Crisp Modified

This is a modified version of the Crisp theme by Kathy Qian.


A minimalist, responsive, and open-source theme for Ghost by Kathy Qian. Last tested with Ghost v0.11.4.

Required Steps for Installation

  1. Download the files
  2. Replace the example disqus_shortname with your shortname on line 4 of partials/comments.hbs, or delete the #comments div to remove comments altogether
  3. Configure the follow buttons in partials/follow.hbs (see section below)
  4. Add the folder to the content/themes directory of your Ghost installation
  5. Select the theme in the settings page of your Ghost admin panel

Suggested Customizations

  • Change the link color on line 87 in assets/styles/crisp.css
  • Add code for Google Analytics in default.hbs after {{ghost_foot}}
  • Remove irrelevant social sharing services in partials/share.hbs
  • Change your blog logo to change the favicon and the picture in the sidebar (the blog cover is not used)

Editing Follow Buttons

Crisp uses Font Awesome for icons. See the Font Awesome documentation for the full list of icons and usage tips.

I have placed some common buttons in follow.hbs, with more options in the commented out sections. Make sure to replace the username in the URLs so the links point to your profiles.

Features, Changelog, and Technical Notes

Below is a summary of updates since the initial release. If you need more detail, I suggest reading the full commit history. For an idea of the roadmap and open issues, please refer to the current open issues.

This theme is compatible with all modern versions of Chrome, Firefox, Safari, and IE9+.

Version 0.5.1 — February 18, 2017

  1. Confirmed compatibility with Ghost v0.11.4
  2. Uses navigation settings from dashboard
  3. Upgraded Font Awesome version to 4.7
  4. Explicitly sets background color to white