Free WordPress 3.0+ Theme for Portfolios and Magazines: JournalCrunch

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In this post we release a yet another freebie: JournalCrunch WordPress 3.0+ theme, a theme for magazines or portfolios with an integrated journal. The theme was designed by Site51 and released exclusively for Smashing Magazine and its readers. As usual, the theme is absolutely free to use in private and commerical projects.

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Download the theme for free! Link

The theme is released under GPL. You can use it for all your projects for free and without any restrictions. Please link to this article if you want to spread the word. You may modify the theme as you wish.

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Features Link

  • Widget ready (footer and sidebar)
  • Easy to setup, Theme Options Page
  • Custom Homepage with 2 different views (featured posts or slider)
  • WordPress Post Thumbnail Enabled
  • WordPress 3.0+ Menu Management Support
  • Latest Tweets Built-in Widget
  • Built-in Pagination
  • 9 shortcodes
  • Grid and standard posts listing
  • Ninvo Slider, easy to setup from Admin panel
  • JQuery Drop-down menu
  • JQuery PrettyPhoto Lightbox
  • JQuery Forms
  • Ajax based contact form
  • Live form email validation

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Comments (large preview)11

grid_listing12
Grid listing (large preview)13

home_featuredposts_view14
‘Featured posts’ view (large preview)15

home_slider_view16
‘Slider view’ (large preview)17

latest_tweets_widget18
‘Latest tweets’ widget (large preview)19

live_form_validation_contact20
Live form validation (large preview)21

normal_listing22
‘Normal’ listing (large preview)23

options_page24
‘Options’ page (large preview)25

shortcodes26
Shortcodes (large preview)27

sidebar28
Sidebar (large preview)29

single_page_w_comments30
Single page with comments (large preview)31

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Slider items with custom post types (large preview)33

Thank you, guys. We appreciate your work and your good intentions.

Footnotes Link

  1. 1 http://www.site5.com/wordpress-themes
  2. 2 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/uploader/images/journalcrunch/full_grid_listing.jpg
  3. 3 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/uploader/images/journalcrunch/full_grid_listing.jpg
  4. 4 http://wordpress.site5.net/journalcrunch
  5. 5 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/uploader/images/journalcrunch/full_preview.jpg
  6. 6 http://wordpress.site5.net/journalcrunch/doc
  7. 7 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/12/journalcrunch.zip
  8. 8 http://www.site5.com/wp-themes/download.php?file=journalcrunch.zip
  9. 9 http://www.site5.com/wordpress-themes/
  10. 10 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/uploader/images/journalcrunch/full_comments.jpg
  11. 11 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/uploader/images/journalcrunch/full_comments.jpg
  12. 12 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/uploader/images/journalcrunch/full_grid_listing.jpg
  13. 13 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/uploader/images/journalcrunch/full_grid_listing.jpg
  14. 14 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/uploader/images/journalcrunch/full_home_featuredposts_view.jpg
  15. 15 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/uploader/images/journalcrunch/full_home_featuredposts_view.jpg
  16. 16 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/uploader/images/journalcrunch/full_home_slider_view.jpg
  17. 17 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/uploader/images/journalcrunch/full_home_slider_view.jpg
  18. 18 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/uploader/images/journalcrunch/full_latest_tweets_widget.jpg
  19. 19 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/uploader/images/journalcrunch/full_latest_tweets_widget.jpg
  20. 20 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/uploader/images/journalcrunch/full_live_form_validation_contact.jpg
  21. 21 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/uploader/images/journalcrunch/full_live_form_validation_contact.jpg
  22. 22 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/uploader/images/journalcrunch/full_normal_listing.jpg
  23. 23 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/uploader/images/journalcrunch/full_normal_listing.jpg
  24. 24 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/uploader/images/journalcrunch/full_options_page.jpg
  25. 25 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/uploader/images/journalcrunch/full_options_page.jpg
  26. 26 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/uploader/images/journalcrunch/full_shortcodes.jpg
  27. 27 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/uploader/images/journalcrunch/full_shortcodes.jpg
  28. 28 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/uploader/images/journalcrunch/full_sidebar.jpg
  29. 29 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/uploader/images/journalcrunch/full_sidebar.jpg
  30. 30 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/uploader/images/journalcrunch/full_single_page_w_comments.jpg
  31. 31 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/uploader/images/journalcrunch/full_single_page_w_comments.jpg
  32. 32 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/uploader/images/journalcrunch/full_slideritems_w_custom_post_types.jpg
  33. 33 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/uploader/images/journalcrunch/full_slideritems_w_custom_post_types.jpg

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Vitaly Friedman loves beautiful content and doesn’t like to give in easily. Vitaly is writer, speaker, author and editor-in-chief of Smashing Magazine. He runs responsive Web design workshops, online workshops and loves solving complex UX, front-end and performance problems in large companies. Get in touch.

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  1. 1

    Thank you guys! Nice addition to your free WP theme collection – thanks to site5!

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  2. 2

    oh its a great theme!!! its gonna help a lot of us.. and even we can customize it a bit… Thank you Site5 and SM =)

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  3. 3

    Thank you :)

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  4. 4

    Always appreciate the free & quality stuff. Keep up the good work.. I have my eyes on you Smashing Magazine :)

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  5. 5

    looks premium indeed :)

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  6. 6

    Rukomojnikov Maxim

    December 9, 2010 2:05 am

    Nice and functional template. Thanks Vitaly.

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  7. 7

    Wow that’s amazing thank you so much!

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  8. 8

    As if someone would just give this away! Amazing

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  9. 9

    Hello, It’s a nice theme. I like the overall design. Anyway, how to get the .psd? are you guys willing to share this?
    Thanks

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  10. 10

    Clean, crisp, cool…. love it!

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  11. 11

    live demo error “Service Temporarily Unavailable” , or just me… get troubeled with the country restrict?

    dissapointed.. T.T

    ___________________________

    edited :
    I can see it now. Thanks, for quick resolve.

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  12. 12

    cool :D

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  13. 13

    Great theme, thanks guys.

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  15. 15

    It’s this a link-bait… and a very good one :)

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  16. 16

    looks clean and elegant…. nice work… & thanks for the free release.. because it looks like premium templates… thanks again

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  17. 17

    thanx,
    very nice theme!

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  18. 18

    This is cool! Thanks…

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  19. 19

    Absolutely stunning, great job guys! Could’ve done with this last year :)

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  20. 20

    Yeah! i love this theme :) simple

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  21. 21

    wowo i have been looking for just this type of template, thanks!

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  22. 22

    Absolutely loved the theme. thanks to SM and Site5 for this wonderful theme !

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  23. 23

    at a glance, this theme is so awesome. Thanks for share. I hope I will do the same.
    *switch blog theme immediately

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  24. 24

    Nice looking theme, but is it really GPL? There are usage restrictions in the license.txt which seem to indicate otherwise.

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  25. 27

    I have made a Twitter Feed Plugin for WordPress, just in case anyone wants to use something similar to the “Latest Tweets” widget this theme offers:
    http://pleer.co.uk/wordpress/plugins/wp-twitter-feed

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  26. 28

    Nice theme, thanks for sharing.

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  27. 29

    Thanks for the share!! :)

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  28. 30

    Cool looking theme! Thanks for the post ;)

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  29. 31

    nice & simple, Thanks!

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  30. 32

    Very neat and professional theme. Good job site5.

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  31. 33

    Anybody have bulleted list demo? Thanks

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  32. 34

    awesome! thanks for the generosity :)

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  33. 35

    Cool Theme..!!:)
    Thanks Guys…

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  34. 36

    Beautiful theme, but I’d love to see the post content in a larger font size, even in a serif perhaps. Content is supposed to be king, and I feel the posts are drowned out by the sidebars, etc.

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  35. 37

    I switched to this theme on a total whim. Looks good but having lot of trouble with homepage config, thumbs & sliders and what not. And yes I checked with host about GD support. Might just switch back for now.

    comment edit – scratch that, the alternative permissions on cache folder worked, as suggested by the guide.

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  36. 38

    Looks awesome. However, I got a whole bunch’o’errors after installing. Any ideas?

    Warning: fopen(…wp-content/themes/journalcrunch/style.css) [function.fopen]: failed to open stream: No such file or directory in …wp-includes/functions.php on line 4165

    Warning: fread(): supplied argument is not a valid stream resource in …wp-includes/functions.php on line 4168

    Warning: fclose(): supplied argument is not a valid stream resource in …wp-includes/functions.php on line 4171

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  37. 39

    Thanks! I’ve just switched to the theme and it’s AWESOME!

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  38. 40

    Amazing, one of the best free themees I’ve seen here.

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  39. 41

    Awesome… I love the theme!! Thanks for sharing :)

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  40. 42

    Solved my own problem above, which turns out not to be specific to this theme. Upload the theme by FTP folks, don’t use the “install themes” function on the WordPress control panel. Simples.

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  41. 43

    Izin Download Om Smash

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  42. 44

    Best free theme ever seen. Site5 guys are great- Thanks.

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  43. 45

    Interesting that I have only been able to get the download link on the Site5 page to work but cannot access the Live Preview or the Documentation links nor have I been able to for several hours now.

    What’s going on with that?

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  44. 46

    Excellent theme, I thinks the guys of 5sotes make some great free themes with a premium style.

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  45. 47

    Downloaded – been looking for a good portfolio type theme for a while :D

    Let’s see if I can work this one out :D

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  46. 48

    the font in (cufon) dont support spanish chars like: á,é,í,ó,ú…. badly :(

    Also the installation of theme give me this error:
    Warning: fopen(…wp-content/themes/journalcrunch/style.css) [function.fopen]: failed to open stream: No such file or directory in …wp-includes/functions.php on line 4165
    Warning: fread(): supplied argument is not a valid stream resource in …wp-includes/functions.php on line 4168
    Warning: fclose(): supplied argument is not a valid stream resource in …wp-includes/functions.php on line 4171

    but is a good theme, i mean is working, and im making more changes inside it 8i mean replacement for fonts and colors…

    If the theme creators, can fix these errors, will be great for everyone =)

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  47. 49

    Wow! Thats one of the best I have seen in ages! Good one guys!

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  48. 50

    This is amazing. I just wish there was also a way to integrate a blog as well!

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  49. 51

    Quite a nice theme that balances portfolio and blog (even allowing you to not have blog posts on home page if you don’t want them). Needs a bit of refinement in the typography settings, but overall, nice work!

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  50. 52

    Thanks, it helped a lot on a small project of us :) u guys rock!

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