Our club has updated its website from a static site to the Ghost blogging platform.

What is Ghost?

Ghost is a sleek and modern blogging and content management platform that is designed to be simple to use while also producing a beautiful and informative website.

More Member Engagement

By making it easier to contribute, we hope to engage more of our membership to participate in our website.  Each one of us will have contributor access to the new site, allowing all of us to write posts, upload photos and embed videos.

Just start writing

Ghost has a powerful visual editor with familiar formatting options, as well as the ability to add dynamic content.

Select your text to add formatting such as headers or to create links. Or use Markdown shortcuts to do the work for you - if that's your thing.

Rich editing at your fingertips

The editor can also handle rich media objects, called cards, which can be organised and re-ordered using drag and drop.

You can insert a card either by clicking the  +  button, or typing  /  on a new line to search for a particular card. This allows you to efficiently insert images, markdown, html, embeds and more.

It's also possible to share links from across the web in a visual way using bookmark cards that automatically render information from a websites meta data. Paste any URL to try it out:

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Working with images in posts

You can add images to your posts in many ways:

  • Upload from your computer
  • Click and drag an image into the browser
  • Paste directly into the editor from your clipboard
  • Insert using a URL

Image sizes

Once inserted you can blend images beautifully into your content at different sizes and add captions and alt tags wherever needed.

Image galleries

Tell visual stories using the gallery card to add up to 9 images that will display as a responsive image gallery:

Image optimization

Ghost will automatically resize and optimize your images with lossless compression. Your posts will be fully optimized for the web without any extra effort on your part.

Mathematical Notation

We've also added MathJax to this blog, allowing for the embedding of complex mathematical formula written in TeX notation:

$$ F(x) = \int^a_b \frac{x^3}{3} $$

$$ F(x) = \int^a_b \frac{x^3}{3} $$

Begin and end a TeX block with $ to generate inline formula.  Begin and end with $$ to generate centered formula (as shown above).

Tagged Posts

Our current plan is to use the tagged posts feature of Ghost to organize our website content into the following four broad categories:

  • Meeting posts will provide information about our upcoming regular meetings, including schedule and location updates as necessary.
  • Event posts will provide information about and showcase details from special events that the club puts on or attends throughout the year.
  • Car posts are for club members to showcase their complete cars.
  • Project posts are for club members to showcase details of specific projects on their cars.

By organizing our information this way, the site should be faster to navigate and easier to obtain information from, while also serving as an excellent platform to showcase our cars and activities.

What about the FFCars Forum?

The FFCars Forum is easily accessible from our main navigation menu under "forum".

What about the old website?

We still have the old website available (for now) through our main navigation menu under "archive".