I’d love to use Ghost for a paid publication but I’m struggling to find a theme that fits my needs.
Given that memberships are now advertised on the frontpage and Rediverge is used as the flagship example I thought it would be easy to create something similar.
Unfortunately, the default membership theme (Lyra) is not even remotely similar and is missing many things that I think are essential.
- there is no “signup box” on the front page that explains what the site is all about and contains calls to action like “learn more” or “subscribe”. (Of course, this page should only be shown to users who haven’t signed up yet, as it’s done on Rediverge).
- the subscribe page does not show any pricing information. Instead, there’s just a form that prompts users to enter their email address. This means, users have to enter their email address, wait for the email, open it, before 1.) they’re able to see that you need to pay to properly sign up (I deactivated free signups and only want to allow stripe-verified paid signups like John does at Rediverge) and 2.) see how much it costs to subscribe. This does not seem very optimized for paid publications and I’m wondering if I’m overlooking something obvious.
Long story short: is there any “easy” way to create a publication like Rediverge? I’d be happy to pay for a premium theme but so far I was not able to find one that has the features described above.
I only found one similar theme that, however, is quite buggy and does not seem well-maintained. Moreover, it’s not solving the second problem mentioned above.