Ghost Newsletter ‘#4’ — Upcoming Ghost 4.0 Features, Welcome Pages, Membership Analytics

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Ahmad Ajmi

This is issue number #4 of Ghost Newsletter.

In this issue, I’m sharing some exciting news about upcoming Ghost 4.0 new features, creating custom welcome pages on members signup, membership analytics, membership cancelation feedback, and 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.

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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.

Creating Ghost Custom Welcome Pages on Members Signup

I tried this. It seems it only works when people sign up using Ghost Portal and have no effect when 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.

Ghost CMS Email and Members analytics

You can see the member stats from every member page, such as how many emails he received, the open rate, and the member activity.

Ghost CMS Members Analytics

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.

Ghost CMS Disable Email and Members Analytics

Learn more at Email and Members Analytics and Email newsletter stats


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.

Ghost Portal Cancelation Reason
Ghost Portal Cancelation Reason — Image Source

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:


Creators Using Ghost Membership Are Making $2.2m+ ARR

John shared an exciting number about creating revenue income using the Ghost membership.


Running Ghost Blog With Nginx Reverse Proxy and Let’s Encrypt

Kenneth shares his experience 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.

Learn more at Ubud and check out the showcase for inspiring websites using Ubud.

Ubud Ghost CMS Theme Homepage Styles

That’s it for today, and I hope you find it helpful. Feel free to share your findings and any helpful resource.

Stay safe!

Ahmad


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