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  1. Categories / subpages / hierarchy / silo structure

    This would allow to better structure a blog.

    How are categories different than tags?

    - Tags are flat, categories are nested.

    - One post can have unlimited tags, but only one category (which can have one parent category etc)

    - Categories are visible in post url. For example:

    title: Apple pie
    categories: [Cooking, Pies]

    would serve the post at /cooking/pies/apple-pie/

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    • Subpages

      The ability to create pages is great, but it'd be good if we were able to create subpages under already established pages.

      ie; blog.example.com/some-standard-page/ AND blog.example.com/some-standard-page/subpage

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      • Scheduled Automatic Backup

        It would be a nice feature to schedule a monthly/weekly/daily backup of the site in a remote location; ideally a cloud storage provider like Dropbox, Google Drive, microsoft onedrive.
        If this is not possible, it could also be an idea to remind the logged in users to back up their blog if it hasn't been exported recently.

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        • Markdown spoilers

          It is good idea to support markdown spoilers syntax (visible-after-click-text).

          There are many situations, when you should add some large technical characteristics text/list, or, support text, which not contain critical or key information for regular visitor and takes a lot of space. But it should be able for some users.

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          • upload themes

            You should be able to upload themes, so that you don't have to use FTP or SSH to use them

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            • Drag & drop images into editor

              Drop&drop of the image will automatically insert
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              • Update post tags

                I would like to be able to update multiple posts at the same time. The example would be if I wanted add a new tag to 20 existing post entries.

                At the moment I need to edit each individual post and add the tag which is very time consuming (and actually means I don't bother).

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                • GitHub Flavoured Markdown support

                  You know, checkboxes and tables.

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                  • Choose where to upload images/media

                    Some bloggers (like me), don't run Ghost in a very big VPS
                    So if our blogs get uploaded more and more images, the disk space can be full.
                    I think they can be uploaded to otherwhere like FTP/SFTP/Dropbox..etc

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                      planned  ·  2 comments  ·  Admin →
                    • Paste to upload image

                      This is just something that I think would add to the intuitiveness of the platform. Wherever you have an image placeholder, you should be able to paste the image in. When you do so it should create a file in the content directory the same way uploading it would.

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                      • Child theme support

                        Would like to be able to customize a theme but also to keep the original folder so i can update it. I usually buy themes and modify them to my needs. When the seller makes changes it will be easy to overwrite and update the original theme folder, but also keep my changes.

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                        • Minify Html

                          The HTML that is outputted by ghost contains whitespace. On a bunch of random pages I sampled on my own blog, HTML minification would reduce the size of the document from around 6-10%

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                          • Posts should be able to be organized into folders in admin panel

                            It would be better that posts can be organized into folders in admin panel.

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                            • Pin top article

                              There are some important or wonderful articles we can put on the first page, so readers can see it on the first sight when they come to our blog.

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                              • Add 'review' post status

                                A post can be in one of two states: draft or published. I'd like to propose adding an additional review state. I have two rough use cases below:

                                As a writer I'd like to mark a post as being ready for review by an editor so that the editor is aware the post has been finished.
                                As an editor, I'd like to see a list of posts that are ready for review so I can easily find posts that need to be reviewed.

                                Even in situations where the editor and writer are the same person, this still helps organise posts…

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                                  planned  ·  2 comments  ·  Admin →
                                • Allow blog deployment to a CDN or plain HTTP server (no backend)

                                  Allow browsing a ghost blog without a backend, so we could deploy Ghost blogs to CDNs.

                                  Less moving parts, the better. Also it would allow for greater availability and scalability with less effort from the users.

                                  In theory, the backend should only be needed for the admin interface, am I right?

                                  Admin interface could have a button "Deploy this version to CDN" which would generate the static version and transfer it, or "Download static version" that would just download an archive of the current version in a static format and the ghost user would need to take care of transferring…

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                                  • Syntax Highlighting in Markdown Preview

                                    When you have prism.js added to your theme, you only get syntax highlighting from within the post page and not from the Markdown preview in the editor. It would be ideal if the preview would support syntax highlighting such as when ```language-{LANG} is being added it automatically displays the corresponding color syntaxing.

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                                    • Contact Form

                                      TL;DR Please integrate a basic form solution ? (contact form) Your work is appreciated beyond belief and you are awesome.

                                      I like Ghost.
                                      It's clean, it's minimal, it's fast, and for now, it's much more secure and maintainable than any WordPress website could ever be.

                                      I deal with hacked Wordpress websites at my job on a daily basis. It's no fun, but the client's just don't update their plugins...

                                      So I use Ghost, and encourage anyone I deal with, to use Ghost. It's so much fun, and so easy to work with, I'm really glad you all took the time…

                                      8 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.

                                        8 votes
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                                        • Add "Expiration Date" for posts (mostly for expiring technical posts)

                                          The web is remembering more and more every day. It would be nice to be able to tell Ghost that a particular post will "expire" on a certain date in the future. On that data, it will no longer be publicly visible and will be invisible to search bots. This will help reduce the amount of outdated sample code on my blog.

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