I am trying to setup portfolio pages and noticed all the template examples that come with the theme are built completely on shortcodes with no way to use Visual Composer. Is there a way to use Visual Composer to build out a portfolio?
Yes, It’s possible, but you need to enable the Visual Composer for Portfolio post types.
Please go to Dashboard > Visual Composer > Role Manager > Administrator
Under the Post types option please select Custom. You will see all the post type listed there.
Check the box for Portfolio. It will enable the Visual Composer on the Portfolios posts.