Discussion on Stretch - Responsive Ghost theme by Themeist

Discussion on Stretch - Responsive Ghost theme by Themeist

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I’m getting errors with Ghost 2.18.1

Upload successful with errors “stretch-ghost – 1.6.2” uploaded successfully but some errors were detected. You are still able to use and activate the theme. Here’s your report…

Errors (Very recommended to fix, functionality could be restricted)

The {{#if author.}} block helper should be replaced with {{#if primary_author.}} or {{#if authors.[#].*}} Replace the {{author.slug}} helper with {{primary_author.slug}} or {{authors.[#].slug}} Replace the {{author.name}} helper with {{primary_author.name}} or {{authors.[#].name}} Replace the {{author.bio}} helper with {{primary_author.bio}} or {{authors.[#].bio}} Replace the {{author.website}} helper with {{primary_author.website}} or {{authors.[#].website}} Replace the {{author.profile_image}} helper with {{primary_author.profile_image}} or {{authors.[#].profile_image}} The .kg-width-wide CSS class is required to use your theme with 2.0 The .kg-width-full CSS class is required to use your theme with 2.0 The .kg-gallery-container CSS class is required to use your theme with 2.0 The .kg-gallery-row CSS class is required to use your theme with 2.0 The .kg-gallery-image CSS class is required to use your theme with 2.0 Warnings package.json property keywords should contain ghost-theme


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Hi, is this theme compatible with WordPress?


Hi @vickylyashenko. No this isn’t. Its created for blogging platform named Ghost. WordPress version would be released later this month.

Recently, I’ve been looking at themes for Ghost with an eye toward selecting one for a new blog. Stretch is one of my favorites overall, but in doing some browser testing with it, I’ve found a couple of rendering issues and wonder if there are any updates planned that may address them.

In Firefox 28 on Windows 7, after clicking into any post, there’s a misplaced border as you see here toward the bottom of the screen capture, which I’ve verified on three different machines with varying display resolutions:


In IE 11 on Windows 7, I’ve found that only half the cover image tends to load when first visiting a site themed with Stretch, as seen here, though refreshing will usually get it to load fully:


Both of these issues I’ve seen with the demo version of the theme that’s posted here and the actual blog at 404.tf.

On Google Chrome, I’ve seen neither of these issues.

Thanks in advance for any input. It’s a theme I’d be interested in purchasing, but the rendering issues, especially with Firefox, concern me.

Hi @KJPike. Thanks for sharing a detailed analysis. I was not aware of these. I will look into it and upload a fix this week.

@KJPike, can you please drop me an email to hello@themeist.co. I would like to give you something as a way of saying thank you for sharing this info.

Hey there! This theme is great but for some reason on images when I hover over, it jumps up. Is there any reason for this? See nickloui.com.


@nloui thanks for the purchase. Can you email me the contents of a post to hello@dreamsmedia.in. The image code should be the first thing in your post content and after it there should be proper separation between the next line.

Great theme! I really love how photos are displayed in this theme and how everything seems to flow together.

I was wondering if in future versions you might add settings to disable some of the animations? I like keeping things simple, and animations get finnicky sometimes :)

Along those lines, I noticed that sometimes when I refresh with the “Continue” text at the top of the page, the post’s image below and its grayed out version are offset slightly from each other. Hovering on the image fixes it until I move the mouse off again. Do you know how to fix this? Please see the screenshot here http://postimg.org/image/9w7luidor/

@yunchiluo thanks for the purchase. The issue is bit common and can be overcome by place the image code exactly in top of your post content. Can you email me the contents of a post to hello@dreamsmedia.in. After the image there should be proper separation between the next line.

Also regarding the animation, you would be able to do it by editing the CSS. In case you are familiar with .LESS than this would be easy to do.

Hi, bought the theme and so far think it’s great so thank you, but I’ve realized that it doesn’t completely work with what I intended… How difficult would it be for a complete novice blogger/coder to change the position / colour of the text/icons on the front page (so it’s centered) and edit or remove the two hyperlinks below the blog description? Also is it possible to change the background colour for blog posts? Many thanks, Saccades

@saccades Thank you the purchase. Can you send me a blank email to hello@dreamsmedia.in and I will try my best to assist you with setting up the theme the way you intended.

Hey, I bought this theme the other day and I’ve enjoyed it rather well.

One question, however; I followed your instructions to enable Facebook comments, but it gives me an error saying that the url is not able to be found. I do have the date functioned enabled, and I was wondering if it changed anything?

For clarification, the blog post is at: “website.com/2014/2/9/blog-post-url” But at the bottom, underneath the comments box, it says: “Warning: “website.com/blog-post-url” is unreachable”

Is there anything I can do about this?


@Kahinuva Thanks for the purchase. Can you please email me your blog link to hello@dreamsmedia.in

Just saw the comments that an update to Stretch is coming. I’‘m pretty impressed with the theme and wonder if the new version will allow updates to social media links of users working without Handlebars.

@schultzmt the update is already available for download. Unfortunately at the moment to update social icons, links to static pages, editing the themes files is necessary as there is no api in Ghos like WordPress. But I hope as work on Ghost continues we would have it before end of this year.

@schultzmt, Hi, I just wanted to ask if you have modified the Disqus commenting system’s shortname in the theme? Until you do so you would not be able to moderate the comments and the notification would be sent to me.

PS: Your live preview doesn’t work. Server says Bad Gateway.

@jmvdigital, Hi. Yes I am just upgrading the demo with the new theme about to be made available.

@jmvdigital the demo site is now live again. Let me know if you have any other queries. The updated version 1.1 would also be available shortly.


I’m new to Ghost and everything that goes along with it. I downloaded your theme, but I might have installed it wrong (?).

The font is gray and the background is black, making it difficult to read. I hope you might help me.

Also if you can hint me to do-it-yourself modifications for dummies/starters I’d be grateful.

thank you

my blog: http://emejuan.ghost.io/

Hi! Sounds awesome, and thank you so much for the quick response. By the way, I just tried it on Firefox, and it works fine. For now Chrome seems to be the problem.

Again thank you.

Hi! I tried reinstalling the theme, but I still have issues when opening it in Chrome.

@emejuan from issues you mean with the featured images right? Can you send an email to hello@dreamsmedia.in. I will then directly send you the updated theme files and some details on how to set the featured images properly.

Perfect design!Like it much :)

Thanks. I hope it picks up sale.

Great theme! Really great! But I would like to remove the disqus code and replace it with Google+ comments. Are you OK? And if yes – I hope it is enough to remove the disqus snippets in default.hbs and partials/comments.hbs ?

Hey @yovko, would really appreciate if you could rate the theme. Thanks.

Thank you very much! Especially for the news regarding your future plans :)

@yovko Just wanted to update you that the updated version of the theme is now available in case you are still using it. There is some spacing issue with Google Comments though.

Nice theme! :)

Could you look at my blog http://404.tf/ graphics in posts are misplaced etc. http://awesomescreenshot.com/02c27q8bcc

@iTomek, Thank you for the purchase. I saw the issue that you just mentioned. If possible can you please copy the code from your editor of the 2nd post (in some .txt file) and email me to hello@dreamsmedia.in. I will then test it.

For posts with featured image, the first line in your editor should just be the image. E.g. http://awesomescreenshot.com/07927qvv7a

Thanks Codeex

Thanks @abdilahrf

Hello, very nice theme! I am not very familiar with ghost, but this theme might be perfect for my project. Is it possible to only use the cover? So the website would have no other pages, and no “continue” link at the bottom? Just the responsive cover and I would want to add scripts like google analytics, a google Adsense ad and rainyday.js for a rain effect. Please let me know, thank you for your help.

Hi. I am glad you liked it. Sure you can download it. As Ghost is very simple there is not much markup language. Once you purchase let me know and i will send you HTML version.

@Clotheshorse Hi. Just wanted to update you that an HTML version of this theme is available at http://themeforest.net/item/stretch-responsive-html-theme-by-dot/6758251

Elegant work! GLWS! :)

Thanks @Defatch

Very nice theme chouhan

thanks @shameerurdu

Great theme, Good Luck With Sales!

Thanks @sunflowertheme. Just my first attempt.


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