Ghost Theme Lenore

Danny Wahl's picture Danny Wahl  •   •  Portfolio, Ghost

Ghost is a blogging platform. Lenore is a theme designed to showcase writing and as such most of its features are about what it doesn't do.


A demo site of this theme is available at



  • Exactly one layout. Use it with or without images, logos, descriptions, bios; it looks great with any options- and you don't have to edit a thing, it just works.
  • No grid
  • No JavaScript
  • No images
  • No external resources!
  • No shims, fallbacks, or browser hacks ‐ because you don't need them

Browser Compatiblity


✓iOS Safari 7 


Lenore supports several different content configurations, below are links to some examples. Note that none of these examples require theme customization, they just work.


Author archive: ✓image, ✓cover

Author archive: ✗image, ✗cover

Author post: ✓with bio

Author post: ✗bio


Page: ✓image

Page: ✗image

Tag Archive

Tag archive: ✓image, ✓description

Tag archive: ✗image, ✓description

Tag archive: ✓image, ✗description

Tag archive: ✗image, ✗description


Post: ✓image

Post: ✗image

Post: ✓tags

Post: ✗tags


Lenore is easy to customize and everything you want to customize is commented in the file you need to edit.


The CSS has a table of contents and comments labeled inline. Want to change the link color? Find it in the table of contents and search for it. It's this easy:

a {
	color: #4b87aa; /*<==11*/
	text-decoration: none;
	transition: all 0.25s;
	color: #068bd8; /*<==12*/

Or how about the max-width of post content?

    article {
	    max-width: 34rem; /*<==06*/

Social Sharing

There are also a number of social sharing links in post.hbs. By default only 5 are enabled. To enable or disable different networks, simply uncomment them by removing the handlebars around the <li> elements:

	<li><a class="reddit" href="{{@blog.url}}{{url}}">reddit</a></li>


    <li><a class="reddit" href="{{@blog.url}}{{url}}">reddit</a></li>

All social networks have a helper class for ease of styling. In total there are 19 sharing options provided.

Download & Support

Lenore is available for download on github and support is provided via github issues.

Download Lenore: A Theme for Writing

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