once I finish, in case someone else needs the help.

  • Fizfaz

    Another nice design. Very refreshing. I like it. Thanks.

  • Tim

    Very nice theme! However, the end product is left justified instead of centered. I have not yet figured out how to center the sidebar and posts properly.

  • jessie

    I have downloaded the zip file and will try this in my new sites. I think it’s really cool, clean and easy to tweak. TY!

  • Tim

    I’m stuck. The theme is left justified and I cannot get it to center. Any suggestions?

  • BlogBucks

    I like this theme 😀

  • Nice Templates

    hey, so nice theme

  • avtorentacar

    Good theme

  • Ryan McMillan

    Awesome theme, thanks! Got it up and running on my blog right now.

    Thanks again for creating these WordPress Themes, they are really great themes.

    You’ve got an RSS Subscriber for life!

    Talk soon,
    Ryan McMillan

  • Daniel Scocco

    @Tim, I don’t get what you mean by center the theme. You mean the text on the content column?

  • Tim

    @Daniel Scocco When I refresh the page, the theme graphics are centered justified, but when the page completes the load the whole theme is left justified. For reference, look at the screenshot at the top. For me, it looks exactly like the screenshot, but the whole theme is pushed to the left side of the screen.

  • Patrick K. O’Brien

    Nice looking theme, although I am partial to the Thesis Theme.

    Joost de Valk has a great post on 10 things you should look for in a perfect WordPress theme:

    Anyone looking for a WordPress theme should read that post. And he told me he has a review of Thesis in the works, so look for that when it comes out as well.

  • youtube

    Do you have a psd file especially the Subscribe to rss feed Image? Also maybe add a banner next to the logo.? Thanks.

  • Jack

    Hi Dan, how do we remove the blog name and description from th top to put an actual logo ?

    Thank you

  • Daniel Scocco

    @Youtube, nope sorry.

    @Jack, open the header.php, locate the code that calls the logo, remove it, and put your

  • aliun

    Hi Daniel. First of all, your theme is awesome. By the way, I have one problem. When I insert picture by using . The picture doesn’t align same level as text. Appreciate if you help me how to fix this problem. thank you

  • Hugh


    Few days ago I changed my theme to Vistalicious. By the way great theme and does What I was looking for a while pages are visible up with the theme)

    My question is regarding advertising section. I was abel to change the image and would like to know where can I insert the url link, so when you click at the image it will take you to the advertising website. Thank you

  • Bob

    Hi Daniel… excellent theme, loving it!!!

    Can I ask how you can EXCLUDE a page from showing?

    I would normally adapt wp_list_pages()

    But I can’t for the life of me find the location of your alternative.

  • Bob

    Oh and I forgot to ask why can you only click on the bottom 20% of any link in the header when using FireFox?


    Stay Frosty!

  • Robert Brand

    Looks great, but I get:

    Call to undefined function: the_search_query() in /var/virtual/web/w1690/html/blog/wp-content/themes/vistalicious/searchform.php on line 3

    Why is it failing?

  • Matt Strange

    Awesome, the colours remind me of that lorelle site.. thumbs up

  • Andy H

    Hi there,

    Just getting into WordPress and I’ve managed to get it loaded and to download the fabalicious Vistalicious theme. Only problem is I’m not clued up enough to change the header section. I’ve managed to edit the text that says “Welcome to Vistalicious”. The bit that I’m struggling with is the “WordPress 2.6.2 Blog” bit. I can’t find it written in the “header.php” file and I read the post you put in reply to Jack’s similar (if not same) request and I can’t find any reference to “logo” either.

    Can you help as it’s the only thing stopping me from adding the whole thing to my live website.

    Thanks muchly

    Andy H

  • Girissh


    How do I customise the header of this theme. I need to add an image to the header.

    And how to edit the blog description that is on the top right which starts ” Welcome to Vistalicious……………”

    Please write to me at resume2win-at-mail-dot-com

  • josh

    Whenever I add a link into the “welcome message” part of the header, it is not clickable in Firefox. Works fine in IE, but you can’t click it in Firefox. Any suggestions?

  • Jose

    Hey, reporting a bug:

    When inserting an image in a post thru the WP control panel and addind caption the image wont align correctly.


    Thanks for the theme

  • Jose

    Hey its me double posting XD!

    Theme Author/ Anybody Else:

    you can solve the caption bug by adding these lines to your CSS style.css file: (add them at the end to avoid overriding of other declarations)

    .wp-caption{/*Added for correct display of images with caption*/
    padding: 5px 20px 0px 5px;
    color: #000;

    .wp-caption-text{/*Added for correct display of captions on images with caption*/
    font-style: italic;
    font-size: 12px;

    Add CSS as necesary to adapt it to your needs

  • Craig

    I don’t get it. I installed wordpress and this theme to mange a newsletter better. But the feed links are all feed:hxxp:// and don’t work…hxxp:// does though.

    I put the feed into feedburner setting. Any idea what i doing wrong?

  • aguitta

    Love the theme!.
    I would like ot change the page link for home, I’m not sure as to how to go about that. Its very simple, I think, basically I want the page link on the header to say something else, everything else stays the same.
    Any Ideas?.
    THank you.

  • Craig

    header.php. around line 69. where it says get option home put your URL in there

  • Steve

    I also see no reference to the logo in header.php. anyone know how to add the logo?

  • Craig

    Thats because there is no logo. You could probably change the code sitename and sitedesc to logo image…just above

  • Craig

    oops didn’t show up…anyway around line 27

  • vlaks

    Hi Guys

    Great theme

    One question, though in the page nav, I want the page to be available via a link elsewhere in the site, but not in the main nav.

    This is for a poll in the sidebar and I have to create a poll archive which is a page to view all the results, but do not want it visible in the as an option in the main nav.

    Where do I hide the link, and I guess how? Is there some sort of exclude php command I can use?

    Thanks in advance

  • peter

    nice themes for post product online

  • vlaks


    Great Theme folks!

    But how can I change the order of the main navigation at the top, is it ordered by id, date or simply alphabetically.

    I guess if you cannot change the order then maybe you could add that in a future version of the theme.

  • Kathryn

    Love this theme.
    Having problems with viewing the navigation links in Firefox and IE
    Navigation links showed up OK; but then I modified the header.php file as indicated in the Readme as I only wanted a subset of the pages to display. Before the edit, the links in Firefox and IE displayed same as in Safari.

    Now – only when I view the pages in Safari do they look correct.
    Any suggestions as to why?

  • Tony

    I guys. Love the theme although I’ve cut it back fairly substantially as I am using it for a web site only and not a blog.

    I have the same question as asked by two previous responses.

    1. As asked by josh on January 8th, 2009 – I can’t get a link in the “welcome message” part of the header, to be clickable in Firefox. Works fine in IE, but you can’t click it in Firefox. Any suggestions?

    2. As asked by vlaks on February 11th, 2009 – I also love the way the menu system works, but would like to exclude some pages. I looked at using the standard “exclude” command without success. I don’t want to rip out the menu entirely as outlined in your read me file, just exclude a couple of pages. Any suggestions?

    Thanks again for a great theme and I look forward to hearing from you.

  • Darrel Hestdalen

    How do I add a URL to the upper right header Learn about us?

  • Adithya

    How do you change the background color in this theme? It currently sports the gradient based green background, how do you change it something else. A custom background I mean?

    Thanks all. . . . . .

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