Post Settings Overview

The Post Settings Menu

The post settings menu is made up of the following parts:

Accessing the Post Settings Menu

The post settings menu is accessible from within the Ghost editor. You can access the post settings menu by clicking on the “gear” icon at the top right of the Ghost editor, next to Publish.

 

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Post Images

To upload a post image, click on the image upload box. This will prompt you to select an image from your computer to upload with your post.

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Changing the post URL

To edit or change the post URL, use the post URL field.

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Note: You do not need to include hyphens to separate words in the URL, Ghost will add them automatically as needed.

Previewing the post

To view your content in context with the publication theme, click on the “Preview” link above the “Post URL” field.

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Changing the post publish date

To change the publish date of a post, select the a date field and use the calendar that populates.

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Changing the post author

Select a post author using the author dropdown menu.

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Add Post Tags

Add tags to a post using the tag field. Separate multiple tags by using commas or by hitting "Enter."

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Excerpt

Set a custom excerpt to be displayed with the post using the excerpt field. This text will be displayed across the blog when {{excerpt}} is used in the publication theme.

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Add Meta Data

To add custom Meta Data to your post, click Meta Data from the post settings menu.

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This will reveal a meta data tab that contains a section for a custom "meta title" and a "meta description" for search engine results. For convenience, Ghost also provides a search engine result preview of your title and description, as well as suggested character limits.

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To close the meta data tab, and return to the post settings menu, click on the “<” in the top right corner.

Twitter Cards

To customise the structured data for Twitter, click Twitter Card from the post settings menu.

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This will reveal Twitter Card data that can be edited to include a custom image, title and description for the post. This information will be displayed when the post is shared on Twitter.

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To close the Twitter Card tab, and return to the post settings menu, click on the “<” in the top right corner.

Facebook Cards

To customise the open graph for Facebook, click on Facebook Card from the post settings menu.

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This will reveal Facebook open graph data that can be edited to include a custom image, title and description. This information will be displayed when the post is shared on Facebook.

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To close the Facebook Card tab, and return to the post settings menu, click on the “<” in the top right corner.

Code Injection

To inject custom scripts within your post, click Code Injection from the post settings menu.

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This will reveal fields to add styles/scripts to the header and footer of the post.

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To close the Code Injection tab, and return to the post settings menu, click on the “<” in the top right corner.

Set post as a static page

To mark a post as a static page, click on the checkbox next to “Turn this post into a static page” – the checkbox will turn green when selected.

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For more information on pages, read our full guide on how to publish static pages for more specific information.

Set post as featured

To mark a post as featured, click on the checkbox next to “Feature this post” – the checkbox will turn green when selected. Setting a post as featured will add a class of feature to the blog post, so that you can style it differently within the CSS of your theme.

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How do I save my post settings?

Changes made within the post settings menu will be saved automatically as soon as you click away from the post settings menu, however you will need to update the post, save the draft, or publish your post for the changes to take place.