This has to be the best theme I’ve seen so far, wow. Good job QBKL.
Hi Franklin, thank you so much for the kind words and also for the support on the open letter deal!
Keep it up man, Loved your medium post too.
Hey! I just purchased this theme and I love it. Unfortunately i am no good with technology. So setting this up is proving to be quite a task. I have so many questions – on how to assign posts to the categories on the Table of Contents, on how to ensure the disqus comments section loads (it doesn’t right now, etc) Is there a detailed guide that can help me with these things?
Will really appreciate any help!
Hi and thank you for the purchase! At the moment we are on a short vacation and the internet connections are random and we will be able to attend to your matter in a couple of days, when we get back to the office. Thank you for your patience and understanding!
PS: Have a look at the documentation file included in the archive. You might find answers to some of your questions there.
Regards, Alex / QBKL
THIS SUX!!!!!!! CAN’T USE IT IF I CAN’T INSTALL IT. NO STYLE CSS?????????????????? THIS IS CRAP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
There is no need to panic. I can assure you the file is in the archive. Please look inside the theme’s folder. It was not left out and the fact that no one ever reported such a thing before stands as proof for this. Unfortunately, I am not at the computer right now to give you an exact answer, but I can assure you that you have only two options. The file is either located in the theme’s root folder, if not, check if there is a ‘css’ folder and look inside it.
ALSO VERY IMPORTANT: Please note that Stories is a theme for GHOST, not for WORDPRESS, and if you are trying to install it on WordPress, it will not work and will throw stylesheet errors for a good reason. Hopefully, you are not trying to install on WP since this is sold clearly as a Ghost theme.
Kind regards, Alex/QBKL
Hello everyone, “Stories” has now been updated to fully support Ghost 0.5.2 – latest at this time. Enjoy the theme!
Alex / QBKL
After a year of waiting for a promised WordPress version, I broke down and bought the Ghost version. It took a little bit to get used to having to edit my own html/css to customize it to my liking, but it wasn’t too bad. For those completely new, you should google Ghost’s tutorials and read up on them. For adding Disqus to this theme, all you have to do is inject your username to where the prompts tell you to (much simpler than the Ghost tutorial). They are VERY helpful and easy to get through. I just adore the vibe of this theme and love adding stories to my blog to read. I haven’t posted much yet, but here is how my site is looking: www.nancyke.com
I hope you continue to support this theme and update it as Ghost updates. The only thing I’d like to see is the ability to have numbered page links at the bottom as opposed to just 1/100 and having to click next/back to tediously get halfway through.
edit Oh, and I’d love a black scrollbar to blend in with the background.
Hi, can you help me with the disqus comments? It’s not working on my site even though I edited in my shortname. Is there another step I’m missing? This is what it looks like: var disqus_shortname = ‘nancy_ke’;
Has this been updated to work with the 0.6X series?
Hello, no, not yet. Will be so during next week. Thank you for the interest!
Great. Looking forward to purchasing it.
I’ve found a bug with the footnote system—following the ”/#fnref*” link pushes the post content above the top of the container:
Compare to normal view:
How do I fix this?
Thanks for your help, guys.
How can I get it to generate a table of contents from the blog titles?
Right now, custom queries are not part of Ghosts infrastructure so there’s no simple way to pull those titles in other places other than the post list itself. We cannot modify these DB queries to use them in different places, more than once. Hopefully, future versions will allow such things, but that would add complexity to Ghost which I am not sure they want right now. It would move it to the CMS area and the still want to keep it a simple blogging tool.
I’m still experimenting with some way to do a TOC or summary page. One idea I have is to start with a “lead” (class=lead) and then force the “continue reading” break. That way, the whole article is on its own page and only the title and “lead” is on the main page. Is there a way to force the “continue reading” break at a point that I choose?
A related point is that some of my posts are so short that i don’t want the “Continue Reading” button since all the content is already visible. Can I suppress this button?
You can remove it completely and only keep the linked article headlines. Ghost doesn’t see a difference between an excerpt of a long post or a full short post so basically you can’t remove that arbitrarily. Still, keeping it leads users to the full page with comments section and so on, which might be useful. You can also try renaming it into something that makes more sense in this situation.
Thanks for the purchase! Alex
Another Question/Suggestion: I’d prefer the option to use my cover image as the ‘home’ page, with the Stories theme proper used after the user scrolls/dismisses the home page.
Hello, unfortunately the design of the theme doesn’t work like that, the theme wasn’t created / thought of that way. What you’d wish is actually a customization of the theme which is not included in the support package. Here’s some helpful info on item support.
I tried enabling Disqus but it is unable to connect to their service. Is this feature compatible with Ghost .7?
Hi and thanks for the purchase. There’s no issue between Disqus and Ghost .7, not that I know of.
Add <script src=”https://ajax.googleapis.com/ajax/libs/jquery/1.6.1/jquery.min.js”></script> to the default.hbs right before the other references at the bottom of the file.
The table of contents is not working- it is inserted into the index page, but when I click the Table of Contents link, nothing happens. What might be happening?
For those that have the same problem, the default.hbs doesn’t have a reference to jquery. Add <script src=”https://ajax.googleapis.com/ajax/libs/jquery/1.6.1/jquery.min.js”></script> to the default.hbs right before the other references at the bottom of the file.
Hi, the theme hasn’t yet been updated to the latest Ghost version, which removed jQuery from their automated inclusion. Now themes need to include it by hand, so that’s why you had your issue, but you already figured it out.
Thanks for the purchase!
Any news on upcoming releases of the Stories theme? Features, fixes, etc?
All the best,
Hi there, currently working on a new Ghost theme with all bells and whistles of the latest Ghost version to get a better hang of them. Once that’s done (1-2 weeks) we’re planning on updating our Ghost portfolio to the latest features.
Thank you for your patience, interest and purchase!
Version 1.3 now compatible with Ghost 0.7.x.
Includes support for dashboard managed navigation, next and previous posts, multi-authors, updated scripts and styles (jQuery, Bootstrap, Font Awesome) and more.
Enjoy and thank you for your interest!
Thanks for the update!!! I now have the TOC support that I was looking for…I appreciate that its hard to do a theme when the app itself is not even close to 1.0. They may be adding some of the features that I am looking for themselves, but this is great for a .7-level app..I needed a theme that doesn’t even try to be “minimal”. Instead, I was looking for a theme that expresses a strong personality. That’s hard to find nowadays..
You’re welcome! Enjoy it!
Hi—You’re stories themes is amazing.
I notice in your screenshot you’ve got a coffee stain and a cup in the upper right corner but I don’t see any of those assets in the theme. Is that something additional? Is it possible to get that content?
Hello and first of all, thanks for the purchase! The coffee stain and cup you notice are not actually in the theme’s screenshots, but rather in the promotional/cover image of the item. It’s nothing more than marketing material, rather a “mood setting” for the vibe of the template: lay back, have a coffee, enjoy a good read.
Sorry if it got your hopes up for nothing! I do hope you still enjoy our theme nonetheless!
No problem! Enjoy the theme!
I’m now onto browser compatibility…In Mac Firefox, the conclusion of a post isn’t right. Under the line “Continue Reading” there is just a lonely closed paren “)” instead of that cool little graphic that I can see in chrome and safari. Can you reproduce it & advise me on the fix (if I can do it?)
Unfortunately I can’t reproduce the issues you say you have. Have tested it in Firefox on OS X and the graphic under the “Continue reading” button displays properly. Can provide a screenshot if you wish.
Maybe it was a temporary issue? There’s basically no reason Firefox would behave that way, that graphic doesn’t use a technique that has browser compatibility issues and Firefox is one of the first browsers that implemented font-face. Also, if you see those decorations in other places, they should display there too. Maybe you’ve edited something there? A class, a character?
No, I haven’t edited anything. How can I send you a screenshot via this interface? It appears to be text-only.
Hi, a screenshot wouldn’t help, rather a live link if possible.
Oh, and now that I checked it out, I totally agree with Xenther’s comment about the coffee cup stain. I love it! This probably isn’t the right time (once Ghost stabilizes would be a better time) but a package ($$) of extra theme backgrounds would be great for Stories!
Unfortunately we cannot sell add-on packs on ThemeForest nor promote a different place where we sell them, according to the author TOS. If we get there, we’ll probably include them in the download package as free bonuses.
Well, today I tried it out at work. I have a 2010 iMac at home with 10.11 and a 2013 Macbook air at work with 10.9 (set up by the company, not me). Both have the current version of Firefox (43) & both showed the problem!! So I know its real, but I don’t know why its there. Safari and OmniWeb work fine at home and the browsers I have on windows also work.
On Mac Firefox, the nice little graphic doesn’t appear below “Continue Reading” at all. Instead I have a closing parenthesis that is centered below the “Continue Reading” string. That’s it. Perhaps you can tell me more about the configuration that doesn’t show the problem and & can reproduce that. Maybe I can track it down.
1. You see the same happening with the theme demo, or just your build?
2. Could you please contact us through the form on our profile page so that we can move this discussion to email?
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