Jovial is a free premium WordPress theme. This is a WordPress 3+ ready theme with features like custom menu, Custom homepage with widgetized area, custom message and featured images, widgetized sidebar etc. Theme also comes with an option panel. The homepage of the theme has a customizable jQuery content slider.

Theme options

The theme contains an options page using which you adjust various settings available on the theme.

Slider setting: There is a jQuery slider on the homepage of the theme You can use the slider to display the featured images from a selected category. From the theme options page you can select a category and the number of slides to be displayed.

About us: There is an about us section on the homepage which you can use. You can enter the about us message and an image via the theme option page.

Homepage widgets: There are 4 custom text widget secions on the homepage. You can set the widget content and title via theme options.

Banner setting: Configure the banner ads on the sidebar

Custom homepage

The theme offers a custom homepage template. The custom homepage features a jquery content slider and latest products. To create the custom homepage do the following steps.

  • Create a new page called ‘Home’ and select Homepage as the template and publish it.
  • Go to Settings > Reading > Frontpage displays > Select Static page
  • For Front page select the page you created earlier called Home.
  • For Blog, select another page.

Plugins required

Please install the Options framework plugin , it is required. -