JRNY: A Gorgeous & Responsive WordPress Blog Theme

JRNY: A Gorgeous & Responsive WordPress Blog Theme

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About JRNY

JRNY is lightweight and simple yet big and bold. JRNY can be used as a photoblog-style WordPress theme for sharing your thoughts, videos, articles or audio. Of course, you could also use JRNY as a minimal portfolio to show off your latest work.


Full Height Homepage hero

Sidebar Drawer Menu/Widget System

Turn on text before hover

By default, the theme shows full images and then reveals the titles and details on hover, you can change this via the Theme Customizer to always show the text. The image darkens on hover so text is more readable. The best of both worlds!

Unique Touches

We’re sure you’ll love JRNY, but here are a few extras you may not have noticed…

Expandable page/post header


  • Simple and clean navigation overlay which also handles widgets
  • Full width inline images using the wide insert shortcode
  • Beautiful next post/previous post navigation
  • Customised styling for Zilla Likes

Color Options

You can control colours for the entire theme using the beautifully simple WordPress Theme Customizer.

Advanced Font Options

You can add any font from Google Web Fonts, Typekit or Adobe Web fonts using our custom controls in the WordPress Theme Customizer. You’ll need a Typekit account and also a subscription dependent on font usage.

You can even control all of the font sizes through the Theme Customizer.

We Love Support

We want to make sure you are happy with your purchase, if you have a question about how to do something or think you have found a bug, head over to our support system and we’ll get back in touch.


Full feature list

  • New! Gutenberg editor support (WordPress 5)
  • Homepage hero option
  • Infinite scroll on homepage and archive pages
  • Load more on homepage and archive pages
  • Category based template to show all categories + their posts
  • Grid options for home/archive layouts (Excerpts are disabled in grid format)
  • Fixed height for home/archive articles option to stop additional scrolling
  • Click outside menu to close menu
  • Swap home/archive transition so it goes dark to light
  • Control all font sizes
  • Enhanced Author pages
  • Use icons or text for post sharers
  • Control post margins on archive and home page
  • Parallax scroll on home hero
  • Text fade on home hero + post/pages via a theme option
  • Sidebar drawer or overlay menu/widget system
  • Turn off hover state on archive/home so you can see text before you hover
  • Fully fluid design
  • Built mobile first
  • All templates are HTML5 compliant
  • Child theme supplied
  • Full control of colours
  • Minified JavaScript files for increased performance, we provide un-compressed versions of the 2 core files if you want to tweak functionality.
  • Expandable page header
  • Beautiful next post/previous post navigation
  • Google Analytics code paste in
  • Show/hide plain text logo
  • Show/hide author information
  • MeanThemes Social Widget built-in via MeanThemes Tools plugin
  • Sharing on/off on posts
  • Share via twitter including your username
  • Change footer credit, logo text, logo alt all from Theme Customizer
  • Control excerpt length on blog
  • Auto excerpt on blog
  • MeanThemes Tools plugin included
  • Logo upload
  • Retina logo upload
  • Apple touch icon upload
  • Favicon upload
  • Contact 7 Form support and styling built-in
  • Localisation support with provided .mo and .po files
  • Custom Menu
  • Featured image support
  • Shortcodes for columns and buttons, toggles and tabs
  • Shortcodes for social icons including: Twitter, App.net, Facebook, Linked In, Google+, Zerply, Vimeo, YouTube, Pinterest, Dribbble, Github, Instagram, Flickr, Behance, Mixcloud, Soundcloud RSS
  • Shortcode for quotes including quote source and ratings
  • Fully responsive (optimised for iPad and iPhone with retina graphics)
  • Post formats supported: Standard, Video, Audio, Gallery.
  • Zilla likes support
  • Extensive documentation

Update History

## Version 1.4.0
- WordPress 5.1 update.
- Add align wide/full support for Gutenberg editor.
- Updated TGM Plugin Activation
- Updated footer copyright year to display current year automatically.
- Fix for multi-level dropdown menu
- Removal of Google Analytics settings as they are now in the MeanThemes Tools plugin (please update MeanThemes Tools to 3.1.0+ - you will be prompted to update once the Theme Update completes).
- Small tweaks.

## Version 1.3.0
- Fix: For duplicate function causing compatibility in WordPress 4.6.
- Tweak: CSS for GPU striping on homepage hero.

## Version 1.2.9
- Fix - home hero smooth scroll not working due to jQuery Migrate update in WP4.5.
- Moved demo server.
- Updated documentation.
- Updated Demo XML.

## Version 1.2.8
- Fix - for meta font size not applying correctly.

## Version 1.2.7
- Improved display and spacing of multiple nested comments.

## Version 1.2.6
- Fix for drawer menu reacting to scroll when closed.

## Version 1.2.5
- Updated loader for quicker load speed. Added option in Theme Options to completely disable the loader.
- Fixed IE9 drawer menu not opening issue.
- Updated lanugage files.

## Version 1.2.4
- Updated TGM Activation class for XSS vulnerability fix. Removed WP updates plugin due to lack of third party developer support. [Read more on this blog post about the new update process](http://www.meanthemes.com/2015/04/21/installing-theme-updates/).

## Version 1.2.3
- CSS fix for 1-2-1 layout + load more adding a 10px border to the top of the page.

## Version 1.2.2
- Recoded drawer menu for a smoother experience.
- Improved loader.

## Version 1.2.1
- Removal of FontAwesome fonts and CSS as they are now in the MeanThemes Tools plugin (please update MeanThemes Tools to 2.0.0+ - you will be prompted to update once the Theme Update completes).

## Version 1.2.0
- Fix for comments above title not showing when pages comments were on.
- Fix for comments div showing when comments were hidden.
- CSS update for layout/grid mode to make whole image area and text one big link.

## Version 1.1.9
- Fix for in post image galleries not responding to WordPress set widths.

## Version 1.1.8
- Updated missing variable in _part-content.php for bottom margin in grid mode.
- Updated next/previous post excerpt to strip shortcodes.

## Version 1.1.7
- CSS Tweak for footer margin when no footer widgets are in use.

## Version 1.1.6
- Fix for oEmbeds in post editor not displaying properly (you may need to refresh once for the new editor CSS to kick in).
- Fix for data sanitization on Custom CSS Block.
- Updated documentation.

## Version 1.1.5
- New option added to force excerpt to show in grid view.
- JS Fix for image expander loading multiple times.
- CSS Fix for next post losing it's 100% height when in grid layout mode.
- Updates for WP 4.1. Updated documentation.
- Updated translation files.

## Version 1.1.4
- New options addded to control the colours in the overlay/side drawer.
- Updated MeanThemes Tools Plugin.

## Version 1.1.3
- Fix for featured image caption box showing when no featured image.

## Version 1.1.2
- Added in Support for Good Reads and Amazon links in MeanThemes Social Widget (Please make sure you update MeanThemes Tools to 1.6 or higher).

## Version 1.1.1
- Fixed window.load jQuery edge case issue for iPad when running 2 videos.

## Version 1.1.0
- Fixed missing h1 closing tag on search/archive.
- Fixed layout mode rendering incorrectly in IE10 and 11.
- Fixed layout mode fixing article heights in archives.
- Updated documentation.

## Version 1.0.9
- Fixed incorrect Google font misspelling of "Montserrat".
- Updated load more functionality to redraw FitText headings.
- Fixed jQuery error in Fixed Height when using infinite scroll/load more.
- Added placeholder support for IE9.
- Updated MeanThemes tools plugin.

## Version 1.0.8
- Fixed post format fallback file name issue.
- Fix for using a static homepage whilst "Fixed article height" is enabled in theme options.

## Version 1.0.7
- Fixed responsive video plugin not firing on all pages/posts.
- Added in options to control header background colour and menu icon colour for pages without a featured image and search/archive pages.

## Version 1.0.6
- Lots of new options!
  NEW Category based template to show all categories + their posts
  NEW Grid options for home/archive layouts
  NEW Load more option
  NEW Fixed height for home/archive articles option to stop additional scrolling
  NEW Click outside menu to close option
  NEW Swap home/archive transition so it goes dark to light
  NEW Font size controls added
- BUG FIXED Home height not applying on first article
- BUG FIXED jQuery not targeting home class for home article
- BUG FIXED CSS adjustments for mobile article positioning on author/archive/home
- BUG FIXED Owl Carousel buttons not appearing on Chrome (sporadically) - infinite load mode only!
- BUG FIXED FitText.js not resizing properly on homepage hero in mobile
- BUG FIXED Auto-height not working correctly on single post format page

## Version 1.0.5
- Fixed sidebar draw bug on Retina for Chrome.
- Fixed infinite scroll not re-loading video and audio javascript correctly.
- Set Fading headers only to trigger when menu is off to improve CPU usage.

## Version 1.0.4
- Fixed Safari draw bug on sidebar drawer menu.

## Version 1.0.3
- More new options!
  1. Icon option for post sharers - probably via font awesome icons
  2. Enhanced Author pages where a description shows via a theme option
  3. Post separation margin controls for homepage/archive pages
- Updated documentation and translations. 
- Fixed sidebar iOS glitch on iPad

## Version 1.0.2
- Lots of new options!
  1. Infinite scroll support for Infinite Scroll plugin
  2. Parallax scroll on home hero 
  3. Text fade on home hero + post/pages via a theme option
  4. Side drawer animation fix
  5. Theme option to turn header hover on/off
  6. Side drawer close icon added
  7. Theme option to control close icon colour
  8. Solid button rollovers for more button

  9. Darker cover image so text is more readable, image goes to full opacity on expand

- Updated documentation and translations.

## Version 1.0.1
- New theme options added for new homepage hero and side drawer menu system, hover on/off on archive and homepage so you can see text before hovering.
- Pre-loader added.
- Updated documentation and translations.

## Version 1.0.0
- Initial release.

The images you see in the demo are not provided as part of the theme cost.


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