Getting Started

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.


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: Our support team will reply to you within 6 hours.

Template Information

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

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 > Publication Icon

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

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

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


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


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 at footer.hbs file line number 21

<div class="copy-right-text">
 <p>{{{t "© Copyright 2020 Quando. Proudly published with {ghostlink}" ghostlink=" <a target=\"_blank\" href=\"\">Ghost</a>"}}}</p>
Change the text inside {{t ""}}


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 a slider on the homepage will the featured posts. If you set a post as featured, it will be added automatically in the slider.

Featured slider 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

Regular Post

All your post will be shown here

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.

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. Go to Code Injection > Site Header as follows
    var contentApiKey = "your content api key"


Fonts and Icon Fonts


Plugins and libraries

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