Clean Portfolio

Clean Portfolio – A Free Portfolio WordPress Theme specially designed to unleash the creativity in you. Clean Portfolio is super clean and represents simplicity and clarity. It is completely responsive, minimalistic and provides you with crucial features that is needed to create an elegant-looking website of any kind. Its vast range of features make it easier for the creative people like photographers, bloggers, designers, illustrators and more to showcase their experience and expertise to the world in large. Clean Portfolio comes with features fit for promoting products and services, ability to create a professional portfolio, social media integration, eCommerce support, and much more. This free multipurpose portfolio WordPress theme ensures your website is simple, clean and user-friendly no matter what kind your website is. Clean Portfolio is impressive, aesthetically pleasing, and simple, yet feature-rich multipurpose WordPress theme that will put your work on the limelight. The theme fits perfectly for any kind of website, be it a blog, eCommerce store, portfolio, or a corporate website.

Features in Clean Portfolio Free Version

  1. Responsive Design
  2. Site Identity: Option to add/edit Custom Logo, option to enable/disable logo
  3. Colors: Option to change Header Text Color and Background Color
  4. Header Media: Option to add Custom Header Video or embed video from Youtube, display/hide Header Image
  5. Background Image: Option to add Background Image
  6. Menus: Option to use Primary and Social Menu
  7. Header Media Option: Option to change Header Media Text
  8. Layout Options:
    1. Site Layout : Select from Full width or Boxed layout
    2. Singular Content Layout: Singular Content Layout is for singular Post Types like Post,Page.Option to choose from 1. Left Sidebar(Primary Sidebar,Content) and 2. No Sidebar
  9. Breadcrumb: Option to enable/disable Breadcrumb
  10. Excerpt Options: Option to change Excerpt Length and Read More Text
  11. Homepage/Frontpage Options: Select option to show post from selective category
  12. Pagination Options: Option to choose Pagination type from Default(Older Posts/Newer Posts), Numeric, Infinite Scroll (Scroll)
  13. Scrollup Options: Option to enable/disable Scroll Up
  14. Hero Content: Option to select Page as Hero Content
  15. Additional CSS: Option to add your own CSS style to change the design as per you need
  16. Widget Areas: 4 widgetized (Sidebar) areas that are 1. Sidebar, 2. Footer Area One, 3. Footer Area Two and 4. Footer Area Three
  17. Header Media Option: Option to change Header Media Text
  18. Content Types: To get content types you can use Essential Content Type.
  19. Essential Content Type: You can get following option if you use Essential Content Type plugin
    1. Custom Content Type
      1. Portfolio
      2. Testimonials
      3. Featured Content
      4. Services

Additional Features in Clean Portfolio Pro

  1. Widget Areas: Additional 10 sidebars which makes total of 14 widgetized (Sidebar), they are 1. Sidebar, 2. Footer One, 3. Footer Two, 4. Footer Three, 5. Footer Four, 6. WooCommerce Sidebar, 7. 404 Page Not Found Content, 8. Optional Homepage Sidebar, 9. Optional Archive Sidebar, 10. Optional Page Sidebar, 11. Optional Post Sidebar, 12. Optional Sidebar One, 13. Optional Sidebar Two and 14. Optional Sidebar Three
  2. Font Family Options: Option to choose from 1.Default Font Family, 2. Site Title Font Family, 3. Site Tagline Font Family, 4. Headings Tags from h1 to h6 Font Family, 5. Content Title Font Family, 6. Content Body Font Family
  3. Footer Editor Options: Option to add Footer content
  4. Header Media Option: Option to change Header Media Text
  5. Option to Change Latest Post Title in Homepage/Frontpage
  6. Layout Options:
    1. Site Layout: Option to choose from 1. Boxed and 2. Full Width
    2. Singular Content Layout: This layout is for Singular Post Types like Post, Page Option to choose from, additional 2 option which makes total of 4 options, they are: 1. Primary Sidebar, Content, 2. Content,Primary Sidebar, 3. No Sidebar and 4. No Sidebar(Full Width)
    3. Homepage/Archive Layout Layout for Blog/Archive Pages
    4. Archive Column Layout
      Column layout for archive Content. Option to choose from 2 columns, 3 columns and 4 columns.
    5. WooCommerce Layout: This layout is for WooCommerce Pages, option to choose from 1. Primary Sidebar, Content, 2. Content,Primary Sidebar, 3. No Sidebar and 4. No Sidebar(Full Width)
  7. Portfolio :Option to enable/disable Portfolio in Homepage/Frontpage and
    entire site, layout options and option to choose content from Post, Page, Category, image and custom Post type (requires Essential Content Type Plugin ).
  8. Services: Option to enable/disable Services in Homepage/Frontpage and
    entire site. Select content type as Post, Page, Category, Image and Custom Post Type (requires Essential Content Type Plugin ).
  9. Testimonials : Option to enable/disable Testimonials in Homepage/Frontpage and
    entire site. Select content type as Post, Page, Category, Image and Custom Post Type (requires Essential Content Type Plugin ). Option to select layout for testimonials.
  10. Comment Options: Option to enable/disable comments, notes and website field
  11. Update Notifier: Option to enable/disable update notifications
  12. Hero Content Options: Additional 3 options to select they are: Post, Category or Image as Hero Content
  13. WooCommerce Options: Option to enable/disable Zoom, Lightbox and Slider effects for WooCommerce Product Gallery
  14. Featured Content: Option to choose 5 different featured content types: i. Post, ii. Page, iii. Category iv. Image and V.Custom Post Type, Option to enable/disable featured content on Homepage/Frontpage or entire site, option to select Featured Content layout from 2 columns,3 columns or 4 columns, edit Featured Content Title and Sub Title
  15. Featured Slider: Option to chohose 4 different featured slider types: i. Post, ii. Page, iii. Category and iv. Image, Option to enable/disable featured content on Homepage/FrontPage or entire site , option to select Transition Effect, Transition Delay and Transition Length of slides and option to highlight your featured pages in slider
  16. Reset all settings: Option to reset all the setting to default
  17. Widgets: Additional 11 widgets which makes total of 14 Widgets to choose from, they are: 1. CT:About, 2.CT:Advertisement Codes, 3. CT:Advertisement Images, 4.CT:Featured Embeds,5. CT:Featured Images, 6. CT:Featured Pages, 7. CT:Featured Posts, 8.CT:Gallery Images, 9. CT:Gallery Pages, 10. CT:Gallery Posts, 11.Catch Instagram Feed Gallery & widget, 12.CT:Newsletter, 13. CT: Social Icons and 14. CT: Tag Cloud

Installation Using the WordPress Administration Panel #

You can download Themes directly to your blog by using the Add New Themes option in the Appearance sub-menu.

  1. Download Clean Portfolio from Catch Themes site at https://catchthemes.com/themes/clean-portfolio/ to your Desktop
  2. Log in to the WordPress Administration Panel
  3. Go to “Appearance => Themes => Add New”
  4. Click on “Uploads” and Browse the downloaded file cleanportfolio.zip from the desktop where you have it downloaded
  5. Click on “Install Now” and then “Activate” to install the Theme

Manual Installation using FTP

To add a new Theme to your WordPress installation, follow these basic steps:

  1. Download Clean Portfolio from Catch Themes site at https://catchthemes.com/themes/clean-portfolio/ to your Desktop
  2. Unzip cleanportfolio.zip to your Desktop
  3. Using an FTP client to access your host web server. Go to /wp-content/themes/ and make sure that you do not already have a cleanportfolio folder installed. If you do, then back it up and remove it from /wp-content/themes/ before uploading your copy of Clean Portfolio
  4. Upload Clean Portfolio to /wp-content/themes/
  5. Activate Clean Portfolio through “Appearance => Themes”, in your WordPress Dashboard

Updating Theme Using the Administration Panel #

You can update Themes directly from the Administration Panel using Catch Updater plugin. Click here to read details about Catch Updater plugin.

Updating Theme Using FTP

To update Theme though FTP, follow these basic steps:

  1. Download Clean Portfolio from your Catch Themes site at https://catchthemes.com/themes/clean-portfolio/ to your Desktop
  2. Unzip cleanportfolio.zip to your Desktop
  3. Using an FTP client to access your host web server, go to /wp-content/themes/ and upload your new copy of Clean Portfolio Theme which shall replace the old files

This theme relies heavily on Featured Images. If your post is missing a Featured Image, the post image will not show up on homepage, on archived pages and on Featured Page Slider. Click Here to see how to add Featured Image in your Post/Page.

Image Sizes:#

Featured large
Width: 960px
Height: 960px

Featured
Width: 640px
Height: 640px

Thumbnail avatar
Width: 90px
Height: 90px

Custom Header
Width: 1920px
Height: 1080px

Post Thumbnail
Width: 1920px
Height: 1080px

Slider Image:
Width: 1920px
Height: 1080px

How to add Featured Image in Post/Page?

  1. Open the editor of the post/page where you want to display image, and locate the Featured Image module in the bottom right corner under Page Attributes. Click on Set Featured Image.
  2. Then you can either upload the image from your computer or select the existing image from your media library and click on Set Featured Image.Click to view screenshot
  3. For more detail, click here to watch video Screencast

Regenerate Thumbnails #

If you have just changed your theme then you need to regenerate image thumbnail for post published before activating this theme. You can simply install Regenerate Thumbnails Plugin. Then Regenerate Thumbnails through “Tools => Regen. Thumbnails” in your WordPress Dashboard.

Customizer (Theme Options) #

You can customize this theme using cool additional features through Customizer at “Appearance => Customize” from your WordPress Dashboard.

2) Header Setup#

  1. Go to “Appearance => Customize => Site Identity
  2. You can replace the default logo by clicking on it or clicking on Change Image
  3. Then you can either upload the image from your computer or select the existing image from your media library
  4. Finally, click on “Save & Publish”

How to disable Site Title and Tagline? #

  1. Go to “Appearance => Customize => Site Identity
  2. Uncheck “Disable Site Title and Tagline” and it will not dispaly Site Title and Tagline
  3. Finally, click on “Save & Publish”

How to add Site Icon (Favicon/Web Clip Icon)? #

  1. Go to “Appearance => Customize => Site Identity => Site Icon”
  2. Click on “Select Image” and then you can either upload the image from your computer or select the existing image from your media library
  3. Finally, click on “Save & Publish”

How to add Header Video? #

  1. Go to “Appearance => Customize => Header Media”
  2. To upload your video, click on “Select Video” option, then you can either upload the video from your computer or select the existing video from your media library, video must be less than 8mb
  3. To embed video from Youtube, you can enter YouTube URL
  4. Finally, click on “Save & Publish”

How to add Header Image? #

  1. Go to “Appearance => Customize => Header Media”
  2. To upload header image click on “Add New Image” or existing Header Image, then you can either upload the image from your computer or select the existing image from your media library
  3. Finally, click on “Save & Publish”

How to add/edit Header Media Text? #

  1. Go to “Appearance => Customize => Theme Options => Header Media Option”
  2. Under “Header Media Text” change the text
  3. Finally, click on “Save & Publish”

Color Option#

  1. Go to “Appearance => Customize => Colors”
  2. Under Header text color and Background color Select colors as desired
  3. Finally, click on “Save & Publish”

Clean Portfolio offers exciting Menu Options! This theme supports and recommends using “Custom Menus”. You can create Custom Menu through “Appearance => Menus” from your WordPress Dashboard.

Select Menu Locations

You can assign your custom menu in 2 different locations. You assign it either from “Appearance => Customize => Menus => Manage Location” or from “Appearance => Menus => Manage Location”
Select your Custom Menu as Primary Menu to display it as the Main Menu, which will replace the default Page Menu
Select your custom menu as Social Menu to display Menu in Header Top or inside Serach icon

Clean Portfolio supports 1 featured slider type which is page featured slider. For Featured Slider Options, go to “Appearance => Customize => Theme Options =>Featured Slider”.

  1. Go to “Appearance => Customize => Theme Options => Featured Slider” from your WordPress Dashboard
  2. To enable slider, select “Homepage/Frontpage or Entire Site” option under “Enable on”
  3. Under “No of Slides” Select the number of page sliders.
  4. Under “, Page # 1, Page # 2, Page # 3.”, Select the page which you would like to show as featured slider”
  5. Finally, click on “Save & Publish”

How to change Transition Effect, Transition Delay and Transition Length on Slider?#

  1. Make sure featured slider is enabled
  2. Go to “Appearance => Customize => Theme Options => Featured Slider” from your WordPress Dashboard
  3. To change Transition Effect, select option under “Transition Effect”
  4. To change Transition Delay, change number of second(s) under “Transition Delay” as per your need
  5. To change Transition Length, change number of second(s) under “Transition Length” as per your need
  6. Finally, click on “Save & Publish”

Image Loader#

  1. Go to “Appearance => Customize => Theme Options => Featured Slider” from your WordPress Dashboard
  2. Under “Image Loader”, select “True, False or Wait” as per your need
  3. Finally, click on “Save & Publish”

Note:
True: Fixes the height overlap issue. Slideshow will start as soon as two slider are available. Slide may display in random, as image is fetch.
Wait: Fixes the height overlap issue. Slideshow will start only after all images are available.

How to change number of slides in featured slider?#

  1. Make sure featured slider is enabled
  2. Go to “Appearance => Customize => Theme Options => Featured Slider” from your WordPress Dashboard
  3. Under “No of Slides”, select the number slides as per your need
  4. Finally, click on “Save & Publish”

Note: To see changes in No of Slides please refresh the customizer page.

Clean Portfolio supports featured content. To enable featured content you will need to download and enable Essential Content Types Plugin. For Featured Content Options, go to “Appearance => Customize => Theme Options => Featured Content”.

How to enable Featured Content?#

  1. Go to “Appearance => Customize => Theme Options => Featured Content” from your WordPress Dashboard
  2. To enable featured content, select “Homepage/Frontpage or Entire Site” option under “Enable on”
  3. Under “No of Featured Content” Select the number of Featured Content you would like to display.
  4. Under “, Featured Content 1, Featured Content 2, and so on”, Select the Featured Content which you would like to show as featured Content”
  5. Finally, click on “Save & Publish”

Hero Content #

Clean Portfolio supports 1 Hero Content types to choose from that is from page. For Hero Content Options, go to “Appearance => Customize => Theme Options => Hero Content Options”.

How to enable Hero Content? #

  1. Go to Appearance => Customize => Theme Options => Hero Content Options
  2. To enable Hero Content, select option Entire Site or Homepage/Frontpage under “Enable Hero Content on”
  3. Under “Page”, Select the page to show as hero content on your site
  4. Finally, click on “Save & Publish”

Frontpage Elements

Essential Content Type #

You can install our free plugin Essential Content Type from this link and follow the steps provided by the link.

How to add Portfolio in Homepage/Frontpage using Essential Content Type?#

Follow these steps to showcase projects on your site:

  1. First you need to install Essential Content Type
  2. After that you can find Essential Content Type option in your WordPress Dashboard
  3. Click on “Portfolio=> Add new”, to add new Portfolio items
  4. Then go to “Customize => Theme Options=> Portfolio” and choose number of items to show in frontpage/Homepage or Entire site
  5. Then go to “Customize => Theme Options=> Portfolio” and choose number of items to show in frontpage/Homepage or Entire site
  6. Select Portfolio items Under Portfolio 1, Portfolio 2 and so on.
  7. Finally, click on “Save & Publish”

Note: To edit Portfolio Archive Title, Acrhive Content and Archive Featured Image, go to Customize => Portfolio”

How to add Testimonials in Homepage/Frontpage using Essential Content Type?#

Follow these steps to showcase testimonial on your site:

  1. First you need to install Essential Content Type
  2. After that you can find Essential Content Type option in your WordPress Dashboard
  3. Click on “Testimonial => Add new”, to add new testimonial items
  4. To enable testimonial go to “Customize => Theme Options=> Testimonial” and select “Homepage/Frontpage or Entire Site” option under “Enable on”
  5. Then go to “Customize => Theme Options=> Testimonial” and choose number of items to show in frontpage/HomePage or Entire site
  6. Finally, click on “Save & Publish”

Note: You can further edit Testimonial Archive Title, Acrhive Content and Archive Featured Image, go to Customize => Testimonial”

Follow these steps to add, organize and display Featured Content:

  1. First you need to install Essential Content Type
  2. After that you can find Featured Content option in your WordPress Dashboard
  3. Click on “Essential Content => Add new to add new items for featured content.
  4. To enable featured content go to “Customize => Theme Options=> Featured Content” and select “Homepage/Frontpage or Entire Site” option under “Enable on”
  5. Then go to “Customize => Theme Options => Featured Content” and select number of Featured Content
  6. Under Featured Content 1, Featured Content 2 and so on Select desired Featured content items to display.
  7. Finally, click on “Save & Publish”

Services #

Follow these steps to showcase the services that you provide.

  1. First Go to Appearance => Customize => Theme Options => Service
  2. Under Enable on : you can select Homepage / Frontpage, entire site or completely disable it.
  3. Under No of Service: Select the number of services as desired.
  4. Under “Service 1, Service 2 ….. ” Select the service that you would like to display.
  5. Finally, click on “Save & Publish”

Widget Area (Sidebar)#

Clean Portfolio currently has 4 widgetized (Sidebar) areas thay are: 1. Sidebar, 2. Footer Area One, 3. Footer Area Two, 4. Footer Area Three Go to “Appearance => Widgets” or “Appearance => Customize => Widgets” in WordPress.

How to add Widgets in widget area? #

You can add widgets to your widget area from two location

1. Go to “Appearance => Widget”, then drag the widget to the widget area or you can click in the widget then list of widget area will appear, now you can choose desired widget area and click on “Add Widget”.

2. Go to “Appearance => Customize => Widgets”, then you can find list of widget area. Click on the any widget area and you will see “Add a Widget” option by click on it you can find list of Widget which you can add to respected widget area.

Layout Options #

Clean Portfolio has 2 Site Layout, to choose from “Appearance => Customize => Theme Options => Layout Options”

Site Layout
Once you are in Layout Options, you can Check the option below “Site Layout” which will set your site layout.

How to Change the Excerpt Length and continue reading Text? #

  1. Go to “Appearance => Customize => Theme Options => Excerpt Options”
  2. Type in the Excerpt Length as in, the number of words, and Continue reading Text
  3. Finally, click on “Save & Publish”

How to Set Certain Categories to Display in Homepage/Frontpage? #

  1. Go to “Appearance => Customize => Theme Options => Homepage/Frontpage Options”
  2. Then select the category you want, and you may select multiple categories by holding down the CTRL key(windows)/Command Key(Mac)
  3. Finally, click on “Save & Publish”

How to Disable Recent Posts in Homepage/Frontpage? #

  1. Go to “Appearance => Customize => Theme Options => Homepage/Frontpage Options”
  2. Then check on “Check to disable Recent Posts/Content on homepage” to disable Recent Post in Homepage/Frontpage
  3. Finally, click on “Save & Publish”

How to Disable Recent Posts in Static Homepage/Frontpage? #

  1. Go to “Appearance => Customize => Theme Options => Homepage/Frontpage Options”
  2. Then check on “Check to disable Recent Posts on Static Frontpage ” to disable Recent Post in static Homepage/Frontpage
  3. Finally, click on “Save & Publish”

How to change Pagination Options? #

  1. Go to “Appearance => Customize => Theme Options => Pagination Options”
  2. Under Pagination Type, select desired option
  3. Finally, click on “Save & Publish”

How to enable/disable Scrollup feature? #

  1. Go to “Appearance => Customize => Theme Options => Scrollup Options”
  2. Check option “Check to disable Scroll Up”
  3. Finally, click on “Save & Publish”

Additional CSS #

You can add your custom CSS that will overwrite the theme CSS for further design customization through “Appearance => Customize => Additional CSS”, in your WordPress Dashboard.

Note: If you are doing heavy customization and adding lot of custom css then we recommended to build Child Theme and add it in your child theme style.css file. Read More about child theme…