Ink Drop by Obox is a responsive theme for portfolio websites, featuring a masonry homepage so that posts and images close up dynamically.
Obox Ink Drop supports one WordPress 3 menu. This can either be a compact menu or a an extended menu.
The compact menu becomes visible by clicking the menu icon in the upper right hand corner of the screen. The menu is located at the top of the sliding sidebar.
Alternatively, you can choose for an extended menu in the theme options. The extended menu is displayed as a regular horizontal menu, centered below the header.
The theme installs with four custom widgets:
- Facebook Like Box
- Popular Posts
- Social Links
- Twitter Stream
This Obox theme incorporates one widget area – included in the already mentioned sliding sidebar.
Ink Drop offers the following page templates:
- Full Width
- Portfolio Paged
For every single post and page, you have the ability to define your custom Ink Drop Options; add a header background color and image, select a color for the title, enter a video link or add a video embed code.
Ink Drop adds a module to the WordPress panel for its custom post type Portfolio that comes with its own categories and tags.
Posts, portfolio posts, and pages have several custom fields, that allow you to enter a custom link title, add an external link, and enter custom CSS for that post or page.
In addition, you can choose from three layouts for pages, and from seven different layouts for portfolio posts.
The Theme Options panel includes the following pages:
- Customize Colors
The General page serves four tabs:
- General Options
- Layout Options
- Posts & Pages
At the General Options you can upload your logo and favicon, choose to show or hide the site header and/or tagline, enter your Facebook Sharing Options, and the link to your custom RSS URL – like Feedburner.
Ink Drop lets you choose between a blog and a portfolio homepage at the Layout Options. In both situations, you get a jQuery Masonry enabled homepage – in Pinterest style.
Furthermore, you can set the post count, select a category, show or hide text, and pick your preferred sorting; date, title, random, or manual.
Post & Pages give you the ability to display or hide the post excerpts on index pages, and customize the meta fior posts, the portfolio, and pages. When you opt to hide the post excerpt, the blog pages will only display the Featured Image, the header and some post meta.
With the settings under the Footer tab, you are able to customize the footer – or hide it completely.
Here you can also enter the URLs to your profiles with the social networks; Facebook, Twitter, Google Plus, Pinterest, Tumblr, Instagram, Dribble, Behance, LinkedIn, Vimeo, and YouTube.
Last but not least, you can enter your Google Analytics code on this page too.
At the Typography page, you have the opportunity to pick one of the 35 fonts and set your preferred font-size for the following elements:
- Site Title
- Page Title
- Post Titles
- Author Meta
- Post Meta
- Secondary Heading
Hitting the Customize Colors item launches the WordPress Customizer allowing you to further customize the design of Ink Drop.
Besides a link to the theme documentation, the Help page offers guidance in creating your first content and setting up the homepage.
Obox Ink Drop regularly checks for available updates. The Update page gives you a choice between an auto-update and a manual update.
- Standard Pack
- Premium Pack
- All Theme Package
The price of the Standard Pack is $79. Besides the theme, this package includes access to technical support for one year, the layered image (PSD) files, and future theme updates.
The Premium Pack comes at $139, and extends the benefits of the Standard Pack with two years of prioritized technical support, and two years of advanced support assistance (guidance with CSS changes).
With the All Theme Package, you not only get every Obox Theme, but also all Obox Plugins. In addition, the All Theme Package entitles you to one full year of prioritized technical support, and one year of advanced support assistance.
The sign-up fee for the All Theme Package is $299. After the first year, you can choose to renew the All Theme Package for another year for just $99.
Hence, for a little more than two Premium Packs in the first year, and only little more than one time in the following years, you get access to every Obox theme and plugin.
Several themes by Obox are also available from ThemeForest.