We're proud to announce a brand new theming engine and 3 new built-in themes.
Modern (shown above) is a simple new responsive theme with updated fonts and typography that will be the new default for new blogs you create on Posthaven. [Github]
Lanyon is a theme that we adapted for use on Posthaven from the open source Jekyll blog theme created by Mark Otto. [Github]
Ilun is a dark theme created by Posthaven cofounder Brett Gibson. [Github]
Of course the original classic Posthaven theme [Github] will remain for all blogs created thus far. We also created a minimal theme [Github] that is helpful for new theme creators who want something with as little CSS styling as possible.
How to use Themes now
On your dashboard, just click the new Themes tab in Site Settings:
If you scroll down, you'll see Available themes. Just click "Preview" to see a preview of what your blog would look like with that theme, or "Use" to switch to it now.
How to customize or write your own themes
All of our themes come standard with support for SCSS using rake. You can also upload any image, fonts, or other assets using our command line tool. The theme engine is built using the very battle-tested Liquid gem created by Shopify.
It's an advanced feature for folks who already know HTML and CSS and know their way around a text editor and command line.
Here's a quick preview of how easy it is to get going from the command line:
Ready to go? Read the docs to get started.
Thanks again for your ongoing support.