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Novus // ipsfocus 4.6.12

$30 · Renewal Term: $10/6 months

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Novus 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.


Theme features


Theme Settings
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!



Sticky Navigation
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
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)



Global message
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).



Guest message
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.



Retina Ready
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.

Edited by ehren.

What's New in Version 4.6.0   See changelog


  • Upgraded for Invision Community 4.6.0
  • Added a background to the content box on the Privacy Policy page
  • The Customizer now correctly states “Snow” or “Hearts” instead of “Confetti” if any a full-screen effect is enabled.
  • In certain themes, a background has been added to the inbox page when no message is selected.
  • The inbox folder select menu now works correctly in Chrome.
  • The background of the “We value your feedback” modal is no longer white dark themes.
  • The Recommended Posts title now has better contrast in certain theme.
  • If the Background Picker is restricted from certain user groups, those groups can no longer scroll across the image options.
  • The “Disable my inbox” text no longer falls behind the Messenger inbox list.
  • The “last post date” on the index page on mobiles now uses a slightly larger font-size.
  • “Compact” Activity Stream items now have a little extra padding in certain themes.
  • Removed domain extensions from the social icons css selectors.
  • The RSS link on Activity Streams on mobiles now has better contrast.
  • Certain Activity Stream items now correctly have a margin to separate them.
  • Padding in topic list rows now matches the padding on the forum index rows.
  • The “Disable my messenger” link is now easier to read in certain themes.
  • The “Insert Code” modal box is now coloured correctly in dark themes.
  • Autofill in chrome no longer shows a light blue input in dark themes.
  • The “All followers” page now has a background colour applied for improved contrast.
  • Added “Whats App” to the Social Icons.
  • The Activity Stream dropdown menus are no longer covered by other elements in certain themes while using Safari.

Support is offered on the ipsfocus forums. If you purchase this theme from the IPS marketplace and need support, please create an account on ipsfocus, notify me via PM and I will upgrade your account to customer status (providing access to the support category on ipsfocus).


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· Edited by annadaa

   1 of 1 member found this review helpful 1 / 1 member

I hesitated for a long time before changing the default theme because I thought that is the theme that would plead to everyone.

but fortunately there is Novus 

the theme is simple but it improves a lot the visual by its simplicity and the addition of its icons

I find my site really better and easier to navigate on

I also want to add that there is a very good support
thank you

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