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How to install Ghost themes

This article describes how to install a theme on your Ghost site. Themes enable you to customize your web site's appearance.

Installing a Ghost theme

To install a Ghost theme, follow these steps:

  1. Download the .zip file for the theme you want to use. Ghost themes are available at
  2. Log in to your site using FTP.
  3. Navigate to the public_html/content/themes directory, and then upload the .zip file that you downloaded in step 1.
  4. Log in to your site using SSH.
  5. Type the following command:
    cd ~/public_html/content/themes
  6. Type the following command, replacing with the name of the file you uploaded in step 3:

  7. Restart Ghost. For step-by-step instructions about how to restart Ghost, please see this article.
  8. After Ghost restarts, log in to Ghost as the administrator.
  9. On the top menu bar, click Settings.
  10. Under General, scroll to the bottom of the page.
  11. In the Theme list box, the new theme should appear. Select the theme, and then click Save.
  12. Visit your site's home page. It should load using the new theme.