Minimalist theme for the Ghost blogging platform
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Breathe is a minimalist theme for the Ghost blogging platform. Mostly a derivative of the Zen Habit's theme zh2, which is uncopyrighted.



This theme works with Ghost 0.6 or newer.

If you are using's Pro platform, follow the instructions at

If you are hosting your own Ghost installation, follow these steps:

  1. Go to the releases page and download the latest release.
  2. If you are hosting your own Ghost installation, unzip the tarball file into content/themes/.
  3. Restart Node. How you do this will depend on your actual server setup.
  4. Login into your blog, go to Settings and pick up breathe-theme from the Theme dropdown.


It is recommended that you configure the posts per page setting to 1.

You can create a menu and it will be displayed at the top, near the blog's title.

This theme does not display:

  • Links to author pages
  • Tags
  • Post cover images
  • Blog cover images
  • Authors' avatars


  • 1.0.1
    • Fix pagination showing up in static pages
  • 1.0.0
    • First version


If you want to play around, you'll need:

  • Node
  • Gulp (npm install -g gulp)

Install the required packages with:

npm install

You can build a release with:


You can have a daemon watching for changes in the Less files and recompiling them with:

gulp watch