Ghost CMS 101 - EYNK

Ghost CMS 101 - EYNK
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  • How to get started with Ghost CMS

Ghost is a powerful open-source platform that enables you to create your own digital publication. It is simple, yet powerful, and can be used for a variety of purposes, from setting up a blog to creating a news website.

If you're new to Ghost, this guide will help you get started. We'll cover everything from setting up your own Ghost site to creating and publishing your first piece of content.

Getting started with Ghost is easy. The first thing you need to do is sign up for an account at https://ghost.org. Once you have an account, you can then download the Ghost platform and install it on your own server, or sign up for a Ghost(Pro) account which will host your site for you.

Once you have Ghost installed, you can access the admin panel by going to your domain name followed by /ghost, e.g. example.com/ghost. Here you will be able to create and manage your content, as well as customize the look and feel of your site.

Creating your first piece of content in Ghost is simple. First, you need to create a new post by clicking the "New Post" button in the admin panel.

Once you're in the editor, you can start writing your post. Ghost uses Markdown syntax, which is a simple way to format your text. For example, you can create headings by starting a line with a # symbol, and you can create bullet points by starting a line with a * symbol.

Once you've written your post, you can publish it by clicking the "Publish" button in the top-right corner of the editor.

Now that you've published your first post, anyone who visits your site will be able to see it. Congratulations! You're now up and running with Ghost.

Here is my tutorial on: How to host a Ghost Blog on Ubuntu VPS

  • Why Ghost is the best open source CMS

If you are looking for a powerful open source Content Management System (CMS), then you should definitely check out Ghost. In this article, we will discuss why Ghost is the best open source CMS.

There are many reasons why Ghost is the best open source CMS. Here are just a few of them:

  1. Ghost is extremely user-friendly

One of the best things about Ghost is that it is extremely user-friendly. The platform has a very intuitive user interface that makes it easy to use, even for beginners.

2. Ghost is very lightweight

Another great thing about Ghost is that it is very lightweight. The platform is built on Node.js, which makes it very fast and lightweight.

3. Ghost is fully customizable

Ghost is also fully customizable. You can use the platform to create any type of website or blog that you want. There are no limits on what you can do with Ghost.

4. Ghost is open source

Ghost is also open source. This means that anyone can contribute to the platform and make it better.

5. Ghost has a large community

Ghost has a large and active community. There are many people who contribute to the platform and make it better.

6. Ghost is constantly improving

The Ghost team is constantly working on improving the platform. They are always adding new features and making improvements.

7. Ghost is well supported

The Ghost team is very active and responsive. They are always available to help you if you have any problems.

8. Ghost is secure

Ghost is very secure. The platform uses industry-standard security practices.

9. Ghost is reliable

Ghost is also very reliable. The platform is built on top of Node.js, which is a very stable platform.

10. Ghost is easy to use

Ghost is also easy to use. The platform has a very intuitive user interface that makes it easy to use, even for beginners.

Conclusion

Ghost is the best open source CMS for many reasons. The platform is user-friendly, lightweight, customizable, open source, well supported, secure, and reliable. If you are looking for a powerful open source CMS, then you should definitely check out Ghost.

  • The benefits of using Ghost CMS

As a self-hosted platform, Ghost gives you the freedom to decide how you run your website. You can host Ghost yourself using our official hosting partners, or you can install Ghost on your own web server.

The benefits of using Ghost are many, but here are just a few:

  1. Ghost is a simple, clean, and modern blogging platform.
  2. Ghost is easy to use and easy to set up.
  3. Ghost is highly customizable, allowing you to choose from a variety of themes and plugins.
  4. Ghost is fast and lightweight, making it perfect for high-traffic websites.
  5. Ghost is secure, with regular security updates and a team of security experts keeping your site safe.
  6. Ghost is backed by a large and active community, providing support and resources.
  7. Ghost is open source, meaning you can contribute to the development of the platform.

If you're looking for a blogging platform that is easy to use, highly customizable, and secure, Ghost is an excellent choice.

  • How to make a Ghost website or blog

A ghost website or blog is a site that is made up of only static files. There is no database or dynamic content. Everything is stored in files and served to the user exactly as is. This makes for a very fast website or blog since there is no need to generate any content on the fly.

The first thing you need to do is decide what platform you want to use. For this tutorial, we will be using the Ghost platform. Ghost is a open source project that makes it easy to create a static site or blog.

Once you have Ghost installed, you need to create a new theme. A theme is what controls the look and feel of your site. You can either create your own theme or use a pre-made one.

If you want to create your own theme, you can find the documentation here:

https://docs.ghost.org/api/handlebars-themes/

If you want to use a pre-made theme, you can find a list of options here:

https://marketplace.ghost.org/themes

Once you have your theme ready, you need to create some content. You can do this by creating new posts in the Ghost admin panel.

Once you have some content, you need to generate the static files that will make up your site. To do this, you need to run the following command in the root of your Ghost install:

ghost generate

This will generate a bunch of HTML files in the /public folder. These are the files that you will need to upload to your web server.

Now that you have all the static files generated, you need to configure your web server to serve them.

If you are using Apache, you will need to create a .htaccess file in the root of your site with the following contents:

RewriteEngine On RewriteRule ^(.*)$ /public/$1 [L]

If you are using Nginx, you will need to add the following to your server config:

location / { try_files $uri $uri/ /public/index.html; }

Now that your web server is configured, you should be able to view your site by going to the URL in your browser.

Congratulations! You have now created a static site or blog using Ghost.