We are going to have a look at some premium Ghost themes, because they come with more features and better functionality than most of the free ones. Furthermore, Ghost themes aren’t as expensive as WordPress themes (yet not so functional), so they are more accessible and may well be worth it. Some of these themes may be exactly what you need for enhancing your blogging experience with Ghost.
Dragonfly is a great Ghost theme which offers lots of masonry layout options that can be used for portoflios, blogs, and even agency websites. It comes with lots of integrations (such as Ajax search filters and MailChimp), responsive layout and 12 color schemes.
This Ghost theme highlights the main purpose of Ghost – blogging. Rain is a great theme for writers, creating a perfect writing and reading environment. It also comes with a unique feature among these themes: a nice live rain effect over your background photos. Furthermore, you can add music so your readers can listen to whatever you want them to when reading your content.
As its name says, this Ghost theme was made for writing. It features a clean, airy and bold design, built mobile first and it has YouTube and Vimeo support.
Flaty is a simple and flat Ghost theme with lots of customizations and features. Firstly, it features various layout options (right, left or no sidebar, 1,2 or 3 column layout and so on). Moreover, it has a built-in Ajax MailChimp form, social shring buttons, Google Fonts and FontAwesome icons (370 icons)
Phantom is a Ghost theme that focuses on writing and readability. Its main features are parallax cover images (comes with 5 cover images included in the download files – that’s a great thing). It features a clean and flat design with a great responsive layout.
Besides being optimised for blogging and readibility, Plattan comes with 6 color schemes, featured images, featured posts, 3 new custom post types (tweet, link and quote), integrated Disqs comments and a great responsive layout.
Stretch is a retina-ready Ghost theme, with great, responsive layout, fullscreen cover, featured image and featured video support, social sharing icons and Disqs comment system integrated. It also comes with a very detailed documentation.
Moustachey is a clean and neat Ghost theme with, as te author says, “extra gusto”. Its simplicity and focus on typography and readability make it a perfect theme for blogging on a simple platform Ghost is.
Chroma features a very clean and flat design, with a fully-responsive layout and a very fresh feel. It has easily-customizable Google Analytics placeholders, integrated Disqs comment system, Google Fonts and FontAwesome icons.
This Ghost theme is great because of its awesome responsive fullscreen layout. It displays 2 posts per page with bold, attractive headlines, along with their featured images. The theme comes with a detailed documentation and it is Ghost 0.4.X-ready.