Setting Up the Blog For The Kyiv Theme

Last updated: 12 October 2023

In this tutorial, we will focus on the creation of the blog section on the home page, as well as setting up the blog in general.

You can find the finished site on the theme's demo website: https://kyiv.magicpages.co/

The blog section is another flexible section that you can choose to have or not. If you decide to include the blog section, it's essential to note that the three latest blog posts from your blog will show up here.

Basically: If you don't have a blog, it won't show. If you at least one blog post created, it will show the most recent three posts in this section.

Creating Blog Posts

To create a blog post, navigate back to the post section and create a new post. Enter a title and content. Additionally, you can also add a cover image, either by uploading one from your local computer or by using the Unsplash plugin.

The last step is to label it as a blog post. We've done something similar with testimonials and features in the past. Now, we're going to create a new tag called "blog". Once you're done, publish your post and you should see an entirely new section on your home page – including your blog post.

Customising Your Blog Post

Sometimes you want certain blog posts to stand out a little more. For this occasion I have added a "post template", which you can select in the side bar of your blog post. You will find one called "Post Template Header Accent Colour" and one called "Page Template Header Accent Colour".

Selecting one of these templates will do exactly what the title says – the header of the post or page you're applying this to will then be in the accent colour you have selected earlier.

Obviously, if you're working on a page, please select the page template – on a post, use the one with "post" in its title.

The Author Profile

Every blog post you publish on your Ghost website has an author. Usually, this is you, unless you invite other staff members or authors to co-write on your blog.

To change your author profile, head over to the settings in your Ghost admin panel and select the staff section. You should find your user there – go ahead and open it up. Now you can change your profile picture, full name, website, Facebook profile, and Twitter account, as well as a short biography.

All of these will then be visible on the author page, that is also linked to your newly created blog post.

Tag Pages

Every post can have one or multiple tags. If you click on a tag, it will show all the posts tagged with that specific tag.

In order to change the information on this page, go to the "Tags" section in your admin panel and select a tag. You can then change the title and description of that tag, which will be reflected on the user-facing tag page as well.

Additionally, to customise the tag pages further, you can also select a colour, which will then replace the accent colour in the page header. This can be useful, in case you want to give certain tags special emphasis.

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