Ghost uses a simple templating language called Handlebars for its themes.
This theme has lots of code comments to help explain what's going on just by reading the code. Once you feel comfortable with how everything works, we also have full theme API documentation which explains every possible Handlebars helper and template.
The main files are:
default.hbs- The parent template file, which includes your global header/footer
index.hbs- The main template to generate a list of posts, usually the home page
post.hbs- The template used to render individual posts
page.hbs- Used for individual pages
tag.hbs- Used for tag archives, eg. "all posts tagged with
author.hbs- Used for author archives, eg. "all posts written by Jamie"
One neat trick is that you can also create custom one-off templates by adding the slug of a page to a template file. For example:
page-about.hbs- Custom template for an
tag-news.hbs- Custom template for
author-ali.hbs- Custom template for
# install dependencies yarn install # run development server yarn dev
Now you can edit
/assets/css/ files, which will be compiled to
zip Gulp task packages the theme files into
dist/<theme-name>.zip, which you can then upload to your site.
# create .zip file yarn zip
- Autoprefixer - Don't worry about writing browser prefixes of any kind, it's all done automatically with support for the latest 2 major versions of every browser.
- Color Mod
Casper uses inline SVG icons, included via Handlebars partials. You can find all icons inside
/partials/icons. To use an icon just include the name of the relevant file, eg. To include the SVG icon in
/partials/icons/rss.hbs - use
You can add your own SVG icons in the same manner.
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