Getting Started

Navana is News and Magazine Ghost. It is built for planners, bloggers, engineers, specialists, writers, developers, and designers. Navana is a fully responsive, lightweight, superfast ghost theme and built with HTML, CSS, js, scss, and ready for premium subscription features.

Support

If you have any questions that are beyond the scope of this help file, please feel free to send your questions to our support email: [email protected] Our support team will reply to you within 6 hours.

Template Information

  • Name: Navana
  • Author: Electronthemes
  • Platform: Ghost
  • Demo: Navana
  • Created: 18 November 2020
  • Last Update: 18 November 2020
  • Version: 1.0.0

Theme Setup

Navana theme setup is very easy. If you have already installed a server for Ghost you can easily setup Navana theme. If you don’t have server supported with Ghost, you can set up reading Ghost Install. When you have the server, follow the instructions for setting up the theme.

Upload the theme

You can upload the theme file from ghost dashboard. to do this

  • Log in to your Ghost admin panel.
  • Go to settings (design section) and upload navana.zip
  • Click Activate.

Uploading the theme via (FTP)

Follow the instructions

  • Login to your FTP account.
  • Unzip the navana.zip file and copy navana folder to your /ghost_installation/content/themes
  • Restart your installation if necessary. You can ask for help from your hosting provider if you don’t know how to do this step.
  • Login to your ghost admin panel.
  • Go to settings (general) and select theme “Navana
  • Click Save.
Here I have used Cyberduck to upload file on server and I used subdomain. That is why I used Navana Folder

General Setup

Publication Info

To change publication info, go to Dashboard > General > Publication Info. Here you can change the followings:

  • Title
  • Description
  • Site Timezone
  • Publication Language

We have used SVG Logo for the theme . You can change SVG Logo from Dashboard > General > Publication Identity

Please upload SVG Logo image so it will support dark and light mode also

Favicon Icon

Ghost shows his ghost logo in your site by default. You can change Favicon Icon or Publication Icon from Dashboard > General > Publication Identity

Publication Cover

This is for showing site bookmark image. If you upload a cover image, it will in your site bookmark

Site Meta Settings

This is for Meta data. It will help to get on search using search engine. You can add also Twitter and Facebook card image, content here.

You can add/edit the content from Dashboard > General > Site Meta Settings

Social Accounts

Social account section is for showing Facebook, Twitter links of your site. Go to Dashboard > Settings > Social Accounts

Primary Navigation

Ghost only supports two types of Navigation. Primary and Secondary Navigation Menu. On the header, primary navigation is showing and On Footer secondary navigation is showing. Go to Dashboard > Design > Navigation

Secondary Navigation

You can change menu item on secondary Design > Secondary Navigation

Create a Post

Ghost has a beautiful dashboard design. You can easily create a post. Go to Dashboard > Posts > New Post

  • Post Title
  • Post Contents
  • Feature image
  • Tags
  • Authors

Create a page

As like as post, you can create a new page from Dashboard > Pages > New Page. You can add:

  • Title
  • Contents
  • Tags
  • Authors
  • Feature Image
  • Excerpt
  • more…

Featured Post

Ghost has awesome featured posts option to show some of your chosen posts as featured for the visitors. To add a post as featured, go to Post > Settings and scroll down. Select the checkbox Feature this post

Create Tag

To create a new tag, go to Dashboard > Tags > New Tag

Create Author

You can create multiple author in your site from dashboard. Go to Dashboard > Stuff > Invite people

Click on Invite people and you will get a new popup. You have to add Email Address and select the staff Role. Lastly click on Send Invitation now button. An email notification will be sent to create an account on the specific Role.

Code Injection

Code injection is a great feature on Ghost. You can easily write styles and scripts for your site without editing the theme file. You can add various plugins code here like Google analytics

Here you will two text field for code injections. 1. Site Header and 2. Site Footer

Site Header

If you write scripts on site header, it will show in <head> tag of header. It will load first in your site

Site Footer

If you write scripts on site footer, it will show at the closing of <body> tag. It will load last in your site

Integrations and Custom Integrations

Integrations are another cool feature of Ghost. You can connect a lot of third-party plugins or API using integrations. To check the integrations, go to Dashboard > Integrations. You will get some inbuilt integrations and custom integrations options

Custom integrations

To create custom integrations, click on + Add custom integration at the bottom of the page and you will get a popup and add a name of the integration and Create. I have create here Search and Github Deploy integration

Labs

Labs is another very important and beta tester parts of Ghost. Here your will get some core features as follows: Go to Dashboard > Labs

  1. Membership
  2. Import Content
  3. Export your content
  4. Delete All Content
  5. Night shift
  6. Redirects
  7. Routes

Members

If you want to get subscriptions and paid customers, you can use Members option in this panel. When you click on this you will get in details

Migration Options

You will get some options here like Import content, export content and delete content options

Routes

Routes is another important part. When you want to use different path link or custom files for pages and different homepage, you can use routes.yaml file to do that. Here is default .yaml for ghost.

routes:

collections:
  /:
    permalink: /{slug}/
    template: index

taxonomies:
  tag: /tag/{slug}/
  author: /author/{slug}/

Headers

For header, we have used {{> header}} partials in folder partials/ header.hbs.

  1. Logo
  2. Primary Navigation
  3. Dark Light Icon
  4. Search
  5. Signin/Signup

Logo

To change the logo markup or text, find this structure on header.hbs file. We have used 2 logos for Dark and Light mode. Light mode logo is a default logo. You can change the logo:

  • To change light mode logo: Dashboard > General > Publication Logo
  • Dark mode logo is a custom logo. To change this logo, go to theme-file > assets > img > logo folder and you will find the dark mode logo logo-dark.svg for dark mode. Use same size logo as light mode
<a href="{{@site.url}}">
    <img class="logo-light" src="{{@site.logo}}" alt="{{@site.title}}">
    <img class="logo-dark" src="{{asset "/img/logo/logo-dark.svg"}}" alt="{{@site.title}}">
</a>

We recommend to use .svg logo. If you use .svg logo, actual resolution will be kept.

Primary Navigation

For Primary navigation, go to Dashboard > Design > Primary Navigation

Dark Light Feature

Newsvolt supports dark light mode. By default, it is on Light mode. If you activate dark mode as default, use data-theme="dark" in HTML tag. Edit the file default.hbs in theme-file/default.hbs at line number 2

<html class="no-js" lang="{{@site.lang}}" data-theme="dark">

Signin and Signup

You can change Members Menu from {{> members/members-navigation}} partials. You can easily change signin and signup links from partials > members > members-navigation.hbs file at line number 4

Footer

We used very minimal footer in our theme. You will get all footer code partials > footer.hbs file. Here are the following parts:

  1. About Text
  2. Tags
  3. Secondary Menu
  4. Social Profile

About Text

In footer, it shows About Text. You can change about text from partials > footer.hbs Line Number 17

<p>{{t "Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit. Nunc, sit lectus fermentum donec id aliquam. Lacus vestibulum in duis orci gravida et. Risus nulla aliquam at nulla in cras tortor vehicula."}}</p>

Footer Social Profiles

Change footer social profile links at footer.hbs and you can add more links aftre copying this. Change # with your links. Line Number 64 to 90

<li>
    <a href="#">
        {{> icons/social-icons/instagram}}
    </a>
</li>

If you want to add new social icons, go to partials > icons > social-icons folder. I have used svg icons from Feathericons. Download icons from here and add them to the folder. Change the icon’s extension .svg to .hbs

facebook.svg --> facebook.hbs 

Secondary menu

Useful Link comes from the secondary menu. You can change the secondary menu link from Dashboard > Design > Secondary Menu

Copyright text

You can change at footer.hbs file line number 103

<p>{{t "All copyright reserved by Electronthemes. Published with "}}<a href="https://ghost.org/">{{t "Ghost"}}</a></p>

Change the text inside {{t ""}}

Custom Templates

Custom template is a default setting on Ghost. It can be page template and post template. We have created some custom page and post templates for the theme. The page template are as follows:

Page Template

  • Membership
  • Account
  • Contact
  • Authors
  • Tags
  • Signin
  • Signup

Selecting page template

  1. Create a new page
  2. Click on Settings to the right side and scroll down
  3. Select page template i.e. “Membership

Page url

When you create page, please keep page slug like this.

Page titlePage URl
Membership/membership/
Account/account/
Signin/signin/
Signup/signup/

For other custom pages, you can add Authors, Tags, Contact page.

Post Template

  1. Post Full Width
  2. Post Left Sidebar

We have used 1 posts page style in this theme. You can choose as following:

Membership and Subscriptions

Here we have used 3 pricing plans.

  1. Free/Basic Plan
  2. Monthly Plan
  3. Yearly Plan

Change the text inside <li>{{t "..."}}</li>

Free/Basic Plan: For changing basic plan {{> members/pricing-tables/plan-free}} partials is used. You will find partials > members > pricing-tables > plan-free.hbs

<ul>
    <li class="enable">{{t "Access to subscriber posts"}}</li>
    <li class="enable">{{t "Regular updates with new content"}}</li>
    <li class="enable">{{t "Regular newsletters"}}</li>
    <li>{{t "Support independent publishing"}}</li>
    <li>{{t "Simple, secure card payment"}}</li>
    <li>{{t "No advertisement"}}</li>
    <li>{{t "One easy payment instead of 12!"}}</li>
</ul>

Monthly Plan: For monthly plan {{> members/pricing-tables/plan-monthly}} partials is used. You will find partials > members > pricing-tables > plan-monthly.hbs

<ul>
    <li class="enable">{{t "Full access to all private posts"}}</li>
    <li class="enable">{{t "Regular updates with new content"}}</li>
    <li class="enable">{{t "Regular newsletters"}}</li>
    <li class="enable">{{t "Support independent publishing"}}</li>
    <li class="enable">{{t "Simple, secure card payment"}}</li>
    <li class="enable">{{t "No advertisement"}}</li>
    <li>{{t "One easy payment instead of 12!"}}</li>
</ul>

Yearly Plan: For yearly plan {{> members/pricing-table/plan-yearly}} partials is used. You will find partials > members > pricing-tables > plan-yearly.hbs

<ul>
    <li class="enable">{{t "Full access to all private posts"}}</li>
    <li class="enable">{{t "Regular updates with new content"}}</li>
    <li class="enable">{{t "Regular newsletters"}}</li>
    <li class="enable">{{t "Support independent publishing"}}</li>
    <li class="enable">{{t "Simple, secure card payment"}}</li>
    <li class="enable">{{t "No advertisement"}}</li>
    <li class="enable">{{t "One easy payment instead of 12!"}}</li>
</ul>

Third Party Plugins

We have created real time search options and Formspree for contact form.

Search Options

We have used Fuse.io for creating real time search. When you will type, you will get instant results. When you install the theme file, you have configure and add content api key on conde injection

  1. Create a custom integrations
  2. Copy Content Api Key from your created custom integration
  3. Go to Code Injection > Site Header as follows
<script>
    var contentApiKey = "your content api key"
</script>

Contact form

In contact form, we have used Formspree for getting form data. Change your email in <form> tag in partials > contact-form.hbs file at line number 6.

<form class="row" action="https://formspree.io/[email protected]"  method="POST">

To change contact information, go to contact-info.hbs file. You change all of the information.

Disqus Comment box

We have used discus comments for this theme. We have used our own discuss account. You can change easily with your Disqus shortname. Follow the process to create your disqus account and get a short-name.

  1. You can create your Disqus code in the next url: http://disqus.com/admin/create/
  2. Add a short-name for Website Name
  3. Your unique “Disqus URL” is your shortname copy that name and click finish registration.
  • Go to the directory where is your template.
  • Go to partials/disqus and open the next file: disqus-comment.hbs and git to line number 11 for disqus_shortname = “navana”;
  • Change with your shortname, in this case ‘example-shortname’;
  • Save the file and upload to your ghost installation.
  • Optional, you can verify if all is correct by clicking Verify on the Disqus steps (where we get our short name).

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VERSION – 1.0.0: Release on 18 Nov 2020