Johannes – Personal Blog Theme for Authors and Publishers


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Johannes – Personal Blog Theme for WordPress

Johannes is a multi-concept modern personal blog WordPress theme. It is carefully designed to follow the trends of today’s modern web while providing full support for the new WordPress 5 block editor (Gutenberg ready). It is performance-optimized, SEO ready, and highly flexible to match your personal taste, all the way from a modern personal blog for a website author to a news magazine and niche blogging websites.

You will get more than a high-quality personal blog with a simple and clean look – you will get many great features that will easily turn you into a WordPress power user. Excited? Say hi to Johannes – your new personal blog!

Johannes WordPress blog theme – what kind of websites you can create?

It’s a multi-concept blogging magazine theme that may suit the needs of any niche. Here’s a quick overview of what kind of blog and magazine websites you can create and what our customers are using the Johannes for.

  • Personal blog

  • Author blog

  • Technology news blog

  • Arts, culture & lifestyle blog

  • Gaming blog

  • Finance & crypto blog

  • Fashion & beauty blog

  • Science blog

  • Music blog

  • Food & nutrition blog

  • Health & fitness blog

  • Travel & tourism blog

  • Diary blog

  • Movie news blog

  • Automotive blog

  • Programmer (coding) tutorial blog

  • Review and affiliate marketing blog

  • Multi author blog or magazine

  • Basically, and kind of creative blog or magazine website!

Change log


  • Improved: Tested compatibility with WordPress 6.0 (yes, it’s safe update your theme)
  • Fixed: Gallery post format compatibility with WP 5.9+
  • Fixed: Gallery popup option not working in WP 5.9+


  • Improved: WordPress 5.8 compatibility tweaks (yes,you can update your theme)
  • Improved: Several onpage SEO tweaks (added noopener tag to several target=”_blank” attributes)
  • Fixed: Several minor styling issues


  • Fixed: Combo layouts on pagination
  • Fixed: Cart and Checkout page sidebar global option owerride
  • Fixed: WP 5.7 Gutenberg editor font size problem


  • Fixed: Instagram Section Styling issues


  • Improved: WP 5.5 Compatibility tweaks
  • Fixed: RTL sidebar fix and severals CSS styling issues


  • Power Add: Users can pick and add more Custom areas (Theme Options -> Front Page -> General -> Number of custom content sections )
  • Power Add: Users can display content from desired page inside Custom area (Theme Options -> Front Page -> Custom content -> Pull custom content from )
  • Power Add: Users can display WooCommerce products on Front Page (Theme Options -> Front Page -> WooCommerce Products )
  • Added: Two new single post layouts (Theme Options -> Single Post -> Layout 6 & 7)
  • Added: New featured posts layout (Theme Options -> Front Page -> Featured Posts -> Layout F )
  • Added: Display content from any Custom Post Type
  • Added: RankMath breadcrumbs support (Theme Options -> Misc. -> Enable breadcrumbs support -> Rank Math SEO Breadcrumbs )
  • Added: Support for Post Views counter plugin (WP-PostViews)
  • Added: Sliders now have autoplay option
  • Fixed: Sticky header height problem
  • Fixed: Numeric pagination problem
  • Fixed: Minor styling issues


  • Added: Another Front Page section to display any custom content (Theme Options -> Front Page)
  • Added: Official support for Co Authors Plus WordPress plugin (for multiple authors on a single post)
  • Added: Official support for WP Forms WordPress plugin
  • Added: Options to display last modified date instead of publish date in post meta (Theme Options -> Misc.)
  • Added: Options to choose multiple stylings for social sharing in the plugin settings in dashboard (Settings -> Meks Easy Social Share)
  • Added: Options to choose category link as posts meta data element in all layouts (Theme Options -> Post Layouts)
  • Added: Option to on/off main sticky header on single posts (and have a contextual mini header only)
  • Added: WhatsApp and Telegram icons in Social Menu
  • Fixed: Minor styling issues

Great news! Johannes Theme has been awarded the “WP requirements compliance badge” by Envato/ThemeForest, which is a certificate proving that in now meets the highest quality standards in the WordPress ecosystem.

  • Improved: A slight code refactoring to meet the highest standards per Envato requirements
  • Improved: Introduced CSS classes inside HTML of front page sections for an easier CSS customization
  • Fixed: Minor styling issues


  • Improved: Styling support for Elementor plugin. Now you can use Blank page template and fully customize the page with Elementor as you like.
  • Fixed: Minor styling issues


  • Added: Gutenberg optimized styling for new blocks which are introduced in WordPress 5.2
  • Added: Option to enable/disable Primary category feature from Yoast SEO plugin (Theme Options -> Misc.)
  • Modified: Options to choose social networks for sharing are now located in the plugin settings in dashboard (Settings -> Meks Easy Social Share)
  • Fixed: Possibility to use script tags inside ad slots (Theme Options -> Ads)
  • Fixed: Minor styling issues


  • Added: 3 new header layouts which can display an Ad (if provided in ad slots)
  • Added: Option to disable contextual sticky header bar on single posts (Theme Options -> Header -> Sticky Header)
  • Added: Option to control overlay opacity (darkness) for specific layouts which have text over images (Theme Options -> Content Styling)
  • Added: Options to display full content (split with read-more tag) instead of the automatic excerpt for Post Layouts A and B (Theme Options -> Post Layouts A,B)
  • Added: Options to content width for Post Layouts A and B (Theme Options -> Post Layouts A,B)
  • Improved: Single post Layouts 1 and 2 now display gallery or video blocks instead of the featured image when video or gallery post format is set to specific post
  • Fixed: A lot of minor styling issues


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