Journal Jekyll theme

A stunning Jekyll theme with an image-focused design and loads of powerful features. Perfect for your personal website, blog and portfolio.

A stunning personal website/blog theme

Journal has a beautiful sidebar image feature that changes as you navigate through the site. Sleek page transitions, sophisticated typography and a focus on images make this a great Jekyll theme for your personal website, blog or portfolio.


Journal is packed with powerful features to showcase your work:

Beautiful, minimal design

Journal has been designed to put your content first with a sleek, simple and bold design.

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Add fixed sidebar images related to each page or post, that cross-fade as you browse through the site.


Single column post layout

Your content is given pride of place, with plenty of space to show off your images and make the most of the screen.

Responsive design

Journal works perfectly on all devices, adapting the layout to fit best with whatever screen size it's viewed on.

Portfolio post type

A dedicated post type and section for your portfolio project, helping you to keep things organized.

Ajax navigation

The sleek Ajax navigation and page transitions help give that 'premium' feel that your site deserves.

Image galleries

We've created a unique ‘gallery’ feature for image grids and carousels, making it easy to add these to your posts with some simple HTML.

Contact form

Built-in contact form with Formspree integration for free form submissions.

Markdown + code formatting

Journal has full markdown support, and built-in code highlighting to make sure your code samples look as great as the rest of your content.

Social media icons

We've built in social media icons for your favorite networks, making it easy to link to your external profiles.

SEO friendly

We built Journal with SEO best practices in mind, and a focus on fast page rendering.

Customize everything

It's easy to change colors, spacing, fonts, sizes etc. via a simple settings file – you don't even need to touch the code.

Works with GitHub Pages

Host your site for free on GitHub Pages, no non-native plugins needed.

</div> ### License and instructions $79 gets you a license to use the theme for a single project or website. The full license is included with the theme files. It comes with full documentation showing you how to set up and customize the theme and use all of it's features. ### Updated and supported by us Journal was created by the Jekyll Themes team exclusively for sale on this website. We keep our premium themes up to date with fixes and new features, and provide direct 1-to-1 support for all included features – just send us a message.