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

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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

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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

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dry222 Purchased

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

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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

Default-user

Looks sharp! Thanks!

northemes

Great!

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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

Default-user

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

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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

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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

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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

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carcasor Purchased

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
carcasor Purchased

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

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Wow! Nice one;

northemes

Thanks!

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