Introduction to Patron
Patron is a theme that lets you create a content and membership site. In essence, it's like hosting an independent Patreon, where your fans/community can pay to access your member-only content, but on your own domain, on a platform you control.
You can charge monthly or yearly memberships and create member-only content for your paying subscribers.
Ghost also includes newsletters so you can send out your posts over email.
With Patron+Ghost, you can put content from any platform behind a paywall, including:
- text- and image-based posts
- early previews of your YouTube videos
- email newsletters
- extended or secret podcast episodes
- member-only AMAs and discussions
- and more!
- the homepage is a place to explain your content and memberships, with content available on /posts/
- member-only posts are locked from visitors
- multiple prompts to become a paying member
- supports free and paid memberships
- customisable home page
- customisable post list: easily show or hide authors, primary tags and reading time
- automatic dark mode
- icons and labels show current user's access
- built-in optional commenting with Cove
- easy-to-edit HTML-based theme files