Developed to create a portfolio website. This theme for Ghost blogging platform is awesomely personal, responsive and open-source.
Demo & Download
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 hi-contrast from the Theme dropdown.
How to use
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".
You'll need two default tags to divide the case study posts and the articles:
thoughts. After you creating those two tags you can start to test the content.
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.
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.
You can display as much posts as you want in the home page by marking it as featured in the post settings panel.
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
You'll get this navigation menu
The "post per page" setting is set to
1000. The pagination is disabled by default. Featured post will show always on the home page, but the order setting is still pending. Also blog cover replaces the blog logo and description of the home page if exists.
Note: these issues might be taken into account in future releases.