Substation is a Ghost theme for newsletter creators, built to feature Ghost's built-in member and email newsletter features. These allow you to send out new content to subscribers every time you publish, along with premium content features and subscriber log-ins.

Most Ghost themes are great for blogging, but Substation puts your newsletter first.

The homepage displays a simple subscription box, with posts listed in an archive page.

Member features are fully supported, so you can lock content from non-members and put your content behind a membership paywall.


  • the homepage is a simple subscription box and introduction
  • the full archive of posts is shown at /archive/
  • supports free and paid memberships
  • customisable post list: easily show or hide excerpts, authors and tags
  • automatic dark mode
  • built-in optional commenting with Cove
  • easy-to-edit HTML-based theme files

lock and unlock icons reflect current user's access