Share your adventures with the world!
Adventure Journal is a free, fun, highly customizable theme design that takes full advantage of all of WordPress’s newest features. Adventure Journal allows you to select header art, backgrounds, and a one, two, or three column layout from the comfort of your Dashboard – no coding required!
- Customizable layout – choose between 1 column, 2 column sidebar right and 2 column sidebar left
- Custom header graphic – easily upload your own images for the header
- Custom background graphic
- Visual editor
- WordPress 3.0 custom menus
- Separate sidebars for Pages and Blog Posts
- Custom font – Volkorn Regular
- IE7, IE8 & IE9
Designed for WordPress 3.0+
This theme is distributed under the GNU General Public License (GPLv2).
Frequently Asked Questions
> How do I get featured images to replace the site header?
Next, navigate to the page or post you would like to set a featured image for. Remove any existing featured image, and click “Set Featured Image”.
Now, upload a new image from your computer to use as the featured image (it must be at least 940px wide). Set the new image as your featured image and everything should work.
Note: If you already have featured images uploaded and they are at least 940px wide but aren’t showing in your header, we’ve heard from numerous users that the Regenerate Thumbnails plugin can miraculously make your featured header images work. Give it a shot!
> Can I disable the Browser Update Helper?
- From your admin, go to Appearance > Adventure Journal
- Scroll to the bottom of the page and uncheck the option Make the web a better, safer place
- Click “Save Changes”
> How can I use a different layout on specific pages?
Please keep in mind that not all page templates are compatible with all layouts. If you select page template that contains more columns than your selected Site Layout, the extra sidebars in your page template will be empty.
> How do I remove or delete the paperclipped site title from header graphic?
> How can I make the crinkled paper background show up for ALL the posts not just the stickied posts?
> My website seems to be running slowly after I installed the theme, what can I do?
> How do I adjust the size of the header graphic?
> My category listings are showing &hellip at the end!
A Note on “Adventure Journal 2.0-wpcom”:
Posted on Wednesday, April 24, 2012
We’ve been getting a LOT of support emails about “Adventure Journal 2.0” recently, and would like to help clear things up…
There is no official 2.0 version of Adventure Journal at this time.
“Adventure Journal 2.0-wpcom by Contexture” is not an official release! This is a specially customized version of Adventure Journal that has been tweaked by the awesome WordPress.com team to work with WordPress.com’s free blog hosting (some of Adventure Journal’s advanced features are not compatible with the WordPress.com service). As a result, “2.0-wpcom” has fewer features than the current, official 1.7.2 release.
The official 1.7.2 version is still available and includes all the features you love and rely on. If you have your own web hosting, you can easily install the official version of Adventure Journal from your WordPress admin (see further down for directions).
You may also have acquired the 2.0-wpcom version if you used DreamHost’s deluxe one-click WordPress installer (Dreamhost’s deluxe installer uses only the special, WordPress.com-friendly themes). If you fall into this category, you can easily install the official, full-featured version of Adventure Journal 1.7.2 by visiting your WordPress website’s admin and doing the following:
- From your WordPress Dashboard, choose Appearance > Themes
- Select “Install Themes”
- Type “adventure journal” in the search box, and press Enter on your keyboard
- Click the “Install” link under the Adventure Journal image.
- In the popup box that appears, click “Install Now”
- Click the “Activate” link on the page that appears
- You’re all done!
The trick is simply making sure that you are using 1.7.2 if you are hosting your own WordPress website. Although “2.0-wpcom” seems “newer” at first glance, it’s actually a completely different version with fewer features.
Finally, we ARE working on a new version of Adventure Journal, and it is a MAJOR update… so major, that we might release it as a completely new theme called Adventure Journal 2. Stay tuned
Adventure Journal 2 Update!
Posted on Monday, August 20, 2012
You didn’t think AJ was abandoned did you?
So here’s the skinny… we’ve been uhappy with the status quo for WordPress themes for quite a while. They’re messy, poorly coded, and far too reliant on obsolete technologies. To change all that, we’ve been working on a new, developer-oriented theme framework for WordPress. Our goal is to not only dramatically improve the quality of themes, but to fundamentally change the way themes are created.
The new framework, along with a whole accompanying website, is due out by the end of September. The new version of Adventure Journal will launch about the same time (afterward, we’ll be finishing that major overhaul of Page Security). So hang tight, great things are coming!