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New Theme: Fargo

Today we are excited to announce a brand new theme called Fargo.

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Bold typography, a unique header, and a large content area makes this theme an excellent choice for musicians, portfolios, and businesses. Don’t forget to take advantage of the interactive header image on this theme! Have fun and be bold!

Check out the Fargo demo site or Log in and preview it on your own website. 

(Remember you can preview themes on your site as well as revert back to your older designs using the “My Theme History” link on the Themes page.)

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New Theme: Winchester

Lately, we have been working hard to give you more choices when it comes to selecting a theme for your website. We understand that things change, you get bored, or you simply want a fresh new look. Well, this is why we are proud to introduce our new theme: Winchester. 

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Winchester is a built for photographers, designers, organizations, and anyone else who wants to show off beautiful, high resolution images. We moved the header to the bottom of the screen for quick and easy navigating, while allowing your work to be front and center.

So, give it a whirl today! Check out the Winchester demo site or Log in and preview it on your own website. 

(Remember you can preview themes on your site as well as revert back to your older designs using the “My Theme History” link on the Themes page.)

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New Theme: Teller

Teller is a minimal theme with a unique navigation. This layout gives your website few distractions, and puts the focus on what’s important—your content.

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With this theme, you will have plenty of whitespace and a clear focus. Teller is percentage based, which means your website will be fluid and fit beautifully on any size screen. Whether you’re a writer, blogger, or want to show off your portfolio, Teller will make your content stand out from the rest!

We hope you enjoy this new theme. Don’t forget to check out the Teller demo site or Log in and preview it on your own website today! 

(Remember you can preview themes on your site as well as revert back to your older designs using the “My Theme History” link on the Themes page.)

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Contact Forms

Have you been wishing there was an easy way to add a simple contact form to your Virb site? Well, wish no more—we’re happy to let you know that Contact Forms are now built into our Contact Pages.

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Just turn your form on in the sidebar of your Contact Page. It’s really that simple. And don’t worry about spam either. With form entry validation, submission throttling, and a user-friendly captcha built in, we promise to keep your inbox clutter-free.

Try it out today and get all that fan mail you’ve been missing out on.

Note! For all of you Virb users who’ve enabled Advanced Editing, you’ll need to manually update your theme for Contact Forms to work correctly. Check out our helpful doc on updating right here.

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The Virb Student Program

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Education has always been something near to our hearts, with almost half of the Virb team having taught at the collegiate level. We still love helping students, and today we’re happy to announce something that we’ve been wanting to do for a long time—the Virb Student Program.

The current online portfolio landscape is filled with options that either cater only to professionals or truncate their themes and feature set for students. We’re changing that. Sign up with a valid .edu email address and your first year of Virb is on us, complete with all the features, themes, and integrations we offer. Take that time to craft a beautiful online portfolio, schedule those interviews, and go land the job you’ve always wanted (without paying a dime).

We’re not just stopping there—we’re rounding out the program with curated classes from our friends at Skillshare that will help you create unique pieces of work, a portfolio review every semester with awesome prizes, and tips from industry pros that will help you present your work in the best light.

Check out the program details or sign up and start building now.

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