Welcome to the Angsty theme for Ghost.
Ghost is an excellent blogging platform so great choice! The Angsty theme is designed to be a feature rich companion to Ghost attempting to stretch what is currently possible with theme design. Ghost has just surpassed it’s second birthday so hopefully there’s many more successful years to come.
This post will demonstrate some of the capabilities of the Angsty theme in Ghost.
I hope you’ll agree there’s a lot packed into this theme whilst trying to maintain a clean, responsive mobile-first style. It includes to-date the following feature set:
- Fully responsive
- Pop-out sidemenu
- Syntax highlighting using Prism.js
- Reading time widget
- Author image
- Post Author Biography
- Working Contact Form integration with the Mailgun API (please see this post on my blog for more information)
- Interactive Contact Form with status updates
- Featured images
- Lightbox plug-in for post images
- Full-width images on mobile view
- About page
- Twitter Bootstrap Integration
- Support for Post Tags
- Support for Embedded iframes
How to install the theme
Installing Ghost themes is easy as pie. Simply download and unzip the angsty-theme.zip inside the ghost/content/themes folder. At this point you’ll need to restart your Ghost process. This will depend on whether you’re using node, pm2 or forever to start your Ghost blog. I prefer pm2. Check out my blog post on running Ghost with pm2 to see the benefits.
Sign in to Ghost admin by visiting http://yoursite.com/ghost. Click settings and change your theme the Angsty in the dropdown. Save your settings and visit your site to see the theme applied.
Angsty has been tested to be compatible with Ghost 0.5.x and 0.6.x onwards. It also utilises the following 3rd party software:
- jQuery v1.10.2
- Twitter Bootstrap v3.3.4
- Font Awesome
- Lightbox 2 – Widget for displaying pop-out/gallery images
Please do not hesistate to get in touch with me either on here or at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions regarding this theme.