Ghost (Blogging Platform)

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Summary: Ghost allows you to write and publish your own blog, giving you the tools to make it easy and even fun to do.



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Ghost (Blogging Platform)


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Ghost is an easy to use, quick, and light blogging platform that uses nodejs and is ready to go in minutes. You can configure it to do anything from a self hosted blog for yourself, a blog that uses multiple users with their own usernames and profile pages.

To use Ghost in production (as opposed to development mode) you simply first run:

# emerge ghost
# npm install --production
Then configure your options in /usr/share/webapps/ghost/config.example.js and rename it to /usr/share/webapps/ghost/config.js:

config.js (javascript source code) - ghost config
// # Ghost Configuration
// Setup your Ghost install for various environments
// Documentation can be found at
var path = require('path'),
config = {
    // ### Production
    // When running Ghost in the wild, use the production environment
    // Configure your URL and mail settings here
    production: {
        url: '',
        mail: {
            transport: 'SMTP',
            options: {
                service: 'Gmail',
                auth: {
                    user: '',
                    pass: 'password'
        database: {
            client: 'sqlite3',
            connection: {
                filename: path.join(__dirname, '/content/data/ghost.db')
            debug: false
        server: {
            // Host to be passed to node's `net.Server#listen()`
            host: '',
            // Port to be passed to node's `net.Server#listen()`, for iisnode set this to `process.env.PORT`
            port: '2368'
// Export config
module.exports = config;

You don't need to use Gmail as your mail, just an example. E-mail is only used for when you add users to the blog, it sends a notice so they can set up their own username and their own password, or if you forget your password and need to reset.

After you've completed setting up your config.js, you can start Ghost from:

# npm start --production
Once you confirm that it has started, you use the URL and port you provided in your browser:

If you use Gravatar and use the e-mail used for that, it will automatically enable your Gravatar as your users avatar. You can disable this if you'd like by adding the following to your config.js

config.js (javascript source code) - ghost config
privacy: {
    useGravatar: false

After this is all done, you can start using your blog. To use it you go to the domain your provided in config.js: and you will be able to publish, write drafts, and edit any posts.