Review – Le Journal Theme by ColorLabs Project is a versatile content posting theme developed for online news site, blog, magazine and content publishing website. Le Journal WordPress theme is a child theme that works on Backbone framework, hence you will receive all the features benefits that comes as a part of framework support. You must have seen various news and magazine sites but they all are packed with lots of contents and creates attention disturbance. But this modern magazine theme has elegant plus spacious structure that reader will have unique reading experience while enjoying multimedia contents posted on the website.
The Le Journal WordPress theme is developed with the goal to make it look beautiful despite showing large amount of contents. The theme features lots of widget based sections so that website owners can use it for maximum benefits like showing recent posts, highlight best categories, display google adsense ads, add affiliate offer banners etc. Thanks to the developers of ColorLabs for providing 3 columns page structure where middle column is used as a content body and other two columns are given on the both side to use as a sidebar (left/right). Multiple sidebar columns are given with a purpose so that bloggers can take maximum benefit by highlighting contents and advertisements.
With Le Journal Magazine theme you are given countless ready content sections where you can simply featured recent posts from the selected category areas. For e.g. if you open demo you will find a post carousel at the bottom of the page. This carousel thumbnail bar will display randomly selected best articles so that visitors don’t miss even if they haven’t visited your site since long. Other homepage areas includes “Top stories section, Custom category section, Authors list section” etc. The top stories section has tabbed box to display it in two modes as on the demo, “Most Viewed, Most Commented”. The theme header shows WP 3.0 based powerful menu-bar to add links to the best categories with a “Drag and Drop” method.
If you closely look at the header section then you will notice one big change, Le Journal WordPress theme shows your company logo on the sidebar (left). The news slider is given in small size, which shows best headlines at the top of the page. The look of slider is small and not much optimized but that is not an issue, as it saves lots of space to place other stories. The sites powered by this premium news theme will be easily viewable over tablet, mobile, iPad and all the smart internet devices without any trouble. Subscriber widget is good widget tool to collect emails from the visitors, so that you can directly send stories using email newsletter.
Le Journal Features Review
- Optimized footer : Menu links, social icons, custom links and texts
- Sidebar widget with hide and show arrows (Categories, Blogroll)
- Elegant clean design with colorful titles / buttons
- Post carousel with navigation arrows on both side
- Search widget placed on the menu-bar
- Bold menu fonts + Homepage link icon
- Authors section with thumbnail view + navigation arrows
- Easy to use options panel : Advanced features
- Fully control look and style of your website
- Newspaper style features : Plenty of articles on homepage
- Fully responsive and SEO friendly
- Works over all browsers
Price Plan :
Single Pack – $69 (Lifetime Membership)
Framework Bundle – $129 (1 Year Period)