Rapid Ghost

Experience effortless blogging with Ghost
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  • Lectures 24
  • Contents Video: 1.5 hours
  • Skill Level All Levels
  • Languages English
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About This Course

Published 1/2015 English

Course Description

Rapid Ghost shows you how to build and host a beautiful blog with Ghost. Begin by installing Ghost and spend time configuring and customizing your new/existing blog to meet your wants and needs. You will then learn how to customize the look and feel of your blog. This is where you will become an expert in utilizing the simplicity of Ghost and create attractive and powerful content for your readers quickly.

By the end of this course you'll have a fully functional, elegant hosted Ghost blog to share your stories with the world.

About the Author

Dane Grant is a web developer located in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. He’s driven by a passion for creating digital products. When he’s not working on a new project he’s enjoying the world around him.

What are the requirements?

  • Any prior web development or CMS experience is not essential.

What am I going to get from this course?

  • Install Ghost on a remote Linux server from a command line and on a Mac for testing and development
  • Configure your blog with Ghost’s config.js file
  • Manage your Ghost process and keep it running with PM2
  • Migrate data from WordPress to use on Ghost
  • Install third-party Ghost themes for use on your blog
  • Enable third-party plugins such as Disqus for comments
  • Enable third-party plugins such as Disqus for comments
  • Use the Markdown language to make your content attractive

What is the target audience?

  • This course is ideal for anyone who is interested in blogging or becoming a Ghost power user.

What you get with this course?

Not for you? No problem.
30 day money back guarantee.

Forever yours.
Lifetime access.

Learn on the go.
Desktop, iOS and Android.

Get rewarded.
Certificate of completion.

Curriculum

Section 1: Welcoming Ghost
04:31

What sets Ghost apart from other blogging platforms? It makes publishing content fun and easy.

04:11

A bit of confusion can occur when it comes to Node.js because it’s a new and very different technology than what we are used to. This video will clear up some of the questions that many people have about Node.js by learning what it is and how it applies to the web.

01:57

Ghost may be very different from any CMS you have used in the past. This course will teach you everything you need to know to be a master of your Ghost blog.

03:21

Ghost is still brand new and some of the planned features have yet to be implemented. We will see what features and updates are on the roadmap and when we can expect them to be released.

Section 2: Hosting and Installation
04:08

Ghost cannot be run on most shared hosting services. We will help you pick the right hosting service for your Ghost blog.

03:13

Ghost can be difficult to setup without server admin experience. Simplify the process with Ghost’s managed hosting solution.

05:54

If you decide to use an unmanaged hosting service, you most likely need to install Ghost on a Linux server. So in this video, we will use a Linux terminal to install Node.js and Ghost.

03:00

Many people want to develop themes or plugins for Ghost. Install Ghost locally on your Mac.

04:03

Ghost has releases that are coming out with amazing new features. Upgrade Ghost to the latest version so that you can take advantage of all the new features.

Section 3: Setting Up and Configuring Your Blog
03:52

ConfigJS holds important options that relate to Ghost. We will learn what these options are and what they do to ensure your blog is configured perfectly.

02:35

Without the e-mail setup, you can lose access to your account. Setup your e-mail to recover your password.

03:56

When using npm start, your blog will shut down after you exit the current terminal session. You need to install a node process manager called pm2 to keep your blog up and running 24/7.

02:46

Many of us already have a blog running on WordPress. Don’t worry; it’s quick and easy to migrate your posts over to your new Ghost blog.

04:02

You want your users to know about yourself and your blog. Fill out Ghost’s blog and user settings.

Section 4: Themes and Add-Ons
04:34

The more you know about how Ghost themes work, the more cool things you will be able to do with your blog. So, we are going to learn about the files and structure that make up a Ghost theme.

03:12

Before you officially launch your new blog, there is no doubt that you are going to want it to look awesome. Luckily, we can find great free and premium themes that can be used for Ghost.

02:08

Now that we’ve found a great theme to use with our blog, how do we use it? We need to install and activate this theme in our Ghost blog.

03:43

Ghost does not come with an out of the box solution for commenting. We will install Disqus comments in order to allow commenting on our blog posts.

03:56

Ghost Pro offers some basic visitor stats. Install Google Analytics to get more detailed information on your blogs' traffic.

Section 5: Blogging and Publishing
03:39

Ghost posts are marked up with Markdown. Learn how to mark up your posts with Markdown.

02:51

Until you’ve published content with your Ghost blog, you won’t be able to appreciate how easy it actually is. Now that we’ve learned about Markdown, we will try to get comfortable with creating content for Ghost by writing our first blog post.

01:36

Ghost has several ways in which you can include images in your posts. We will learn about all of the available methods in order to effectively use them in our posts.

02:48

Ghost doesn’t have the option to upload and automatically insert media in your posts. Learn how to store and embed media files for third-party websites.

03:36

Most articles aren’t completed in one sitting. Let’s learn how to effectively manage our drafts and content in Ghost.

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Instructor Biography

Packt Publishing, Tech Knowledge in Motion

Over the past ten years Packt Publishing has developed an extensive catalogue of over 2000 books, e-books and video courses aimed at keeping IT professionals ahead of the technology curve. From new takes on established technologies through to the latest guides on emerging platforms, topics and trends – Packt's focus has always been on giving our customers the working knowledge they need to get the job done. Our Udemy courses continue this tradition, bringing you comprehensive yet concise video courses straight from the experts.

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