The post settings menu within the editor allows you to fully optimize your content. This is where you can add tags and authors, feature a post, add meta data, or test your email newsletters!

Here are all of the available options in the post settings menu to get your content ready to publish everywhere!

Feature images can be added within the post, above the heading.

Click Add feature image to select your file, or to browse a library of free-to-use images using the Unsplash integration, click the Unsplash icon.

Customise the Post URL

Ghost will use the title of your post to generate a Post URL. To change the Post URL, click inside the Post URL field in the post settings menu and type the new URL. Blank spaces will automatically convert to “-” in the URL field.

Change the publish date

To set the publish date of a post, click inside the date field within the post settings menu, and use the calendar to select a date. Publish dates can be future dated or back dated.

To set the time of a published (or scheduled) post, click inside the time field, and enter a time in 24hr 00:00 format. Your publication timezone settings are used.

Add a tag

To add tags to your post, click inside the tag field and begin typing your tag. If a tag already exists, it will populate the drop-down, or you can add new tags. Tags can also be customised with their own meta data and styling from the Tags page.

Add a custom excerpt

Optionally include a custom excerpt with a post to be used by your site's theme, to show a snippet of content at the top of your post, and on your content index page.

Set multiple authors

By default, Ghost assigns post authorship to the logged in user creating the post. To change the author, use the author field in the post settings menu. Multiple authors can also be assigned!

Optimize with custom meta data

Meta data and social sharing card details can be customized by clicking on the Meta Data, Twitter Card, or Facebook Card options. This allows you to customize the title and description of your post for search engines and social media.

If you leave this blank, your meta data will be automatically populated with content from your post, and the feature image.

Add custom canonical URLs

Ghost automatically generates canonical links to specify the page or post as the preferred URL. If you need to override this automatic feature and set your own canonical link, you can enter the preferred URL in the Canonical URL field, below your custom meta data:

Common use cases for this include posting guest content on your site, working with multiple versions of the same content, or generating reading lists with links to external content.

Email newsletter

When using the Members feature, it's possible to deliver published posts directly to your member's inboxes in a couple of clicks.

In the post settings menu, you can send a test email to yourself to review it before hitting send.

Or you can preview how the email looks directly in the browser!

Inject custom code

To include custom scripts or styles in your post, use Code Injection. Custom code can be added to the header or footer of the post.

This feature is useful when adding additional tracking scripts to a post or making custom CSS changes that only apply to a single post.

Set a custom template

To use a custom post or page template with your content that is defined by your theme, select the custom template from the Template drop-down.

Developers can refer to our tutorial about creating custom templates in the Ghost theme layer

Set a featured post  

Some themes use the featured post option to allow you to add special styling to certain posts, such as feature it in a specific area of your site, or always show it at the top of a list of posts.