Journal 8, in a nutshell

Journal 8 is more than just a Drupal 8 compatible theme; it is a theme designed specifically for Drupal 8, using best Drupal 8 theming practices.

Journal 8 comes with multiple alternative homepages

Journal 8 makes the most of the new goodness in Drupal 8, like the Views in Drupal Core and the inline WYSIWYG editing. Built on and compatible with Drupal 8.1.x.

Special Content Types with special features and integration with Views

  • Time to read
  • Reading progress
  • Enlarge text
  • Print-friendly edition
  • Share on social media
  • In-page Image Galleries

Views pages and blocks automatically populated with your posts

  • Recent
  • Breaking
  • Monthly Archive
  • Latest
  • News in images
  • What’s hot
  • Most popular
  • Tags / tag cloud

Sliders and Views-driven, automated Slideshows

Alternative slideshow sizes. Alternative sliders. Single click promotion of any post to front-page slideshow.

  • Two Sliders to choose from—each with its slideshow settings for duration, effect and more
    • Flexslider
    • Slider Revolution
  • Slideshow Entry: Support for front-page slideshow ads with a couple of clicks

Time-saving site-building goodies

Great Design and Layout Customization Options

Journal8 is built on the world’s best framework, Bootstrap 3, using modern technologies and incorporating tens of Drupal-specific Theme Settings.

  • Mobile-first design, based on Bootstrap 3, using HTML5 and CSS3
  • Retina-ready icons powered by Font Awesome
  • 15 carefully curated built-in color schemes – support for overriding any of those with any custom color
  • 42 carefully curated built-in font combinations, using the best and richest Google Fonts
  • 19 CSS3 (retina-ready) backgrounds and background patterns to choose from—or choose none for a more barebones look ’n’ feel
  • Built-in animation options


  • Support for standard ad banners

Installation and Documentation

  • Demo data included (without the demo images)
  • Detailed documentation
  • Two installation options:
    • Fresh Installation
    • Installation over existing Drupal 8 instance
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