New Theme: Vigilance

Today we bring to you a fresh new theme from Jestro Themes. Meet Vigilance:

Vigilance Theme

Vigilance has a super-special set of features, which you can access under Appearance > Vigilance Options after you’ve activated the theme under Appearance > Themes. These include:

  • Customizable colors: You set the background color, border color, link color, and link hover color.
  • Alert box: A special feature just for this theme, the optional alert box appears at the top of the page and can contain an announcement or other notice that you want to keep prominent on your blog.
  • Hidden pages: Enter the page ID numbers of the pages you don’t want to display, and they’ll be hidden from the menu at the top of your blog.

Vigilance also has a custom image header and special widget options. You can display one wide sidebar or two thin sidebars on your blog. As always, you control the look of your blog by adding and removing widgets under the Appearance > Widgets menu. But now, special to Vigilance: If a sidebar doesn’t contain any widgets, it simply disappears.


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  1. jhs

    I like it a lot. I liked the journalist, but I post lots of short snippets and it was sort of cluttered. This is a nice upgrade with a simple and elegant look.

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  2. xcobar

    Great theme! Nice features!
    I will certainly try it.
    ; )

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  3. kiwol

    It’s very cool

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  4. Curtis

    Not bad, but a little too plain for my taste.

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  6. babajidesalu

    I have checked this theme out. Resisted to activate as I am hanging on to dedicate the switch over to my sister whose birthday is later this month. Well done guys

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  7. manutd08

    how do use costom colors? Its only letters?

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  8. radith

    really nice 😀

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  9. absolutjoiz™

    nice! but nowhere to click on to turn the pages. and no time showing for the comments.

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  10. GabbieGreen28

    Nice Theme.

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  11. PiensoLuegoPiensoLuegoExisto

    Very nice theme, perfect work. Another one that wish “flexible width”, tough! 😉

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  12. awi

    the super-special set of features + customizable image header = best theme yet! thanks !!!! 🙂

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  13. Momma Knows

    This is great! I made the switch late last night. It was a little buggy then, but all seems resolved this morning. I love the color options, custom header, alert box, and the sidebar. The only thing I’d love is if we could change the text color too. I prefer the links & text to be the same color except when someone hovers. Otherwise, this one is fantastic!

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  15. syscata

    Good features. It’s made me have a headache about which theme I will use between Grid Focus and Vigilance.

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  16. Duto Sri Cahyono

    Hehehehe mau segera coba nih. Terima kasih…thanks…

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  17. Andrei

    You changed the way comment count is displayed on the main page and the header… could we have that back please, it was much nicer?

    Also the sidebars font is really buggy…

    Other than that, it has the potential to become the best theme on wordpress.com.

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  18. Moses

    I’m glad this had a custom header image option… more themes should have that otherwise alot of the blogs out there would be very bland.

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  19. Catherine

    Customizable colors! How sweet! I’ll be sure to check it out in the very near future. Thank you for adding this!

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  20. Lubi :)

    thank u for finally adding another Theme!!
    keep ’em coming pls…it’s boring otherwise…

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  21. eviwidi

    Hi Heather, its great theme! I try to used it and look so nice…Thanks a lot…

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  22. steelbound

    I really like this theme especially when I saw it had a custom image header. Having a wide sidebar and two smaller sidebars is a really, really good idea – I’m able to use the wider poll designs and still have room for two columns. 😀

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  23. Unknown Nobody

    Thank you WordPress for another great theme.

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  24. galaxium

    I didn’t like it.
    You should avaliable putting a img logo there.

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  25. dementedoriental

    This by far is the most superior theme on WordPress.com.

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  26. Laura Lee Bloor

    I love the vigilance theme with my blog. It’s crisp, clean, and easy to read. And I love all the customized options it has.

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  27. Becky

    I like this, but why won’t it let me hide the text in my header? When I go the custom header and click hide text, then save, it always puts the text back. It starting to get annoying since this is, like, the fourth of fifth time I’ve tried it today.

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  28. antonht

    Can ppl with free wordpress get this theme and the last you did release?

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  29. Joko Yede

    Great theme. I’ll choice that. Thank you.

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  30. Ink

    Love it! Especially the serif font, the customizable header, the wider area for text, and the opportunity for custom color choices. Thank you so much for making this available.

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  31. ochuko

    I’m back to Albeo… i tried it, but it din’t impress me as the hype…

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  32. nuagesceptic

    awesome… will surely try this one out real soon……..

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  33. Rizwan

    .. not bad ..

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  34. SunnyInTheRealWorld

    This theme is almost perfect!! The only thing I hate about every wordpress theme, is, why is my screen ten times bigger than the layout?? I’d like a layout that utilizes more of the space for the posts so I can post good size photos and stuff without them being cut off 🙂

    But these features definitely make me love it more

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  35. SunnyInTheRealWorld

    p.s. the exclude pages from navigation is the best!

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  36. hoodz

    these features like custom color and patterns for background etc. is needed for all themes. So good! ahh!

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  37. qcsportsblog

    I’m a little new to blogging, so I would appreciate it if someone could answer my question. Why would I want to have hidden pages? Don’t you want viewers to be able to see the pages you are creating? I would appreciate if someone can fill me in on the use of hidden pages. Thanks.

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    • Heather

      Some people have created many pages that take up lots of room underneath their blog’s header as links. Vigilance options allow you to make links to these pages hidden from the header, not from the blog and its readers entirely.

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  38. Teck

    I really like this theme thank you!!! 🙂

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  39. nceuphoria

    Reminds me of the NY times : )

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  40. yvonne ayoub

    A clean new theme that lets me keep my custom header, perfect! Just what I’ve been waiting for – I love it! Thank you! (I’m tempted to start with CSS now, too!)

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  41. gabriella1992

    that’s very good, simply great!!!!!

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  42. saika

    It looks not bad.

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  43. mongoliangirl

    Love it! Already using it!

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  44. Susanna

    Thank you for the fresh new image.

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  46. trollboy

    I like the history of lorem ipsum in the preview image.

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  47. neurotype

    Awesome!

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  48. Neil

    Tried it, love it, will keep it! Thanks. 🙂

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  49. cmblake6

    Looks really good! Hmm, maybe it’s time for a theme change.

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  50. nexuslex

    using this thread to say it again: wordpress, you do rule!

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  51. ~blackd boy47~

    thats cool i will have to try it some time

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  52. that girl again

    Interesting revenue model Jestro have got going there. Will wordpress.com users be expected to pay for support in the same way as wordpress.org users?

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    • Heather

      I’m not sure I understand the question but, no, users will never have to pay for support from WordPress.com staff.

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  53. soupaddict

    Love it. TY!

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  54. Shah of Blah

    Beautifully done. Works really well with image-heavy blogs.

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  56. arbieboy

    it’s nice…. =)

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  57. Yogi P

    i’ll try it,, so nice 🙂

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  58. venkygodas

    Thats cool…..Gr8 2 Cccccccc………….hmmm.!

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  59. 梁業豪

    I like this theme and its feature of customizable colour. Yet it does not support all features of WordPress. Actullay Jornalist 1.9 is the only theme I can find which supports all features. If there are any others, please let me know. By the ways, can we have all these new features of Vigilance in all other themes, or at least i Jornalist 1.9?

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    • Sheri

      Not every theme will get all of the same features, but we will certainly continue to add new features where we can and new themes too.

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  60. Camix

    I tried it and I can say it’s very interesting. Especially the customizable colours.

    A detail I would like: could you add also the exact time when the comments are made?

    Thank you and nice work!

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  61. mhuy2x

    I’ll try this one and see how it works. Keep adding more themes

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  62. Camix

    Ah, for the articles also.

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  63. Aditya Kavoor

    Good, but Journalist is better

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  64. Mehreen Ali Kasana

    The Journalist Theme was good but this is better. Slick. Good work!

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  65. tokeeptheballrolling

    nice one, keep it rollin guyz!

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  66. Carlos Alberto Junior

    Great!.

    I will change my wordpress blog theme.

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  67. reemski

    Ahhh, love it, but the left/right sidebars aren’t working for me..just appearing as one long skinny sidebar!!!!I want to long skinny sidebars! Don’t worry, I’ll cc this to support

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    • Sheri

      If you have any widgets added to the “Wide Sidebar,” then those will appear above the left and right sidebars.

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  68. Belinda

    I love the simple , classy feel to it .I’ll try it tonight. Great job to the designer

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  69. Nil Feeder

    I really like this theme. Thanks WP.

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  70. nyunyekaymi

    is very percfeck

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  72. typecat

    I like that this is fairly customizable (is that a word?) and that it seems to work with a lot of different kinds of posts. My blog is pretty random so something that is simple and not too busy will always be a winner with me. Good work, chaps.

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  73. Agus Setiyawan

    It’s great, success for you

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  74. Beto Machado

    really nice theme. i will use in my next blog. thanks a lot 🙂

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  75. Niki

    I think I’m going to change themes today! 🙂 Haha! I’ve been using The Journalist for the longest time. This one can definitely accommodate my long blog title. Sweet!

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  76. whoblogger555

    Nice blockquote box, but I prefer styles like Contempt that clearly delimit each post.

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  77. yongsheng

    this looks great, but i do yearn for something with the same (or more features) as vigilance, but with the DePo presentation. it does look more classy that way.

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  78. bapi99

    Thanks WordPress….

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  79. Brian

    Changed to this theme and I like it better than even Cutline. Added a custom header and leaving the sidebar as it is. My last theme I had a right and left sidebar but I like the wide sidebar setup.

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  80. Mario A.

    Damn, another plain white theme. 😦

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  81. crumbsonmyfloor

    Oh Happy Day!! Finally something I can use and play around with!! Love it!!

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  82. illuminato

    I’m using it! Thank you very much!

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  83. Ron

    Looks to be just what I’ve been waiting for – excellent.

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  84. ShadowWing Tronix

    I’ll be using it for a while. My only complaint (which is too strong a word) is that you can’t change the color of the page itself. Just the border and the links. Otherwise, it seems to have the functions I was looking for.

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  85. welcometojungle

    Its perfect!!!

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  86. fluffytigra

    This is great, need to try it out

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  87. csharpturkcesi

    it’s cool, thanks.

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  89. Sasukerik

    Thanks! but idon’t find it for put in my blog 😦

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  91. Sasukerik

    Ah sorry I found it!

    for thoes who don’t find it like me is in the last page ! lol

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  93. Lola

    Looks awesome, I may just change again! Thanks!

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  94. drugo86

    Orribile!

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  96. affirmativeaction

    Just made the switch. Great theme.

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  97. gullybogan

    So how about those special features be applied to, um, every theme?

    Capitalism is dead, so we don’t have to do that competition thing anymore. Read the papers, dude.

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    • Heather

      It’s not about competition so much as giving each theme its own special appeal. We’ll consider using some of these features in other themes. Thanks for your feedback.

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  98. waltarrrrr

    Thanks WordPress for reading my blog. Just last week, I was complaining about how I wish the Vigilance Theme was available, and now I’m using it! You made my day.

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  99. Joanna

    i was so excited with the new flexibility this theme offers but unfortunately, I always have many tags and they look ridiculous at the beginning of posts with this theme. =(

    Any chance you guys might add a customizable header to The Journalist v. 1.3? I would be so grateful! =D

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  100. Lilian Nattel

    I like the alert box. I’m going to check it out.

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