Momentum is a fullscreen portfolio template with a simple navigation, ideal for high resolution photographs and images.

Index Page

The Index Template Page supports multiple Gallery pages. The images are displayed in fullscreen and resized appropriately based on the window size. Other types such as Blog and Page are not supported in the Index page.

The following keyboard shortcuts are enabled:

  • and arrow keys: previous image and next image respectively
  • arrow key for showing Project Index and arrow key for hiding Project Index
  • i for toggling Project Information panel

Tip: Because of the nature of fullscreen template, it is best to use high resolution images that are 1200px wide or more. Use the compression setting in your image editor so that the files you upload are reasonably compressed.
Information Project Index Navigation Next

Project Index allows you to browse all images at once and jump to a specific image.

Project Information displays both gallery and image description.


Here are customizable tweaks for the Index page: Fullscreen Style, Color Detect for Fullscreen, and Index Background.

Because images are set up to fill up the entire screen by default, sometimes your images will be stretched and/or cropped especially if your images are of portrait orientation or smaller in dimension. If you want to display images in their entirety, change the tweak setting Fullscreen Style from Fill to Fit. Instead of filling up the viewport area, it will resize the images to fit the screen.

Fullscreen Style Fill (default)

Fullscreen Style Fit with Color Detect ON

Related to this tweak, when Color Detect for Fullscreen is ON and Fullscreen Style is set to Fit, the background color is automatically assigned from the first pixel (top left pixel) of the current image. This results in a nicely blended background; however, if you want a more consistent look, you can turn off Color Detect for Fullscreen and manually assign a color for Index Background.

Note that Gallery pages are set up to display fullscreen. This is a good alternative to the Index Page if you wish to organize your projects with a separate URL.

Therefore, the tweak settings Fullscreen Style and Color Detect for Fullscreen also affect Gallery pages. The only difference between Index and Gallery is that you browse just one project in Gallery whereas the Index Page can be set up with multiple projects.

For the Index page and blog pages, use spacing tweaks such as Column Width, Content Width, and Page Layout to adjust width of containers.

Content Width:
gallery description
Content Width

How to Use this Template

Index Page

Go to the Manage Site section— click the cog icon in the right bottom corner of your site or go directly to In the Navigation, add one or more Gallery pages under the Index section.

Add Gallery pages to the Index section.

Open Gallery Settings window to enter project description.

Gallery description is displayed in the Project Information panel.

You can add description to individual images in the gallery. In the gallery grid, right click an image to open its Edit window. The image description is displayed next to the gallery description in the Information panel.

You can write description for each image.


When image description is filled out, it is displayed in the Information panel.


In addition to the Index page, Gallery pages added to the Main Navigation are displayed in fullscreen. Use tweak options Gallery Play Speed, Gallery Auto Play, and Gallery Page Controls to customize gallery settings.

On Mobile

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