Ghost comes with a nice default theme called Casper and also allows custom themes. I like the fundamentals of Casper. I would also like to make minor edits/customisations from time to time, which is not possible with the default Casper version.
I’d like to: 1) Edit the theme 2) Incorporate new Casper features as they’re released (which demonstrate new Ghost features) 3) Avoid rework
Strategy / Options
There are a few ways that this can be accomplished:
- Take a static copy of Casper and make the edits I want. Ignoring future updates (achieves 2/3 goals)
- Take a static copy of Casper and make the edits I want. Reapply the changes again with all future updates (achieves 2/3 goals)
- Take a dynamic copy of Casper by forking (branching) the Casper github repository and make the edits I want. Merging all future Casper updates with my edits (achieves all goals)
Since the git forking option achieves all my goals, this is what will be implemented.
- Login to, or sign up for, a github account
- Fork the Casper repository
- Clone (copy) the forked repository to a local machine
- Setup a Ghost local install
- Make the edits desired
- Commit all the changes made to your (forked) repository
- Zip the theme files
- Upload the theme to my Ghost install