Journal Pro Features

What you get with Journal Pro

Journal is the Slocum Themes take on the expert blogging theme. With many custom color options and other great features, find out what you get with Journal Pro.

Fixed Sidebar

Aug 05, 2014 16:03

One of the coolest features and one that is unique to Journal Pro is the ability to fix the sidebar, so people always have access to your major pages or posts, without having to navigate all over the page to find it.

All you have to do to enable this function is go to Appearance > Theme Options > General and use the included slider to determine whether you want the sidebar to be fixed or scrolling.

Custom Backgrounds

Notice our demo site, with background image of New York City? Much like other blogs, having a large background image on your site helps make the site your own. With Journal Pro, you are given the option to easily upload an image as the background of the content on your site.

Customize your Colors!



In the free version of Journal, there are no color options, save the ability to adjust the color of the main content using the customizer. With the Pro Version of the theme, you can go to Appearance > Customize and tweak colors to match whatever feel you would like. Here are the colors you can customize:

  • Primary Theme Color
  • Sidebar
  • Navigation Hover
  • Navigation Active Color
  • Content Color
  • Link Color
  • Background Color

Customize the Branding / Edit Copyright Info

With Journal Pro, you can upload a logo as well as change the text of the copyright area. All of these elements are easy to find in our theme options panel. The logo will replace the business text on the top of the page, so your brand identity is the first element that people see.

Do you want to remove our pesky name from the bottom of the website? You can do that with Journal Pro, by navigating to the bottom of the Appearance > Theme Options > General tab.

Showing and Hiding content

More options are able to be hidden. And, with our one-click child themes, you can learn to hide specific pieces of content that you want to hide using the power of CSS! With Journal Pro by default, you can show/hide:

  • Site Tagline
  • Category Archive Titles
  • Post Meta (the extra stuff after the post)
  • Author details

Support for Gravity Forms

Journal Pro comes with support for Gravity Forms. With one line of code, it is easy to style a Gravity Form to look like the rest of your site. This means that the colors and fonts of your website will be mimicked when you create a Gravity Form (for contact) and place a form within your site. Gravity Forms is the most popular contact and request form plugin on WordPress.

Once you have purchased the theme, our team would be more than happy to provide you with the simple resources to create the proper styling.

Custom Scripts and Styles


Custom scripts and styles are also supported with our Pro Themes. If you are more code savvy, this means that you can easily add scripts to the header and footer of your website, right from within the WordPress back-end.

This allows you to add Google web code snippets and other scripts to enhance your website.

Additionally, you can also add custom CSS styles on the same page with the Custom Styles section, directly below the custom scripts.

Developers and designers rejoice!

Adjust Featured Image Sizes

Featured image sizes are also easily adjustable. Pick from different options depending on the Pro theme you have downloaded and other featured image sizes provided by the plugins you have installed!

Social Media Widget

With the special social media widget, you can place widget into the widget area of the theme that will allow you to display your social media links for people to visit.

You can enter you social media simply through our Theme Options panel on the back-end.


We provide support and help to clients in need. You get a full year of support included with your purchase of the theme and we do our absolute best to help! Support is handled with a ticket system. You will get a response within one business day at the very latest.

We promise.


We also have documentation available upon request to create all of this great stuff, as well as links and helpful resources to tap into internal and external functionality of your theme. Talk to us!

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