Inspiration Laboratory

$75

Inspiration Laboratory

Inspiration Laboratory is a quirky, playful design with colorful, personable cartoons, a functional three-column layout, and support for several Post Formats — a great choice for a tumblelog or personal site.

Post Formats

Inspiration Laboratory supports the Aside, Image, Video, Quote, Link, Gallery, and Audio Post Formats, allowing you to easily create a tumblelog of your favorite finds. Each supported Post Format has a special icon or style to distinguish it from the rest.

Image Post Format

An example of the “Image” post format

Theme Options

This fun theme includes an optional character avatar in the secondary sidebar, which can be selected under Customizer → Theme Options. Choose your favorite character from the figures below, or remove the avatar entirely by selecting “None.”

Avatars

Connect

Inspiration Laboratory also allows you to add links to your Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, and Tumblr accounts to the theme’s secondary sidebar:

Links to social networks

Custom Colors

Inspiration Laboratory is designed to work seamlessly with Custom Colors and the Custom Design upgrade. Yellow not your style? We’ve included a few featured color palettes to inspire you, or you can choose your own:

Featured Images

Want to highlight your visual content? Consider adding a Featured Image to your posts! Featured images appear above the content on the blog index and archives:

Featured Image

Custom Headers

Inspiration Laboratory comes with twelve default header images in a variety of character styles. Pick the one that best fits your mood, or randomize them for a different header each time you visit your site!

Header Image

Quick Specs (all measurements in pixels)

  1. The main column width is 492 except in the full-width layout where it’s 952.
  2. The sidebar widths are 200 each.

Post Formats

Inspiration Laboratory supports the Aside, Image, Video, Quote, Link, Gallery, and Audio Post Formats. Each supported Post Format has a special icon or style to distinguish it from the rest.

Image Post Format An example of the “Image” post format

Theme Options

You can display an optional character avatar in the secondary sidebar by going to Customizer → Theme Options. Choose your favorite from the figures below, or remove the avatar entirely by selecting “None.”

Avatars

Connect

Inspiration Laboratory allows you to add links to your Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, and Tumblr accounts. First, connect these services to Publicize by going to Settings → Sharing. Once connected, navigate to the Customizer, where you’ll find a new Connect panel. Select the account(s) you want to link to, and their respective icons will appear in the secondary sidebar, like so:

Links to social networks

Featured Images

You can add Featured Images to your posts, which will appear above the content on the blog index and archives:

Featured Image

Custom Menu

Custom Menu

Configure a custom menu that will display in the sidebar of your site by going to Appearance → Menus and assigning it to the Primary Menu area. This menu will display your pages if no custom menu is set.

Widgets

Inspiration Laboratory supports two widget areas — one on each side of the content — that can be configured under Appearance → Widgets.

Full-Width Page Template

To give your content more room on select pages, you can remove the sidebar with the Full Width, No Sidebar template under Page Attributes.

Custom Header and Background

Inspiration Laboratory comes with twelve default header images, found under Appearance → Header, with a variety of character styles. Alternatively, you can upload your own flexible-height custom header, displayed behind your site title.

You can also add your own background image or color under Appearance → Backgrounds.