This is issue number #4 of Ghost Newsletter.
In this issue, I’m sharing some exciting news about upcoming Ghost 4.0 new features, create custom welcome pages on members signup, membership analytics, membership cancelation feedback, and some other resources.
Upcoming Ghost 4.0 Features
Let’s start with some exciting updates and features that are coming to Ghost 4.0.
- Theme preview mode
- Native lazy loading to content images
- Ability to make image cards links
- Added width & height attributes to image card HTML code
- YAML file support for redirects
- ; and of course, the official release of the Portal
No release date yet.
Creating Custom Welcome Pages on Members Signup
When people signup for the first time, you can redirect them to custom welcome pages when they click the signup confirmation link in their email. Without setting this up, the confirmation link will direct people to the website homepage.
I tried this. It seems it only works when people sign up using Ghost Portal and have no effect when the signup happens using the theme signup forms.
Learn more at Redirect new members on signup ↗
Email and Members Analytics
You can see how many people received your email newsletter and the open rate from the Ghost admin posts page.
You can see the member stats from every member page, such as how many emails he received, the open rate, and the member activity.
This feature is enabled by default. You can disable it from Ghost admin by toggling the option from Settings > Labs > Members > Enable newsletter open-rate analytics.
Get Feedback From Members When They Cancel Their Membership
Whenever a member decides to cancel their membership, he can leave you a feedback comment. A cancelation reason field will appear in the Portal interface, and you can later view the comment from the member page in your Ghost admin.
Learn more at Cancellation feedback ↗.
Launching a Referral Program With Ghost
With the new FirstPromoter ↗ Ghost Integration, you can now launch a referral program for your membership newsletter.
Learn more at:
- Launch your own referral program ↗
- FirstPromoter + Ghost Integration ↗
- Should you launch a newsletter referral program? ↗
Creators Using Ghost Membership Are Making $2.2m+ ARR
John shared an exciting number about creating revenue income using the Ghost membership.
Creators using @Ghost memberships already earning $2.2M+ ARR, just from our beta / preview release.— John O'Nolan 🏴☠️ (@JohnONolan) February 3, 2021
By the time we do full release in 4.0 (soon!) it's likely revenue made with Ghost will surpass our own.
Creator economy just getting started.
Owning your stack will be key.
Running Ghost Blog With Nginx Reverse Proxy and Let’s Encrypt
Kenneth shares his experience about hosting his Ghost website using NGINX Reverse Proxy, MySQL and Let’s Encrypt.
Read more about this at Running ghost blog with nginx reverse proxy and let’s encrypt ↗.
Ubud Theme Is Released
I recently released my new Ubud theme for Ghost. Ubud is a first-class newsletter theme and comes with many exciting features like six homepage styles, changing color schemes. Many people are already using Ubud, and I’m so proud the theme helped them create a lovely and functional Ghost website. I’m impressed by how the people used the theme, customize it with their colors, and how beautiful their websites are.
That’s it for today, and I hope you find it useful. Feel free to share your findings and any helpful resource.