Post Settings Overview

The Post Settings Menu

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

  • Post Image: the post image
  • Post URL: the post ‘slug’
  • Preview: the post preview
  • Publish Date: date the post was published
  • Tags: the post tags
  • Author: user who authored the post
  • Meta Data: extra content for SEO and social media
  • Static Page Checkbox: option to set a post as a static page
  • Feature Post Checkbox: set post as feature post

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 bottom right of the Ghost editor, next to the post post action button.

Post Image

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.

Optionally, if you’d like to include a post image from a link, you can click on the chain link icon, in the lower left corner of the image upload box to reveal a URL field. Type in the URL path to the image and click “Save.”

Changing the post URL

To change the post URL, simply remove the current URL from within the Post URL field, and begin typing the URL you’d like to use.

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 your theme, click on the “Preview” link above the “Post URL” field.

Changing the post publish date

To change the publish date of a blog post, click on the current date contained within the post settings menu. You can type in a new date, so long as it follows a DD/MM/YYYY format. If you do not specify a post time (using 24 hour formatting), Ghost will automatically set the post time as 12AM.

Changing the post author

If you have multiple users associated with your blog, you can change the author of individual posts through the post settings menu. To change authors, click on the author dropdown and select a new author from the dropdown list that appears.

Add Post Tags

To add tags to your post, click on the tag field and begin typing your tags. Separate multiple tags using commas.

Add Meta Data

To add meta data to your post, click on the Meta Data button.

This will reveal a meta data tab that contains a section for a custom Meta Title and a Meta Description for SEO and social media purposes. For convenience, Ghost also provides a search engine result preview of your title and description, as well as suggested character limits.

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

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.

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.

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.