Paluto Setup Guide

Introduction

Paluto is a minimal personal blog & newsletter ghost theme. It's a hybrid theme & you can use it as a personal journal, blog, or even as a newsletter at the same time. With the power of Ghost you can publish your content on your site & send them to your subscriber..


Theme Installation

  • Download the theme from Dashboard
  • Extract the file & You will get a folder called paluto-1.0.0
  • On that folder you will get the theme zip as paluto.zip, routes file routes.yaml & a txt file containing the documentation link
  • Log in to the admin section of your Ghost blog yourblog.com/ghost.
  • Go to Setting > Design
  • From the left panel bottom click on Change theme
  • On top right corner click the button Upload Theme
  • Browse the theme folder paluto.zip

browsetheme
* An upload box will open, then choose the theme paluto.zip
* Once uploaded. Click on Activate now button to activate.


Theme Setting

In Paluto setting up your theme became super easy, Thanks to ghost custom settings. The Settings contains the following sections.

  • Brand (By Ghost)
  • Site-wide
  • Homepage
  • Post

To go setting interface Click the Setting Icon from your ghost admin & then click Design, We will go through step by step available theme setting of Paluto.


Brand

Under Brand the available options are:

  • Site Description Used in your theme, meta data and search results
  • Accent Color Primary color used in your publication theme
  • Publication Icon Used as Favicon
  • Publication Logo Your Site logo
  • Publication Cover A large background image used in the Hero Section

Site-wide Settings

This section contains the settings, that applies to site-wide


Dark Logo

The theme has option to toggle dark and light mode. So you will need two logo to adjust the color combination of Dark & Light mode

If you want to use an image based logo then please follow the steps below:

  • Prepare 2 version of your logo for Normal Mode & for Dark Mode. DarkLogo
  • Upload the dark logo

Enabling the Search

To turn on the search option in the theme you need to create & provide here the Content API Key. To create Content API Key follow the steps below:

  • From Ghost admin, click Integrations from the sidebar menu, then click + add custom integration.

Integration

  • Now, give the new integration a name, for example, Search and click Create.

integration1
* Now the new Content API is Created. after created the page will look like below

integration2

  • Now go to Setting > Design, From left panel Expand Site Wide & Put the Content Api Key to Search API key field

Homepage Hero Section

On Home Page hero section, the contents (Title & Sub-Title) comes from your publication title & description. You can simply edit those from Setting > Design from Left panel Expand the Homepage Settings. Here You can override the hero Title, Description & can also add an Image Avatar if you want to add.

Hero


Search

After installing & activating the theme the next step is to configure the search. In order to make the search functionality work we need to create Content API from ghost admin & then need to put the API key in Ghost head. To create Content API follow the steps:

From Ghost admin, click Integrations from the sidebar menu, then click + add custom integration.

Integration

Now, give the new integration a name, for example, Search and click Create.

integration1
Now the new Content API is Created. after created the page will look like below

integration2

Now go to Setting > Design, From left panel Expand Site Wide & Put the Content Api Key to Search API key field

Search

Click Save & your search functionality will be working Just Fine.