Top 15 Ghost Themes
When the concept of Ghost was introduced to the world in 2012 it made huge waves in the blogging community. It was to be a elegant, unique and simple to use platform that focused solely on blogging – and people were really, really excited about it. So when the concept designs for Ghost were launched on Kickstarter it was the beginning of a successful campaign that ended with $320,000 being raised, allowing Ghost to come to fruition.
Many have argued a ‘WordPress vs. Ghost’ situation but that isn’t the case – where Ghost focuses only on blogging, WordPress acts as a more diverse platform that covers numerous different areas. While people like to pitch the two platforms against each other, they are happily co-existing.
So now we’ve introduced you to this relatively new kid on the blogging block, let’s show you what it can do and how it can help you give your blog a stylish new lick of paint. Here are our top fifteen Ghost Themes:
‘Astro is a content focused responsive theme for the Ghost blogging platform. Designed from the bottom up to be high performance, user friendly, and accessible on all platforms. Astro adapts to the users device, so it looks great on smartphones, tablets, TVs, and even the latest 4K monitors.’
A minimalist Ghost theme that’s perfect for writers, Rain has a fun 100% dynamic background that allows you to create the signature ‘rain’ effect on any pictures you upload.
Dragonfly is a multi-purpose theme for Ghost, suitable for a personal blog, portfolio or showcase. It’s a fully responsive theme that combines flat design and both standard and simple sidebar styles, to allow the user to customer the look of their blog.
‘Zenzero is a multipurpose theme for Ghost; it’s perfect for photography, video and music blogs. It comes in 5 differents color schemes and has built-in features like post filtering by tag, grid and list visualization, Disqus comments and several CSS3 ready-to-use animations.’
‘Goblin is a minimalist and content-focused theme for Ghost. It was designed for readability on all devices. The theme supports post formats and can display images, videos and audios at full width. It can be used as a personal blog, portfolio, journal and it’s very easy to setup and use.’
‘Orca extends upon the original functionality of the Ghost platform, with a range of 3 post styles, a covered feature post page, extended tag support, multi depth navigation options and post comments. Supports the latest features added in the latest Ghost 0.4.2 release and includes compatibility support for future versions.’
Created using the latest techniques, GhostWall is described by the creators as a ‘clean and simple theme for Ghost’. Built on Twitter Bootstrap 3.0, it comes with support for tag pages, author pages, menus and status pages, as well as being clean and fully responsive.
‘Phantom is a responsive Ghost theme for blogging. Beautifull Parallax Scrolling Navigation for Posts with Flexible Navigation Menu and Social Profiles. New update comes with stunning Author Page, Tag Page and some other features.’
‘Gamma is beautiful minimal Ghost theme built for blogging. The minimal design focus on the basics like great typography, spacing, and readability . These elements combine to provide a simple and enjoyable reading experience. Gamma is fully responsive and retina ready. Easy to use and customise.’
Created on the Backbone Responsive Framework, Kyochi is a fully responsive Ghost theme that’s easy to customise and combines smooth animation effects, social sharing and support for all the latest features of Ghost 0.4.2.
Responsive, clever and creative, Plattan is one of Northemes’ best-selling Ghost themes. Described as ‘flat, simple and elegant’, the theme features six colour schemes so you can customise your blog to suit your content.
‘Nightlight, the multi-purpose responsive theme for the Ghost blogging platform. With it’s smooth ajax page transitions and smart off canvas navigation bar your users will glide through this theme with ease. Customise the homepage to your needs with an optional featured posts carousel and 4 various layouts.’
Ideal for the blogger who loves to write, Flaty is a clean, flat Ghost theme that contains smooth built in animations and nine different widgets that help you create the blog you’ve always dreamed of.
A little different from the rest of the list, Ivy is a masonry layout (think Pinterest), that allows seven post formats, light and dark styles and built in Disqus commenting.
A portfolio Ghost theme, Artee is perfect for creative blogs and art or photography portfolios. Its image popup is a great way to showcase your favourite photos and you can even create a carousel gallery for a stylish, professional look.