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 middle aged programmer living in North Yorkshire, who loves music and used to enjoy constantly restarting fitness regimes with a bit of football, cycling, swimming & jogging. Now I just eat biscuits.

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