Getting Started

Writter is a minimalist ghost theme crafted for influencers, blogger, author and infopreneurs. With a focus on crisp typography and unique styling, Analogue will highlight your content beautifully and communicate an authentic and high-quality brand to your readers.

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: support@electronthemes.com. Our support team will reply you within 6 hours.

Template Information

Theme Setup

Writter theme setup is very easy. If you have already installed a server for Ghost you can easily setup Writter 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 icon > Design > Change theme > Upload theme
  • Click Activate.

Uploading the theme via (FTP)

Follow the instructions

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

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

Logo

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

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

or Go to Dashboard > Settings Icon > Design > Brand > 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 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 icon > Navigation

Secondary Navigation

Secondary Navigation is showing at footer. To add Secondary menu item, go to Dashboard > Settings Icon > Navigation

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…

Create Tag

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

Create Author

You can create multiple authors on 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 thirdparty 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

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

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

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}/

Header

For header, we have used {{> header}} partials in folder partials/ header.hbs. In this file you can change the followings:

  1. Logo
  2. Social profiles
  3. Search
  4. Dark Light Icon
  5. Primary Navigation

To change the logo markup or text, find this structure on header.hbs file

<a href="{{@site.url}}" class="site-logo">
    {{#if @site.logo}}
        <img src="{{ @site.logo }}" alt="{{ @site.title }}">
    {{else}}
        <h2 class="logo-text">{{ @site.title }}</h2>
    {{/if}}
</a>
Primary Navigation

For Primary navigation, go to Dashboard > Settings Icon > Navigation

Signin and Subscribe button is coming from partials/navigation.hbs partials. If you want to remove these link, just remove the following lines.

{{#if @labs.members}}
    {{#if @member}}
    <li><a href="/account/">{{t "Account"}}</a></li>
    <li><a href="#signout" data-members-signout>{{t "Sign out"}}</a></li>
    {{else}}
    <li><a href="/signin/">{{t "Signin"}}</a></li>
    <li><a href="/membership/">{{t "subscribe"}}</a></li>
    {{/if}}
{{/if}}

Footer

We used very minimal footer in our theme. If you want to edit footer text, just change the following text from line number 30 in default.hbs

<p>{{@site.title}} - {{t "Minimal blogging and portfolio ghost theme"}}</p>

Homepage

In homepage, you will get some sections.

Hero section

On the hero section, you can change:

  • Cover image from Dashboard > Settings Icon > Design > Publication Cover
  • Description text: Dashboard > Settings Icon > General > Title & Description
  • Subscribe: partials/subscribe.hbs
  • Contact me: partials/hero.hbs

Featured Slider

We have showed 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 5. If you want to increase or decrease post limit, go to partials/featured-slider.hbs and edit limit="5".

{{#get "posts" limit="5" filter="featured:true" include="authors,tags"}}

If you want to remove featured posts slider from homepage, remove the following line from index.hbs

{{> "featured-slider"}}

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
  • Signin
  • Signup
  • Authors
  • Contact
  • Tags
  • Authors
  • Portfolio
  • Fullwidth Header ( for post )
  • Right Thumbnail ( for post )
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, Portfolio page.

Portfolio Page

You can create a portfolio page and select page template Portfolio. You can add your posts in the portfolio page using internal tag #portfolio in your post.

When you will add few posts, all portfolio tagged posts will show as like this. You can filter with other tags.

Membership and Subscriptions

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

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

Email Newsletter

You can customize your newsletter template from here Dashboard > Settings Icon > Email newsletter

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>{{t "Access to all free posts"}}</li>
    <li>{{t "Weekly updates with new content"}}</li>
    <li>{{t "Support independent publishing"}}</li>
    <li>{{t "No card details required"}}</li>
    <li class="disable">{{t "All Private Posts"}}</li>
    <li class="disable">{{t "24/7 supports`"}}</li>
</ul>

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

<ul>
    <li>{{t "Full access to all private posts"}}</li>
    <li>{{t "Regular updates with new content"}}</li>
    <li>{{t "Support independent publishing"}}</li>
    <li>{{t "Simple, secure card payment"}}</li>
    <li>{{t "Fully dedicated support"}}</li>
    <li class="disable">{{t "Get 25% discount!"}}</li>
</ul>

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

<ul>
    <li>{{t "Full access to all private posts"}}</li>
    <li>{{t "Regular updates with new content"}}</li>
    <li>{{t "Support independent publishing"}}</li>
    <li>{{t "Simple, secure card payment"}}</li>
    <li>{{t "Fully dedicated support"}}</li>
    <li>{{t "Get 25% discount!"}}</li>
</ul>

Account Informations

Free Subscriber information

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

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 contact-form.hbs file at line number 23.

<form class="row" action="https://formspree.io/youremail@domain.com"  method="POST">

To change contact information, go to custom-contact.hbs file. You change all of the information. To change form email address, go to partials/contact-form.hbs

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 docslab.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 and other colors from _variable.scss file. Open assets/scss/_variables.scss file and change the color that you want, example:

--color-main: #4f4d5f;
--primary:#4f4d5f;
--color-text:#838b95;

Credits

Fonts and Icon Fonts

Images

Plugins and libraries

Changelog

VERSION – 3.1.0: Release on 23 Sept 2020
CHANGED FILES
[+] partials/post-navigation.hbs
[+] partials/social-share.hbs
[+] partials/search-result.hbs
[+] partials/post-navigation.hbs
[+] partials/post-card.hbs
[+] partials/custom-images.hbs
[+] members/visibility-content.hbs
[+] members/subscriber-information.hbs
[+] members/pricing-tables/plan-yearly.hbs
[+] members/pricing-tables/plan-monthly.hbs
[+] members/pricing-tables/plan-free.hbs
[+] members/notification.hbs
[+] members/free-subscriber-information.hbs
[+] locales/en.json
[+] default.hbs
[+] custom-portfolio.hbs
[+] post.hbs
[+] author.hbs
[+] page.hbs
[+] package.json
[+] assets/scss/_variables.scss
[+] assets/scss/_typography.scss
[+] assets/scss/_tags.scss
[+] assets/scss/_slider.scss
[+] assets/scss/_search-result.scss
[+] assets/scss/_responsive.scss
[+] assets/scss/_push-back-menu.scss
[+] assets/scss/_post-card.scss
[+] assets/scss/_portfolio.scss
[+] assets/scss/_page-cover.scss
[+] assets/scss/_membership.scss
[+] assets/scss/_hero.scss
[+] assets/scss/_header.scss
[+] assets/scss/_gallery.scss
[+] assets/scss/_fonts.scss
[+] assets/scss/_errorPage.scss
[+] assets/scss/_content.scss
[+] assets/scss/_bookmark.scss
[+] assets/scss/_authors.scss
[+] assets/scss/_typography.scss
[+] assets/scss/_responsive.scss
[+] assets/css/theme.css
[+] assets/js/scripts.js
[+] assets/js/single.js

ADDED NEW FILES
[+] partials/icons/copy.hbs
[+] LazyLoad JS
VERSION – 3.0.2: Release on 18 Aug 2020
[+] Dark Version added

CHANGED FILES
[+] _variables.scss
[+] All SCSS files
[+] custom-portfolio.hbs
[+] minor changes all other files

ADDED NEW FILES
[+] partials/icons/moon.hbs
[+] partials/icons/sun.hbs
[+] partials/members/free-subscriber-information.hbs
[+] partials/members/subscriber-information.hbs
[+] partials/members/notification.hbs
[+] partials/members/visibility-content.hbs
[+] partials/members/pricing-tables/plan-free.hbs
[+] partials/members/pricing-tables/plan-monthly.hbs
[+] partials/members/pricing-tables/plan-yearly.hbs
[+] partials/discus/disqus-comment.hbs
[+] _dark-version.scss
[+] partials/icons/dark.hbs
[+] partials/icons/light.hbs
[+] custom-contact.hbs
[+] custom-account.hbs
[+] custom-membership.hbs
[+] custom-signin.hbs
[+] custom-signup.hbs
[+] fuse.min.js

DELETED FILES
[-] routes.yaml
[-] account.hbs
[-] signin.hbs
[-] signup.hbs
[-] Ghost-finded.min.js
VERSION – 3.0.1: Release on 09 April 2020
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New Features
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- Pricing table for membership
- Signin page
- Signup page
- Paid post feature
- Member only post feature
- Secondary Menu

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Fixed: issues
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- Style guide issues fixed
- post card style
VERSION – 1.0.0: Release on 03 May 2019
[+] Initial Release