How To

Adding Images To Posts / Using the Image Resizer:

Background Information

Many of the different template pages within The Journal, uses an embedded image within a post when displaying the post to the user. This means that you need to add a custom image to a post should you wish to display the image with the post. If you decline to add an image to a post, it will not be displayed and won’t disrupt the theme in any way.

Our themes use a custom image resizing script (thumb.php) which will dynamically resize, crop & create an image in the appropriate size needed for the template.


The Journal Custom Settings Panel

Screenshot 4: The Journal Custom Settings.

  1. On your Write > Post tab, complete all of the standard fields when adding a new post.
  2. Now scroll down to the “The Journal Custom Settings” panel (just below your Post Revisions). Click on the “Browse” button to find the image you want to your use on your local computer. Once you’ve found it click “Save” and the url will automatically be inserted.
  3. Insert an “Image Caption” if you so desire – recommended if you are using this post as the featured post with large image on the home page.
  4. Save your post and voila!


Custom The Journal Widgets:

The Journal includes a bunch of different widgetized spaces, along with custom, The Journal-specific widgets to allow you more customisation options than ever before. Here’s a brief run-down of both the widget areas and custom widgets:

Widgetized Spaces

There are 6 different widgetized spaces throughout the The Journal template:

Note: You will need to go to Design > Widgets to add any widgets to these spaces. By default the theme will not display anything in these spaces, until you add your own widgets.

Custom widgets

The theme includes 2 custom widgets that you can add to your widgetized area:

* denotes that there are options inside the widget that you may need to set for it to operate properly

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Page Templates

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