Theme Info

Name: Dashi
Description: a Community & Platform Ghost Theme
Released: 2020-12-30
Creator: Biron Themes

Requirements

Ghost version: 3.0 or higher
Ghost Content API: v3 or v4

Content API

As mentioned in the Requirements section, this theme uses the Content API v3, so in order to take advantage of all the theme features make sure the Content API v3 is used, this is set in the theme by default.

You can check this in the theme's package.json file:

{
  "name": "...",
  "description": "...",
  "demo": "...",
  "version": "...",
  "engines": {
    "ghost": ">=4.0.0",
    "ghost-api": "v4"
  },
  ...

Install Theme

  • Log in to your publication admin section at yourblog.com/ghost/signin
  • Go to Settings > Design from the admin menu
  • Under the Themes section click Upload a theme
  • Click inside the upload box to select a dashi.zip, or drag-and-drop the dashi.zip into the upload box
  • If you want to activate the theme immediately click Activate Now or Close if you want to do it later

Publication Settings

Some basic settings for your publication:

Language

To set the publication language follow the steps below.

  • Log in to your publication admin section at yourblog.com/ghost/signin
  • Go to General from the admin menu
  • Under Publication Language, click Expand and set the language/locale to be used on the site. The default is set to English (en).

Publication Language

  • Click Save settings

Language Code Reference


Icon

To upload a new icon follow these steps:

  • Log in to your publication admin section at yourblog.com/ghost/signin
  • Click General under the settings menu.
  • Under the Publication icon, click Upload Image and select your icon
  • Finally, click Save settings

To Upload a new logo follow these steps:

  • Log in to your publication admin section at yourblog.com/ghost/signin
  • Click General under the settings menu.
  • Under Publication logo, click Upload Image and select your logo
  • Finally, click Save settings

Cover

To upload a new cover image follow these steps:

  • Log in to your publication admin section at yourblog.com/ghost/signin
  • Click General under the settings menu.
  • Under Publication cover, click Upload Image and select your cover image
  • Finally, click Save settings

To add menu items to your publication, follow the steps below.

  • Log in to your publication admin section at yourblog.com/ghost/signin
  • Click Design from the admin menu
  • Under Navigation, enter a label for the menu item in the label field
  • In the URL field, enter the destination for the menu item to link

Ghost Blog Navigation

  • Click Save

As of Ghost v3, there is also secondary navigation and it can be found in the same path as the normal navigation, under the Secondary Navigation.


Members

Dashi completely supports the Ghost Members feature. To activate the feature follow the steps below.

  • Log in to your publication admin section at yourblog.com/ghost/signin
  • Click Settings > Labs.
  • Toggle the Enable members switch, under the Members section.

Members

Within the members the following settings are available:

  • Connect to stripe - where you have to configure the connection to your stripe account to be able to accept/process payments.
  • Subscription pricing - you can define the monthly and yearly price for full access to your publication.
  • Allow free member signup - Toggle switch to allow or not free membership signup.
  • Default post access - Define the default post access. Can be: Public, Members only, Paid-members only
  • Email settings - for sending emails for member signup/sign in, you have to provide the Mailgun configuration.

Besides this configuration, you also have to upload the routes.yaml file (you can find it in the root folder of the theme).

To access the overview of members click Members from the admin menu.


Portal

By default Dashi comes with individual pages in support of the member's feature, however, if you prefer the Portal for handling members, go to Members > Portal settings, click on Customize and under the links section you should have the following:

Members

You will need to update where the signin, signup and account links point to. Edit the following files:

  1. site-header.hbs
  • change href="/signin/" to the sign in link from Portal settings ==> href="#/portal/signin"
  • change href="/signup/" to the sign up link from Portal settings ==> href="#/portal/signup"
  1. site-user-menu.hbs
  • change href="/account/" to the account link from Portal settings ==> href="#/portal/account"
  • change href="/signin/" to the sign in link from Portal settings ==> href="#/portal/signin"
  • change href="/signup/" to the sign up link from Portal settings ==> href="#/portal/signup"
  1. page-membership.hbs
  • change href="/signup/" to the sign up link from Portal settings ==> href="#/portal/signup/free"
  • look for data-members-plan="Monthly" and change href="javascript:void(0)" to the sign up link from Portal settings ==> href="#/portal/signup/monthly"
  • look for data-members-plan="Yearly" and change href="javascript:void(0)" to the sign up link from Portal settings ==> href="#/portal/signup/yearly"

Links are in the pricing-* partials: pricing/free.hbs, pricing/monthly.hbs,pricing/yearly.hbs.

  1. content-cta.hbs
  • change href="/signin/" to the sign in link from Portal settings ==> href="#/portal/signin"
  • change href="/signup/" to the sign up link from Portal settings ==> href="#/portal/signup"
  1. welcome.hbs
  • change href="/account/" to the account link from Portal settings ==> href="#/portal/account"

Routes

Routing is the system that maps URL patterns to data and templates within Ghost. To enable signin, signup, and account pages you need to upload the routes.yaml file.

  • Log in to your publication admin section at yourblog.com/ghost/signin
  • Click Settings > Labs.
  • Click on Upload routes YAML button and select the file from the root folder of the theme.

Basic configuration with member features enabled:

routes:
  /signup/: 
    template: members/signup
    #data: page.signup # When active data will be taken from the  "/signup/" page
  /signin/: 
    template: members/signin
    #data: page.signin # When active data will be taken from the  "/signin/" page
  /account/: 
    template: members/account 
    #data: page.account # When active data will be taken from the  "/account/" page
  /archive/:
    controller: channel
    template: archive
    data: page.archive

collections:
  /:
    permalink: /{slug}/
    template: index
  
taxonomies:
  tag: /tag/{slug}/
  author: /author/{slug}/
As the comment says, to modify the data of the templates, you have to uncomment the lines starting "data", this will make those routes take data from the corresponding page from the Admin.
Important to note that if the data property is active and the page set does not exist the routing will fail.

Integrations

You can access Integrations in the admin section. Integrations can be used to connect built-in or custom functions to Ghost. How to create a custom integration:

  • Log in to your publication admin section at yourblog.com/ghost/signin
  • Click Settings > Integrations.
  • Under Custom Integrations, click Add custom integration
  • Provide a name for it
  • Add description
  • Content API Key is generated, which will be needed by the custom function to access Ghost data.

Post Templates

Dashi comes with 3 different post templates:

  • post.hbs - default
  • custom-with-sidebar.hbs - post with sidebar
  • custom-with-table-of-contents.hbs - post with table of contents

When a new post is created, automatically the default post template is assigned. You can change it by going to Post Settings, and under the Template section select the template you would like for the post.


Static Pages

Besides having posts, you can also create pages. For this:

  • Log in to your publication admin section at yourblog.com/ghost/signin
  • Go to Manage > Pages.
  • Click New page.
  • Add the page name (which will be the slug/URL for the page as well).
  • Add content for the page.
  • Click Publish.

Customization

The basic customization you can do for the theme is available through the theme-config.hbs file, located in the partials folder.

theme-config.hbs

In this file you will find a config array where you can change the following options:

  • GHOST_URL - set your ghost URL here (will be used for the search)
  • GHOST_KEY - set the Content API Key here from a custom integration (will be used for the search)
  • GHOST_SEARCH_LIMIT - Search result limit
  • DEFAULT_VIEW_TYPE - set the default view type (this refers to the post grid on the home page, author and tag pages). Two possible values:
    • grid - two or three-column layout
    • list - single column layout will be used
  • DEFAULT_GRID_COLUMNS - - set the number of columns you would like to have on the (home page, author and tag pages). Two possible values:
    • 3 - default is 3 column layout
    • 2 - you can have two column layout as well
  • DEFAULT_COLOR_SCHEME - set the default color scheme. Values depend on how many color schemes you define within the theme. By default the theme comes with 4, additional to the preference:
    • preference - will detect the user preference (os color scheme)
    • light - the light theme will be set as default until the user changes it
    • dark - the dark theme will be set as default until the user changes it
    • whitesmoke - the white smoke theme will be the default until the user changes it
    • midnight - the midnight theme will be the default until the user changes it
  • ENABLE_COLOR_SCHEME_PICKER - you can enable or disable the color scheme picker for the user, if you only have one theme, the color scheme picker will not be shown. Possible values:
    • true - enabled
    • false - disabled
  • ENABLE_IMAGE_LIGHTBOX - enable or disable the image lightbox on posts. Possible values:
    • true - image lightbox will be enabled
    • false - image lightbox will be disabled
  • ENABLE_SCROLL_TO_TOP - enable or disable the scroll to top function. Possible values:
    • true - scroll to the top will be enabled
    • false - scroll to the top will be disabled
  • ENABLE_FILTER - enable or disable the filter on the home and tag page. Possible values:
    • true - enabled
    • false - disabled
  • ENABLE_HYPHENS - enable or disable hyphens. Possible values:
    • true - enabled
    • false - disabled
  • ENABLE_PWA - enable or disable Progressive web app functionality. Check the progressive web app section in the documentation to see what you have to add for this to work. Possible values:
    • true - enabled
    • false - disabled
  • ENABLE_STICKY_HEADER - enable or disable the sticky header. Possible values:
    • true - enabled, the header will remain on top as you scroll
    • false - disabled, the header will not be visible as you scroll
  • DISQUS_SHORTNAME - set your own disqus_shortname here
  • COVE_ID - if you are using Cove, set your cove id here
  • OPEN_LINKS_IN_NEW_TAB - when set to true the external links in posts will be opened in a new tab
  • COLOR_SCHEMES - is an array of JSON, with a specific layout, you can add more or modify the existing ones. Example of one color scheme layout:
	{
      "id": "light",
      "name": "Light",
      "colors": {
        "primary": "hsl(253,91%,64%)",
        "primary_dark": "hsl(253,91%,67%)",
        "primary_light": "hsl(253,91%,61%)",
        "secondary": "hsl(20, 92%, 60%)",
        "secondary_dark": "hsl(20, 92%, 63%)",
        "secondary_light": "hsl(20, 92%, 57%)",
        "text": "hsl(0, 0%, 10%)",
        "text_acc_1": "hsl(0, 0%, 20%)",
        "text_acc_2": "hsl(0, 0%, 30%)",
        "text_acc_3": "hsl(0, 0%, 40%)",
        "text_reverse": "hsl(0, 0%, 90%)",
        "bg": "hsl(0, 100%, 100%)",
        "bg_body": "hsl(219,23%,97%)",
        "bg_acc_1": "hsl(0, 0%, 98%)",
        "bg_acc_2": "hsl(0, 0%, 96%)",
        "bg_acc_3": "hsl(0, 0%, 94%)",
        "bg_reverse": "hsl(0, 0%, 10%)",
        "neutral": "hsl(0, 0%, 50%)",
        "border": "hsl(0, 0%, 95%)"
      }
    },

If you add a new one, modify the id, name, and all the colors according to your liking (it can be RGB, hex, or HSL).

Global CSS properties:

<style>
  body {
    --global-max-width: 1280px;
    --global-radius: 2px;
    --global-radius-round: 50%;
    --global-header-position: initial;
    --global-hyphens: none; /* none / auto */
    --global-menu-icons: none;
    --global-menu-alignement: flex-start; /* flex-start / center / flex-end */
    --global-breadcrumb: none; /* none / block */
    --global-menu-cta: flex; /* none / flex */
  }
</style>

You can either change the theme-config.hbs file or you can also use the Ghost Admin to change these values. In Ghost Admin go to Code Injection then in the Site Header section you can change the config like this:

<script>
  CONFIG.DEFAULT_COLOR_SCHEME = 'dark';
  CONFIG.GRID_COLUMNS = '3';
  CONFIG.SCROLL_TOP = false;
  CONFIG.IMAGE_LIGHTBOX = false;
</script>

Similarly, you can overwrite all the config values, this has the advantage that even if you download another version of the theme your settings will persist.

CSS properties

If you need heavy customization regarding styling it's a good approach to check out the theme development section, on the other hand, if you would like to change some colors and other minor settings, you can also do that from theme-config.hbs or the Ghost Admin.

To overwrite the primary color in Ghost Admin, go to Code Injection then in the Site Header section, add these lines:

<style>
  body {
    --color-primary: #123456; //add your color here
  }
</style>

To check out all other properties you can overwrite here open the _settings.css file in the assets/css/settings directory.

Posts Per Page

You can set it in the package.json of the theme:

"config": {
  "posts_per_page": 12
}

For Dashi the default value is 12, you can change it to any suitable value.


Dashi uses the Ghost Search Plugin.

To activate the search and make it work, you need to edit the theme-config.hbs file (in the partials folder):

<script>
  ...
  // Basic Config
  let CONFIG = {
    ...

    /* Replace it with your domain: ghost_host: 'https://yoursite.domain' */
    GHOST_HOST: 'http://localhost:3368', 

    /* Settings > Integrations > New Custom Integration. Copy Content API Key. Replace ghost_key below. */
    GHOST_KEY: '55a4116f266aa7f13f51a90d72', 

    ...
  }
</script>

You will have to replace the GHOST_HOST and GHOST_KEY values.

GHOST_HOST should be the domain of your blog (ex. 'https://example.com').

GHOST_KEY has to be generated by creating a custom integration in the admin panel.

  • Create a new custom integration and name it Ghost Search
  • Copy the generated Content API key
  • Add this key in theme-config.hbs in the GHOST_KEY section.
Make sure your URL doesn't end with a /.

Other possible options to add Search to Ghost CMS Themes.


Google Fonts

Dashi comes with Google Fonts integrated, using the 'Jost' font. To change the fonts you have to change the default.hbs file.

<link rel="preload" href="https://fonts.googleapis.com/css2?family=Jost:wght@300;400;500;600;700;800&display=swap" as="font" onload="this.onload=null;this.rel='stylesheet'">

{{!-- No Js --}}
<noscript>
  <link href="https://fonts.googleapis.com/css2?family=Jost:wght@300;400;500;600;700;800&display=swap" rel="stylesheet">
</noscript>

Go to Google Fonts and choose the font and styles you would like. Then click Embed and copy the link provided and replace the current one in default.hbs.

Then you have to overwrite the settings in CSS, here you have two options:

  1. Code injection

Overwrite the font setting in Ghost Admin. Go to Code Injection then in the Site Header section add these lines:

<style>
  body {
    --font-sans: 'your font name';
  }
</style>
  1. Modify the CSS file

Open settings.css file located in assets/css/settings folder. Replace the font setting with your new font:

--font-sans: 'Jost', Tahoma, Arial, sans-serif;

Build the assets (check theme development) and everything should be ready.

Check out this tutorial for a more detailed guide about Google Fonts with Ghost.


Home Page

You have the possibility to customize the Home page, for this, you will have to change the index.hbs file.

If you want to have the sidebar on the homepage as well, just copy the code from index2.hbs to index.hbs.

To change from the 3 column layout to a 2 column layout, simply change the theme-config.hbs file DEFAULT_GRID_COLUMNS to 2.

To change the default view from grid to list open the theme-config.hbs file, change the property DEFAULT_VIEW_TYPE from grid to list.

To do not display post images in the postcard change the show_img=true to show_img=false.

Dashi comes with 3 different home pages:

  • index.hbs - 3 column post layout
  • index2.hbs - 2 column post layout + sidebar
  • index3.hbs - featured section + 2 column post layout + sidebar

If you want to set one of the alternatives as your default home page, open the file copy the code and paste it into index.hbs replacing the current code.

If you use the featured section and want to remove the featured posts from the rest of the home page, you can do that by modifying the routes.yaml file. More specifically the collections section, adding the filter:

collections:
  /:
    permalink: /{slug}/
    template: index
    filter: featured:false

Home page Hero

The Home page Hero contains a welcome section, which can have different content based on the @member status.

  • regular user: call to action to "Subscribe", with a button pointing to the "Sign Up" page.
  • signed in, free member: call to action to "Upgrade" pointing to the "Account" page.
  • signed in, paying member: simple welcome message, and info about subscription, and link to the "Account" page.

Starting with version 2.1.0 it's possible to set the @site.cover_image background of this hero section. It's also possible to show/hide the stats sections, which show the number of posts in each category (Public, Members, Paid) and the Total posts.

{{> welcome cover-is-bg=true show_stats=true}}
If you don't want to show the post stats just set the parameter to false: `show_stats=false` (in the `index.hbs` file).

The hero section can also be removed from the index.hbs file. Look for the following text and delete the line:

{{> welcome}}

After you have deleted it upload the modified theme in your Admin section.


To change the content of the sidebar you have to edit the sidebar.hbs file in the partials folder. By default the theme contains the following sections:

  • subscribe/upgrade section (on posts only)
  • featured posts (on posts only)
  • tag cloud
  • latest posts - sorted by published date (on posts only)
  • authors (on the homepage only)

Custom Pages

Dashi comes with several custom pages by default:

  • Contact Page
  • Tags Page
  • Membership Page
  • Archive Page
  • Bookmarks Page

To add these pages to the navigation, please check the Navigation section above.

Contact Page

To create the Contact page, do as follows:

  • Create a new page and call it Contact.
  • Make sure the Page URL is contact.
  • Click Publish.

There is a contact form included, which requires you to create a formspree account and after you have created your form, copy the endpoint and add it to the action attribute. The link should look like this:

https://formspree.io/f/moqppoep

Open page-contact.hbs in the root folder of the theme and replace the action value with your form spree link.

  <form action="https://formspree.io/f/moqppoep" id="contact-form" class="contact-form" method="post">

You can also replace the form with your own if you have one.

Tags Page

To create the Tags page, do as follows:

  • Create a new page and call it Tags.
  • Make sure the Page URL is tags.
  • Click Publish.
Membership Page

To create the Membership page, do as follows:

  • Create a new page and call it Membership.
  • Make sure the Page URL is membership.
  • Click Publish.
Archive Page

The archive page will list all posts starting from the latest, grouped by year. To create the Archive page, do as follows:

  • Create a new page and call it Archive.
  • Make sure the Page URL is archive.
  • Click Publish.
Bookmarks Page

The bookmarks page will list all the bookmarked posts by a user. To create the Bookmarks page, do as follows:

  • Create a new page and call it Bookmarks.
  • Make sure the Page URL is bookmarks.
  • Click Publish.

Translation

Dashi supports Ghost i18n and it comes with translations for the following languages:

  • en for English
  • de for German
  • fr for French
  • es for Spanish
  • it for Italian
  • pr for Portuguese

To change the publication language to one of the available languages check out this guide.

Editing the translations

The translation files are stored in the locales folder within the theme folder.

|-- locales
|   |-- de.json
| |__en.json
| |__es.json
| |__fr.json

Open up the file for the language you want to edit. Example en.json:

{
  "Sign in": "Sign in",
  "Sign up": "Sign up",
  "Subscribe": "Subscribe",
  ...
}

Each line consists of a key-value pair.

"key": "value"

The key is on the left side and it should not be changed (it's the same in all the files) and the right value which you can adapt if necessary.

If you have suggestions to improve the translations or adding a new language, drop us a line.

Adding a new language

To add a new language you have to create a new translation file with the language code of the desired language.

For example, if you want to create a new translation for the Hungarian language you have to create hu.json within the locales folder.

And add the translations for each key value.

For more details check the Official Ghost Documentation.


The social media links are stored in a partial file partials/social-links.hbs.

Ghost supports Facebook and Twitter social accounts, to change them do the following

  • Log in to your publication admin section at yourblog.com/ghost/signin
  • Go to General from the admin menu
  • Click Expand under Social Accounts, and enter the URLs for your Facebook and Twitter.
  • Click Save settings

To edit the other social links follow the steps below. Open up the social-links.hbs file and change the href value to your profile's URL for that specific social platform.

  ...
  {{!-- Instagram --}}
  <a class="social-links__item instagram"
     href="https://instagram.com" target="_blank" title="Instagram" aria-label="Instagram">
    {{>icon name="instagram"}}
  </a>
  ...
</div>

For example, to change the Instagram link, you have to change the existing href value:

href="https://instagram.com"

Add your instagram account link, example:

href="https://instagram.com/bironthemes"

Comments

Dashi comes with Cove and Disqus. To change the default comment system you will have to adapt the comments.hbs file in the partials directory. In this file the cove_comments are included using {{> comments-cove.hbs}} you can change that to {{> comments-disqus.hbs}}, to switch to Disqus instead.

Cove

Cove is a commenting platform built on top of Ghost’s Memberships feature.

For the comments to work, you have to create an account at cove.chat and change the theme-config.hbs file in the partials folder:

  ...
  // Basic Config
  let CONFIG = {
    ...
    /* To use Cove, replace the below id with your cove publication id*/
    COVE_ID: '9a56f94608ec8169ab6bb8asfdsffa' 
    ...
  }
</script>

Replace the value for the COVE_ID with the one from your Cove account.

Disqus

Dashi comes with Disqus comments as well.

Make sure you have registered your website with Disqus and you know your disqus_shortname.

Open theme-config.hbs file located in partials folder. Change the biron-demo value to match your Disqus account shortname.

<script>
  ...
  // Basic Config
  let CONFIG = {
    ...
    /* Replace 'biron-demo' with your disqus account shortname */
    DISQUS_SHORTNAME: 'biron-demo',
    ...
  }
</script>

That's all, Disqus comments should work now.

If you don't want comments at all you can delete the comments.hbs file located in the partials folder. And delete the following section from post.hbs, custom-no-sidebar.hbs, custom-with-table-of-contents.hbs files located in the root folder of the theme:

{{!-- Include Comments --}}
{{> comments}}

Google Analytics

To add Google Analytics to Ghost follow this tutorial from our blog.


Progressive Web App

Progressive Web Apps allow your website to be installed by anyone, anywhere, on any device with a single codebase.

To enable this feature, you have to change the theme-config.hbs:

<script>
  ...
  // Basic Config
  let CONFIG = {
    ...
    /* Enable PWA - Progressive Web App */
    ENABLE_PWA: true,
    ...
  }
</script>

Set the ENABLE_PWA to true.

You have to upload three icons in the assets folder:

  • icon-48x48.png - icon must be of size 48x48px
  • icon-192x192.png - icon must be of size 192x192px
  • icon-512x512.png - icon must be of size 512x512px

In the default.hbs uncomment the code right below the {{!-- PWA --}} line and change the content value of the meta name="theme-color" with your primary color.

{{!-- PWA --}}
<link rel="manifest" href="{{asset 'manifest.webmanifest'}}">
<meta name="theme-color" content="#6751EB">
<link rel="apple-touch-icon" href="{{asset 'icon-192x192.png'}}">

Next, open the manifest.webmanifest file:

{
  "name":"Dashi Ghost Theme",
  "short_name":"Dashi",
  "description":"Dashi - a Community & Platform Ghost Theme",
  "lang":"en",
  "start_url":"/",
  "background_color":"#ffffff",
  "display":"standalone",
  "theme_color":"#6751EB",
  "icons":[
     {
        "src":"/assets/icon-48x48.png",
        "sizes":"48x48",
        "type":"image/png"
     },
     {
      "src": "/assets/icon-192x192.png",
      "type": "image/png",
      "sizes": "192x192"
    },
    {
      "src": "/assets/icon-512x512.png",
      "type": "image/png",
      "sizes": "512x512"
    }
  ]
}

Replace all the relevant information like name, short_name and description. Make sure the icon names are correctly linked.

That's it.

Visit our blog post for more information about Progressive Web App for Ghost Themes.


Announcements

The announcement feature was added with the version 1.2.0 and you can use it to highlight some of your posts which will appear when the user presses the bell icon in the header section.

The bell icon will appear if you have posts with the internal tag #announcement. When the user presses the icon the posts will be shown and it's possible to navigate to that post to read the complete content. By default, the limit is set to 3 but it can be changed in the partials/announcement.hbs file.


By default, the menu is closed, but placing a little script in the Code Injection Footer, it's possible to set the side menu open by default for desktop devices.

Here is the script for it:

<script>
  const menuMq = window.matchMedia('(min-width: 767px)');
  const menu = document.querySelector('.js-menu');  
  const menuToggle = document.querySelector('.js-menu-toggle');
  const body = document.querySelector('body');
  if (menuMq.matches && menu && body) {
    menu.setAttribute('data-menu-active', '');
    body.classList.add('menu-open');
    menuToggle.classList.add('is-active');
  }
</script>

The menu will be open if the width of the site is at least 767px, but this can be changed to any value.

To disable the animation for the menu you can add the following in the Code Injection Header:

<style>.menu, .main { transition: none!important; }</style>

Starting with version 2.1.0 you can also have icons for the menu items. Icons for the menu are sourced from assets/icons/menu-icons.svg file. There is a menu-icon.hbs partial to help to add menu icons.

In the `theme-config.hbs` change the `--menu-icons` property to `flex`.

It is expected that in the menu-icons.svg there is section with id of the navigation items` slug containing the SVG code for that icon:

<symbol id="archive" viewBox="0 0 24 24">
  <polyline points="21 8 21 21 3 21 3 8"></polyline>
  <rect x="1" y="3" width="22" height="5"></rect>
  <line x1="10" y1="12" x2="14" y2="12"></line>
</symbol>

If you want to add new icons, you can go to tabler icons, select the icon you want to add copy the code and open the menu-icons.svg. Create a new <symbol> with the relevant id and inside add the code (without the <svg> and </svg> lines).

The icon name has to correspond with the slug property of the menu item. Examples:

MenuSlugIcon
Membershipmembership<symbol id="membership">
Home 1home-1<symbol id="home-1">
Post (default)post-default<symbol id="post-default">

The {{slug}} property of the navigation items is generated from the name (label) with dash(-) instead of spaces and without special characters.


Theme Development

Dashi is developer-friendly, if you need to make advanced customization you will take advantage of the Gulp tasks that are set up for compiling Javascript and PostCSS.

All the assets are combined and minified for better speed and performance. In order to customize the theme make sure you have Node.js and npm installed.

Tutorial on How to Install Ghost.

Run the following commands in the Dashi theme directory:

npm install

This will install all the dependencies for the theme

Then run:

gulp

This will compile PostCSS and javascript and will watch for changes. So when you edit .hbs, .css or .js file the change will trigger the gulp watch task and this will compile the assets with your changes.

If you want to compile CSS or javascript separately, you can run:

gulp css

For compiling CSS files.

Or:

gulp js

For compiling javascript files.

You also have the option to use Code Injection to do customizations. For example, if you want to change the brand color of the theme, add the following code in the Blog Header section.

body {
    --color-primary: pink;
}

Credits

Dashi uses the following packages/plugins:

Images are not included in the download files!


Support & Changelog

Don't hesitate to contact us if you have any suggestion or need help.