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.
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.
Choose your Avatar
This fun theme includes an optional character avatar in the secondary sidebar. Choose your favorite character from the figures below, or remove the avatar entirely if you prefer.
Inspiration Laboratory includes 5 color schemes to choose from: Yellow (default) as well as options to set your site to Blue, Green, Pink, or Orange color schemes. You can also upgrade your site to one of our WordPress.com Plans, to add the ability to set your own custom color palette.
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:
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!
Quick Specs (all measurements in pixels)
The main column width is 492 except in the full-width layout where it’s 952.
The sidebar widths are 200 each.
You can add Featured Images to your posts, which will appear above the content on the blog index and archives.
To set a featured image, look for the Featured Image tab in the settings to the left of the WordPress.com text editor, and follow the steps there to upload and set your image.
You can configure a Custom Menu that will display in the header of your site. Go to My Site → Menus and to start setting up your custom menu.
If no custom menu is set, this theme will display a default menu of your published pages, in alphabetical order.
Inspiration Laboratory comes with twelve default header images. To change your current header, launch the Customizer and click on the Header Image tab on choose from the pre-installed header images included in this theme. Alternatively, you can upload your own custom header image, displayed behind your site title.
You can add a background color or image to Inspiration Laboratory very easily. Launch the Customizer and click on the Colors & Background tab on the left. Next click on the swatch for the current background color, and choose a color from the swatches below, or use the color picker to select your own custom color.
You can also select a background image instead, by clicking on the Select Image button, and uploading your own background image file.
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.
Inspiration Laboratory supports two widget areas — one on each side of the content — that can be configured by launching the Customizer and click on the Widgets tab.
Full-Width Page Template
In addition to a default page template with sidebars for your widgets, Inspiration Laboratory also comes with a full-width page template to put the focus on your content, with no sidebars to help remove distractions and give you extra space to present your ideas.
You can display an optional character avatar in the secondary sidebar by launching Customizer and clicking on the Theme Options tab.
Choose your favorite from the figures above (Boy 1, Boy 2, Girl1, Girl 2) or remove the avatar entirely from the secondary sidebar by selecting “None.”