Ghost Blogging Engine: First Look

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.
Course info
Rating
(11)
Level
Intermediate
Updated
March 14, 2016
Duration
3h 32m
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Description
Course info
Rating
(11)
Level
Intermediate
Updated
March 14, 2016
Duration
3h 32m
Description

Other blogging engines have become more than just a blog, often they are complicated CMS systems. Ghost is a simple alternative that focuses on blogging. It uses Node.js, JavaScript, and Handlebars to provide a powerful blog. 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.

About the author
About the author

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.

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Transcript
Transcript

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
Before beginning this course, you should be familiar with HTML, CSS, and JavaScript. You do not need to be an expert in these, though the more advance your skills, the more complicated theme you'll be able to create.

I hope you will join me on this journey to becoming a prolific blogger by learning how to use and customize Ghost."