Chiara - Intelligent Ghost Theme

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Chiara was designed and built for my personal website. I wanted something unobtrusive, elegant & simple. Something to present myself, while still showing that I blog.

I made heavy use of various mathematical theories to try to reach the greatest possible harmony, while still being fully responsive. Most sizes follow the Golden Ratio and the typography is based on Modular Scaling. It even scales intelligently during resizing, so the text or your images are never too small or too big. Every size or white spaces participates in scaling, so nothing breaks to rhythm and harmony. For more information, check out my Chiara page:

If you want to know more about how I approached this theme, check out this article:

This theme is very light and easy on the eyes. It feels friendly and well balanced, while still being fast and responsive. You should give it a try.

FEATURES: • Mobile-First Design Aproach • Fully Responsive layout • Valid HTML5/CSS3 • OpenGraph & Twitter Cards meta's • WAI-ARIA & Rich Snippets(microdata) roles • Minimal design • Harmonies based on Golden Ratio & Modular Scaling • Compatible with Ghost 0.5, including Multi-User-Support • Designed for Readability & Sharability • Works with the Ghost Hosting platform • Automatic Syntax Highlighting via Highlight JS (& lots of themes to choose from) • Handles static pages (small navigation already included) • Handles featured posts • Can display a full-screen article header image, if you use Ghost 0.5.2 • Custom about page template • Integrated blog search (using GhostHunter) • Automatic image captions (uses image alt text) • integrated as a commenting system (commented out by default, but can be activated easily) • Google Analytics integrated • Reading time & Word count integrated for post view • FontAwesome implemented for easy use of icons fonts • Option to switch between List or Column view, reduce White Space around Head element, as well as Serif or Sans Serif font • Theoretically ready for multiple users (Here is how to hack Ghost for Mulit-User:

CREDITS: Thanks to these guys for their awesome work. • FontAwesome by Dave Gandy • The HighlightJS guys • @riplexus & @unverbraucht for their JS help • the awesome guys that make Ghost


  1. aaranmcguire
    • Purchased

    How easy would it be to implement syntax highlighting for code? That would make me purchase.

  2. Mike Pfaffroth
    • Purchased

    I have this deployed, but when I use the code tag, it has a totally black background with unreadable text. I tried to set the HighlightJS text to github in default.hbs, but that had no effect. Any idea why this might be happening?

  3. Sven Read
    • Shop Owner

    @arsalan arif It isn't possible if you use the native Ghost approach, because they just generate an image tag. And that can't handle retina images. But the article header images use CSS and background-image, which is retina-ready already.

  4. Dustin Matlock
    • Purchased

    I'm used to ThemeForest, so I was curious about updates. The date says January, but I was curious if this theme will be updated for future releases of Ghost?


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