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Solar Theme for Ghost

A stylish theme for Ghost blogs, based on the Solarized color palette.



  • Two color schemes — One for Solarized Dark and one for Solarized Light. Just swap the reference to the colors-dark.css file with colors-light.css if you don't like light-on-dark.
  • Responsive Design — Solarized adapts to fit any screen size.


  1. Clone the repository and upload the solar directory to your Ghost blog's content/themes folder.

  2. Go to the Settings page of the Ghost backend and select solar from the Theme dropdown.

  3. There is no step 3.


Solar supports Ghost's logo and cover image features, and will work perfectly fine with or without them. If you wish to upload a cover image, it will appear above the rest of the page. An uploaded logo replaces the textual blog name. (If you later decide you don't want a logo or cover image, you can remove it by clicking on the appropriate option in Settings and selecting the trash can icon.)

Syntax Higlighting

Solar uses Prism.js for syntax highlighting, which works in tandem with fenced Markdown code blocks like so:

var t = new Thing("Test!");

Valid language classes include language-markup, language-css, language-javascript, language-ruby, and language-php. Prism.js supports a large range of additional languages (most of which have been included in Solar), as well as generic support for C-like languages.

Syntax Highlighting Screenshot


  • The Jekyll version of Solar has linkblog support, while the Ghost one does not. This is because there isn't a finalized plugin API for Ghost yet, and there is no built-in linkblogging or post meta feature as of yet. This may change as Ghost's feature set is filled out more.


GPLv2 or higher


A Ghost port of my previous Jekyll theme, which is based on the Solarized color palette



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