Priced at $59, the Jannah theme is a nice alternative to the tagDiv Newspaper template. It was launched by TieLabs in 2018. The template has an excellent rating of 4.82 and over 11000 buyers. About the developer: TieLabs was once the top theme seller on the ThemeForest marketplace. Its Sahifa theme was once the most purchased template. Sahifa’s popularity declined when developers introduced better alternatives to Sahifa. TieLabs launched Jannah as an alternative to templates that dethroned the Sahifa theme from its top position. According to TieLabs, Jannah was in development for a year.
Is the Jannah theme worth purchasing? Is it a good alternative to NewsPaper, and other popular magazine WordPress themes? Let’s find this out!
Jannah theme review
- Blog post styles and archives
- Infinite Loading
- Paginated widgets
- Icons, GIFs, and fonts
- Speed optimization
- Header styles
- Social sharing and profile icons
- Day/Night mode toggle option
- Inline related posts
- Migration from other themes
Jannah theme review
Jannah’s installer file is available for download on ThemeForest.com. When you’re done downloading the installer file, upload and install it via the WordPress theme installer tool. Here’s the list of feature the newspaper/magazine template from TieLabs offers to the users:
Schema code is responsible for the star ratings that you see on search engine result pages. It improves the click-through rate of the articles. Jannah theme has a review schema code generator built-in. It can also add Article schema to blog posts and pages of the user’s choice.
Making pages of a website AMP friendly is not an easy task. Jannah less you activate AMP with a few clicks of a button. AMP increases the chances of the pages or posts appearing in Google Discover. For those who are not aware, Google Discover can bring tons of visitors to a website. Accelerated Mobile Pages is a Content Delivery Network service of Google. When you activate AMP for your website, the pages in the SERPs will show an AMP icon next to the post/page title and the pages will be served from the AMP CDN instead of your server.
Blog post styles and archives
Like the tagDiv Newspaper theme, Jannah provides 5+ blog post layouts. You can create a different page from scratch with the help of modules and Gutenberg editor. Modules are nothing but blocks that display a list of posts or add a new feature. You can change the background color and font of the modules. The template has the option to enable inline related posts, display a next post slider that appears below the post just above the bio section, show related posts below the post content, etc. The theme can show the left/right sidebar. You can also enable the full-width layout if you don’t want your site to have a sidebar.
The Jannah newspaper theme can load a new post when the user scrolls down and reaches the comment form. This feature of this template is search engine friendly.
The Ajax powered widgets of Jannah can show the next N posts when the user clicks the next/previous buttons that appear at the bottom of the widget.
Icons, GIFs, and fonts
Icons make the buttons, menus, etc look attractive and GIFs make the posts look interesting. The template supports FontAwesome icons. It can automatically play the GIF files embedded in posts and pages. Jannah lets users enable a Google Font of their choice for an element of the website. It supports over 800 Google Fonts.
Jannah can load minified CSS/JS files and can also minify the HTML content of the site with the click of a button. The template can cache database queries thereby improve the page load time. The Jannah WordPress theme works like a charm with popular caching plugins such as WP Super Cache. When the GZIP compression is enabled, the size of the CSS and JS files of Jannah are just 107Kb and 65Kb.
Jannah offers 10+ header style demos. Users can change the color of the header’s background, links, logo position, etc in Jannah. This template lets users set gradient color for the background of the header. It supports the ajax mega menu and the live search feature.
Social sharing and profile icons
Uses can activate one of the three built-in social sharing button styles in Jannah. The sharing buttons can appear at the left of the post/pages or at the bottom/top of the blog post/page content. You can configure Jannah to show the number of people that are following you on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, etc.
Day/Night mode toggle option
A user may like dark background/light text or light background/dark text combination on websites. You can configure Jannah to show a toggle option with which users can switch between one of these two modes with a click of a button.
Internal linking improves the structure of the website. It also helps in reducing the bounce rate. Jannah is the only top-rated newspaper theme that can add inline related posts to the pages/posts of a website.
Migration from other themes
TieLabs has developed a plugin that you can use to switch from the 17 popular themes such as Sahifa, Newspaper, Publisher, etc to Jannah without losing website data.
Jannah can send push notifications to the browser of the users who have opted for your website’s notifications.
Jannah provides an option to disable advertisements on posts/pages of the users. It can add responsive ad units to the pages/spots reserved for the advertisements.
A theme that doesn’t have a lightbox gallery will show the images either in a new tab or will open the photo URL in the current tab. In the case of the lightbox gallery, the template will load the picture in a nice box. Jannah supports the Lightbox feature.
The template has a well-designed options panel through which you can customize the theme. You can also customize the template with the WordPress live customizer tool. In case you want to launch a website quickly, you can import the demo layout and start using it immediately.
Unlike popular themes like GeneratePress, Kadence that ship with a year of free updates, the Jannah theme will get updates as long as you use it. You won’t have to pay money at the end of the year to update your copy of the Jannah WordPress theme.
TieLabs offers 6 months of premium support to the buyers of the Jannah theme. Once the support period expires, you will have to renew the support. As mentioned above, updates will be offered for a lifetime.
Final thoughts: Jannah is a feature-rich WordPress theme for news and magazine sites. For just $59, it offers many features that you can add to other themes only by finding good free plugins and installing them or purchasing premium plugins.