JustBlog was built for bloggers who want a light simple and clean concept for writing articles. One of the nice features for this theme is the curved graphic at the top of the page which is utilizing SVG for the image to make it responsive in a variety of mobile viewing screens. Also, having 5 blog styled layouts is a nice feature to have.
THEME SUPPORT – If you need support for our free theme(s), you can log into our site here and use the support forum that relates to the theme you are using. If you have not signed up yet for our Free Theme Membership, you will need to do this to get access to the Blogging Theme Styles support forum.
First, you are getting a theme with more features, functions, and options, but ultimately, here is a key list of features:
- Mobile Responsive
- Responsive Typography
- Recent Posts Widget w/thumbnails
- Related Posts with Thumbnails
- 5 Blog Styles
- 15 Sidebar Positions2 Banner/Slider positions
- Boxed Layouts including Full Width
- Custom Page Bottom Image Feature
- Page Templates
- Unlimited Colours
- Built-in Theme Customizer
- Social Menu Styling
- Custom Error Page
- Custom Excerpt Sizing
- Show or Hide Page Elements
- WordPress Post Formats
- Customizable Sidebar Column
- Customizable Page Backgrounds
- Custom WP Gallery Viewer
- Translation Ready
- Google Mobile Friendly
Customizing Your Theme
As I will keep saying this for every theme I release, there is one important element to consider when setting up your theme and website, is customization. If you plan to modify the theme at some point in time, such as modifying a theme template, or perhaps you want to add something more, I strongly recommend using a child theme. I may create a tutorial about child themes, but the WordPress.org website has a Child Theme tutorial that you can follow.
Ultimately, using a child theme will prevent you from losing any changes you make whenever this theme has an update. Making changes to the theme’s files will result in being overwritten when you update, which is why using a child theme is critical.
Theme Info Page
When you are in your site’s admin area, you have a theme information page available to you with quick links to resources and support. Go to the Appearance menu group and look for the “About JustBlog” link.
You will see a page with tabs, each containing valuable information for your reference.
One in particular is the CHANGELOG tab which outlines what changes were made in the current and previous versions of this theme.
How to Begin
Now that you’ve installed the theme, the fun begins, so I recommend exploring the customizer (found under the Appearance menu group) and all of its settings. From there, start planning out your website (if new), otherwise start adjusting your site to the new theme and features.