This is the new Header Notice module. It can be used for Cookie Law messages or any other message you may need to communicate to your visitors.
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This is just a CMS Block with some custom text.

Remember, you can customize every single blog page with any modules (sliders, banners, photo galleries, etc.). The blog fully supports custom layouts for any blog page.

And since Journal version 2.3 you can create custom popup modules and open them from any button or link. Like this one.

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