Inspire - A Multi-purpose, Masonry Theme

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Version 1.7.4 is out now

Inspire is a cutting-edge, masonry based, multi-purpose theme. With its clean design it is great for projects that emphasizes a stylistic and modern look. Add the powerful grayscaling option for an instant artistic, noir feel and Inspire is sure to stand out in its own understated “less-is-more” kind of way.

Driven by AJAX the Inspire theme will load posts seamlessly for a smooth and uninterrupted browsing experience.

But don’t let Inspire’s understated design fool you, underneath the hood is a very powerful and flexible set of options that will let you customize almost every aspect of the theme. Every item on the homepage is made up of components that you can use as building blocks to create just the right look and function you need. You can even add media like videos and audio to each post to be displayed right on the front page for an integrated multimedia experience.

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Theme Options – Part 1: Post Settings
Theme Options – Part 2: Inspire Widgets
Theme Options – Part 3: Theme Options

Theme Features

  • Responsive design
  • Grayscale option for artistic noir feel
  • 5 Different layouts: 1 column, 2 column, 3 column, 4 column & classic blog layout
  • AJAX driven site: Posts loaded by ajax for smooth experience
  • AJAX driven filter menu: Filter posts by category, latest, likes & comments
  • AJAX “like”-function. Let your users show their appreciation for their favorite posts
  • Masonry grid Pinterest like feel
  • Build your items from component building blocks, giving you full control on item customization
  • Put media in your items right on the front page
  • Pop-up footer with jCarousel
  • Flexslider with easy drag and drop functionality in backend
  • Embed media in slider
  • Lots of shortcodes
    • Tabs
    • Toggles
    • Buttons
    • Dropcaps
    • Highlights
    • Columns
    • Alert Boxes
    • Embed (Easily embed videos from all major video sites)
  • Social icons and share buttons to stay connected
  • 600+ Google Webfonts
  • Full image header possible
  • Custom background images
  • 5 Custom widgets (Facebook like box, Latest tweets, Sidebar banner, Latest posts (grid or list view), Social links)
  • Translation/localization ready with ready-to-go .po file
  • Logo PSD included
  • WordPress menu support with dropdown functionality
  • Automatic update control
  • Full documentation and extensive contextual help in backend to guide you through easy setup.

Changelog

Version 1.7.4 (Apr 21, 2014)

  • Now working with WordPress 3.9
  • FIX: issue where images on front page would overlap on mobile devices

Version 1.7.3 (Apr 2, 2014)

  • Version number increased to 10 in style.css to prevent update notification in WordPress dashboard. The update notification comes from a recently released theme in the WordPress theme repository with the exact name as ours and version number. By increasing the version number we will avoid any confusing from WordPress, so please go ahead and download and update Inspire asap.

Version 1.7 (Feb 14, 2014)

  • FIX: Grayscale now works properly in IE10
  • FIX: now displays hook below slider correctly
  • FIX: nav. menu now aligns correctly as set in the theme options.
  • FIX: if responsive off on handheld masonry would not initialize.
  • FIX: infinity scroll now works on archive pages (category etc).
  • FIX: Few responsive bugs fixed
  • FIX: removed automatic update checker that was causing loading issues for too many of our users. Remember to check manually for updates in the future.
  • FEATURE: Excerpts can now display shortcodes
  • FEATURE: Comment author name now links to author URL
  • FEATURE: You can now make background clickable linking to the URL of your choice. Great for ad campaigns.

Version 1.5

New Features

Hooks
You can now insert custom content (HTML/CSS) on the homepage very easily using location hooks.
Available hooks are: above the slider, below the slider, below the filter menu, above the footer.

Lightbox
Image links now display in lightbox – settings for opacity and overlay in back end.

Animations control
Now possible to control site animations straight from the back-end.

Post slider
Images attached to a post will now display in a post slider.

Footer slider
You can now control what posts the footer slider show (random, latest, category).

Media in blog layout.
You can now embed media for each post to be displayed on the blog layout.

Search box option
You can now choose to have the search box open, open on homepage or closed by default.

Filter by Random
We added the option for “random” to the filter menu.

Subfilter options
You can now select what sorting options you wish to include in the subfilter menu.

Slider with custom links
You can now choose to have your slider images refer to a custom link instead of always linking to post.

Improved Google Webfonts
New and updated Google Webfonts list. No longer uses file_get_content to get list which gave some users with strict server setups an error.

Option to open up featured image component on homepage in lightbox
Great for creating galleries.

Blog layout now displays number of comments for each post

Improved social icons
Choose between small or big icons.
Added Instagram and Google+ social icons.

Reverse grayscaling
Choose between grayscaling, reverse grayscaling or full color mode.

Open Graph tags
Open graph meta tags implemented for optimal Facebook sharing.

Bug Fixes

Fix: Now checks if server configuration allows for automatic update checking. Otherwise displays manual update link.
Fix: Issue where filter menu would not respond if translated to other language.
Fix: Media in posts now respect $content_width (Large images will fit in main content area)
Fix: Blockquote shortcode now works as intended.
Fix: Archive now displays dates.
Fix: Few minor issues in responsive

Version 1.3 + 1.4

  • FIXED: A few issues with the layout on tablets
  • FIXED: An bug where the image on posts with full width image didn’t scale right for responsive layout on mobiles

Version 1.2

  • ADDED: Option to load posts by infinity scroll instead of load-more button – example on the 1-column layout on preview site.
  • FIXED: removed debug variable from archive-page.

Version 1.1

  • ADDED: Styling to the Contact Form 7 plugin – Check out an example on the demo page
  • FIXED: A bug which caused some posts to get duplicated

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