How to preview themes?


Hi Ghost Community,

Is there an easy way I can preview new themes?

If my blog was not hosted by, I can easily make changes to css and js files and preview them instantly using my local environment.

Is there a simple way I can replicate that using this hosted service?




You can install Ghost locally to test themes, a local install is also the recommended way to make modifications to your theme or develop new themes.


Thanks Kevin. Is there a way I can hook it up to my production data?


Sure, you can download an export from the Labs section of the admin in your production site, then import that in your local site. Only issue there is that images are not exported but seeing as you’re on Ghost(Pro) you can e-mail to get a zip of all of your images.


Brilliant. Thanks for the swifty response.