New Theme: InStyle

Posted on February 22, 2011 by in Theme Additions | 123 comments

New Theme: InStyle

InStyle is bold and beautiful, turning your screen into a large, colorful, photo-filled canvas. With the theme’s ability to create custom, rotating background images for each section of your website, you can create designs that really grab your visitor’s attention. At the same time, the theme’s various design elements remain subdued enough to maintain a simple and elegant feel. The photos used in the theme preview are just examples and do not actually come with the design. Instead, you have the ability to upload and define your own photos for every post and page (if you choose). I have, however, included a few of my own landscape photos to the theme in case you don’t have anything on hand to use. For more info, be usre to check out the Live Demo as well as the Features Page.

InStyle Features

1. Photo-based Background Image/Image Rotator – InStyle comes with a unique background image feature. You can upload and activate different background images for every section of your website. Furthermore, if you define more than one image per area, then all defined images will be displayed in a rotating slideshow.

2. A Few Free Landscape Photos – While it is intended that users define their own photos, I realize that not everyone has a collection of great photos laying around. For this reason I have packaged the theme with a few landscape photos that I took myself last week. These can serve as a great, temporary alternative.

3. Integrated Theme Options – To make things easier, we have integrated new option panels into the post editor. Now when your write/edit your post, you can change your background image and post titles/descriptions with ease.

I hope you enjoy the new design. Be sure to leave a comment letting us know what you think!

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  1. This is amazing, Nick! Wow you push beauty and functionality to the limit. Great great job!

    • Thanks, I appreciate it!

  2. This themes cool. I am awaiting MODEST with wild anticipation…. πŸ™‚

  3. what do you do about the mobile versions?

    • rodrigo,

      Check out the WordPress plugin “wptouch.” Perfect for viewing sites on mobile devices!

      Bryan J Zimmerman

      • Ah my heart just sunk. I was all set to go for this theme for my girlfriends site, but c’mon Bryan everybody knows wptouch looks like you-know-what. πŸ™‚ Is there a responsive rewrite in the plans for this?


  4. Spectacular and jawdropping to say the least.. This drooler makes you go begging to your clients for a new site.. Just saw it in 24′ Dell 1920×1080.. WOW!!

    • πŸ™‚ I’m looking at it on my DELL u2711 2560×1440!

      • Same screen here, LOVE IT πŸ™‚

  5. I like your templates, but this is one of the few that I don’t like at all. Waiting for the next one though πŸ™‚

    • I really like most of the themes. Very classic and unusual. I agree on this design. Although it’s different, I don’t like it. Great that there is something for all of us!

  6. Nick, instyle is really STUNNING! Your themes just get better!

    • Thanks Ian, I am glad to hear that you are enjoying the new theme!

    • I’ll go with that Ian

  7. WOW!

  8. you are the world best wordpress theme designer by fare. spend 2 hours today on searching for a nice looking theme for a client but I always come back to your themes.

  9. Very slick looking theme. If you don’t count that most themes aren’t fully compatable with IE (even IE8), these are the best themes for WordPress out there. Thanks for investing back into your old themes just as much as making new ones. Keep it up!

  10. I have been wanting to see this theme for sometime now! Great work!

    This theme + Shortcodes for pricing tables = complete package!

    • Thanks Mike!

  11. In a word, amazing. Well worth the wait. Thank you so much πŸ™‚

  12. Looks really good πŸ˜‰

  13. Finally!! Thank you!!!!!!!!!

  14. I really love the way you have the 3 divs floating against the background on the homepage.

  15. Its really nice theme.

  16. Fantastic! It’s even better than I imagined. Looking forward to playing with it.

    • Glad to hear that it lived up to your expectations!

  17. Very nice!
    I will try it very very soon for a project of mine… I guess you got a new client with this!

  18. Elegantthemes is always releasing “Elegant” Themes. πŸ™‚

    Love it…

    • Thanks Suren, I chose the name for a reason πŸ™‚

  19. This theme is amazing.

    But i have found a bug.
    The search is not working well, because it displays this error “Fatal error: Call to undefined function get_the_search_query() in /home/ebaby37/public_html/preview/InStyle/wp-content/themes/InStyle/includes/top_info.php on line 12”

  20. certainly interesting new theme because all most very different. well done

  21. OMG…. slideshow in background. i like it…

    • Thanks for pointing that out. We will look into the problem.

      • Hello

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        How to proceed?


  22. Absolutely Amazing! I have been waiting to use this theme ever since your preview and it is better than I imagined! Congrats on another great theme.

  23. Another great theme from I like it. Congrats

  24. Wow.. the full page background slideshow.. makes this theme reallly superb!..

    Gre8t job!

  25. That was really awesome feature to rotate background images! Coooool!

  26. Really Amazing. Great job!

  27. Great!!!!

  28. theme looks great. will sell in one of my site.

  29. Looks great!

  30. Hi Nick,
    This would have to be the most beautiful theme for any platform that I have seen. Did you really take those photos? If so, what camera did you use?

    • I only took the three landscape photos included with the theme ZIP. I just use a Canon Rebel xs.

  31. Nice one πŸ™‚

  32. Nice clean theme. I really like the transparent menu, always did sindse 2001. I will use the theme, especcially with your newly released shortcodes!


  33. Nick, you are amazing.
    Finding this site couraged me to make web sites for people that need web sites but don’t know how to use wordpress. I am going to buy Developer’s Licence asap.
    Also I will use this theme for my own.

  34. Hi Nick

    Keep up the good work!
    One question though.
    When do you think the ‘Modest’ theme will become available?

    • I would estimate that it will be ready in 2 weeks.

      • WooHOO!

  35. Nick,
    I am fairly new to Elegant Themes but have now used two themes for client sites. They are wonderful. I love this new InStyle theme. Can’t wait to use it. You are very talented.

  36. Sheesh! Just when I think I’ve found *THE* one for my own website – suddenly you pull another top zinger out of the hat! Well done!

  37. Just in time for WordPress 3.1 .. Good Job nick πŸ™‚

  38. This is very nice, so beautiful and for me the best for all, congratulation.


  39. Looks as though it’s all been said Nick.

    Elegant Themes stand out from the crowd.
    And are fantastic value.

    Keep up the good work.

  40. Love this!! Already thinking of how I want to use it. πŸ™‚

    I noticed that when viewed in Google Chrome, the font in the menu at the top doesn’t seem to render clean. Opened it in IE (blech) and it looks clean there. Not sure why but thought I’d bring it to your attention.

    Fantastic job. So cool!!!

  41. itd be much much better if a portfolio page was included! the theme still stunning btw.

  42. Like David C said fonts on Chrome do not render well.

    • what about with the help of cufon?

  43. Great! But redrawing the background in firefox slow when scrolling. But it is very beautiful πŸ™‚

    • Kirill, I think the problem may be with the size of the background image. Not the dimensions, but the actual file size.

      I did a couple sites with this template already and the background image supplied for the 2nd was nearly 1MB in size. The scrolling was really bad, so I used Photoshop to Save for Web and got it down to 26KB with really good quality. The scrolling problem has disappeared.


  44. I have found a MAJOR flaw!

    You have TOO many great themes, how am I supposed to choose πŸ™‚

    Joking apart, beautiful work at a unbelievable price.

  45. This theme is amazing.
    But i have found a bug.
    The search is not working well, because it displays this error β€œFatal error: Call to undefined function get_the_search_query() in /home/ebaby37/public_html/preview/InStyle/wp-content/themes/InStyle/includes/top_info.php on line 12β€³

  46. Yaaa! I’ve been looking forward to this one since you gave us a sneak peak. Thank you. It’s simply gorgeous!

  47. I’ve got a client in mind already … LOVE it! πŸ˜‰

    thanks Nick …

  48. so nick, would there be any updates for the bug fix?

  49. I like the over all design. But the rotating background just put me off to the theme.

    • This is not a requirement. You can define a single background image.

      • That’s good to know.

  50. This theme rocks! Having the wallpaper transition is fantastic, and that you can designate different backgrounds for the different sections of the site it awesome!

    Love it, love it, love it.

    Spreading the love,

  51. Great idea with the photo in the background! Keep up the good work.

  52. Fabulous looking theme, definitely want to use this one. Just a question about the background images and captions on the home page-are these random or can they be ordered so that each picture always appears with the same caption? It seemed this way in the demo, just wanted to verify. Txs!

    • You can choose the order of the background images and text. Assuming you have the same number of images/text slides, they will always be shown together.

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  53. I thought I’d just stop to say that looks like some nice photography of your own there. And the theme itself looks great as usual.

  54. I’m hoping some more feminine themes are in the works. There are lots of us “mommy bloggers” always looking for a great theme. πŸ™‚

  55. Really nice and I very appreciate your great work. However I think it would be good to design more simple themes without too many images on front page. They don`t always match some businesses. Something more serious. At the moment I found only eGallery very usefull for my photo website. Besides, I still looking around to get something to match another small business. Thanks

  56. Nick has gone wild !

  57. I like the InStyle theme – however, on the home page rather than the sliding/rotating text can it have a static image that spans the three boxes?

  58. cannot search in the preview site??
    error shows

  59. Hi Nick,

    Quick question before I sign up to get this. Can you have a sidebar on the right or left or at the borttom of the first page? I realise it will obscure the image but I need this option


  60. Very great and amazing theme. Thanks for sharing.

  61. Great theme. Full page slideshow is really amazing. Great Job done.

  62. Wow! That is i think one of you best theme ever! This is clean and with an extraordinary beauty! Watch out with some website… they are some websites that are selling your themes or giving them for free… i found instyle too… Protect your theme with a serial number or something πŸ˜‰

  63. Nice Work!
    Is there a way to change the menu font, if so how will you do it? The font displayed there isn’t displayed right. Would love to know.


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  65. Hello.
    Failed to create a portfolio page.
    I have read documentation but I could not find a solution.
    How do I need to do.
    Thank you.

    • That site looks great! How did you set the images for the three columns on the home page?

  66. Hey, great theme. BUT: I got issues with the portfolio-page-layout since the upgrade to wp 3.2. Suddenly all linked images and teaser-text-elements are not linked anymore. no zoom and no direct link to the correspondent post. please help!

    • Please open a thread in the support forum and we will assist you.

  67. Hi,
    This theme is perfect for my agency’s website, I’m thinking of purchasing this, but I have a quick question about the custom font: how are they embedded in this theme? Cufon, @font-face or Google API? Is it easy to change them? Because I will probably need to embed some special characters.

  68. great looking theme, keep up the good work.

  69. Just found your site! Incredible design, will have to bookmark for future reference! Bravo!

  70. Hi Nick,
    Can you tell me how to solve FB like button issue in this instyle theme?
    The FB like button look not working on my homepage.. πŸ™
    another issue is this theme look like not working well in google chrome, the dropdown menu on header will collapse very fast when rollover.. πŸ™
    Appreciate for your prompt reply.. πŸ˜€
    Nice theme of the year and I like it so much.. πŸ™‚

  71. Hi everybody!
    I would like to show pages instead of posts in the three blurbs under the slider.

    Can you help me?

  72. How can I display a small image on the home page featured slider instead of the short text under the featured title?

  73. We love the theme, Nick and really appreciate all the work you put in. One niggle with InStyle is that the drop-down box for menu items doesn’t seem to work. You see the items in the drop down menu but when you go to click on one of them the drop down disappears.

    Could it be a browser problem?

    • I have same problem… Even in their theme demo… dropdown menu disappears on all subpage except homepage.
      Can you help please?

  74. How i can install the update? Because i’m having problems.
    “There is a new version of InStyle available. View version 2.5 details. Automatic update is unavailable for this theme”

    • You can download the most recent version from the members area and re-upload it.

  75. Hi, i have problem with this theme and google fonts (top menu fonts) in firefox v12. Chome and IE work fine. The problem is on the demo theme site too.
    Anyone can help me?

  76. Hi there… we’re using a light colored background image (wallpaper) on our front page, and we need to adjust the shadow on the white main title text and subtext to make them more legible. Adjusting the CSS values in style.css seems to have no effect. We can adjust, say, font size and color, but not text-shadow. We did notice the text is not really HTML text but imagery generated dynamically. Is the text-shadow simply not permitted by the image generator you’re using, or is there some way to accomplish this?

    Thanks for any help.

  77. is it possible that the pictures on the homepage-3 columns are not used as background pics on that linked page?

    i mean you used the ladybug picture in the first column named who we are. As you go to that page the ladybug picture is used there as background. That is what i don’t want…i don’t want a background at all

    i can’t figure it out how to do that.

    Thnx in advance.

  78. Hello I’ve got the same problem on the dropdown menu as “antcer”
    on firefox it disappears …

    • Just a clue : it happens only if I’am connected on wordpresss/wp-admin .. perhaps a link with administration bar ?

  79. your work is too much good We love the theme and Thanks for this wonderful theme! we will visit this site again

  80. Hello!
    I am wondering how the cufon replacement works, because i need to change the font of the “custom title” – the big titles which appear in the frontpage on the top of the three blurbs.
    I have enabled the “cufon replacement” but…and what now? nothing hapened…
    sorry but “php” and templates are not my thing πŸ™‚


  81. Hi Nick,

    Great theme its currently on my website. However I am still getting used to using wordpress. On my homepage where there are (meant to be) images in the featured section there are blank boxes could you take 5 mins to look and give me some advice?

    I would really appriciate it. Also I am recommending you in my upcoming course on as the best wordpress theme provider.

    • If you need help, please open a thread in our support forums so that our tech support team can assist you.

  82. It looks like my subscription has expired. I would not like to re-gain access to the member’s area.dont need to renew my subscription for next year. I just need my InStyle theme upgrade!!! what do you expect!! because my theme upgrade i have to be next year member?? for what??!!!!!
    There is a new version of InStyle available. View version 3.2 details. Auto-updates are not available for this theme. If this is an Elegant Themes theme, then you must re-download the theme from the member’s area and re-install it in order to update it to the latest version.

    Henryk Modzelewski

  83. Hey! nice theme! but i have a question. every time i upload a background image, no matter what size it is, the theme is zooming into that image, so image is not full size but just a zoomed part of it… and i really need to make the site see the full picture but not just the part of it! please help.

  84. pls help me how to add more then 3 pages on homepage. i just want 6 pages on my home me out please

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