Discussion on Plattan - Responsive, Flat and Clean Ghost Theme

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I missed the original Ghost post in your demo where it’s possible to see all the available typograhpy.

Nice theme by th way! I’m between Plattan and Aerology for my new blog, and I think that kind of post might help me decide in your favor. ;)

northemes

Hi there! I put the “Welcome to Ghost post” on the last page for you. Hope it helps ;)

All the best

Samuel / Northemes

pamfr Purchased

Really basic question: where’s the .zip file? Or which file in the Plattan folder should I compress?

Ghost needs a .Zip file, and I’m not sure what to upload.

(Please provide a full answer for a nontechnical person) Thanks! Pam

northemes

Hi Pam,

the ‘plattan’ folder is the theme folder. So you would have to zip the whole folder and upload to Ghost.

You also could simply take the zip file you downloaded from themeforest and upload it.

Please let me know if you need further assistance

Daniel / Northemes

pamfr Purchased

Hi! My son and I are looking for a FAQ or instructions on how to customize Plattan. Specifically, we want to know how to 1. Replace the comments about Northemes with the opportunity for blog visitors to comment about the blog post. 2. Replace the social media buttons with links that will allow visitors to share the content. If the Plattan theme only allows social media buttons for following, rather than sharing, please tell us how to remove the buttons. 3. Replace or remove “Purchase” and “About Northemes” from the left panel. 4. Add a picture to the left panel. We are totally new to Ghost, rather nontechnical (know some HTML but that’s it), have no idea how to modify Plattan, and are eager to take care of these basics. Thanks!

northemes

Hi,

you should find the documentation directory directly in the ‘plattan’ directory. Open plattan/doc/index.html directly in your browser.

Now to your questions:

1. This is covered by the docs (section Customization at the bottom). You have to create an own disqus account on http://disqus.com/ and edit the shortname in plattan/default.hbs.

2. Also covered by the docs, (section Customization). Basically you have to change the href attribute and content of the a-tags in HTML in the file plattan/partials/header.hbs

3. Even this you find in the Customization section in the docs. Change the links in the main-menu div in plattan/partials/header.hbs, as you wish.

4. The left panel was not intended to hold a picture, so this wont work without some customizations in css and HTML. I’m afraid you are on your own there, because this isn’t a supported feature. The HTML adjustments should be quite simple in the headerfile. The css could be a little more tricky as you surely want to show the image on all devices. For css changes take a look at grunt and the working grunt configuration we provide in the plattan/grunt directory.

Hope this gets you started

All the best

Daniel / Northemes

dry222 Purchased

I still don’t like how your theme simplify markdown command. just check this: how does inline code and code differs?

http://i.imgur.com/zQQabfW.gif

Does your theme allow for YouTube and SoundCloud embeds?

northemes

Hi,

just added them to our preview site, so take a look at:

http://plattan.northemes.com/media-embeds/

All the best Daniel / Northemes

btpayne13

Looks sharp! Thanks!

northemes

Great!

One more question: on the sidebar navigation (where it lists “Home,” “Purchase,” “About Northemes”), can you include clickable post tags so that readers can navigate from the homepage by tag?

northemes

Hi,

you can include every link you want to, but we do not have implemented tag pages for the theme yet. So there might be layout issues.

All the best

Daniel / Northemes

btpayne13

When will tag sidebar functionality be available?

northemes

Hi again,

right now we are not actively working on a new feature release, so it could take some time until that functionality is available.

All the best

Daniel / Northemes

Hi, I’ve just bought this theme and have a question about its settings. Why the formatting of my posts is broken on the main blog page?

Thank you, Tanya

northemes

Hi Tanya,

this is a standard WordPress behavior using the function ‘the_excerpt’. It i stripping all formatting tags from the piece of text used as a excerpt.

The following link shows some examples, how to adjust that behavior. http://wordpress.org/support/topic/dont-strip-certain-tags-in-excerpt

You could even change all ‘the_excerpt’ function calls in the theme to ‘the_content’ or build a child theme with these adjustments.

Hopes this gets you started All the best

Daniel / Northemes

Default-user

Hi Daniel, I’ve bought Plattan for Ghost. So what should I do?

Thanks!

Tanya

northemes

Hi,

should have seen this. But mainly it’s the same thing, the excerpt strips all tags, so there is no formatting. Since Ghost is still developing main features as filters and hooks, you don’t have the same possibilities as with WordPress.

The only thing you can do right now is to show entire posts on the main blog-page, if that is an option. You can change this in the index.hbs file at line 38. Change {{excerpt words=”80”}} to {{content}}.

Another thing you can do is to open a feature request with the Ghost folks.

Thank you so much for purchasing.

All the best

Daniel / Northemes

basit74 Purchased

Hi

Purchased theme, but can’t install it as I am getting an error message that style.css is missing that’s why getting “Inshallation failed” error.

Error looks like

=============================================== Installing Theme from uploaded file: plattan.zip

Unpacking the package…

Installing the theme…

The package could not be installed. The theme is missing the style.css stylesheet.

Theme install failed.

northemes

Hi,

are you sure you use Ghost as your blog-system. Or do you use WordPress? The theme you bought is a Ghost theme ad I think Ghost has no theme uploading option.

A Ghost theme won’t work with WordPress, that’s why we made the Plattan theme for WordPress as well.

Give us a note if you need further assistance

Daniel / Northemes

Hi,

thank you for this carefully designed theme. However, I have some issues with Cyrillic fonts in my Ghost blog: http://fifa.ghost.io You can see that Russian font in headers isn’t condensed: http://monosnap.com/image/tezwczgLvabvtYCJduIdqCtlV1Tra9 I’ve changed the code in CSS files to include Cyrillic characters: @import url(http://fonts.googleapis.com/css?family=Open+Sans+Condensed:300&subset=latin,cyrillic-ext,cyrillic);, but it didn’t help. What am I doing wrong? )
Default-user

Oh wait, everything is ok now, probably, the cache issue.

northemes

Awesome, great you solved it.

Good luck with your blog

Daniel / Northemes

Hi there,

I just downloaded your theme, and started reading your documentation. Wanted to edit header.hbs and TextEdit doesn’t let me do it (as you said, Mac users would have problems), so I downloaded Textwrangler, but, again, my OS doesn’t let me open the file.

https://www.evernote.com/shard/s135/sh/b86ae5ed-b6cd-4c90-896d-387e1f512953/535323ac74d9bede6b63e62fc4129e31

I know this is not related directly with your theme, but iOSX, but I really need some help in order to create my blog :stress:

And, now that I’m here, I’ve another question: the social icons under the blog name, can we set, lets say, 2 or 3, instead of 4?

Thanks a lot for your help,

Carlos.

carcasor

Ok, forget my first question, I found it. But what about those social icons? ;D

northemes

Hi,

great you solved it. Any count of social icons up to 4 is possible. Just remove one ore more of the social icon links in the partials/header.hbs file.

Give us a note if you need further assistance

Daniel / Northemes

Wow! Nice one;

northemes

Thanks!

HI there again!

Got my blog up and running www.fisioperpinya.com and just got a last question about customization. I would like to see the author at the end of each post, as you see them in other themes like Casper (the default one for ghost), so my readers can see who did it (now ghost is multi-user) with the profile photo and the bio.

It’s a key feature for me, because we are 2 people running the blog. In fact, I didn’t realize until today… :(

Hi

great theme, but…

tags are simple text without link

so it’s impossible to list/navigate all the related posts clicking on a tag I need to add links in sidebar and create a custom navigation menu by tag

Please fix it, it’s a real issue that stops me and other from buying your great theme

However the theme has great design e great performances

northemes

Hi

we are working on a Ghost 0.5 update, might take some time though. Great that you like the theme!

All the best

Daniel / Northemes

Hi there,

Recently purchased this theme, but I can’t seem to get it working on my Ghost-hosted blog. I upload the theme and Ghosts says it is using a custom theme, however my blog doesn’t show the theme, but just an unstyled page.

Also, I noted that the zip file was 2.2mb the first time I created the zip and then 13.8mb afterwards?

northemes

Hi,

very sorry, I missed your message. Could you sort this out? The theme usually works out of the box, so I’m guessing that’s something wrong with the configuration.

If you still have this problem give us a note

All the best

Daniel / Northemes

How/ where do you change the colour scheme?

Thanks!

northemes

Hi,

I think it’s mentioned in the docs, but you adjust the path to the css file in the header.hbs file at line 8. you can choose from style-1.css to style-5.css.

Give us a note if you need further assistance

All the best

Daniel / Northemes

I love this theme. I was wondering if you guys stay up to date on the changes to Ghost so new features work? If so, how would you update the theme with the latest release?

northemes

Hi

we got just approved a new release with Ghost 0.5 support. The biggest change are author-pages. We did some minor css-improvements, too. You should have gotten a notice from Themeforest for the new release.

To upgrade, you just download the new theme and upload it to your Ghost installation. Don’t forget to even upgrade Ghost to the latest version. Here is some info about how to do that: http://support.ghost.org/how-to-upgrade/

Hope this helps

All the best

Daniel / Northemes

Great theme!

One question about the featured post feature. I was under the impression that a featured post would stick to the top of the page, but I see that it is still listed chronologically with the rest of the posts, but simply has the ‘pin’ icon. Is that not the intention with this theme?

Thanks, Jenna Pederson

northemes

Hej

thanks, great that you like it. What you describe is more like the sticky post feature WordPress has.

In Ghost it’s called featured post, not sticky, and as I understand it, the intention is that featured posts have another look but no other position. That’s how Ghost implements it anyhow.

Give us a note if you need further assistance

All the best

Daniel / Northemes

I have just purchased and installed the theme. It’s great except that tag pages seems to be broken. You can see this at www.nathandonaldson.com

northemes

Hi

I see, give us some time to look into this, we give you a note when we located/fixed the bug.

All the best

Daniel / Northemes

northemes

Hi again

the html-markup the theme is generating on your server is partly different from the markup in our theme. It seems that another themes files are interfering. I guess that it is caused by one of the following problems:

1. Cache – Either your web-server or Ghost might be caching the tag-template of your previous theme. You usually can solve this by restarting Ghost and/ or your web-server. Take a look at the server-docs and what they have to say about caching, as well.

2. Files from your old theme – You might have replaced your old theme with the new one. As our theme uses the index.hbs file for the tag-archive page, a tag.hbs file from your old theme might have found the way to the new themes folder and generating code that’s not belonging to our theme.

To be sure there is nothing wrong with our theme I did a fresh install on my local server directly from the downloaded Themeforest-theme and it worked just fine.

I hope I could point you in the right direction, give us a note if you need further assistance.

All the best

Daniel / Northemes

jonmccull Purchased

Hi there,

Just installed the theme and giving Ghost a go!

http://moedus.ghost.io

Running into problems editing the social icon URLs in header.hbs. Can’t for the life of me figure out what the error is a result of, but when I replace the Northemes URL (i.e. “https://twitter.com/northemes”) to my own (“https://twitter.com/moedus_”) the link stops working properly. Thought it might be due to the Title tag, but when I remove that the icon disappears altogether.

In the code below (live now), the Twitter button works (left as Northemes link), but the Facebook does not (updated to my URL).

Any thoughts on how to resolve?

Thanks! Jon

<div class="social-icons">
                <a href="http://twitter.com/northemes" title="Northemes on twitter">k</a>
                <a href="http://facebook.com/moedus.london“ title=" facebook="">j</a></div>
Default-user
jonmccull Purchased

Fixed! Turns out the quotation mark used in the default header.hbs file was causing problems (“ as opposed to “).

northemes

Hi, sorry for the Late answer. Great that you solved the problem!

Give us a note if you need further assistance

All the best

Daniel / Northemes

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