Ghost Blogging Platform Automatic Installation on Jelastic PaaS

By | February 27, 2019

Ghost is easily accessible publishing technology for journalists and bloggers. This free Node.js-based engine is aimed to dive into writing posts. Ghost provides an extremely simple and convenient interface for maintaining own blogs and easily decorating them with the themes from public or custom collections.

You can install Ghost blogging system automatically and get it hosted on Jelastic PaaS service providers just in a few clicks. Let’s examine how to perform the required steps and start using the platform on the full.

Deploy Ghost Application to Node.js Environment

1. To get started, log in to Jelastic dashboard, find the Ghost in the Marketplace and click Install.

ghost platform in marketplace

Or you can import the manifest from GitHub using the link:

https://github.com/jelastic-jps/ghost/blob/master/manifest.jps

As the manifest employs the latest Ghost version some Node.js incompatibility issue may happen, therefore change the Node.js version if any and try again the installation.

install ghost application

2. Wait a few minutes for your environment to be created.

3. Thus your Ghost application has been successfully deployed to the Jelastic platform. To browse welcome page with default blogs, just press Open in Browser button.

Create Owner Account for Ghost Blogging Platform

In order to write your first publication, you need to create an owner account. Simply follow the link in the successful installation window.

create owner account for ghost application

Then press Create your account >

get started with ghost account creation

Fill in the form with required information and finish account creation by pressing the Last step: Invite your team.

create ghost account

You can skip inviting the team at this stage by clicking “I’ll do this later..” (if required, it can be performed in the admin panel with more options, e.g. specifying access rights).

invite users to ghost blog

As a result, you’ll be forwarded to the Admin Panel with a list of all stories available at the welcome page.

ghost admin panel

Congratulations! Now you can create and post your online publications benefiting from all the functionality of Ghost blogging platform powered by Jelastic PaaS. Try it out at one of the globally-available Jelastic providers.

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