Here’s another beautiful and well-designed freemium WordPress theme courtesy of the folks from Smashing Magazine and Site5. The Journal Crunch WordPress theme is a WordPress 3.0+ compatible, widget-ready, premium-quality, easy to setup and customize theme designed for online portfolios and magazines.
Short introduction from Smashing Magazine:
..we release a yet another freebie: JournalCrunch WordPress 3.0+ theme, a theme for magazines or portfolios with an integrated journal. The theme was designed by Site5 and released exclusively for Smashing Magazine and its readers.
- Widget ready (footer and sidebar)
- Easy to setup, Theme Options Page
- Custom Homepage with 2 different views (featured posts or slider)
- WordPress Post Thumbnail Enabled
- WordPress 3.0+ Menu Management Support
- Latest Tweets Built-in Widget
- Built-in Pagination
- 9 shortcodes
- Grid and standard posts listing
- Ninvo Slider, easy to setup from Admin panel
- JQuery Drop-down menu
- JQuery PrettyPhoto Lightbox
- JQuery Forms
- Ajax based contact form
- Live form email validation
Featured Posts View
Aside from the beautiful design and layout, the numerous options and features usually found on premium WordPress themes, the Journal Crunch theme also has a very nice typography. If I had an extra blog, this theme would definitely be my first choice/option. Another cool feature I like in this theme is the built-in shortcodes that enable the user to customize the content style and how it should be displayed. With its flexibility (multiple layout styles), the Journal Crunch can be used not only for online portfolios or magazines but also for different types of blogs or websites.
The Journal Crunch theme is available to download for FREE and is released under a GPL license. The theme can be used and modified for any type of project without any restrictions. For the installation guide and complete documentation, click here.
Kudos once again to the folks of Smashing Magazine and Site5 for creating and sharing this beautiful theme to the WordPress community!
NOTE: This theme was scanned using the Theme Authenticity Checker and doesn’t contain any hidden or encrypted code.