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Feeling Inspired?

Written by Magnus Jepson on May 26, 2010 Blog, Product News.

We know you love business themes here at Woo, as you can see from our theme leaderboard. So closely following Apz is another business theme designed in-house by myself.

Inspire continues where Optimize left off, adding a dynamic custom homepage that uses custom built jQuery in the featured area.

jQuery driven Featured Area

The custom homepage is similar to our other business themes, as it has a mini-features area and a custom widgetized area on right and in the footer. You can easily add more content above or below the mini-features area from the options panel.

Mini-features area

I’d also like to mention that we included the new Google Font replacement javascript in this theme for the first time, using the Droid Sans and Droid Serif fonts. It really makes the theme look unique compared to those standard web-safe fonts. If you don’t like it you can simply turn it off in the theme options.

Other features include a jQuery driven portfolio page template, easily change background image and color and lots of custom Woo widgets to put in your sidebars or footer.

Heard enough? Check out the theme details and head over to the demo now!

29 Responses

  1. Francis
    May 26, 2010 at 4:36 pm #

    Good job Magnus, I especially like the grey blue of your background ! 😉

    • Magnus
      May 26, 2010 at 5:14 pm #

      Thanks Francis!

  2. Alex
    May 26, 2010 at 4:47 pm #

    Optimize v2 theme?
    please tell what’s the difference between this and optimize?

    • Ben
      May 26, 2010 at 4:51 pm #

      You’re right, there’s not a big difference.

    • Magnus
      May 26, 2010 at 5:13 pm #

      Major difference is the featured area, and different layout of homepage. But they are very similar 🙂

  3. Jacob Peterson
    May 26, 2010 at 5:42 pm #

    Beautiful! I like this even more than Optimize – looks more unique and the sub-pages look cleaner. Definitely thinking of buying so good thing there is 3-for-1!

  4. MJ Stapleford
    May 26, 2010 at 6:29 pm #

    I love Optimize and I love this too. Excellent job as always Magnus. I will certainly purchase this one. Good to see Woothemes getting back to the business themes again as you guys are so good at developing them.

    • Magnus
      May 26, 2010 at 7:57 pm #

      Good to see this was a good companion to Optimize 🙂

  5. Don Dowell
    May 26, 2010 at 9:13 pm #

    Looks awesome. Is there an option to add pictures to the news section in the footer?

    • Magnus
      May 26, 2010 at 10:57 pm #

      No, but its easy to add. I might add itt tomorrow 🙂

    • Magnus
      May 27, 2010 at 9:03 am #

      Added image option to the news widget now

      Check it in the demo:

      • Don Dowell
        May 28, 2010 at 3:47 am #

        Love it!! Thanks so much for the quick update.

  6. Brad Potter
    May 26, 2010 at 11:48 pm #

    Looks great Magnus. Nothing wrong with creating similar themes in my book especially when both of them are killer. Also its really cool you took advantage of Google fonts so fast.

    • Magnus
      May 27, 2010 at 8:37 am #

      Thanks Brad, yeah the Google Fonts was so easy to integrate compared to Cufon/Sifr, so we’ll be using it much more.

  7. Stephan
    May 27, 2010 at 8:06 am #

    I wish I could feel inspired, but this is basically the same thing as optimized aside from a bit of styling. Different slider used granted.

    Little disappointed still if I’m being honest.

    Always been curious, since you guys build off the 960 grid why don’t you you have built in support for column classes to use in posts/pages?

    • Magnus
      May 27, 2010 at 8:37 am #

      Can’t please everybody, but it seems to be an instant hit with the majority 🙂 We don’t use the 960 grid anymore as it is a pain to support for our users.

  8. svenaldo
    May 27, 2010 at 1:50 pm #


    great work.

    I do however have one BIG problem with your custom navigation framework.

    It will not accept chinese.

    The posts, post title and everything else is fine i can use without fault.

    When I make a new category in wordpress its great no problems but as soon as I add it to the custom navigation and press save it goes pearshaped.

    Please can you fix this for me. I cant use any of the themes!



    • Magnus
      May 27, 2010 at 1:57 pm #

      Be sure to post that bug in the forum and Jeff will help you try to solve it 🙂

      • svenaldo
        May 27, 2010 at 2:01 pm #

        thanks yeh i think its just a bug. played around with it for a while and now its gone from ??? to 太好 meaning its working perfectly now.

        thanks for the quick response again woothemes.


        • svenaldo
          May 27, 2010 at 2:14 pm #

          p.s the google font replacement beats the cufon thingy hands down.

          not only does it seem a lot quicker to convert it lets you display other languages normally as cufon just wouldnt display it all.

          Happy camper here!!

          • Magnus
            May 27, 2010 at 2:44 pm #

            Yep faster and less of a hassle as we don’t have to generate the font stack 🙂

        • secangel
          June 7, 2010 at 6:58 pm #

          Hi there,
          How did you solve the problem? I came to have the same issue but can do nothing about it. I tried Google only found useful information here.
          Thanks in advance.

          • Magnus
            June 7, 2010 at 7:05 pm #

            Check our forum 🙂

  9. Taylor
    May 31, 2010 at 1:33 am #

    Magnus, your themes are always clean, look great and are well coded. There’s a certain minimalism that allow your themes to be really malleable and fit a variety of needs.

    • Magnus
      May 31, 2010 at 3:20 pm #

      Thanks Taylor 🙂

  10. James King
    June 6, 2010 at 4:47 pm #


    I just wanted to know what icons you used on the demo mini-features on homepage? I can’t find those icons?

  11. wpclubs
    June 7, 2010 at 6:49 pm #

    Nice theme you’ve got. Its simple yet elegant for businesses. Good Luck!



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