WordPress 6.2 Compatible. Last Update on: 30 May 2023 | version 5.8 -Change Log
Invent is an education theme with a unique look and feel, designed to meet the needs of Schools/Colleges/Universities. It is a result of extensive study of countless actual websites of educational institutions and their requirements.
Along with educational institutions, Invent is flexible and feature-rich enough to also cater to the needs of design agencies, corporate websites and small businesses.
The theme now integrates with the super intuitive and popular SiteOrigin page builder with nearly a million users. The theme comes bundled with 30+ custom page builder elements. Additionally, we also support 16 more premium widgets with its numerous variations/styles, part of our popular widgets plugin for SiteOrigin. So, get ready to drag and drop your way to building a great website for your college/school/community.
Invent has been tested extensively to ensure that it works seamlessly with LearnDash, the popular Learning Management System (LMS) for WordPress (required to be purchased separately). The theme incorporates custom styling for LearnDash components. It also provides custom sidebars, page template for display of LearnDash elements or custom posts. See here for a example. You can learn more about LearnDash and try detailed demo here.
Unique Design with Cutting Edge Features – The theme support for large twelve column 1180px grid, wide backgrounds that span entire browser width, premium shortcode builder, trendy mobile menu, easy to use YouTube/HTML5 video sections/backgrounds, smooth scrolling parallax backgrounds/headers, animations, statistics, revolution slider, bold typography, unlimited colors, unlimited page/post header styling etc. makes it one of the most modern themes in the its category.
60+ Shortcodes with Premium Shortcode Builder – The theme now features a premium shortcode builder with a user-friendly GUI for each of the 60+ shortcodes. The shortcode builder provides input plus inline documentation for each parameter that shortcode takes. Easy to use shortcodes help to breeze through development. Many powerful functions like parallax sections, video backgrounds/headers, responsive sliders, animated statistics are all simple shortcodes. Every shortcode with all of its parameters have been documented in detail.
8+ Custom Post Types with backend UI – More than 8 custom post types with domain relevant data attributes have been created with a user friendly backend UI for inputting data related to team members, sliders, gallery, pricing plans, testimonials etc. The intuitive backend UI for input of data helps avoid dealing with custom HTML and speeds up development immensely.
Easy to Use/Configure Page Sections – The theme builds on the concept of page sections which enables you to work on your site incrementally on individual page elements independently and then compose a page instantly via drag and drop interface.
Single Page/Multi-Page – Invent can be used to design single page sites just as easily with the help of page sections. Internal navigation using smooth scroll is supported for top level internal links in the menu. The page sections composing a page can be opened for editing right from the frontend.
Intuitive Admin Panel with 200+ Options – Large number of options ensures that you get to configure many elements of the site with a click of a mouse button. The Custom CSS option helps you further tailor the theme to your needs without touching the original source code.
Easy Customization – Along with many theme options, the theme comes bundled with child theme. When you have minor changes to make, the custom.css file, custom-functions.php and Custom CSS tab in theme options are invaluable help.
Modular Framework – Quality code, semantic markup, standards compliance are core strengths of the common framework that powers our themes. Modular code promotes code reuse and helps us release fixes/updates more quickly.
Portfolio and Gallery Support – The theme sports powerful Portfolio features including shortcodes for insertion of Portfolio/Gallery practically anywhere in the site. Along with support for native gallery shortcode from WordPress, Invent lets you create gallery items and insert them wherever you need using powerful shortcodes that support filtering, packed/spaced layouts etc. Page templates for portfolio and gallery items lets you do lazy load on portfolio/gallery items and paginated category archives help manage large portfolio/gallery collection.
1500+ Retina Icons and 500+ Google Fonts – Quality font icons bundled with the theme help speed up development. The theme options panel lets you choose from 500+ Google fonts for headings, body or meta elements.
Boxed/Wide Layout – The theme can be configured for a boxed or stretched layout with a single click of a button. The theme options lets you set custom color, pattern or image as background for the boxed version.
Excellent Support – Dedicated support forum helps us provide better support through issue tracking, search and having users help each other. It helps build a knowledge base from which all users benefit.
Extensive Documentation – The 75+ pages of documentation tries to address all aspects of theme usage. Each and every section has visual screenshots for easier understanding of the theme functions. Additionally, the theme options panel has detailed documentation for every option.
- Premium Shortcode Builder
- Fully Responsive
- Options for a single page or a multi-page site
- 8 Custom Post types
- Easy Parallax backgrounds with customizable scroll speed
- Unlimited color schemes
- 1500+ Retina ready icons
- Tons of Options
- WooCommerce Integrated
- Premium Revolution Slider, Flex 2 Slider, and Nivo Slider included (All sliders fully Responsive)
- Support for Gallery
- Portfolio with AJAX features
- Unlimited Sidebars
- WPML Compatible
- Translation Ready
- SEO Optimized
- 500+ Fonts
- Child Theme Included
- Modern Mobile Menu
- Widgets for Flickr and Instagram
Many thanks to Flickr users – College of DuPage, Simon Q, University Unions Technology, Eli Christman, Roman Boed, IQRemix, Eli Christman, born1945, Steven Depolo, Phil Roeder, Gage Skidmore for all the beautiful photographs.
Cleaned up legacy code that were not relevant anymore Updated - The revolution slider Updated - Compatibility with SiteOrigin Page Builder
Updated - The revolution slider Fixed - PHP8 warnings in theme plugin Fixed - Buttons not reflecting customized colors in certain plugins
Updated - The revolution slider Fixed - Toggle widget not working Added - Compatibility with WP 6.x
Fixed - Deprecated warnings on PHP 8 Fixed - The widgets page was broken. Added - Compatibility with WordPress 5.8 and PHP 8 Updated - Livemesh Invent Shortcodes plugin Updated - Livemesh Theme Addons plugin Updated - Revolution Slider
Fixed - The widgets page was broken. Fixed - The pages would not load on certain sites due to JS error. Updated - Livemesh Theme Addons plugin Updated - Revolution Slider
Updated - Stability fixes and enhancements. Updated - Livemesh Theme Addons plugin Updated - Shortcodes plugin Updated - Revolution Slider
Fixed - The testimonials template missing.
Fixed - The related courses, faculty and courses taught would display max of 5 elements. Fixed - The testimonials page raised an error. Fixed - The testimonials custom post type admin page would not display the student details. Updated - Livemesh Theme Addons plugin. Pls upload the plugin located in inc/lib/plugins folder to your site for the above fixes to reflect in your site.
Updated - Complete rewrite of the theme with new backend framework with focus on ease of customization and performance. Incorporates template based design for easy customization of the theme. Kindly test the upgrade in a dev environment prior to upgrading if you have done major customization to the earlier versions. More details on migration to v5.01 version provided in the documentation. Updated - The new lightweight yet feature rich framework provides upto 50% performance improvement. Updated - Moved shortcodes to new plugin named 'Livemesh Invent Shortcodes' to conform to new standards prescribed by the Envato Theme Review team for existing items. Updated - Moved widgets, custom post types and their metaboxes, options framework to a plugin named 'Livemesh Themes Addons' to conform to the new coding standards prescribed by the Envato Theme Review Team. Updated - Moved from PrettyPhoto lightbox plugin to Magnific Popup lightbox framework is much faster and responsive. Updated - The font icons with modern icons and also to remove surplus icons. The font icon files are about 80% smaller to help reduce the load on the site. Added - Large number of templates for quick customization of the theme. Moved away from function or class-based design. Removed - The WP hooks that were present in the earlier versions. They were hardly used and obsolete. Removed - The Nivo Slider and Flex Slider options for the top slider. Please go through documentation which talks about migrating to new version to know more. Updated - Revolution Slider.
Updated - Fixes and enhancements Updated - Revolution Slider
Fixed - Color picker not found field in theme options Updated - Revolution Slider
Fixed - The website won't scroll in Chrome browser if smooth scroll was enabled in theme options Updated - Revolution Slider
Updated - Revolution Slider Fixed - Compatibility issue with plugins using easing functions including Events Calendar Pro Updated - Sample data Updated - Documentation
Fixed - Warnings raised with PHP 7.x versions Fixed - The page would exit if the revolution slider entry specified in the page options was missing. Updated - OptionTree framework to handle PHP 7.x versions Updated - Isotope version and improved compatibility with plugins
Fixed - Title tags as per the latest codex recommendation. Use one of the popular SEO plugins if you need to customize page or post titles. Fixed - Pricing table not responsive for 2 column and 6 column layouts Fixed - The alt tags not taking effect when explicitly specified in media library Updated - Documentation to reflect changed support forum URL. Updated - Revolution Slider
Fixed - Removed skin.php to address PCI security compliance - moved to inline CSS. Fixed - The theme would raise error on command line interfaces like WP-CLI. Updated - Invent child theme. Updated - The plugin activation prompt less intrusive. Updated - Revolution Slider
Updated - SiteOrigin page builder elements/widgets Updated - Revolution slider
Added - Integration with SiteOrigin page builder. Added - 30+ custom page builder elements for easy drag/drop/configure page building using SiteOrigin builder. Added - Updated sample data with demo pages built using 30+ custom page builder widgets. Added - Support for 16+ additional premium page builder elements through our popular plugin for SiteOrigin page builder. Removed - Thumbnail generation by Aqua resizer and some redundant image sizes. Fixed - Pagination issue in Staff/Courses/News pages. Updated - Revolution slider
Added - Taxonomy support for News and Courses in breadcrumbs Added - Support for Events Calendar 4.x Updated - Revolution slider Fixed - Isotope error in certain installations Fixed - WooCommerce pagination
Added - Shortcodes for insertion of course, staff, department, news, LearnDash courses entries anywhere on the site. Added - Updated carousel shortcode with support for course, staff, department, news, LearnDash courses, portfolio entries. Added - Documentation on the Carousel shortcodes. Added - Documentation now contains numerous shortcode examples of carousels and post entries for all major custom post types like courses, staff, departments, LearnDash Courses, news etc. Updated - Livemesh Shortcodes tool for latest shortcode updates. and other minor tweaks and fixes.
Fixed - The YouTube player does not autoplay. Fixed - Deprecated widget constructor. Fixed - Minor styling issues with WooCommerce 2.4.x and Events Calendar 3.12 Added - Support for paid WooTickets plugin to sell tickets for Events via WooCommerce. Updated - Revolution Slider plugin.
Fixed - XSS vulnerability in prettyPhoto plugin. Fixed - The taxonomy pages pagination Updated - Revolution Slider plugin.
+Updated - Changes to video elements to use the new YouTube API. +Tweak - Check for empty sidebar id when registering sidebar.
+ Tweak - Updated TGMPA and Option Tree to address any security vulnerability. + Added - Ability to hand pick related posts for a course. Default to taxonomy based list if no selection exists. + Added - Changed the templates and shortcodes for staff,course, departments, pricing, testimonials, portfolio, gallery to be sorted by Post Type Reorder plugin using menu_order attribute. + Fixed - Ability to retain original images for single post page to help address HTTPS issue + Tweak - Optimized sample data. + Updated - Revolution Slider.
+ Fixed - Translation issue on slider tab names. + Fixed - Sidebars not appearing for course, staff archive pages. + Added - Option to set sidebar for department pages. + Fixed - Animation issue with "Back to Top" button (thanks mouretDK). and other minor fixes, enhancements.
+ Tweak - Modified admin script to make it compatible with WordPress 4.1 + Fixed - A few column shortcodes not inserting the right shortcode from premium shortcode builder + Added - The staff can now be associated with more than one department + Tweak - The translation fix for backend UI labels for staff/department + Fixed - More than 5 related posts were not being displayed in single pages + Tweak - Updated translation files + Tweak - Updated revolution slider to 4.6.5
+ Fixed - Couple of elements not changing color on skin color change. + Tweak - Heading and Body fonts changes now reflecting on all elements + Tweak - Better management of fonts on LearnDash elements + Tweak - Better support for default fonts + Updated - Theme Documentation and other minor tweaks/fixes/enhancements
+ Fixed - Removed conflict of courses slug with LearnDash + Added - The multicolor taxonomy terms on carousels for posts and news items + Added - Relevant columns added to the admin screens for Courses, Staff, Departments post types + Tweak - A few icons have been tweaked + Tweak - Removed animation on images in courses, staff, department pages + Fixed - Removed duplicate portfolio tab in theme options and other minor tweaks/fixes/enhancements
+ Added - LearnDash LMS Integration. and other minor fixes and enhancements