Getting Started

Hola is a minimalist ghost theme crafted for influencers, bloggers, authors, marketers, and entrepreneurs. With a focus on crisp typography and unique styling will highlight your content beautifully and communicate an authentic and high-quality brand to your readers.


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Template Information

  • Name: Hola
  • Author: Maruthemes
  • Platform: Ghost
  • Demo: Hola
  • Created: 11 May 2023
  • Version: 1.0.0

Theme Setup

Hola theme setup is very easy. If you have already installed a server for Ghost you can easily set up Hola theme. If you don’t have a 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 the ghost dashboard. to do this

  • Log in to your Ghost admin panel.
  • Go to Settings > Theme > Upload a theme and upload “
  • Click Activate.

Uploading the theme via (FTP)

Follow the instructions

  • Login to your FTP account.
  • Unzip the file and copy hola 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 “Hola
  • Click Save.

General Setup

Publication Info

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

  • Title
  • Description
  • Site Timezone
  • Publication Language


We have used SVG Logo for the theme . You can change SVG Logo from Dashboard > Settings > Design > Brand > Publication Logo

Favicon Icon

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

Publication Cover

You can use the publication in your native language. To change the language of your publication site, your theme must have support for translation. To change langauge:


This is for showing the site bookmark images. If you upload a cover image, it will be in your site bookmark. Go to Dashboard > Settings Icon > Design > Brand > Publication Cover

  1. Go to Settings > General > Publication Language and click on Expand
  2. Change the default language en with your language code
  3. You can find all the language code here: HTML Language Code Reference

Site Meta Settings

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

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

Social Accounts

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

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

Create a Post

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

  1. Feature Image
  2. Post Title
  3. Post content

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 > Settings > 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 fields for code injections. 1. Site Header and 2. Site Footer

  • Site Header is for load the scripts or style in the header
  • Site Footer will load the scripts or style in the footer

Go Dashboard > Settings > Code Injection


Integrations are another cool feature of Ghost. You can connect a lot of third-party plugins or API using integrations. To check the integrations,

  1. Login to Admin panel
  2. Go to Dashboard > Settings > Integrations.
  3. Click on + Add custom integration button and add a name for creating integration
  4. You can use Content API Key or Admin API Key or API URL


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

  1. Import Content
  2. Export your content
  3. Delete All Content
  4. Redirects
  5. Routes


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 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.


    permalink: /{slug}/
    template: index

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

Sidebar Social Profiles

To change social profiles link, go to Theme file > partials > post > sidebar-widgets.hbs. You can change only Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Linkedin link. For Facebook and Twitter link, go to Dashboard > Settings > General > Social Accounts

To remove Instagram and Linkedin icon, remove this two lines:

<a href="#" target="_blank" class="social-icon shadow-none hover:text-orange">
{{> icons/instagram}}</a>
<a href="#" target="_blank" class="social-icon shadow-none hover:text-orange">
{{> icons/linkedin}}</a>


To change Horizontal advertisement image & link, go to Theme file > partials > ads > horizontal-ads.hbs

To change Verticle advertisement image & link, go to Theme file > partials > ads > verticle-ads.hbs

Dark, Light and Auto Mode

We have used dark version by default. When you will install the theme file on your ghost server, you will get your website as dark version.

If you want to use Light and Auto version for default, you can change it from your custom settings. Auto version depend on your device color scheme mode. if the device has selected dark mode, you will get auto dark and device has selected light mode, you will get auto light. You will find the settings Settings > Design > Site Design > Site-WIde > Select Color Scheme


On the homepage, you will get some design sections. you can easily add this option from here:

Custom Options

RECOMMENDED sections on Homepage

If you want to use same style, go to Settings > Design > Site-wide and use “recommended” tag in the box and also use it in post.

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 template for the theme. The page template are as follows:

Page Template

  • Membership
  • Account
  • Author List
  • Tag List

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

For other custom pages, you can add Author List, Tag List page.

Default Post Template

You can select a post template for your post details page from Settings > Design > Post. If you selectone of option from here, this custom template will be applicable for all the post details pages.

Membership and Subscriptions

The membership page is helping your customer to understand the plan and compare the differences between your offers. Here are the step by step instructions:

Create Membership page

  1. Create a new page and open the page settings panel from the right side of the page
  2. Select the page template: Membership at the bottom dropdown
  3. Publish the page

Create Tiers and show on membership page

  1. Go to Settings > Membership in your Ghost Admin
  2. Go to MEMBERSHIP TIERS at the bottom
  3. Connect your Stripe Account if you don’t have Stripe connected
  4. Expand Premium position and click on +Add tier to add new tier name, description, list of benefits, price for monthly and yearly.
  5. Add tier to activate
  6. Now, go to portal settings, you can control enable and disable tiers appearing on the membership page.

Create Account Page

  1. Create a new page and open the page settings panel from the right side of the page
  2. Select the page template: Account at the bottom dropdown
  3. Publish the page


Ghost has a native comment system. Only members of your website can comment on your post. To activate native comment:

  1. Go to the Settings > Membership > Commenting in the Ghost Admin.
  2. Change the Commenting level to All members or Paid-members only.
  3. Click on Save button

Github Deployment

Hola theme is ready for deployment on GitHub easily. You can read the articles on Github deployment

Development and Customization

In this theme, we have used CSS to develop and style fast. You must have installed Nodejs on your computer.

  • Open theme file in your editor like VSCode or Sublime Text
  • Open terminal in the theme folder
  • Run command npm run dev


Fonts and Icon Fonts



Plugins and libraries


VERSION – 1.0.0: Release on 11 May 2023
[+] Initial Release

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