Heron - Magazine Ghost Blog Theme

Heron is a Premium Magazine and Blog Ghost Theme. It is ideal for a membership and newsletter site and great if you wan to build a Substack alternative. It comes packed with elegant and clean design that will make your readers come back for more. With well designed theme options you can easily change the settings to match your style. It comes with different home pages, layout variations and custom pages.

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Ghost 4.X.X
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22 Feb 2022

Heron is a responsive premium magazine and blog Ghost theme. It comes packed with features including Membership and newsletter subscription integration. With several layout combinationis and modern design it will help you build a powerful community or magazine website.

Heron is a simple but powerful Ghost Blog Magazine Theme. You can create a great news or magazine website with our Ghost template. This theme is perfect for blogging and excellent for news portals, subscription newspapers, magazines or publishing site. It supports various embeds from third-party services like videos from YouTube. In addition, it is mobile-ready and GDPR compliant.

Site-wide set of options

Home page set of options

Heron theme comes with powerful set of home-page options. You can switch between three post listing layouts. Turn off featured area slider and add subscription box - the choice is yours.

Convert your visitors to paid subscribers

You will find our how much is easy to convert your users to paid subscribers.

Single post set of options

Ghost Features

  • Several post listing layouts
  • Translation ready
  • Accent color
  • Members & subscriptions
  • Responsive images
  • Publication title and description
  • Featured subscribe form
  • Publication logo
  • Publication cover image
  • Post, page, tag and author page
  • Author avatar, bio, location, website and social accounts
  • Tag cover and description
  • Multiple authors
  • Koenig editor
  • Markdown card
  • Bookmark card
  • Gallery card
  • NFT card
  • Toggle card
  • Image card with normal, wide and full width
  • Reading time displayed in meta
  • Secondary navigation displayed in footer
  • Social accounts - widget
  • Authors - widget
  • Featured posts - widget
  • Categories - widget

Additional theme features

  • The theme comes with several home pages variants
  • Default home page
  • Home 1
  • Home 2
  • Home 3
  • Home 4
  • The theme comes with three different post listing layouts:
  • Layout A
  • Layout B
  • Layout C
  • The theme comes with several posts layouts
  • Sidebar ON / OFF option
  • Easy to setup search feature
  • Dark / Light Mode
  • A featured section at the end of the posts with a subscription form
  • Related posts on posts
  • Comments with Disqus
  • "Dots" navigation for many items
  • Related posts in post view
  • Share posts on Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, Pinterest and via email
  • Responsive video
  • Responsive tables
  • Three columns in the footer
  • Back to top link at footer button

Ready to enrol?

You will have access to the themes for lifetime. Subscriptions automatically renew so that you will continue to receive updates and support after one year.

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Benefits included

Few more reasons why our users love Iris Themes.

24/7 Support

A sudden issue on your page or question about a new update? Feel free to reach out via the contact page.

Ghost 5.X.X and 4.X.X suport

We make sure that the theme supports all the latest Ghost CMS version features and functionality.

Free updates

Improvements of the themes come at zero cost and zero stress.

Membership support

Our themes come with Ghost Membership and Subscription features so you can monetize your audience.

Translation ready

All of our themes are translation ready with included translation files.

Best value

If you choose Annual subscription or Lifetime Access, you will be saving a lot of money.


If you don't see an answer to your question, you can send us an email from our contact form.

Default purchase is 6-month of support for all the themes, and you can extend it to one year during the purchase process.

Support covers all the questions you may have regarding the setup of the theme, feature configuration or bugs. Support does NOT cover Ghost installation, theme customization or fixes caused by some modifications of the themes.

Our response time does not take longer than 1 business day. It all depends on time zone - in most cases, you will get a response in a matter of hours, sometimes even minutes.

Yes. Each of our theme comes with detailed documentation that is always available.

Currently, we don’t have any plans to abandon any of our existing themes. Our goal is to maintain the old themes and to constantly add new ones.

Theme customization services are not included in support scope but you can always reach out to us with your request and we will if we can help you.

With the Regular license you can use the theme for only one domain (website). If you want to use the theme for multiple websites, our recommendation is that you either purchase the Regular license for each end product or purchase the Extended license.

Aldough there is no fixed amount of time, date or number for updates, we like to keep all themes compatible with the latest Ghost versions and we like to keep all the themes bug free.

Yes, all of our themes can be used with Ghost Pro. The "Starter" plan does not include custom themes, so you need at least the "Creator" plan.

There are different options to get it, you can have a Yearly Access and a Lifetime Access.

All the themes have a 15-day money back guarantee, no questions asked. Our goal is to let you enjoy the comfort of knowing that you won't loose your money if the theme doesen't suit your needs.

All of our themes are compatible with all of today's modern browsers — Chrome, Firefox, Opera, Safari, Edge and others.

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