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README.md

Boo

A fresh Ghost theme.

Description

Boo is based off of Casper, the default theme for Ghost.

For a detailed look at how I created this theme, with tons of code samples and instructions, see my blog post on Ghost Themes. There are also other posts there about setting up a host (through DigitalOcean) for your blog, and adding security to your site with CloudFlare, among other things.

Installation

To install this theme, clone it into your ghost themes directory (usually /var/www/ghost/content/themes), then restart ghost with sudo service ghost restart.

On Ubuntu:

export GHOST_DIR='/var/www/ghost' # Modify this to your Ghost directory
cd $GHOST_DIR/content/themes

# Clone it here...
git clone git@github.com/gibsjose/Boo.git

# Restart Ghost
sudo service ghost restart

Customization

To get the most out of this theme, you will have to customize a few things:

1. Small Post Logos

The small logo displayed on each post in the upper left corner is separate from the Blog logo you uploaded on your Ghost admin page.

To use your own logo, simply replace assets/img/post-logo.png and assets/img/post-logo-hover.png with your own artwork.

2. favicon

To use your own icon as the favicon, the little icon displayed on tabs and for bookmarks in your browser, simply replace assets/favicon.ico with your own artwork.

3. Disqus Comments

To link the Disqus comments to your own account (you will need an account if you don't have one already), you will need to use your own username in both post.hbs and default.hbs.

Change username in

var disqus_shortname = 'username';

to your own Disqus username.

4. Author Metadata

Unless you want people on your blog being linked to my GitHub and Twitter accounts (I'd be very flattered), you should change the links contained in post.hbs under the author section.