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Quando is News and Magazine Ghost. It is built for bloggers, journalists, freelancers, editors, authors, writers, developers. Quando is fully responsive, light-weight, superfast ghost theme and built with HTML, CSS, JS, SCSS and ready for premium subscription features.


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Template Information

  • Name: Quando
  • Author: Electronthemes
  • Platform: Ghost
  • Demo: Quando
  • Created: 18 March 20
  • Last Update: 25 April 2022
  • Version: 4.2.0

Theme Setup

Quando theme setup is very easy. If you have already installed a server for Ghost you can easily set up Quando 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 the ghost dashboard. To do this

  • Log in to your Ghost admin panel.
  • Go to Settings Icon > Design > Change Theme > Upload theme > Upload
  • Click Activate.

Uploading the theme via (FTP)

Follow the instructions

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

Here I have used Cyberduck to upload file on server and I used subdomain. That is why I used Docslab Folder

General Setup

Publication Info

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

  • Title
  • Description
  • Site Timezone
  • Publication Language

You can change Logo from Dashboard > Settings Icon > Design > Brand > Publication Logo

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Favicon Icon or Publication 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

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Publication Cover

This is for showing site bookmark image. If you upload a cover image, it will in your site bookmark or go to Dashboard > Settings Icon > Design > Publication Cover

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 > Settings Icon > General > Site Meta Settings

Social Accounts

Social account section is for showing Facebook, Twitter links of your site. Go to Dashboard > Settings Icon > General > 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 the Footer secondary navigation is showing. Go to Dashboard > Design > Navigation

Secondary Navigation

You can change menu item on secondary Dashboard > Settings Icon > 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 authors in your site from the dashboard. Go to Dashboard > Settings Icon > 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

Go to Dashboard > Settings Icon > Code Injection

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

  1. Import Content
  2. Export your content
  3. Delete All Content
  4. Tiers
  5. Redirects
  6. 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.

     permalink: /{slug}/
     template: index
   tag: /tag/{slug}/
   author: /author/{slug}/


For the 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

You can change the site main logo follow the instruction: Settings > Design > Site Design > Brand > Publication Logo

Dark Logo Mode

If you want to use Dark logo, you can change it from your custom settings. You will find the settings :

Settings > Design > Site Design > Site-Wide > Dark Mode Logo

Primary Navigation

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

Dark and Light version 

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 version for default, you can change it from your custom settings. You will find the settings Settings > Design > Site Design > Site-WIde > Select Color Scheme


For activating search option, see this


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

  1. Secondary Menu
  2. Footer Social Profile
  3. Copyright text

Secondary menu

Useful Link comes from the secondary menu. You can change the secondary menu link from

Dashboard > Design > Primary Navigation

Footer Social Profiles

Change footer social profile links at partials > footer.hbs Line Number; 24 to 47 and you can add more links after copying this. Change # with your links.

<div class="col-md-6">
                <ul class="social-links-media">
                    {{#if @site.facebook}}
                    <li><a href="{{facebook_url}}">
                        {{> icons/social-icons/facebook}}
                    {{#if @site.twitter}}
                    <li><a href="{{twitter_url}}">
                        {{> icons/social-icons/twitter}}
                    <li><a href="#">
                        {{> icons/social-icons/linkedin}}
                    <li><a href="#">
                       {{> icons/social-icons/instagram}}

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 
Copyright text

You can change footer copyright text from Dashboard > Settings Icon > Design > Site-Wide > Site Footer

if you change the site footer box text . you will get the output on footer copyright text.


In homepage, you will get some sections.

  1. Featured Posts
  2. Regular Post
  3. Popular Authors
  4. Popular Tags
  5. Subscribe

Featured Posts

We have shown Three post on the homepage will the featured posts. If you set a post as featured, it will be added automatically in the section.

Featured section post limit is 3. If you want to increase or decrease the post limit, go to partials/featured-posts.hbs line number 2 and edit limit="3".

{{#get  "posts" filter="featured:true" limit="3" include="authors,tags"}}
Add minimum 3 posts as featured posts to get the slide view as the demo

If you want to display off /on Featured Post from homepage, please go to Settings > Design > Homepage > Show featured Post
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Regular Post

All your post will be shown here

Pagination Type

If you want you can change the pagination type ( Button Mode default ) just select one. You will find the settings: :

Settings > Design > Homepage > pagination Type

Popular Authors

We have shown 4 limited tags on the popular tags section.

Popular Tags

We have shown 4 limited tags on the popular tags section.

Post Layout

Show Share Links

If you want to display show / hide  Share Links from your single post , please go to Settings > Design > Post > Show Share Links

Show Author

If you want to display show / hide  Author from your single post , please go to Settings > Design > Post > Show author

If you want to display off /on Show Related Posts from post, please go to Settings > Design > Post > Show Related Posts

Related Posts Title

You can change the Related Posts Title from custom settings. You will find the settings:

Settings > Design > Post > Related Posts Title

You get the change output below single post page :

Custom Settings

From v4.1.0, we have released custom settings for Site-Wide, Homepage, Post. You can easily select your options from Settings > Design > Site Design

Site-Wide Settings

  • Dark Mode Logo: You can Upload from here Dark Mode Logo. For enable dark mode logo you have upload first publication logo (light mode logo) for default.
  • color scheme: You can change your theme color from Dark to Light or Light to Dark for default
  • Search content API: Add your content API for the search field. When you add to this field, your search option will show and work.
  • Site footer: You can change footer copyright text.

Homepage Settings

  • Show featured posts: You can off/on hompage featured slider by this option.
  • Select pagination: You can select Pagination or Load More. By default, Load more option will work

Post Settings

  • Show Share Links: You can show/hide your Share Links from your single post by this option.
  • Show author: You can show/hide your author from your single post by this option.
  • Comments Type: By default we are use cove comment for the posts. You can change your comment Disqus or Cove.
  • Comment title: You can change title of comment section
  • Disqus shortname: If you select Disqus Comment for your comment option, you need to add Disqus Shortname. You can learn more from [Comments Section]
  • Cove publication id: Add your cove publication ID from this field. To get cove publication id, create account to Cove
  • Show related posts: You can show/hide related posts section by this option.
  • Related posts title: You can change title of relates articles section

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.

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

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

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

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.

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 > membership > pricing-tables.hbs Line Number; 10 to 18

                <li>{{t "Full access to all premium posts"}}</li>
                <li>{{t "Weekly email newsletter"}}</li>
                <li>{{t "Support independent publishing"}}</li>
                <li>{{t "Simple, secure card payment"}}</li>
                <li>{{t "One easy payment instead of 12!"}}</li>
                <li>{{t "No advertising"}}</li>
                <li>{{t "24/7 Support"}}</li>

Monthly Plan: For monthly plan {{> members/pricing-tables/plan-monthly}} partials is used. You will find partials > membership > pricing-tables.hbs Line number 32 to 40

                <li>{{t "Full access to all premium posts"}}</li>
                <li>{{t "Weekly email newsletter"}}</li>
                <li>{{t "Support independent publishing"}}</li>
                <li>{{t "Simple, secure card payment"}}</li>
                <li>{{t "One easy payment instead of 12!"}}</li>
                <li>{{t "No advertising"}}</li>
                <li>{{t "24/7 Support"}}</li>

Yearly Plan: For yearly plan {{> members/pricing-table/plan-yearly}} partials is used. You will find partials > membership > pricing-tables.hbs Line Number; 53 to 61

                <li>{{t "Full access to all premium posts"}}</li>
                <li>{{t "Weekly email newsletter"}}</li>
                <li>{{t "Support independent publishing"}}</li>
                <li>{{t "Simple, secure card payment"}}</li>
                <li>{{t "One easy payment instead of 12!"}}</li>
                <li>{{t "No advertising"}}</li>
                <li>{{t "24/7 Support"}}</li>

Third-Party Plugins

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

Search Options

We have used for creating real-time searches. 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. After collect the Content Api Key we go to : Settings > Design > Site-Wide and insert to below search content API box.


Ghost has no default comment sytem. We need to third-party comment box like Disqus or Cove. This theme supports both comment box. You will find both comment box in the partials folder in the theme file.

Cove Comment

Cove is popular comment system for ghost. You can easily manage comments for members and paid members posts. It is a premium comment sytem. We have a setup for cove comments. You easily change with your comments.

  • Create account in and Login
  • Click on +Create a New Account and add a name
  • Copy the publication ID and paste it in Settings > Design > Site Design > Post
  • Publication ID. Copy this ID and paste to Cove publication field.
  • Replace publication id with your account code

Disqus Comment

We have used discus comments for this theme. We have used our own disqus 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:
  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 Settings > Design > Site Design > Post and Select Disqus from Select comment select option.
  • Go to Settings > Design > Site Design > Post > Disqus shortname;
  • Change with your shortname, in this case ‘example-shortname’;
  • Save.

Disable Comments from site

If you want to disable comments from your posts, select Disable from Settings > Design > Site Design > Post > Select Comment. If will disable comments from your site

Comment Title

You can change the Comment Title  text from custom settings. You will find the settings:

Settings > Design > Post > Comment Title

You get the change output below single post page :


Fonts and Icon Fonts


Plugins and libraries

VERSION – 4.2.0: Release on 25 April 2022
. Added Custom Option
. Updated deprecated functions
. Previous bug fixes and performance improvements
. Improvements search performance
. New comment Option added
. Work with Membership Option

[+] style.css
[+] assets/scss/style.scss
[+] assets/scss/_membership.scss
[+] assets/scss/_blog.scss
[+] assets/scss/_common.scss
[+] assets/scss/_notification.scss
[+] assets/scss/_signin.scss
[+] assets/scss/_common.scss
[+] assets/scss/_author.scss
[+] assets/scss/_featured.scss
[+] assets/scss/_gallery.scss
[+] assets/scss/_homepage.scss
[+] assets/scss/_dark-version.scss
[+] assets/scss/_responsive.scss
[+] _variables.scss
[+] assets/js/scripts.js
[+] default.hbs
[+] index.hbs
[+] post.hbs
[+] tag.hbs
[+] page.hbs
[+] author.hbs
[+] custom-authors.hbs
[+] custom-tags.hbs
[+] partials/disqus-comment.hbs
[+] partials/footer.hbs
[+] partials/header.hbs
[+] partials/logo.hbs
[+] partials/membership/account-information.hbs
[+] partials/membership/pricing-table.hbs
[+] partials/navigation.hbs
[+] partials/membership/paid-post-box.hbs
[+] partials/post-navigation.hbs
[+] partials/subscribe.hbs
[+] partials/post-card.hbs
[+] partials/related-posts.hbs
[+] partials/loop.hbs
[+] partials/search-popup.hbs
[+] package.json

[+] assets/scss/_cove.scss
[+] partials/popular-section.hbs
[+] partials/comments/cove-comments.hbs

[+] partials/comment.hbs

VERSION – 1.1.1: Release on 11 Oct 2020
[+] Initial Release

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