Getting Started with Ghost

Reach out to the world and publish great content with the power of Ghost

Getting Started with Ghost

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Kezz Bracey, David Balderston, Andy Boutte

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Book Details

ISBN 139781783985180
Paperback152 pages

Book Description

Designed to be fast, streamlined, and eminently customizable, Ghost allows you to focus on what really counts: publishing great content.

This book begins with a detailed overview of the Ghost blogging platform. You'll quickly learn how to use Ghost's sleek yet comprehensive approach to blog management. You can use the official dedicated hosting solution, a third-party host, or take control of everything using a VPS to install Ghost. Ghost's theme API exposes a rich array of customization based on the Handlebars.js template system. You'll learn the basics of Grunt and Stylus, which make theme customization easy, allowing you to create a great looking, responsive blog. By the end of this book, you'll have all you need to create a blog that's easy to use and attractive, enabling you to reach out to your audience like never before.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: The First Steps with Ghost
Automated installation of Ghost
Creating a blog on Ghost(Pro)
Content management
Markdown, image upload, and inline HTML
Hosting Ghost on other providers
Summary
Chapter 2: Manual Installation and Configuration of Ghost
Manually installing Ghost on your local computer
Additional configuration for VPS usage
Troubleshooting
Summary
Chapter 3: Preparing for Theme Development
Handlebars' logicless templating
Creating CSS via the Stylus preprocessor
Setting up your environment
Summary
Chapter 4: Beginning Ghost Theme Development
An overview of the currently available design options
Quick start theme quiz
Creating your theme shell
Adding test content and activating your theme
Summary
Chapter 5: Applying Design Choices and Visual Styling
Stylus files
Applying the quick start theme quiz choices
Adding unique visual styling
Summary

What You Will Learn

  • Get to grips with the fundamentals of Ghost
  • Explore the various hosting options available
  • Install and configure Ghost on a VPS
  • Gain a greater understanding of how Ghost differs from older CMS systems
  • Interact with Ghost's theme API, including using Grunt and Stylus to manipulate Handlebars.js
  • Prepare a Ghost theme template you can use for any kind of theme
  • Develop your own fast and responsive theme that attracts more readers to your blog

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1: The First Steps with Ghost
Automated installation of Ghost
Creating a blog on Ghost(Pro)
Content management
Markdown, image upload, and inline HTML
Hosting Ghost on other providers
Summary
Chapter 2: Manual Installation and Configuration of Ghost
Manually installing Ghost on your local computer
Additional configuration for VPS usage
Troubleshooting
Summary
Chapter 3: Preparing for Theme Development
Handlebars' logicless templating
Creating CSS via the Stylus preprocessor
Setting up your environment
Summary
Chapter 4: Beginning Ghost Theme Development
An overview of the currently available design options
Quick start theme quiz
Creating your theme shell
Adding test content and activating your theme
Summary
Chapter 5: Applying Design Choices and Visual Styling
Stylus files
Applying the quick start theme quiz choices
Adding unique visual styling
Summary

Book Details

ISBN 139781783985180
Paperback152 pages
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