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Novus for IPS 4.3 by ipsfocus
Novus is a clean, modern theme with a professional colour scheme, dropdown menus and sticky navigation. The optional background picker allows your visitors to customize the theme to their own preference too! This theme is built on a modern framework with minimal HTML modifications, which means it'll upgrade easily (and usually automatically) between IPS versions.
Easily enable, disable or modify theme features such as background images, logos, social media links, guest messages and colors. This makes modifications and upgrades very simple since no code changes are required.
Minimal HTML edits
This theme has only 3 modified template files, which means in most cases, you will not need to install theme updates between IPS versions. Too easy!
The navigation bar sticks to the top of the screen, allowing for easy access to your popular links at all times. Available in modern browsers only.
Dropdown Navigation Menus
All sub navigation links are placed inside a dropdown menu which is visible on-hover.
Background Picker (optional)
If enabled, your members can choose their own header background image from a predefined selection and their choice is saved via cookies. This feature can be customized within the theme settings.
Mega Footer (optional)
A mega footer with configurable column numbers and content can be enabled and customized all within the theme settings.
Social links from over 20 sites can be customized via the theme settings, allowing you to easily link to your social network pages (facebook, twitter, etc)
Display a message across the top of your site with important announcements. Once your members have seen the message, they can press the Dismiss button to remove it (until you configure a new one).
A customizable message can be shown to guests, prompting them to either register or login to your forum. Two designs, "billboard" and "alert" (shown) are available.
HTML logo with slogan
Easily add/edit your text logo and slogan from within the theme settings. If required, the text can be replaced by an image instead.
Latest Topic on Mobiles
The latest topic title is visible on tablets and mobiles, allowing more convenient access to your latest content for mobile users.
All gradients, shadows and icons are generated using css which means your site will look great on all devices - even those with high resolution screens.
A live demo can be seen directly on ipsfocus!
What's New in Version 4.3.2+ See changelog
Upgraded for Community Suite 4.3.2. This update also includes minor bug fixes for the Guest Sign Up widget.