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Ghost Starter Theme

A starter framework for Ghost themes! Fork this repository and start your development here with all the main things you need to develop a custom Ghost theme.

 

First time using a Ghost theme?

Ghost uses a simple templating language called Handlebars for its themes.

We've documented our default theme pretty heavily so that it should be fairly easy to work out what's going on just by reading the code and the comments. Once you feel comfortable with how everything works, we also have full theme API documentation which explains every possible Handlebars helper and template.

The main files are:

  • default.hbs
    - The main template file
  • index.hbs
    - Used for the home page
  • post.hbs
    - Used for individual posts
  • page.hbs
    - Used for individual pages
  • tag.hbs
    - Used for tag archives
  • author.hbs
    - Used for author archives

One neat trick is that you can also create custom one-off templates just by adding the slug of a page to a template file. For example:

  • page-about.hbs
    - Custom template for the
    /about/
    page
  • tag-news.hbs
    - Custom template for
    /tag/news/
    archive
  • author-ali.hbs
    - Custom template for
    /author/ali/
    archive

 

Development

Styles are compiled using Gulp/PostCSS to polyfill future CSS spec. You'll need Node, Yarn and Gulp installed globally. After that, from the theme's root directory:

# Install
yarn

Run build & watch for changes

yarn dev

Now you can edit

/assets/css/
files, which will be compiled to
/assets/built/
automatically.

The

zip
Gulp task packages the theme files into
dist/.zip
, which you can then upload to your site.
yarn zip

 

PostCSS Features Used

  • Autoprefixer - Don't worry about writing browser prefixes of any kind, it's all done automatically with support for the latest 2 major versions of every browser.
  • Color Mod

 

Copyright & License

Copyright (c) 2013-2021 Ghost Foundation - Released under the MIT license.

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