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  • Ghost 5.0
  • Ghost Custom Settings
  • Ghost Native Search
  • Ghost Native Comments
  • Dropdown Menu
  • Current Version 1.1.1 — 28 August 2023
  • Documentation · Changelog

Ubud Showcase

Simply engaging

Your Ghost website can be more than a blog filled with recent posts or a design with a news-style layout.

This Ubud design will make your homepage uniquely yours. Showcase your personal or website brand while keeping things light and minimalist.

Ubud’s simplicity helps you deliver your message clearly and effectively.

Ubud Ghost Theme Homepage

Welcome visitors with a photo on your homepage and connect with readers instantly.

One theme, six styles, your choice

Your homepage should be just the way you visualize it. Choose the template that best tells your story, and change it anytime your website needs an uplift.

Ubud Ghost Theme Homepage Styles

Click on the captions to preview your future homepage.

Paint your website a Hue of you

Colors play a huge part in the entire brand of your website.

From light, earthy tones to deeper, darker moods — Ubud has it all. Pick from nine readily available color schemes, or add your flavor.

I designed and engineered Ubud for your convenience. For example, copy and paste the CSS color codes to Ghost Code Injection to change your color scheme. It’s as easy as ABC.

Check out Ubud’s color schemes below.

Ubud documentation has nine accessible color schemes ready for you to copy and use.

About Dark Mode

With the ability to change the theme colors, your website will be available in one color. So, switching between light and dark mode is not available.

If you want a dark website, you can use a dark color scheme. Adding both features will add more unneeded complexity to the theme. To keep the theme simple, no plans for future support.

Accessible from any device

Ubud adjusts to phone, tablet, and desktop screens of any size.

Ubud Ghost Theme Responsive Layout on iPhone and iPad

Make your website available for all

Accessibility is essential, and I take this matter seriously. I designed Ubud with all individuals in mind.

The contrast in color schemes, the heading structure, and ARIA Attributes all meet inclusion and accessibility guidelines.

Ubud Ghost Theme Accessibility
Ubud’s test run results by the WAVE Web Accessibility Evaluation Tool. Approved!
Ubud Ghost Theme Accessibility Skip to content
An accessibility enhancement for site navigation with a keyboard. When using a keyboard to navigate the website, the Skip to content link will enable you to skip the navigation and go directly to the main content area. This is useful if people are only using the keyboard or using a screen-reader to navigate your website.

No feature image? no problem

Most websites without feature images tend to create visible layout issues. With Ubud, you don’t have to worry.

Write to your heart’s content and know that your blog will still look beautiful and clean, even without images.

Ubud Ghost Theme homepage
This is what the landing page content looks like without a feature image.
Ubud Ghost Theme Homepage Posts Without Images
Featured and recent posts look neat and organized sans image thumbnails.
Ubud Ghost Theme Blog Page Without Images
Keep your main ideas on the forefront of your text-based blog.
Ubud Ghost Theme article page
Your blog post will maintain sleek and reader-friendly, even with just text.

Whether you have a feature image or not, your website will look amazing with Ubud.

Organize your blog posts and archives

Blog page

Your most recent posts are displayed on the homepage, but the entire collection of your thoughts can be found on the Blog page.

Instantly expand the selection of blog posts with a “Load More” button at the bottom of the page.

Ubud Ghost Theme Blog Page
Preview Blog Page

Archive page

Collect all your website posts and tags on a single page. Browse through the months to view your previous posts or choose according to interest tags.

Ubud Ghost Theme Archive Page
Ubud Ghost Theme Archive Page Tags
Preview Archive Page

A design that converts

The call-to-action subscription forms will encourage your readers to join your newsletter.

Ubud Ghost Theme Subscribe Forms

Speaks your language

Translation support for ten different languages.

Arabic, German, Spanish, French, Portuguese, Italian, Finnish, Dutch, Hebrew, Turkish, and Danish.

Ubud Ghost Theme Translation

Deploy with GitHub

Integrated with the Deploy Ghost Theme GitHub Action for easy theme deployment.

Ubud — personal newsletter website ghost theme Ghost CMS Theme GitHub Actions

Features you’ll love in Ubud:

  • Ghost Native Search
  • Ghost Native Comments
  • Reading time
  • Responsive videos
  • Responsive tables
  • Syntax highlighting
  • Lazy-loading images for optimal performance
  • Social sharing icons (Twitter, Pinterest, Facebook, etc.)
  • Public, Members, and Paid labels on the posts list for easy scanning

Where does the name Ubud come from?

Ubud is a lovely town in Bali, Indonesia. I visited Ubud in 2019 for two weeks during my three-month backpacking trip around Southeast Asia, and it was one of the best places I saw on that trip.

Inspired by the calmness of Ubud and the great environment, I wished to translate the experience into this theme’s design.

Ubud Town Images

Someday, I hope you’ll visit Ubud and enjoy it as much as I did.

Ghost 5.0+

Create a beautiful and functional site quickly with this theme. It supports Ghost editor cards and delivers stunning design.

Membership support

Add membership and subscription to your website for ultimate monetization. The theme comes with Ghost Membership and Subscription features.

Responsive design

You’ll get a fully responsive site. The theme adjusts to any phone, tablet, or desktop screen size.

Free updates

I add new Ghost features to your theme as updates. These improvements come to you at no extra cost. Zero stress and worry about lagging behind others.

Free support

Whenever you have any questions or face sudden issues with your theme, please reach out on the contact page.

Translation ready

The theme supports German, Spanish, French, Portuguese, Italian, Finnish, Dutch, Turkish, and Danish.


Quick and easy theme configuration. You’ll receive detailed documentation allowing you to install your new theme without hassle.


I built the theme using the latest tools and technologies like ITCSS, Sass, NPM, Gulp, and Bower.

Easy to deploy

It is integrated with Deploy Ghost Theme GitHub Action to automatically build and deploy to your Ghost website.

Questions? Answers.

Have any questions? Contact Ahmad

What my customers say

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Leslie Camacho


If you happen to be looking for Ghost CMS themes, check out @aspirethemes I use one of their themes for Glimmering and love their work. Excellent design, code, and support.

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Iain Broome


My new website/newsletter is in @Ghost using the excellent Ubud theme from @aspirethemes. Had some very generous support from them too as I wanted to do a little tweaking. 🙌

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Dr Fox, Wizard


It’s been a genuine delight to use @aspirethemes as the starting point for my adventures with @Ghost – @ahmadajmi has done an incredible job of creating a flexible yet robust site replete with incredible documentation. Highly recommend 🧡

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Menka Sanghvi


Thanks for sharing my newsletter, Ahmad! I'm really enjoying the simplicity and beauty of using your theme with Ghost.

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Bruce Maples


I have used two different Aspire themes since I moved to Ghost. I have found the themes to be well designed, well built, and technically solid. They have features I have not found in other themes I have looked at. Even better, Ahmad Ajmi, the author of the themes, is both professional and responsive — a rare combination in the theme world. I recommend Aspire Themes and their author to anyone looking to either get started with Ghost, or take their Ghost site to the next level.

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Jason Shen


If you’re admiring the theme, it’s Ubud powered by @aspirethemes.

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Tom Bell


I can honestly say I've been hugely impressed with @Ghost and the themes from @aspirethemes are beautifully simple. Thank you!

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Elizabeth Butler


Thank you for making a great product! 😊 Ubud has been a great theme to work with. Your fantastic documentation makes things so easy to customize! ⚡ Highly recommend @aspirethemes for anyone building with @ghost.

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Marco Zehe


I just bought the whole theme bundle from Ahmad this morning. That includes that theme. I am currently redoing my German blog using the Nubia theme and love it.

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Isabelle Roughol


This is why I love the @Ghost community. I struggled to build a fadeout so a nice guy in the forum helped me. Then theme designer @ahmadajmi joined in. Next he releases it to all users with a (unnecessary but lovely) shoutout. This is what the Internet used to feel like.

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Caro Griffin


Aw, thanks! 🥰 Ubud is my favorite theme ever. It's so lovely and easy to customize.

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Bill Fox


Thank you for featuring my site! Your themes are superbly designed and a joy to work with. Thank you for your great work!

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Jonas Achouri


Excellent support from the team behind the Aspire themes, if you decide to give it a try @ahmadajmi 🌟

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