Getting Started

Thank you for purchasing this theme. Feedback and suggestions are always welcomed. If you have any questions that are beyond the scope of this help file, please feel free to email via our user page contact form here. If you're happy with the theme please take a moment to rate on the ThemeForest website.

Theme Installation

NOTE: This assumes you have Ghost installed. For help installing Ghost check out

Upload through admin

  1. Login into admin section of your ghost blog
  2. Click on Design under settings in the left hand column and scroll to the very bottom
  3. Click upload a theme
  4. Click on the area shown and locate the zip file for podium theme
  5. Once it is uploaded, click on either Activate to activate the theme immediately.

Upload manually

  1. Unzip the mainfile .zip
  2. Upload the podium folder into Ghost theme directory ghost/content/themes/
  3. Restart your Ghost blog
  4. In a web browser, navigate to your ghost website's settings:
  5. Scroll down to the bottom to see a full list of all your themes
  6. Click on Active next to the theme you want to activate and it will be activated!

Theme Customization

Add your custom styles to assets/css/custom.css to make future theme updates easy without overwriting your own code.

Theme Translation

Podium translation file is only available in english only, to add new language duplicate this file podium/locales/en.json and rename with your own language/lacale tag (e.g.: es for Spanish, fr for French, zh for Chinese, ja for Japanese). Please ensure you are using ISO 639-1 Language Codes.

Edit the renamed translation file with any plain text editor. Usually they manage the international UTF-8 encoding well.

An example with optional features (see the related section below) such as placeholders for flexibility, is the complete default English file en.json for Podium.

    "No posts": "No posts",
    "1 post": "1 post",
    "% posts": "% posts",
    "A collection of": "A collection of",
    "Error": "Error",
    "Go to the front page →": "Go to the front page →",
    "Back": "Back",
    "Menu": "Menu",
    "Subscribe to {blogtitle}": "Subscribe to {blogtitle}",
    "Subscribe": "Subscribe",
    "Sign up for Our Newsletter": "Sign up for Our Newsletter",
    "Stay up to date! Get all the latest & gretest posts delivered straight to your inbox": "Stay up to date! Get all the latest & gretest posts delivered straight to your inbox",
    "[email protected]": "[email protected]",
    "Subscribed!": "Subscribed!",
    "You've successfully subscribed to": "You'vea successfully subscribed to",
    "with the email address": "witha the email address",
    "By <a href='{href}'>{name}</a>": "By <a href='{href}'>{name}</a>",
    "This post was a collaboration between": "This post was a collaboration between",
    "View all posts by {name}": "View all posts by {name}",
    "Read <a href='{href}'>more posts</a> by this author": "Read <a href='{href}'>more posts</a> by this author",
    "in": "in",
    "Read more": "Read more",
    "Type to Search": "Type to Search",
    "Input your search keywords": "Input your search keywords",
    "Copyright ©": "Copyright ©",
    "All rights reserved.": "All rights reserved.",
    "Published with": "Published with"

As you can see, it's usually just plain English on the left, and put the language you choose on the right. Any code is optional and not required.

Enable Blog language

Simply verify that the .json translation file for your active theme is in place, and then activate the language:

Ghost's Settings > General > Publication language

Just enter the language/locale tag of the files and click on the Save settings button.


Please note: This FAQ is specifically for the Podium theme (Ghost version).
  • How to enable Subscribers feature?

    • Login into admin section of your ghost blog
    • Click Settings > Labs.
    • Check the box for Subscribers, under the Enable Beta Features.
  • How to enable disqus comment?

    To enable commenting, you need to have a Disqus account, it's free. Once you have created an account find the shortname and copy it, enter it into code injection on your ghost dashboard with this script code
    <script>disqus_shortname = 'YOUR_DISQUS_SHORTNAME';</script>
    Change YOUR_DISQUS_SHORTNAME to your disqus shortname.

Create New Content API

In order for the Search to work, we need to generate a new Content API Key using the following steps.

  • From Ghost admin, click Settings > Integrations from the sidebar menu
  • then click + add custom integration
  • Give the new integration a name, for example, Search and click Create.
  • Now, a new Key is created, copy the Content API Key to the clipboard.
  • Next, click Code injection from the sidebar menu and add the following code to the Blog Header box after replacing the API_KEY value with your new Content API Key.
    <script>var apiKey = 'API_KEY';</script>


We are providing the best possible support only for the features which we have created and for the issues related to this theme. Custom modifications or third party module implementations are not included.

Support for this item includes:
  • Responding to questions or problems regarding the item and its features
  • Fixing bugs and reported issues
  • Providing updates to ensure compatibility with new software versions
Item support does not include:
  • Customization and installation services
  • Support for third party software and plug-ins

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