IDE for theme generation?


#1

Hi,
I have an old theme that I’d like to change a few things on; pages for tags, css, a few bugs that have cropped up since v1.x of Ghost.

What software is good for making and amending themes? What do you use/recommend for an intermediate user?

Thx.


#2

Personally, I use a big IDE for developing Ghost, but when I want to edit a theme, I use brackets:


#3

Thanks. I have brackets and have used it in the past, but not for hbs files.
Is there documentation on how to preview hbs files, or an extension that you recommend?


#4

There’s also this:
https://www.sublimetext.com/3 with a handlebars option here: https://github.com/nrw/sublime-text-handlebars
(if you’re a MacOS user).

There are also other options (i.e. Atom - https://atom.io/packages/Handlebars):
https://dzone.com/articles/the-5-most-popular-code-editors-for-2018


#5

OK. So handlebars extensions for highlighting will be useful but how do I preview hbs files? Is it a matter of precompiling, if so how?

And yes, I’m using MacOS.


#6

When you say, “preview hbs files,” do you mean preview the changes you’re making to the theme in the browser? Or something else? You can always setup a local install of Ghost to preview your theme changes before uploading to your production site.


#7

Perfect! Thanks.