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Dawn - Ghost Theme Documentation

Table of Contents


Installation

When you purchase a theme from IVEEL, you will have an access to the theme directly on your account page. Once you click the download link, an installable theme file will be downloaded to your computer.

  1. Navigate to Settings > Design on your Ghost Admin (yourblog.com/ghost).
  2. Click Upload a theme and select the downloaded installable theme file.
  3. Click Activate Now to start using the theme.

Publication Identity

  1. Select an image in Settings > General > Publication identity > Publication icon field. The image must be square and at least 60x60px.
  2. The text is pulled from the site description which you can find in Settings > General > Title & description field.
  3. The CTA buttons will appear automatically if membership feature is enabled.

Membership

  1. Navigate to Settings > Labs on your Ghost Admin.
  2. Enable the feature in Members > Enable members.
  3. Set your pricing in Members > Subscription pricing.
  4. Make sure Members > Allow free member signup is checked to allow free subscribers.
  5. To send signup and signin links, make sure you configured email settings in config.production.json file. You can read more on Ghost's documentation.
  6. To send newsletter (bulk email) to your subscribers, Ghost needs your Mailgun domain and API key. Insert them in Members > Email settings.
  7. Upload new routes in Beta features > Routes. The routes file routes.yaml is in the theme folder. It adds new routes to your blog which are used for signup, signin and account pages.

Note: Membership feature was introduced in Ghost v3 and it requires Ghost 3.x at least. Remember to restart your Ghost when you made a change in routes.


  1. Click Settings > Integrations > Custom integrations > Add custom integration to generate a new content API key.
  2. Enter an integration name (e.g. Search) and click Create.
  3. Copy Content API Key.
  4. Enter the key in partials/customize/config.hbs file.
    search_key: 'CONTENT_API_KEY',

The theme generates an index of posts for highly performant search. The index is updated automatically when posts are added or updated. However, it isn't updated when posts are unpublished or deleted. To force update the index, increment the search index migration in partials/customize/config.hbs file.

search_migration: 'v2',

Note: Remember to restart your Ghost when you made a change in hbs file.


  1. To feature a post, navigate to Stories on your Ghost Admin.
  2. Select the post you want to feature and click the settings icon on the top right corner.
  3. Scroll down the Post Settings menu and check Feature this post.

  1. To add tags to a post, navigate to Posts on your Ghost Admin.
  2. Select the post and click the settings icon on the top right corner.
  3. Add the tags in Tags field.

Custom Template

The theme includes some additional custom templates for posts and pages. To change the default template, navigate to post settings and select a custom template in Template field.


Contact Page

  1. Add a new page in Pages > New page and give it a title. For example, "Contact".
  2. Click on the gear icon to open the page settings and choose Page With Form in Template field.
  3. Open custom-page-with-form.hbs from the theme files and replace FORM_ID with your Formspree form ID. You can see the form ID in Integration tab on your Formspree dashboard.

Note: Remember to restart your Ghost when you made a change in hbs file.


Dropdown Menu

If you have extra menu items that don't need to be displayed by default, you can add them to a dropdown menu. Please note that only one dropdown menu can be setup.

  1. Navigate to Design > Navigation and add a menu item with a URL with three dots https://yourblog.com/... This will be used as a dropdown menu toggle.
  2. Under the toggle menu item, add the sub-menu items and they will be added to the dropdown menu automatically.

Syntax Highlighting

The syntax highlighting feature is disabled by default, because it's not required for every blog. You can enable the feature by uncommenting the necessary resources in default.hbs file from the theme files.

  1. First, uncomment the line which references the CSS.
    <link rel="stylesheet" href="{{asset "css/prism.css"}}">
  2. After that, uncomment the line which references the JS.
    <script src="{{asset "js/prism.js"}}"></script>
  3. Now add your code in an HTML card in the editor. It adds some JavaScript code in this example.
    <pre>
    <code class="language-javascript">let cheese = 'Cheddar';
    if (cheese) {
      console.log('Yay! Cheese available for making cheese on toast.');
    } else {
      console.log('No cheese on toast for you today.');
    }</code>
    </pre>

Be default, the syntax highlighting feature contains the default version of Prism which supports Markup + HTML + XML + SVG + MathML + SSML, CSS, C-like and JavaScript. You can customize the build to fit your needs on their download page. After downloading your custom build, just replace assets/css/prism.css and assets/js/prism.js in the theme files.


When it's in dark mode, a white version of the logo will be needed unless you're using a text logo. In this case, you can enter the logo URL in partials/customize/config.hbs file.

white_logo: 'yourblog.com/content/images/IMAGE_URL.jpg',

Note: Remember to restart your Ghost when you made a change in hbs file.


Disqus Comment

The theme has a built-in support for Disqus as a commenting system. Follow only these steps to setup Disqus. You don't need to follow the installation tutorial of Disqus on their site.

  1. Create a new site on your Disqus dashboard.
  2. Get your Disqus shortname. Please note that your Disqus shortname will be different than below.
  3. Insert the Disqus shortname in partials/customize/config.hbs file.
    disqus_shortname: 'your_shortname',

Note: Remember to restart your Ghost when you made a change in hbs file.


You can display some text on your blog's footer section. By default, it displays Powered by Ghost. To change the text, open partials/customize/copyright.hbs file.

<div class="copyright">
  © All rights reserved.
</div>

You can also add some HTML markup.

<div class="copyright">
  © All rights reserved. <a href="URL_HERE">More info</a>
</div>

Note: Remember to restart your Ghost when you made a change in hbs file.


Add your social links in Settings > General > Social Accounts to display social links on your blog. All links must be full URL.


Hosting Fonts Locally

  1. Click here to download the font files.
  2. Create a folder named fonts in assets directory.
  3. Unzip the downloaded file and copy the files to assets/fonts folder.
  4. Open default.hbs file and comment out the line (wrap inside {{!-- --}}) which embeds Google Fonts. You can search for "https://fonts.googleapis.com" to be more specific.
    {{!-- <link rel="stylesheet" href="https://fonts.googleapis.com/css?family=..."> --}}
  5. Add the necessary CSS in Settings > Code injection > Site Header field.
    @font-face {
      font-display: swap;
      font-family: 'Muli';
      font-style: normal;
      font-weight: 400;
      src: url('../fonts/mulish-v1-latin-regular.woff2') format('woff2'),
           url('../fonts/mulish-v1-latin-regular.woff') format('woff');
    }
    @font-face {
      font-display: swap;
      font-family: 'Muli';
      font-style: normal;
      font-weight: 700;
      src: url('../fonts/mulish-v1-latin-700.woff2') format('woff2'),
           url('../fonts/mulish-v1-latin-700.woff') format('woff');
    }
    @font-face {
      font-display: swap;
      font-family: 'Muli';
      font-style: normal;
      font-weight: 800;
      src: url('../fonts/mulish-v1-latin-800.woff2') format('woff2'),
           url('../fonts/mulish-v1-latin-800.woff') format('woff');
    }
    @font-face {
      font-display: swap;
      font-family: 'Muli';
      font-style: italic;
      font-weight: 400;
      src: url('../fonts/mulish-v1-latin-italic.woff2') format('woff2'),
           url('../fonts/mulish-v1-latin-italic.woff') format('woff');
    }
    @font-face {
      font-display: swap;
      font-family: 'Muli';
      font-style: italic;
      font-weight: 700;
      src: url('../fonts/mulish-v1-latin-700italic.woff2') format('woff2'),
           url('../fonts/mulish-v1-latin-700italic.woff') format('woff');
    }

Hosting jQuery Locally

  1. Click here to download the latest version of jQuery.
  2. Save the file as jquery.min.js in assets/js folder.
  3. Open default.hbs file and search for "https://code.jquery.com" to find the <script> tag which embeds remote jQuery.
  4. Replace the entire <script>...</script> tag with:
    <script src="{{asset "js/jquery.min.js"}}"></script>