Today we’re very excited to announce we’ve updated Inspiro, our portfolio WordPress theme, to version 5.0. This reflects our continued commitment to making sure our products are best-in-class, and that they should always be getting better :)
We’ve noticed that a lot of our Inspiro customers are using the theme for its video integration in the homepage slideshow. We’ve taken on board the feedback, and thought as so many happy customers are using the theme for its video and photography portfolios, a good addition to the theme would be a lightbox feature that works for both videos and images.
This new lightbox feature is the headline change for version 5.0, but we’ve also made a number of other useful changes.
Read all about them below.
- Video & Image Lightbox for Portfolio Posts
- Improved Mobile Menu
- Social Icons in Menu
- Search Form in Menu
- Global Accent Color picker in Customizer
If you’re an Inspiro user already, you’re probably curious about the new features, so make sure to read below details about each of them.
Video & Image Lightbox with self-hosted videos support
Until this major update, it was possible to add a video in a lightbox only in the homepage slideshow. Now, this feature is also available for Portfolio Posts everywhere: in the Portfolio archive page, in the Portfolio Showcase widget built for the homepage, in individual Portfolio posts pages.
Too many details?
Let’s see how each of them work:
Lightbox Feature in a Portfolio Archive:
Portfolio archive without the Lightbox effect (like in old versions):
Video Lightbox in a single Portfolio post:
Attaching a video to be displayed in a lightbox is very simple. You can either enter a link to a YouTube or Vimeo video or use the Self-hosted video option if you have direct links to video files hosted on your website or on a dedicated video hosting:
Improved Mobile Menu
It is now much easier to navigate through pages from mobile devices, as the submenus are no longer visible unless you expand an existing menu item. This makes for a nice user experience boost :)
Social Icons & Search Form in the Menu
Past are the days when we recommend you to install a 3rd party plugin to replace the header menu with something that includes a search icon or social icons support.
Inspiro 5.0 now includes both of these features. You can easily add any social icon you want thanks to the integration with our free Social Icons Widget plugin.
There is also a beautiful fullscreen search form that will help your visitors search for something on your website much quicker.
See them in action in this quick video:
The new update is available for all existing customers, and you can download it from our Members’ Area.
Let us know if this update meets your expectations and what are your plans with Inspiro in the comments section!