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The Fizzy Theme

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A tasty blogging theme for Ghost πŸ‘»

Thanks to everyone who starred this project. Please read the documentation to exploit all the features of this theme.


πŸ”§ Installation

Download the .zip file and upload it at your Ghost Admin > Setting > Design.

πŸŽ₯ Demo

My blog is currently using this theme.

Use this issue to add your site with Fizzy Theme.

🍹 Features and Usage


If only site icon is uploaded, the Logo area will display the icon and followed by the Site name then a dot colored as the main color, e.g.:

If site logo is uploaded, then the Logo area will only display the site logo.

Note: Since the top navbar is colored with white background, it would be better to use a dark/colorful logo.

🌍 i18n

You can change the theme's language in Ghost Admin -> General -> "Publication Language".

Code Language Status Translator
de German βœ”οΈ Marek Schmidt
en English βœ”οΈ
fr French βœ”οΈ Lourys
it Italian βœ”οΈ Pyrox
pt_BR Brazilian Portuguese βœ”οΈ matheusvanzan
ta Tamil βœ”οΈ MC Naveen
th Thai βœ”οΈ atbee
tr Turkish βœ”οΈ talut
zh_CN Chinese (Simplified) βœ”οΈ

Please help to translate Fizzy into the languages you know. To do so, first fork this repo. Then you need to copy the en.json file under locales folder and rename it to your language code, e.g. es.json, zh_TW.json. Then modify the translations within it. After testing, please create a "Pull Request" to dev branch of this repo (not master).

Assets Localization

You could customize the following files to define the CDN of assets to speed up access in specific regions:

  • ./default.hbs
  • ./partials/post/post_footer.hbs
  • ./partials/post/post_toc.hbs

Internal tags

Internal tags start with #, after creating it will displayed as internal tag automatically. Internal tags will not be displayed in front-end. So far the Fizzy Theme support the following internal tags:

  • Carousel: Use internal tag #carousel(slug:hash-carousel) to add posts into carousel in homepage (see Showcase).
  • No Index: Use internal tag #noindex(slug:hash-noindex) to exclude posts from listing in home page.

limitation: hiding posts with #noindex tag, but the number of posts displayed for that page will change as well.


The showcase section is built to highlight posts. It is available only on the homepage. Insert the following code into Ghost Admin -> Code injection -> Site Header to enable the showcase:

  var show_showcase = true; //default: false

The left slider carousel part detects the internal tag #carousel. The right part will display 2 featured posts.


Author Page

You can customize the author page by editing your profile in Ghost Admin, such as name, avatar, background image, social account links, location and bio. Author page (demo)

Tag Page

You can customize the tag page by editing tags in Ghost Admin, such as image, description. Tag Page (demo)

Custom Templates

Open the gear icon βš™ while editing a post or page, scroll to the bottom and change Template option.

  • Tag Archive: used for listing all tags/topics in one page. (demo)
  • Post Archive: used for listing all posts in one page. (demo)
  • Full Width: full width post. (demo)
  • Post With TOC: TOC-enabled post, details in #TOC. (demo)
  • Featured Posts Archive: post list for featured posts, page title and content will be shown on the top section. (demo)


To enable collection, edit the routes.yaml as below. Then modify the home.hbs to customize your homepage. Full doc: Ghost Docs - Collections

  /: home # template for homepage `home.hbs`

  /movie/: # a collection called movie
    permalink: /movie/{slug}/
    template: movie # template `movie.hbs`
    filter: tag:movie # fetch data from a tag:movie
    data: # have access to all data & meta data from tag
  /music/: # a collection called music
    permalink: /music/{slug}/
    template: music # template `music.hbs`
    filter: primary_tag:music # fetch data from primary tag: music
    data: # have access to all data & meta data from tag

Notice: known issues of Ghost collection, e.g.: Ghost #10082.

Custom CSS Variables

Download the theme .zip file, unzip it then edit the variables in assets/css/custom.css to customize your theme coloring. After that, zip everything back into a .zip file and upload it onto your Ghost admin.

Custom Footer Text

By default, your site description (Ghost Admin -> General) will be displayed in the footer text. If you need to change it, define a variable footer_text in the Site Header as below:


You can include HTML in the footer_text, but be careful to use single quotation marks inside it. For example: var footer_text = "REPLACE <span style='color:red;font-weigh'>WITH</span> YOUR FOOTER TEXT HERE <i class='iconfont icon-heart'></i>";

πŸ’¬ Comment System

Due to Ghost itself doesn't have a comment system, we need to use third party solutions for this. Some options are: DISQUS, Gitalk, Valine and Vssue. By default, Fizzy has Gitalk and DISQUS integrated. Skip the following if you do not need the comment system.

By default, the comment system is disabled. To enable it, first insert the following code into Post Header for a single post or Site Header for the whole site at Ghost Admin -> Code injection to configure accordingly, then choose one of the comment systems below and follow the instruction.

  var show_comment = true; //default: false

Gitalk (Recommended)

Gitalk is a Github issue based comment system. Automatically support en, zh_CN, zh_TW, es by detecting the language of user's navigator.

  1. Register a new GitHub Application
  2. Create a new Github Repository for your website
  3. Insert the following code into Ghost Admin -> Code injection: Site Footer, and modify the configuration with your Github App & Repository from previous steps.
  const gitalk = new Gitalk({
    clientID: 'GitHub Application Client ID',
    clientSecret: 'GitHub Application Client Secret',
    repo: 'GitHub repo',
    owner: 'GitHub repo owner',
    admin: ['GitHub repo owner and collaborators, only these guys can initialize github issues'],
    id: location.pathname,      // Ensure uniqueness and length less than 50
    distractionFreeMode: false  // Facebook-like distraction free mode

more usage guide and options please check here.


Insert the following code into Ghost Admin -> Code injection: Site Header, and modify the link with yours.

    var disqus_link = ''; // change it with your DISQUS js link

If you want to change the comment system, you need to modify the code in partial/post/post_comment.hbs.

Code Highlight

Prism.js is used for syntax highlighting, the default languages and plugins used by Fizzy theme are:

  • Languages: Markup (e.g. HTML), CSS, C-like, JavasScript, Bash, Nginx, Ruby, Git, JSON, Markdown, SQL, Python, R
  • Plugins: line-numbers, toolbar, show-language.

To customize this yourself, open customize Prismjs and choose the languages you need. Then download the js and css files to overwrite the prism.js and prism.css files in assets folder.


image The line numbers are hidden by default. To enable it, insert the following code into Post Header for a single post or Site Header for the whole site:

  var line_numbers = true; //default: false


There are two ways to control the TOC of a post:

  1. insert the following code into Post Header for a single post or Site Header for the whole site;
        var show_toc = true; // enable TOC (default: false)
  2. Use custom post template Post With Toc to enable TOC.

Priority: template > Post Header > Site Header

Notice: h2 and h3 headings on the page will be displayed by default. If you want to add other headings (e.g. h1 or h4), please edit selectors of the file partials/post/post_toc.hbs. However, you should not use h1 except for the post title.

Instant Search

The search function uses Ghost Content API. To enable it (added to top menu), first add a custom integration in Ghost Admin. Then copy the Content API Key and API URL. Go to the Code injection, add the following code to the Site Header:

  var show_search = true; // default:false
  var search_key = 'PASTE THE CODE YOU COPIED AS Content API Key';
  var search_url = 'PASTE THE CODE YOU COPIED AS API URL'; // it is usually your site url

LaTeX support

Use $(inline) or $$ to cover commands to render for LaTeX commands. (examples)

Link Page

Create a link page is nothing different than create a normal page. With the Bookmark Card feature since Ghost v2.30, you can easily add links to any page by type /bookmark in Ghost editor. (demo)


  • Navigation: You can modify partials/navigation.hbs to customize your dropdown menu, or delete the section if not needed.
  • Badge: include class="badge <color>" to use badge (HTML only).(demo)
    • Supported colors: uncolored, red, yellow, green, blue, purple image

      Note: to use uncolored badge, set as class="badge".

  • Posts per page: change the number of "posts_per_page": 8 in package.json
  • table: to unwrap cells, uncomment the /* white-space: nowrap; */ in assets/css/main.css around line 703.


If you want to disable the top right "Get Fizzy Theme" button, insert the following code into your Site Header from Code Injection:

  var fizzy_credit = false; // default:true

Please do not remove the footer text "Using The Fizzy Theme" and the link. Thank you for your support!

πŸ“ Changelog


🍻 Contributors

See Contributors

πŸ”‹ Dependencies

  • Bulma - CSS Framework
  • Prismjs - A lightweight syntax highlighter
  • JQuery - A well-known JavaScript library (for tocify only now)
  • jQuery.tocify.js - Table of Content generator (also JQuery-UI)
  • KaTeX - A faster LaTeX equation rendering library (since v0.3.0)
  • Gitalk - A Github issued based comment system (since v0.3.0)
  • ghost-search - An instant search library using Ghost Content API (since v1.0.0)
  • iconfont - A free icon solution (since v1.2.3)

πŸ“ Roadmap

To know the future planning of this project, please visit our Roadmap.

πŸ› Bug Report & 🎯 Features Request

If you find a bug, thinking about something to be improved or even want new features, please feel free to post an issue.

Alternatively you could contribute to this project.

πŸ’‘ Contributing

  1. Fork it (maybe star this too?)
  2. Create your feature branch (git checkout -b feature-fooBar)
  3. Commit your changes (git commit -m 'Add something')
  4. Push to the branch to origin (git push origin feature-fooBar)
  5. Create a new Pull Request to dev branch here
  6. Wait for code review and modify if necessary

πŸ” License

This project is licensed under the MIT License.