Monday A Journal Style Blog Theme

Theme - Monday A journal style blog theme 8469 by D2T Studio @ CreativeMarket

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Monday is a Wordpress blogging theme, but simpler - more like a Journal: The main blog layout is single stream to avoid confusion and support better storytelling. Monday works sweet on mobile with a handy left-hand navigation panel slide-out. For the purists among you there is also a classical blog layout available.

Monday is very simple to setup and to start posting stories and photos. Simply setup your favourite colour and start posting. I was never a fan of complicated themes that were tricky to setup - I like themes simple, fewer setup options means it's easy to get started.

Responsive, built on Bootstrap

First of all, it's responsive. Built on Twitter Bootstrap for industry standard quality. Also it works sweet on mobile, in fact it's a mobile first best practices designed and coded application.

Looks awesome in both mobile and desktop, and with its handy flyout menu ĘC navigation is fun again.

Super simple setup

Monday is very simple to setup and to start posting stories and photos. Simply setup your favourite colour and start posting. I was never a fan of complicated themes that were tricky to setup - I like themes simple, fewer setup options means it's easy to get started.

Customisable Login Page

I've included my own plugin for customising your login page. The standard WP login page is sooo boring, and totally uninspiring when you are finally getting down to writing something. So, upload your own background image and logo and feel inspired when you login. Works great for client branding too.

Social Widget

I've also bundled my own little social profile plugin, over 15 (I think) social page urls in the control panel. Once you're setup simply drag a widget into a widget area & Presto! Your socialising. Can also be called via a content shortcode.

Customise Control Panel

Use WordPress very own control panel to customise the colour to whatever you like. Easily add copyright and credit info, upload your logo and switch navs. I don't use heavy options panel plugins to do what Wordpress has in it's core.

Lightbox Support

I use prettyPhoto for lightbox support: Featured images are automatically "lightboxed" but simply add "prettyPhoto" into the rel field of any of your uploaded photos to enable the lightbox.

5 Widget areas

A Sidebar, and 4 footer widget areas.

Good Coding Quality

Another bug of other themes I found was the spaghetti-western coding soup that often came with them. I take a lot of care also on the backend, best practice front-end structure & tidy mobile first stylesheets built using SASS (included). Semantic coding and well-structured HTML5 are also great for search-engines.

Standard Blog Layout for Purists

Just in case you're wondering where the sidebar is, for the purists out there I have also included a standard blog layout. Simply create a page called Blog, and use the Blog template and a Blog category to set it up.

Multilingual Ready

Ready to translate, with a bunch of PO files included.

Support

I never liked themes that were difficult to setup, or were tricky to manage. Basically I'm designing themes as I believe they should be - Simple themes that just do the job they were designed to do, with minimum fuss.

You shouldn't have any problems getting this theme up and running, but if you need a helping hand ĘC just tweet me @derrybirkett ĘC I'm here to help.

Keywords: responsive, personal, journal, style, wordpress, blog, theme, blogging, portfolio, writing, clean, minimal.


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