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  1. Add What's New to Upgrade Alert

    Upgrade alerts do not provide a rationalisation for upgrading (other than an incrementing number -- yay?). Adding a "What's New" dropdown expandable list (like iOS App store Updates tab) would incentivize upgrading and answer, "Why should I upgrade?".

    This could be automatically generated from your commit log. Could diff between currently installed version and latest for a complete list.

    Would expect a significant jump in folks using the latest version (likely affecting Ghost adoption depending on how significant upgrades are), which I believe would be good for the Ghost ecosystem. Every blog is an advert for Ghost and display of…

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    • Add Custom field for a post

      Add the possibility to add custom field in post settings.
      Example:
      Add a custom field "Codepen url"
      Then, if you give an url, the post will render it and you can adapt your template styling and design.

      159 votes
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      • Theme settings JSON file (like Shopify's settings_schema.json)

        To read more about settings_schema.json -> https://docs.shopify.com/themes/theme-development/storefront-editor/settings-schema

        I think this idea would fit perfectly with Ghost, and would help keep the theme settings UI consistent with the rest of the backend. It could also be extended to App's when they are officially supported.

        227 votes
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        • Real Custom Homepages

          Ghost currently has the ability to create a custom home.hbs, but the page is treated like the first page of the blog. So if you have 10 posts per page, the first 10 would be available on the home page and then page two would be starting with 11. Ghost defends this choice by saying that Ghost is purely a blogging platform, but that isn’t wholly true since they support custom pages.

          My want would be to use the upcoming query helper to display the first three posts on the homepage and then a link to view the blog in…

          316 votes
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          • Article templates

            It would be nice to be able to choose from a template when writing a new post, and allow to edit these templates.

            173 votes
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            • Editor Night Mode

              Enable night mode in the editor to reduce eye strain.

              Change text to white and background to black or some dark shades of grey.

              194 votes
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              • Two Factor Authentication (2FA)

                Security these days is always a challenge and being able to provide an additional layer of security is always good. That being said, using a TOTP (Time-based One Time Password) with a free app like Google Authenticator (the same used by Github) can provide this additional layer of security to users who want it.

                158 votes
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                • Official Mobile App

                  This is obviously more of a moonshot than a core request.

                  I think it would be great if there was an official Ghost App that allowed for connecting to Ghost(Pro) or self hosted Ghost blogs.

                  The emphasis here is that it needs to be an official Ghost App and not third party. This is to ensure trust.

                  Day mode and night more in the editor would be valuable.

                  It should support offline mode. Capturing of posts offline and then syncing them up to the blog when a connection is available.

                  Platforms to support, iOS, Android, Windows Phone.

                  I don't see…

                  420 votes
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                  • Facebook Instant Articles

                    Instant Articles are a fast and interactive experience for reading articles in News Feed. Powered by the same technology that loads photos and videos quickly in our mobile apps, Instant Articles display as much as ten times faster than standard mobile web articles and feature tilt-to-pan photos, auto-play video, interactive maps, and embedded audio captions that let you explore stories in beautiful new ways.

                    More info about this on: https://instantarticles.fb.com

                    199 votes
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                    • Custom excerpt for articles

                      At the moment Ghost just truncates the article's text in excerpts (e.g. on http://blog.ghost.org/). I would like to set a custom string that will be used as an excerpt.

                      101 votes
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                      • Apple News Format (JSON-based, not the deprecated RSS version)

                        Apple has been rapidly developing Apple News, and has shifted from consuming RSS to prioritising its own JSON variant for Apple News:

                        https://developer.apple.com/library/ios/documentation/General/Conceptual/Apple_News_Format_Ref/AppleNewsFormat.html#//apple_ref/doc/uid/TP40015408-CH79-SW1

                        It would be great to see native Ghost support for this in the future.

                        17 votes
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                        • Ability to disable user accounts

                          Add a feature in the admin area to allow administrators and owners to disable an inactive user account. Presently you would have to log in to the database and delete a user entry.

                          The admin only enables the deletion of an account at the moment but the downside to that is that is also recursively deletes all previously published posts by that author

                          18 votes
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                          • 'Like' or 'Recommend' Post

                            Ideally this would work like Medium, with Facebook or Twitter authentication.

                            16 votes
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                            • Let the users decide between a Markdown and a WYSIWYG editor

                              The UX of a WYSIWYG editor is not bad at all. It has worked well for many years and not all users have interest nor attention to detail for Markdown. Let the user choose, don't impose it.

                              51 votes
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                              • Enhanced Author Profiles

                                1. Full BIO.

                                The idea is to add a large bio field to the author section in admin, that supports markdown. Essentially a full page of content and perhaps even include additional images like a normal static page. If it's left empty in admin, don't output it on the client side.

                                2. Author social icons.

                                Add fields to the user profile screen for as many social networks as possible.

                                People can then fill in the links to their profiles on each of the networks.

                                If a link is filled in, then add an anchor to the author page using the…

                                145 votes
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                                • Single Sign-in via OAuth2

                                  This helps with companies and enterprises that use federated security models and want author and admin accounts to be handled via a single sign in solution.

                                  19 votes
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