Ghost CMS for Halloween

Ghost CMS

Today I had a little play with the new CMS called Ghost.  It runs using node.js and so is not an install type that I’ve done before making for a bit of a learning curve.

I managed to install it locally on my Windows 7 machine and once up and running I really liked the editor. It’s pretty cool in that it shows the user exactly what their blog will look like – as opposed to the WordPress editor.

Then I tried to install it on my existing Amazon EC2 instance running Linux. This proved a bit more tricky.  The documentation and installation paths lean towards brand new installs on new servers.

I was able to install node.js, and also Ghost, bit wasn’t able to access it via my domain name. I made sure Apache was switched off so there were no port conflicts bit still no joy. I’ll figure it out soon, but a lack of documentation meant it wasn’t a quick process to manually install.

Ghost is brand new and quickly evolving so hopefully over the next few months the docs and install paths will be more clear.

Dave Walker
Dave Walker is a developer with 20+ years IT experience. Working with Progress/OpenEdge since 1995 he's been involved through the full gambit of the software development life cycle, from systems design through to front line support, customer training, and everything in between. Dave doesn't enjoy writing about himself in the third person.

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