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The Journal

Important: This theme was retired in April 2013. Documentation is no longer being updated.

Adding Images To Posts (Using the Image Resizer) ↑ Back to top


Many template pages in The Journal use an embedded image within a post when displaying the post to the user.

This means that you need to add a custom image to a post if you wish to display the image with the post. If you fail to add an image to a post, it won’t be displayed or disrupt the theme.

Our themes use a custom image resizing script (thumb.php) that dynamically resize, cropping and  creating an image in the appropriate size needed for the template.


The Journal Custom Settings Panel
  1. Go to Write > Post tab, and complete all standard fields.
  2. Scroll down to the “The Journal Custom Settings” panel (below Post Revisions). Click on the Browse button to find and upload the image you want to use. Click Save, and the URL is automatically inserted.
  3. Enter an Image Caption. Optional but recommended if you are using this post as the featured post with large image on the home page.
  4. Save.

Widgets ↑ Back to top

Widgetized Spaces

There are six widgetized spaces in The Journal template:

  • Sidebar 1 (displayed on inner pages; middle column)
  • Sidebar 2 (displayed on inner pages; right column)
  • Footer 1 – 4 (displayed in the four columns in the footer)

Note: Go to Appearance > Widgets to add widgets. By default, the theme displays nothing, until you add your own widgets.

Custom widgets

There are two custom widgets:

  • Woo – Search;
  • Woo – Flickr*

* Options inside the widget need to set for it to work properly

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