How to create landing pages using the (Show Title and Feature Image) feature in Ghost CMS.

Creating a captivating landing page is vital for online success. With Ghost CMS's new feature, designing a unique and visually appealing page is now effortless.

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In this step-by-step guide, we'll walk you through how to leverage the new "Show Title and Feature Image" feature in Ghost to craft a captivating landing page that leaves a lasting impression.

Step 1: Update to Ghost Beta Editor

Before we begin, ensure you're using the Ghost Beta Editor to take advantage of the new feature.

If you haven't already, upgrade your Ghost installation to access the latest enhancements & turn on the Beta Editor by going to "Setting" > "Labs" Under "Beta Feature" turn on the "Ghost editor (beta)"

Figure 1
Turning on the Beta Editor

Step 2: Updating the theme

Since this is a new feature, you have to update your theme codes in order to make this feature work. to do that you have to do some changes to your themes page.hbs file. Below is an example of how it's been implemented on the Casper theme.

{{#match @page.show_title_and_feature_image}}
        <header class="article-header gh-canvas">

            <h1 class="article-title">{{title}}</h1>

            {{#if feature_image}}
                <figure class="article-image">
                    {{!-- This is a responsive image, it loads different sizes depending on device
                        srcset="{{img_url feature_image size="s"}} 300w,
                                {{img_url feature_image size="m"}} 600w,
                                {{img_url feature_image size="l"}} 1000w,
                                {{img_url feature_image size="xl"}} 2000w"
                        sizes="(min-width: 1400px) 1400px, 92vw"
                        src="{{img_url feature_image size="xl"}}"
                        alt="{{#if feature_image_alt}}{{feature_image_alt}}{{else}}{{title}}{{/if}}"
                    {{#if feature_image_caption}}

If you don't want to make your hands dirty with codes you might want to check out our latest ghost theme Aether, which supports this feature out of the box.
Aether is a sleek, modern, and easy-to-use ghost theme that elevates your blog or magazine site to new heights.

Step 3: Creating the Landing page

Log in to your Ghost admin dashboard and navigate to "Pages" from the left-hand menu. Click on "New Page" to start building your landing page.

Accessing Page Settings

Go to page settings by clicking the icon on the top right corner of the ghost editor. Scroll down & you will see "Show Title and Feature Image".

It's visible by default, you have to turn it off to make the page act as a landing page.

Figure 2
Toggle the button to turn it off

This will remove the title and feature image from your landing page, providing a clean canvas to work with.

Crafting Your Landing Page Content

With a blank canvas in front of you, it's time to let your creativity run wild. Utilize the dynamic cards provided in the editor to design your very own landing page. Here are a few suggestions to inspire your creativity:

  • Header Card: Grab attention with a bold and impactful header that communicates your message concisely.
  • Signup Card: Encourage user engagement and conversions with compelling CTAs placed strategically throughout the page.
  • Images: Incorporate visually stunning images that align with your brand and enhance the overall aesthetics.
  • Toggle Card: Create interactive elements using toggles to display additional information or features.
  • Callout Card: Highlight informative content with a background color & a nice emoji.
  • HTML Card: If you are comfortable with HTML, with this card you can create HTML snippets for various use.
  • Product Card: Showcase your product with a nice image, a little bit of text, a rating & a link to the product.

There are some more dynamic blocks (Cards) to utilize & make a perfect landing page for your use case.

Figure 3
Landing page example created within Aether theme

For more examples & information visit the Ghost official changelog page below:

Build better landing pages
For those using our new Beta Editor, it’s now possible to remove the title and feature image from any page you’re building in Ghost β€” so you can make your pages look radically different, no coding required. To hide the title and feature image from a page, all you need to

Step 4: Preview and Optimize

Once you've built your landing page, utilize the "Preview" feature to see how it appears to visitors. Check for any formatting or content issues and optimize accordingly for a seamless user experience across devices.

Step 5: Publish Your Landing Page

When you're satisfied with your masterpiece, hit the "Publish" button to make your landing page live. Share the link on your social media channels, newsletters, or anywhere else you want to drive traffic and achieve your conversion goals.

With the new "Show Title and Feature Image" feature in Ghost CMS, creating a captivating landing page has never been easier. By leveraging dynamic cards, you can design a landing page that aligns with your brand and resonates with your audience. So, unleash your creativity, utilize the power of Ghost, and craft landing pages that leave a lasting impression on your visitors.

Remember, continuous improvement is key; gather feedback, analyze performance metrics, and refine your landing page to ensure it continues to drive success for your online presence.

Happy landing page building!