Helium - Modern Portfolio & Blog Theme

Helium - Modern Portfolio & Blog Theme

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Helium is a WordPress theme build especially for creative people and bloggers. Featuring three different portfolio layouts, a beautiful blog and backed by a robust AJAX navigation system, Helium is guaranteed to bring an enjoyable user experience for those viewing your site. Beside showing off your work, selling digital goods or prints with Helium can be done effortlessly with the full integration of Easy Digital Downloads.

Backend Screenshots

Portfolio Page Template Settings

Features Breakdown

  • Responsive and Retina Ready
  • WordPress 3.9+ Ready
  • Build on Bootstrap 3
  • SEO plugins Optimized
  • Super Clean and Optimal Code
  • Full integration with WordPress Customizer
  • Licence of RoyalSlider – $15 value
  • Licence of Isotope – $25 value
  • Licence of GSAP – $150 value
  • Robust AJAX Navigation
  • Tons of Shortcodes (25+)
  • Advanced Page Builder
  • Translation Ready
  • WPML Compatible
  • Blog Post Formats
  • Three Portfolio Layouts
  • Easy Digital Downloads Integration
  • One Click Demo Content Importer

Special Thanks

Special thanks to the following great designers for allowing me to use their awesome work as preview images: Sam Flaherty, Jose Álvarez Carratalá


v2.4 – February 22, 2017

NEW: Provide alternative mobile logo image
Update: Remove logo customizer setting and use WordPress Custom Logo
Update: Fix some EDD styles
Update: Move all AJAX theme options to WordPress customizer
Update: Deprecate custom CSS theme options, use the WordPress customizer Additional CSS
Update: .POT file
Update: Theme framework base
Update: Youxi Core v1.7.5
Update: Youxi Shortcode v4.2.2

v2.3 – October 15, 2016

New: Option to choose the categories or excerpt to show below portfolio title
New: Option to choose ordering of portfolio filters
Fix: Bug on the theme customizer screen causing an error message to show up
Fix: Bug on the comments title causing an error message to show up
Update: Theme framework base
Update: All Youxi plugins to the latest version
Update: Minimum WordPress version is now 4.2
Update: Replace Google maps with Leaflet

v2.2 – June 05, 2016

Update: Theme framework base
Update: Youxi Core v1.5
Update: Youxi Widgets v2.0

v2.1.1 – January 06, 2016

Fix WordPress 4.4 comments markup
Fix broken portfolio items for items without featured image
Update Youxi plugins to the latest versions

v2.1 – November 11, 2015

NEW: WPML compatibility (awaiting review by WPML team)
NEW: Option to hide the title on portfolio
NEW: Option to hide the title on downloads
NEW: Comments can now be enabled on page and portfolio
Fix: Bug when using RoyalSlider with fade transition effect
Improvement: Disable portfolio filter for portfolio categories that are not on the current page
Improvement: Refactor site logo CSS

v2.0 – September 04, 2015

NEW: Typekit fonts support
NEW: Theme option to change Widget Title font, Content Title font, Grid filter font
NEW: Styling for `EDD External Products` plugin
NEW: Theme option to modify portfolio slug
Improvement: Typography style improvements
Improvement: Customizer controls toggled based on other controls
Improvement: Theme styling when admin bar is visible
Improvement: Refactor all templates, functions, CSS and JS
Improvement: Added correct classnames to widget containers
Improvement: Rename `theme-includes` folder to `includes`
Improvement: Rename `template-parts` folder to `templates`
Improvement: Remove `favicon` theme option respecting WordPress 4.3 Site Icon feature
Fix: AJAX navigation bug where the request is repeated
Update: Isotope v2.2.2
Update: Bootstrap v3.5.5
Update: All Youxi plugins to the latest version

v1.4 – March 28, 2015

NEW: Google Font control on WordPress customizer now allows selecting subsets
Fix: MEJS 2.16+ styling bug
Fix: Unstyled Youxi Posts widget
Fix: All mobile menu related bugs
Fix: Demo content importer bugs
Fix: LESS compiler bugs
Fix: Fullscreen slider label hover color not affected when changing accent color
Update: All Youxi plugins to latest versions
Update: Isotope v2.1.1
Update: Magnific Popup v1.0.0
Update: RoyalSlider v9.5.7
Update: OptionTree v2.5.1
Update: Bootstrap v3.3.4
Improvement: Moved all demo content images to MaxCDN for a faster, fail-free imports
Improvement: Replace `network_admin_url` with `admin_url` in the list of excluded AJAX urls
Improvement: Remove `Random` option from portfolio `orderby` setting
Improvement: Force ascending order when `menu_order` is selected for portfolio `orderby` setting
Improvement: Refactor all CSS files
Improvement: Refactor all JS files
Improvement: Dramatically reduce scripts size by 70kb+ by replacing Greensock with jQuery.transit
Improvement: Enable shortcodes editor on posts

v1.3 – December 24, 2014

NEW: Featured projects fullscreen slider
NEW: Google Rich Snippets/schema.org integration
NEW: Filtering support on products
Fix: Prevent post formats being considered when displaying related posts
Fix: Layout issue when there's no media with a left/right media position

v1.2 – December 20, 2014

Update: Youxi Portfolio to v1.2
Update: Isotope to v2.1
Update: GSAP to v1.15
NEW: Custom CSS theme option
NEW: Option to upload site favicon
NEW: Option to specify AddThis profile ID so you can track sharing data
NEW: Option to control related post thumbnails behavior
NEW: Open link in new window/tab option for social widgets
Fix: Missing text in translation files
Improvement: Ensure WP 4.1 compatibility
Improvement: Clicking on the logo now brings you back to the home page

v1.1.1 – November 21, 2014

Fix: Main menu bug when a submenu is opened/closed rapidly
Fix: Infinite loading bug
Fix: Customizer bug on child themes
Fix: Portfolio sharing button label bug
Fix: Bug in Youxi Widgets plugin (update plugin to 1.2.1)
Improvement: Better handling of filtering animation when done rapidly

v1.1 – November 17, 2014

NEW: Pricing Table shortcode
NEW: Behavior option for grid thumbnails
NEW: Infinite loading grid
NEW: Back to top button
Improvement: AJAX navigation now works with Google Analytics
Improvement: Better behavior of the mobile offscreen navigation
Fix: Logo sizing bug
Fix: Hamburger toggle icon display bug on iOS

v1.0 – November 13, 2014

Initial Release


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