Photo Journal

Photo Journal is a free dark photography WordPress theme that’s been crafted with simplicity and creativity in mind. The theme focuses on providing the best for creative personas like photographers, photo bloggers, graphic designers, and other creative freelancers who want a touch of both class and minimalism. Dozens of specific, customizable portfolio and gallery settings will ensure your images and high resolution photography truly pop in a memorable and auspicious way. The dark concept in the theme adds extra charm to your photography exposure. Features like Featured Content, Featured Slider, Hero Content, Portfolio, Testimonials, Services, and more have been added in Photo Journal. Supple HTML5 coding underpins a media-savvy theme that can handle high resolution photography and embedded video with utter ease and dexterity. Photo Journal is the ultimate theme if you want simplicity, customizability and image-centered design with a touch of boldness in it.


Theme Options

The most powerful feature of Catch Themes is its Theme Options which will allow you to easily customize your website with clicks. So, now you no longer need to be a designer or a programmer to build customized websites. Theme Options allow you to toggle on and off features, adjust layouts, change colors, fonts, logo, favicon, background, add social links and custom CSS.

Responsive Design

One of the key features of our themes is that your website will magically respond and adapt to different screen sizes delivering an optimized design for iPhones, iPads, and other mobile devices. No longer will you need to zoom and scroll around when browsing on your mobile phone.

Webmaster Tools

Webmaster Tools option helps you to minutely manage your site. Firstly, it helps to verify the site in Google, Yahoo and Bing. Additionally, whether it is something like site optimization, keeping track of your site traffic or overseeing and altering your display settings, you can call the shots for you site through Webmaster tools. These tools also allow you to add to your site Header and Footer Scripts like Google Analytics, Site Stats, Facebook, twitter and much more.

Incredible Support

We have a great line of support team and support documentation. You do not need to worry about how to use the themes we provide, just refer to our Tech Support segment. Further, if you need to do advanced customization to your website, you can always hire our theme customizer!

Featured Page Slider

Featured Page Slider is an option that is helpful to highlight noteworthy pages on your site. You can have columns of content as well as selected images set on your page slider. The fun part is, you get to decide for how long a page stays on your page before something else comes up on the slider. How will you make that happen? By exercising your control over different slide effects and their timing!

Featured Content

Featured Content allows you to highlight your recent & popular posts on your website. It can either be displayed on Homepage or the entire site. You can add your title and sub-title for featured content, select the number of featured content, display Meta, select multiple categories, and enjoy displaying your featured & recent posts.


Every website owner wants the world to know about the services they provide. It allows you to place the services you provide for your customers on the spotlight. Choose to display the services in 2 to 4 columns. Display your services on the homepage only or on the entire website.

Hero Content

You can now display the best assets of your website with the Hero Content feature. The feature allows you to highlight the most important content in a fashion that is easily attention-grabbing. You can enable the hero content either on Homepage or the entire site. Hero Content - the easiest way to display your strengths.

WordPress Standard Codes

Our code is secure and optimized. We do proper data validation and sanitization and follow core theme guidelines. Our developers are active contributors to WordPress theme review and WordPress core. Our themes will always be updated as things change in WordPress.


People are always curious about what your goods and services are really like. Since customer testimonials are candid and not by the company promoting the product, they assist in building trust. You can display testimonials on Homepage, the entire site or disable it completely.


Portfolio empowers you to showcase your professional skills and accomplishments to the world at large. Display your Portfolio in an elegant manner on the Homepage/Frontpage, the entire site or you can also disable it completely if you don’t need it. An astounding way to easily display your experience, skills, talent, and expertise.

More Features

  • Theme Options
  • Responsive Design
  • Featured Slider
  • Webmaster Tools
  • Page Templates
  • Featured Thumbnail
  • Threaded Comments
  • Dropdown Menu
  • Excerpt Length
  • Gravatar Ready
  • Localized for translations
  • Custom Header / Logo
  • Custom Favicon
  • Custom Menu
  • Custom Layout
  • Custom CSS
  • Support
  • Hero Content
  • Portfolio
  • Testimonials
  • Services
  • Header Video
  • Featured Content
  • WordPress Standard Codes

Free Vs Pro (Premium)

Free Features Pro (Premium)
Responsive Design
Super Easy Setup
Color Options for various sections
Base Color Scheme: Light, Gray, Red and Yellow
Header Media
Primary Menu
Social Header Menu
Footer Menu
Social Footer Menu
Comment Options
Ads Section
App Section
Contact Section
Excerpt Options
Featured content: Post
Featured content: Page
Featured content: Category
Featured content: Custom
Featured content: Custom Post Types
Featured Slider: Post
Featured Slider: Page
Featured Slider: Category
Featured Slider: Custom
Featured Video
Font Family Options
Footer Editor Options
Header Highlights
Hero Content:Post
Hero Content: Page
Hero Content:Category
Hero Content:Custom
Site Layout: Boxed/Fluid
Default Layout: Right Sidebar ( Content, Primary Sidebar )
Default Layout: Left Sidebar ( Primary Sidebar, Content )
Default Layout: No Sidebar
Default Layout: No Sidebar: Full Width
Homepage/Archive Layout: Right Sidebar
Homepage/Archive Layout: Left Sidebar
Homepage/Archive Layout:No Sidebar
Homepage/Archive Layout:Full Width
Single Page/Post Image: Post Thumbnai
Single Page/Post Image: Slider Image Size(1920*822)
Single Page/Post Image: Original Image Size
WooCommerce Layout
Logo Slider: Page
Logo Slider: Post
Logo Slider: Category
Logo Slider: Custom
Menu Options: enable/disable Primary Menu
Menu Options: enable/disable search
Menu Options: edit Primary Mobile Menu Label
Pagination Options
Portfolio: Page
Portfolio: Post
Portfolio: Category
Portfolio: Custom
Portfolio: Custom Post Type
Promotional Contact
Promotion Headline: Page
Promotion Headline: Post
Promotion Headline: Category
Promotion Headline: Custom
Promotion Video
Selected Posts
Service: Page
Service: Post
Service: Custom
Service: Custom Post Type
Scroll Up Options
Section Sorter
Sticky Playlist
Testimonials: Page
Testimonials: Post
Testimonials: Category
Testimonials: Custom
Testimonials: Custom Post Type
Timeline: Page
Timeline: Post
Timeline: Category
Timeline: Custom
Update Notifier
WPML Ready
WooCommerce Ready

Theme Instructions

#How to install theme?

Go to this link

#How to update theme to the latest version?

Go to this link This theme relies heavily on Featured Images. If your post is missing a Featured Image, the post image will not show up on homepage, on archived pages and on Featured Page Slider Content. Click Here to see how to add Featured Image in your Post/Page.

#Image Sizes in px:

Post Thumbnail
Width: 990
Height: 660

Featured Slider/ Promotion Headline
Width: 1920
Height: 1080

Featured Content
Width: 606
Height: 455

Hero Content
Width: 730
Height: 547

Width: 50
Height: 50

Width: 606
Height: 606

Width: 606
Height: 808

Header Media
Width: 1920
Height :1080

Logo Slider
Width: 226
Height :180

Width: 150
Height: 150

Width: 606
Height: 999

#How to add Featured Image in Post/Page?

Go to this link.

#Regenerate Thumbnails

For regenerate thumbnails got to this link

#Widget Area (Sidebar)

Photo Journal supports 4 widgetized (Sidebar) areas that are 1.Sidebar, 2. Footer Area One, 3. Footer Area Two and 4. Footer Area Three. Go to "Appearance => Customize => Widgets" in WordPress. Photo Journal offers exciting Menu Options! This theme supports and recommends using "Custom Menus". You can create Custom Menu through "Appearance => Menus" from your WordPress Dashboard.

Select Menu Locations
You can assign your custom menu in 2 different locations. You assign it either from "Appearance => Customize => Menus => Manage Location" or from "Appearance => Menus => Manage Location"
Select your Custom Menu as Primary Menu to display it as the Main Menu, which will replace the default Page Menu
Select your menu as Social Header Right Menu to display Menu in Right side

#Customizer (Theme Options)

You can customize this theme using cool additional features through Customizer at "Appearance => Customize" from your WordPress Dashboard Go to this link

#How to enable/disable Site Title and Tagline

Go to this link

#How to add Site Icon (Favicon/Web Clip Icon)?

Go to this link

#Header Image

Go to this link Go to this link


Photo Journal supports Accomodation of option, with this feature you can add where the guest can stay, add highliht text as well. This feature supports Page as accomodation. Follow the following steps to add this feature:
  1. Go to "Appearence => Customoze => Theme Options => Accomodations"
  2. Enable accomodation under "Enable On" option
  3. Then chage Title, Descrition and Highlight Text as per your need
  4. Choose Page under Page 1, Page 2 and so on
  5. Finally, click on "Save & Publish"


Photo Journal supports Page as event.
Go to this link for event

#How to Change the Excerpt Length and Read More Text?

Go to this link Photo Journal supports Custom Post Type as Featured Content . For Featured Content Options, go to "Appearance => Customize => Featured Content".
Go to this link Photo Journal supports Page as Featured Slider. For Featured Slider Options, go to "Appearance => Customize => Theme Options =>Featured Slider".
Go to this link for featured slider.

#Hero Content

Photo Journal supports Page as Hero Content. For Hero Content Options, go to "Appearance => Customize => Theme Options => Hero Content Options".
Go to this link

#Layout Options

Photo Journal has 2 Default Layout, 2 Homepage/Archive Layout, 2 Single Page/Post Image to choose from "Appearance => Customize => Theme Options => Layout Options"
Default Layout
Once you are in Layout Options, you can Check the box below "Default Layout Options" which will set our site layout. Further, you have the choice of selecting custom layout for individual pages and posts through "Photo Journal Options => Layout Options", which you shall find below individual posts and pages, when you click on them for adding/editing

Homepage/Archive Layout
Once you are in Layout Options, you can Check the box below "Homepage/Archive Layout" which will set our layout for Homepage/Archive Page. Further, you have the choice of selecting custom layout for individual pages and posts through "Photo Journal Options => Layout Options", which you shall find below individual posts and pages, when you click on them for adding/editing

Single Page/Post Image Layout
Once you are in Layout Options, you can Check the box below "Single Page/Post Image Layout" which will set our posts/page image layout. Further, you have the choice of selecting Single Page/Post Image Layout for individual pages and posts through "higher-education Options => Single Page/Post Image Layout", which you shall find below individual posts and pages, when you click on them for adding/editing.

#How to change Pagination Options?

Go to this link

#How to enable/disable Scrollup feature?

Go to this link

#How to change default text in search box?

Go to this link


Photo Journal has 2 Widgets to choose from. They are: 1. CT: History Widgets and 2. CT: Social Icons. You can add widget in widget area as per your need.

#How to add Widgets in widget area?

You can add widgets to your widget area from two location Go to this link for more detail.

#Additional CSS

Go to this link for more detail.

#Webmaster Tools

Go to this link for more detail

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Change Log

1.2.5 (Released: March 16, 2021)

  • Bug Fixed: Portfolio thumbnail link issue

1.2.4 (Released: December 18, 2020)

  • Updated: Flex-width for header image

1.2.3 (Released: December 15, 2020)

  • Updated: Minor CSS

1.2.2 (Released: October 07, 2020)

  • Updated: Removed default values from Header Media

1.2.1 (Released: September 21, 2020)

  • Added: SVG icons for next and previous

1.2 (Released: September 03, 2020)

  • Bug Fixed: Reset not working
  • Updated: Minor CSS

1.1 (Released: August 06, 2020)

  • Bug Fixed: Editor blocks color issue
  • Updated: Minor CSS

1.0 (Released: June 06, 2020)

  • Updated: Customizer reset button moved to the bottom
  • Updated: readme.txt and style.css as per the new requirements

0.5 (Released: April 22, 2020)

  • Bug Fixed: Theme Sniffer issues
  • Bug Fixed: Skip to content color style
  • Bug Fixed: Escaping issues
  • Bug Fixed: Missing Prefixes
  • Updated: Readme attributions

0.4 (Released: April 21, 2020)

  • Bug Fixed: Color issue in editor blocks

0.3 (Released: April 19, 2020)

  • Updated: Removed update script

0.2 (Released: November 15, 2019)

  • Bug Fixed: Multi Category Sanitization issue

0.1 (Released: September 09, 2019)

  • Initial release