Email Template Customization

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.


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

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@egg 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


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.


+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




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 !

Is it available now?

I do not think so

Consider the fact that I’m completely new with using Ghost and that you seem to know what you’re talking about, may I ask you this;

Can we copy these files to the theme and that way, prevent core override on update / upgrade or is editing core files the only option? For example; WordPress does child themes for this reason.


I am sure there’s an option. Seems to be a solution in this thread, but it seems to require core file editing… not sure though…

Yes and if you pay for Ghost Pro, you are locked and cannot modify Ghost file to translate newsletters and sent email :joy: