Journal is a minimal responsive theme for Ghost which focus on content and features syntax highlighter from Prism.


Getting Started

You'll need to have npm (bundled with node) and gulp installed and follow these steps to clone the repository, install all necessary packages and build the assets:

cd /your-ghost-blog/content/themes
git clone
cd /your-ghost-blog/content/themes/journal
npm install


Open partials/social.hbs and replace these with your social links

<li><a href="#"><i class="fa fa-lg fa-github"></i></a></li>
<li><a href="#"><i class="fa fa-lg fa-twitter"></i></a></li>
<li><a href="#"><i class="fa fa-lg fa-linkedin"></i></a></li>

Open partials/external.hbs and replace these with your external links

<li><a href="#">External link #1</a></li>
<li><a href="#">External link #2</a></li>
<li><a href="#">External link #3</a></li>

Google Analytics

Open default.hbs and find this line


Replace UA-XXXXX-X with your Google Analytics ID


Open post.hbs and find this line

var disqus_shortname = 'example_shortname';

Replace example_shortname with your Disqus shortname


Journal uses gulp as build system and browser-sync to support synchronised browser testing and live reload, all assets are located at src directory and build output is set to default assets directory.

Fire up your terminal and run these commands before you start making changes:

cd /your-ghost-blog/content/themes/journal
npm install