One of the things I like about Ghost is the default theme, Casper. While I wanted to keep it there were a few things I wanted to tweak, such as removing the full page header image on main index.
When I have previously used Ghost I have forked the theme on GitHub and then manually messed about getting any updates from the original code in.
This time I decided that I should try and make a proper job of it, this would mean;
- Fork the theme as before
- Add the original repo as a remote upstream
- Make my changes and commit away as normal
- Whenever there is an update to “official” version of Casper, fetch the upstream and rebase.
The initial part was easy enough, I forked the code and added the remote upstream;
git clone https://github.com/russmckendrick/Casper.git git remote add upstream https://github.com/TryGhost/Casper.git
This should allow me to run the following commands when there was an update to Casper;
git fetch upstream git rebase upstream/master
I noticed today that there was an update made to the theme so I tried my first rebase;
⚡ git fetch upstream From https://github.com/TryGhost/Casper 1b86190..025fa6e master -> upstream/master ⚡ git rebase upstream/master First, rewinding head to replay your work on top of it… Applying: Adding MediaGlasses Custom bits Applying: Adding Font Awesome CSS Applying: Adding Favicons Applying: Changing tags details Applying: Adding Twemoji and changing tag prefix Applying: Use last post as the header
It worked :D. Will be interesting to see what happens when there is a bigger update to the original.