Welcome to our second issue of the Build with Ghost newsletter! It’s for creators of all levels who are interested in making Ghost their own. We’ll keep you up to date with changes in Ghost, offer tips and tricks for building with Ghost, and highlight exciting Ghost sites in the tech space. If you missed our inaugural issue, catch up here.
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We just published a new tutorial that’s essential for doing more with your Ghost theme. It shows you how to use Ghost’s
log helper to gain a backstage pass to your theme and its data. With the
log helper, you can know which data is available no matter where you are in the theme, and, importantly, it can help you figure out why data isn’t rendering as expected.
The tutorial follows Jamie as they add some features to their site, Cats in Art. This (fictional) site provides commentary on artworks that contain cats and proves that before there were cat pictures on the internet, there were cat paintings on canvas, and before that, cat drawings on caves. Images of cats are universal 🐈
In the tutorial, you’ll learn everything you need to know about using the
log helper, from setting up your developer environment to advanced use cases. The
log helper will not only speed up your debugging process but also spark your creativity by revealing new possibilities for theme development. It’s a tool worth learning.
Bonus: We’re currently working on putting out a video to accompany the tutorial. Subscribe to our YouTube channel so you don’t miss it!
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