Released under MIT license. gatsby-theme-ghost-reloaded npm package version. PRs welcome!

A Gatsby theme plugin for creating blogs from headless Ghost CMS.

Turn your Ghost blog into a flaring fast static website. This Gatsby theme is a frontend replacement of the Ghost handlebars engine featuring the standard Ghost Casper skin and functionality. All content is sourced from a headless Ghost CMS.


Play with the Demo to get a first impression.


  • Ghost Casper look and feel
  • Infinite Scroll ✨ 🆕
  • Gatsby images 🚀 🆕
  • Sticky navigation headers
  • Hover on author avatar
  • Styled 404 page
  • SEO optimized
  • Fully responsive
  • Advanced routing 🆕
  • Composable and extensible


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Additional features can be integrated by installing Gatsby themes or plugins. The following plugins have been tested to work with this repository:


Head over to the starter repo to get up and running quickly!

If you want to add this blog theme to an existing site, follow these instructions:

  1. Install the blog theme

    yarn add gatsby-theme-ghost-reloaded
    # or
    npm install gatsby-theme-ghost-reloaded --save
  2. Add the following configuration to your gatsby-config.js file

    // gatsby-config.js
    module.exports = {
    plugins: [
        resolve: `gatsby-theme-ghost-reloaded`,
        options: {
            siteConfig: {
                siteUrl: ``,
                postsPerPage: 3,
                siteTitleMeta: `Gatsby frontend powered by headless Ghost CMS`,
                siteDescriptionMeta: `Turn your Ghost blog into a flaring fast static site with Gatsby`, 
                shareImageWidth: 1000,
                shareImageHeight: 523,
                shortTitle: `Ghost`,
                siteIcon: `favicon.png`,
                backgroundColor: `#e9e9e9`,
                themeColor: `#15171A`,
            ghostConfig: {
                "development": {
                    "apiUrl": "http://localhost:2368",
                    "contentApiKey": "9fcfdb1e5ea5b472e2e5b92942",
                "production": {
                    "apiUrl": "",
                    "contentApiKey": "9fcfdb1e5ea5b472e2e5b92942",
  3. Update siteConfig

    In the configuration shown above, the most important fields to be changed are siteUrl, siteTitleMeta and siteDescriptionMeta. Update at least those to fit your needs. Also make sure your favicon.png can be found in folder static of your working directory.

  4. Ghost Content API Keys

    Change the apiUrl value to the URL of your Ghost CMS site. Next, update the contentApiKey value to a key associated with the Ghost CMS site. A key can be provided by creating an integration within Ghost Admin. Navigate to Integrations and click Add new integration. Give the integration a name and click create.


Start the development server. You now have a Gatsby site pulling content from headless Ghost.

gatsby develop

Ensure headless mode of Ghost CMS

For best SEO results it is strongly recommended to disable the default Ghost Handlebars theme front-end by selecting the Make this site private flag within your Ghost admin settings. This enables password protection in front of the Ghost install and sets <meta name="robots" content="noindex" /> so your Gatsby front-end becomes the source of truth for SEO.


PRs are welcome! Consider contributing to this project if you are missing feature that is also useful for others.

Copyright & License

Copyright (c) 2020 feresberbeche - Released under the MIT license.