This course serves as an introduction to Ghost by showing how to set it up, install it, customize the default theme, and write your own theme. This course builds from no knowledge and ends with a good understanding of what you will need to customize the blog for your needs.
John Brown is a Software Craftsman continually looking for intuitive
designs, agile architectures, and streamlined processes. With degrees in
Computer Science from Johns Hopkins and Aerospace Engineering from Purdue,
John is always up for a challenge, especially in his areas of interest in
Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning.
Hello everyone, my name is John Brown and welcome to this first look a Ghost, a simple blogging engine.
I am a Software Developer, Trainer, and Author and as such, I should be a prolific blogger, but I found many of the blogging software available to be overly complicated to setup and use for what I was looking for.
That is until I found Ghost. It is simple to use, easy to setup, and easy to customize.
In this course you will learn the following:
How to use Markdown to quickly write blog posts in Ghost
How to it set it up through a provider and set it up locally yourself using NodeJs
You'll also learn to customize a theme through mash-ups; Adding comments and search to an existing theme
You'll also learn how to create your own theme using Handlebars and the Ghost API
I hope you will join me on this journey to becoming a prolific blogger by learning how to use and customize Ghost."