Getting Started

Newsvolt is News and Magazine Ghost . It is built for bloggers, journalists, freelancers, editors, authors, writers, developers. Newsvolt is fully responsive, light-weight, superfast ghost theme and built with html, css, js, scss and ready for premium subscription features.

If you are a programmer, do you write blog or teach programming to people. You can choose this theme. Newsvolt comes with code highlighting 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: electronthemes@gmail.com. Our support team will reply you within 6 hours.

Template Information

Theme Setup

Newsvolt theme setup is very easy. If you have already installed a server for Ghost you can easily setup Newsvolt theme. If you don’t have server suported 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 into your Ghost admin panel.
  • Go to settings (design section) and upload “newsvolt.zip
  • Click Activate.

Uploading the theme via (FTP)

Follow the instructions

  • Login to your FTP account.
  • Unzip the newsvolt.zip file and copy newsvolt 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 “Newsvolt
  • Click Save.

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

Logo

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

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 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 > 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 thirdparty 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. In this file you can change the followings:

Header Top

This part is called from {{> header-top}} partial. You will find this partials > header-top.hbs.

  • To customize email address and phone number, to to line number 7 and 11
  • For social icons, change the links # with your links
<a href="#">
    {{> icons/social-icons/youtube}}
</a>

Header

  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>
Primary Navigation

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

Search

For activating search option, see this

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

After signup, you will get this type of dropdown

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. Category
  3. Secondary Menu
  4. Contact text
About Text

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

<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.

<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 it in the folder. Change the icon’s extension .svg to .hbs

facebook.svg --> facebook.hbs 
Category

We have showed 10 tags in the footer. If you want to change limit, you change limit="10" at line number 46.

{{#get "tags" limit="10" filter="visibility:public" include="count.posts" order="count.posts desc"}}
Secondary menu

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

Contact Us

To change contact use text, go to footer.hbs file at line number 85

Copyright text

You can change at footer.hbs file line number 41

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

Homepage

In homepage, you will get some sections.

  1. Headlines
  2. Featured Posts
  3. Trending posts
  4. Daily Update News
  5. Selected Topics
  6. Food Posts
  7. Slider Posts
  8. Medicare Posts
  9. Travel Posts
  10. Popular Tags
  11. Subscribe
  12. Instagram

1. Headlines posts

We have shown a slider for Headlines / Breaking News. You can easily show your posts as headlines using an internal tag #headlines in your post. To use tag #headlines like this. You edit the file partials > tags > headlines.hbs

  • To change limit, change limit="5" from line number 1
  • To change title text, change {{t "Headlines"}} from line number 5

If you want to remove this section from the homepage, just remove these 2 lines from hero-section.hbs in the partials folder

{{!-- partials/tags/headlines.hbs --}}
{{> tags/headlines}}

2. Featured Posts

We have shown a slider on homepage will the featured posts. If you set a post as featured, it will be added automatically in the slider. See this section how to add featured post

Featured slider post limit is 3. If you want to increase or decrease post limit, go to partials/hero-section.hbs and edit limit="3".

{{#get "posts" filter="featured:true" limit="3" include="tags"}}

3. Trending Posts

Trending posts comes from the tag trending. If you want to change the tag name, go to partials > hero-section.hbs and line number 62. You can change the tag name.

{{#get "posts" limit="5" filter="tag:trending"}}

If you want to remove from homepage, remove code from line number 61 to 68 in hero-section.hbs file

{{!-- Trending Posts --}}
{{#get "posts" limit="5" filter="tag:trending"}}
    {{#if posts}}
        <div class="col-lg-4 col-xl-3 trending-posts">
            {{!-- partials/tags/tag-style-7.hbs --}}
            {{> tags/tag-style-7}}
        </div>
    {{/if}}
{{/get}}

4. Daily Update News

Daily update news comes with latest posts of the dashboard. We have shown 9 latest posts. If you want to edit the file, go to partials > tags > tag-style-1.hbs

5. Selected Topics

Selected topics come with 4 separate tags. Go to the file: partials > tags > tag-style-2.hbs. You can specify some tags as you want and can 4 latest posts under that tag. You can change the tag names. Add tag slug in filter like this: filter="slug:[fashion,art,culture,design] with separated commas ,

{{#get "tags" limit="4" filter="slug:[fashion,art,culture,design]"}}

You can get the tag slug from Dashboard > Tags > Tag-Name

Under every selected tag, we have shown 4 limited posts. If you want to change the limit, you can do it with changing limit="4"

{{#get "posts" filter="tag:{{slug}}" include="tags,authors" limit="4"}}

6. Slider Posts

The slider posts come from the file: partials > tags > tag-style-3.hbs. This posts section comes with the tag food. If you want to change tag name and limit, change the following code.

{{#get "posts" limit="all" filter="tag:food"}}

7. Photography Posts

This post section comes from partials > tags > tag-style-4.hbs. If you want to change the tag name, url and title.

{{#get "posts" limit="3" filter="tag:photography"}}

8. Medicare Posts

This post section comes from partials > tags > tag-style-5.hbs. If you want to change the tag name, url and title.

If you want to change tag name or post limit, you can change line number 1

{{#get "posts" limit="3" filter="tag:medicare"}}

9. Travel posts

This post section comes from partials > tags > tag-style-5.hbs. If you want to change the tag name, url and title. If you want to change tag name and limit, change from line number 1

{{#get "posts" limit="8" filter="tag:travel"}}

10. Popular Tags

Popular tags come from partials > popular-tags.hbs. We have shown 6 limited tags on popular tags section. If you want to change the limit, change limit="6" at line number 1.

{{#get "tags" limit="6" include="count.posts" order="count.posts desc"}}

11. Subscribe section

This section comes from partials > subscribe.hbs. If you want to remove this section from homepage, you can remove this from index.hbs

{{!-- partials/subscribe.hbs --}}
{{> subscribe}}

12. Instagram

We have shown Instagram feed in footer. You can add instagram username and instagram access token to show your instagram feed. To find your Access Token watch this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uj9WpuFIZb8

When you will get your access token, go to default.hbs file and line number 27 and 28. You can change username and access token from here. Change only right part of =

instagram_username     = 'rearmustak',
instagram_access_token = 'IGQVJXMVZAOMVFoaTlCSXpDdWVtSm95R3NobnZATbEk3MWhudU54NHM3ckZAsTHFCTnBHMkg5WFJBejYzNWhVZAldOTWVydmtGcERQQ09HZAFRORVM0cnhYaWlRZAVRvWFBmcTlBWDVVNTl5MXpwZA3NLcHRtaQZDZD'

13. Video icon of post card

Use #video internal tag to show as video 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
  • Contact
  • Authors
  • Tags
  • Authors
  • 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:

Sidebar

We have showed some elements on Post sidebar

  1. Latest Posts
  2. Categories
  3. Featured Posts
  4. Ads Banner

1. Latest Posts

You will find it in the file partials > sidebar-latest-post.hbs . If you want to remove from sidebar, go to sidebar.hbs in the partials folder and remove this {{> sidebar-latest-posts}}. If you want to limit of posts, you can do it: limit="5"

{{#get "posts" limit="5" include="tags"}}

2. Categories

Here we have shown 10 tags based on the count of posts. If you want to change the in the file, you will get the file partials > sidebar-categories.hbs. If you want to change the limit, you can to it: limit="10". If you want to remove category from sidebar, remove this {{> sidebar-featured-post}} from sidebar.hbs file

{{#get "tags" limit="10" filter="visibility:public" include="count.posts" order="count.posts desc"}}

3. Featured posts

These posts are featured posts as like as featured slider. We have showed 3 limited posts in featured posts of sidebar. If you want to change, go to partials > sidebar-featured-posts.hbs and change limit

{{#get "posts" filter="featured:true" limit="3" include="tags"}}

4. Sidebar Ads Banner

We have used 1 Ads banner on sidebar. If you want to change, go to partials > ads-banner > sidebar-ads.hbs. You can change the image and links

Membership and Subscriptions

This is an awesome features of Ghost. If you want to make money with publications, you can use Membership features of Ghost. To enable members, go to Dashboard > Labs > Members

Portal Settings

In portal seetings, you can enable Subscribe button at the bottom right of the site.

  • Show signup and signin form in popup
  • Showing pricing plans
  • Changing ancient colors
  • Changing icons and text

Stripe connection

Connect your stripe account to get the payment from your subscribers

Subscription Pricing

Add or change your subscription pricing from here

Post Access

When you enable members, you can manage your posts who will see your default posts.

Email Newsletter

You can customize your newsletter template from here

You can also change your support email and email newsletter setting with mailgun using this

Pricing Tables

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>

Account Informations

Free Subscriber information

You can change the account information text on header page also. To change the information, go to free-subscriber-information.hbs file and you can change the information.

Paid subscriber information

You can change the account information text on header page also. To change the information, go to partials > members > subscriber-information.hbs

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 condeinjection

  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/youremail@domain.com"  method="POST">

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

Google Map Embedded Code

You can add your google map embedded code at line number 33 in the file custom-contact.hbs. You can create your own location map from this url

After getting your location, you can click on Get HTML Code. You will get HTML and replace the code in your file.

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 /content/themes/newsvolt/partials/disqus and open the next file: disqus-comment.hbs and git to line number 11 for disqus_shortname = “newsvolt-ghost-themes”;
  • 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 clicking Verify on disqus steps (where we get our shortname).

Removing Comment Box

If you want to remove Disqus comment option from the blog page, go to post.hbs and line number 44. Remove these 2 lines from your code.

Github Deployment

Newsvolt theme in ready for deploy on github easily. You can read the articles on Github deployment

Development and Customization

In this theme, we have used SCSS to develop and style fast. You can easily do it using Prepros. To edit SCSS code, follow the instruction:

  1. Unzip newsvolt.zip (this is the template only file) and remember where is the folder location.
  2. Install a SASS compiler, we recommend you to use Prepos 6, you can download it here.
  3. Click on “Browse” to add project on the middle side.

Changing Primary and Secondary colors

You can change easily primary, secondary, text color and other colors from _variable.scss file. Open assets/scss/_variables.scss file and change the color that you want, example:

// Primary and Secondary Color
:root {
    --color-primary: #F63C25;
    --color-heading: #252525;
    --color-text: #424242; 
}

Credits

Fonts and Icon Fonts

Images

Plugins and libraries

VERSION – 1.0.0: Release on 03 March 2021
[+] Initial Release