Constructivism Ghost Theme

Developed to create a portfolio website. This theme for Ghost blogging platform is awesomely personal, responsive and open-source. Demo & Download This theme is currently working used on this blog

Constructivism Ghost Theme

Developed to create a portfolio website. This theme for Ghost blogging platform is awesomely personal, responsive and open-source.

Demo & Download

This theme is currently working used on this blog and you get the tarball file here!

Constructivism theme preview


Installation

The theme works with Ghost 0.7.4 or newer. You also need to enable the Public Beta API. This is a checkbox at the bottom of your blog's Settings page. If you are using Ghost.org's Pro platform, follow the instructions at the Ghost support page. If you are using a Ghost installation in your own server, follow these steps.

First download the latest release. If you are hosting your own Ghost installation, unzip the tarball file into content/themes/. After that you'll need to restart Node. Then login into your blog, go to Settings and pick up constructivism from the Theme dropdown.


How to use

Basic Setup

After installing the theme you'll need to create some basic content in order to make everything work correctly.

Static pages and default Tags

First things to do: create the posts you'd like to be static pages, for example: about us or contact us. From the post settings turn those posts as "static pages".

Static page example

You'll need two default tags to divide the case study posts and the articles: portfolio and thoughts. After you creating those two tags you can start to test the content.

Tag cration example

Publish Case Studies

The idea using this theme is to write a post for every case study, so the only thing that separates a "portfolio" post from an article will be the tag. The main difference is that the portfolio will display the cover image and its title as the expert. If you want a nice case study post, you should add a post cover, and the portfolio tag. Note: you can add as much tags as you want, just be sure the "portfolio" tag is the first one.

Add image example Portfolio tags

Publish Articles

The articles or "thoughts" are aimed to show text instead of images, so the expert or preview will show only the title and description of each post. To set up a thought you'll need to add the thought tag at the beginning.


Basics

You can display as much posts as you want in the home page by marking it as featured in the post settings panel.

Featured Post example

Other thing is to create a nice navigation menu. By default you'll only have the home item. From the Navigation menu you can add the static pages you created and the "portfolio" and "thoughts" tags to that menu.

If you set something like this

Add Navigation example

You'll get this navigation menu

Navigation menu example