Writing posts with Ghost ✍️

Discover familiar formatting options in a functional toolbar and the ability to add dynamic content seamlessly.

Writing posts with Ghost ✍️
Learn how to write posts using Ghost.

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Ghost has a powerful visual editor with standard formatting options and the ability to add dynamic content.

Select your text to add formatting, such as headers, or to create links. You can also use Markdown shortcuts to do the work for you—it's your thing.

Rich editing at your fingertips

The editor can also handle rich media objects called cards. You can organize and re-order cards using drag and drop.

You can insert a card either by clicking the  +  button or typing  /  on a new line to search for a particular card. This feature allows you to efficiently insert images, markdown, HTML, embeds, and more.

For example:

  • Insert a video from YouTube directly by pasting the URL
  • Create unique content like buttons or forms using the HTML card
  • Need to share some code? Embed code blocks directly.
<header class="site-header outer">
    <div class="inner">
        {{> "site-nav"}}
    </div>
</header>

It's also possible to share links from across the web visually using bookmark cards that automatically render information from the website's metadata. Paste any URL to try it out:

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Working with images in posts

You can add images to your posts in many ways:

  • Upload from your computer
  • Click and drag an image into the browser
  • Paste directly into the editor from your clipboard
  • Insert using a URL

Image sizes

Once inserted, you can blend images beautifully into your content at different sizes and add captions and alt tags wherever needed.

Image galleries

Tell visual stories using the gallery card to add up to 9 images that will display as a responsive image gallery:

Image optimisation

Ghost will automatically resize and optimize your images with lossless compression. Ghost will fully optimize your posts for the web without any extra effort on your part.

Next: Publishing Options

Once your post looks good, you can use the publishing options to ensure it gets distributed in the right places, with custom metadata, feature images, and more.