A minimalist, responsive, and open-source theme for Ghost
Latest commit 624226d Dec 16, 2015 @kathyqian Merge pull request #38 from obskyr/white-background
Set background color to white explicitly.



A minimalist, responsive, and open-source theme for Ghost by Kathy Qian.


Required Steps for Installation

  1. Download the files
  2. Replace the example disqus_shortname with your shortname on line 4 of partials/comments.hbs, or delete the #comments div to remove comments altogether
  3. Configure the follow buttons in partials/follow.hbs (see section below)
  4. Add the folder to the content/themes directory of your Ghost installation
  5. Select the theme in the settings page of your Ghost admin panel

Suggested Customizations

  • Change the link color on line 87 in assets/styles/crisp.css
  • Add code for Google Analytics in default.hbs after {{ghost_foot}}
  • Remove irrelevant social sharing services in partials/share.hbs
  • Change your blog logo to change the favicon and the picture in the sidebar (the blog cover is not used)

Editing Follow Buttons

Crisp uses Font Awesome for icons. See the Font Awesome documentation for the full list of icons and usage tips.

I have placed some common buttons in follow.hbs, with more options in the commented out sections. Make sure to replace the username in the URLs so the links point to your profiles.

Features, Changelog, and Technical Notes

Below is a summary of updates since the initial release. If you need more detail, I suggest reading the full commit history. For an idea of the roadmap and open issues, please refer to the current open issues.

This theme has been updated for Ghost 0.5.8 and is compatible with all modern versions of Chrome, Firefox, Safari, and IE9+.

Version 0.5.0 — March 5, 2015

  • Restructured file repository for easier updates (BREAKING CHANGE)
  • Added code highlighting with highlight.js

Please see the wiki for details regarding previous releases.


Many thanks to @davegandy for the Font Awesome icons used throughout the theme.

Social sharing buttons are a modified version of the Ridiculously Responsive Social Sharing Buttons by @dbox and @seagoat. Great job, guys!


This theme is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International license. Go crazy on the customizations, distribute to your friends, just give me some credit and don't sell my work. Feel free to modify the footer text, though I would really appreciate it if you could keep at least one of the links intact.

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