Email Template Customization

Congratulations on the work you are doing with Ghost.

I didn’t find anything in the documentation about email customization.
Is there a way to personalize the email that comes after the login / registration / payment process?

Currently the same email and the same text always arrive.


Not yet! It’s something we’re thinking about though - feel free to add to the ideas topic - this gives us an idea of what features are most important to you :hugs:

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Hi, sorry for the slow reply.
I don’t look for anything too complicated I think
I would like the possibility of being able to change the text of the email and therefore also to translate it in the case of registration, login and payment.
I believe that you are already considering this possibility :slight_smile:

Hi all !

First, I’d like to thank the Ghost team for the amazing work !
A part from editing an email template, is it possible to translate it ? My subscribers are not english native speaker (nor I am) so translating emails would be convenient :slight_smile:

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I am looking for any live site that is employing a custom mail template for proof of concept so that I can be confident in developing my own unique changes to said template- the specification of which requires self-hosting capabilities but may undo the damage of a standard template toward a customization standard. Before I do this I would like to see one active site employing a custom mail template.

Yes please! The current email being sent automatically is not on brand for us and we’d like to be able to change and customize the copy at least.

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I d like to translate that form into another language. Will that be ever possible?

@fabien is there already an idea thread going for this feature? I’d like to add my support

My site is a personal site, so the site title is my name. My newsletter has its own brand. The current copy, “Subscribe to Andrew Askins” and “The team at Andrew Askins” makes no sense.

Being able to turn off the emails would be fine, I’m using a 3rd party email provider, but trying to avoid having to circumvent the Members feature all together which seems like my only option at the moment

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I don’t think there is a current idea thread for this, no.

This is something that’s been fed back to the team, and most likely will be worked on, but there’s no timeline for that atm!

can’t we translate the default html file at least, wherever it’s located? my members don’t speak English and it’s not a good option to send them the confirmation email in English :upside_down_face:

High everybody,
I created a new idea here, so please vote as well to support Ghost teams prioritization:

Best regards :slight_smile:

Hi, I was wondering if new post email can send only a short summary/exerpt of the post as the newsletter and have the subscriber click to the site to read the entire post. Right now it sends the entire post to the members. I thought the Excerpt field in the post settings was for that purpose so tried and tested it but it didn’t do it. I just want to make sure that my finding is correct.

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+1 on this.
I am currently trying out Ghost Pro. I love Ghost, but this is the only problem that keeps me from fully deciding on paying for Ghost as the target audience does not understand emails sent in English.

This is relatively simple feature update to convince wider range of people to use Ghost.


+1 … our readers mostly don’t know English …

Hey guys,

you can edit the 3 templates for the transactional emails called:

Note: Those are core files and will be overwritten on ghost updates (so make backups)

Restart ghost after editing the files


Hi everybody!

You can edit invitation letter template in “invite-user.html” path:

there are also:

Restart ghost after editing.

I am on 3.25.0 version and the template to edit for newsletters is


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You can’t customize the email theme? That is crazy.

The whole reason I’m using Ghost vs something like is that I assumed an open-source project would allow customization.

I’m working on a project the definitely needs a custom newsletter theme.

I was assuming an open-source project with custom handlebar templates, styles etc… would allow custom email template.

I am super disappointed to hear this. Now I have to start over and use another platform.

Yeah at least translation for sure

Members feature is in beta !