Themeing in Ghost blogging platform

Once you installed Ghost in my previous post guide, open up the ghost folder location, you will see a folder name “themes” in ghost/content/themes there is where contains all themes in your ghost app which is similar to wordpress which is wordpress/wp-content/themes/themeName.

Go ahead copy the default theme casper and paste with any name you like,
either keep or delete the 2 text files which is the LICENSE.txt and (by the way if you need visual Markdown editor check out my previous post on Mou)
As you can see there are 3 main files and a assets folder here for now,
  • assets(Folder)
  • default.hbs
  • index.hbs
  • post.hbs

Ghost blogging platform

Kickstarter funded Ghost pure blogging platform,built in node.js, if you are not familiar with node.js which is basically a platform that allows you to write server side programming in javascript, build with google V8 engine(super fast speed). There are many talks about this platform which to replace wordpress, which I am not sure about that, currently there are some restriction for none geeky users which required to install node on your server to be able to use this platform which not alot servers have it.

Anyway Ghost was released to public two days ago, you can download from or github and install it locally, with simple steps below.

Once you download, unzip to somewhere you like, open your terminal, cd to that location.


npm install or sudo npm install

this will install the node.js dependencies and as easy as that, to run this program, you can do

npm start

Open it up your browser which this runs locally on

and when first start it will ask you about to create an password on which is the admin area where you blog and post using markdown syntax.

o…ya before this make sure that you install node.js, I have been playing with it for about 3-4 hours,which I talk abit about themeing in Ghost in next post.