Introduction to Substation
I built this theme to enable newsletter-first publications on Ghost.
Newsletters (free and paid) are becoming more popular, and in response Ghost now has built-in member and email newsletter features. This allows you to send out new content to subscribers every time you publish, along with premium content features and subscriber log-ins.
Most Ghost themes are great for normal blogs but Substation puts your newsletter first. The homepage displays a simple subscription box, with posts listed in an archive page. Members are fully supported, so you can lock content from non-members or put your content behind a membership paywall.
- the homepage is a simple subscription box and introduction
- the full archive of posts is shown at /archive/
- supports free and paid memberships
- customisable post list: easily show or hide excerpts, authors and tags
- automatic dark mode
- lock and unlock icons reflect current user's access
- built-in optional commenting with Cove
- easy-to-edit HTML-based theme files