I am sure you would not like to keep talking when no one is listening, neither me. So if you blog or put something on the web you definitely want it to appear in search and let people reach it easily. I migrated to Ghost blogging platform recently and kind of having great experience. But still long way to go Ghost. At the time of this writing, Ghost does not provide any out-of-the-box way to generate sitemap for your ghost blog, thank god they atleast give RSS. Now we all know that it would take years for search engine bots to find all your pages and index them. Submitting sitemaps to webmaster tools is the quick way to make it easy for search bots to index your page. So I started finding ways to make it possible creating sitemap for my ghost blog. Option 1: [Generate sitemap using SHELL script » Read more

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In continuation of Installing Ghost on Ubuntu, Nignx and MySQL - Part 2 Finally we arrive at the Ghost part mostly... Install Node.js sudo apt-get update curl -sL https://deb.nodesource.com/setup_4.x | sudo -E bash - sudo apt-get install -y nodejs sudo apt-get install -y build-essential Step: Check node.js version (v4.5.0 - in my case). This will also install npm (node package manager - v2.15.9 - in my case). If by any case npm is not installed then do sudo apt-get install npm node -v npm -v Install MySQL sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install mysql-client mysql-server This will install MySQL 5.7.13 by default, during installation process you will be prompted to enter / set password for the MySQL root user (make sure it is complex enough, do not ignore). You can always change password of your root user of » Read more

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In continuation of Installing Ghost on Ubuntu, Nignx and MySQL - Part 1 Now that you have secured your SSH connections, it is time to put up a firewall to secure all inbound network traffic. Configuring UFW Step: Install UFW (Uncomplicated firewall - not complicated at all, promise) sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install ufw Step: Add rules to allow inbound SSH (custom we configured previously) and HTTP (on port 80) traffic. sudo ufw allow http sudo ufw allow <your custom SSH port configured previously> Step: Enable UFW and check status sudo ufw enable sudo ufw status verbose You can check if your firewall is blocking other ports except SSH custom port and HTTP 80 using PortQryUI on windows or just telnet on windows using Telnet client feature or linux sudo apt-get install telnet (just to be sure). Also you can disable serving ping request (ICMP) on your » Read more

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I am using DigitalOcean for hosting my Ghost blog. Any instance of hosting in DigitalOcean environment are called Droplets (wonder why?). Mostly setting up a Ghost blog in DigitalOcean environment is pretty much easy. But after few days I realized that the setup is good enough for 'getting up and running' and I had to fiddle and fix many thing to reach my satisfactory goals. Offcourse I give full credits to all articles and knowledge-base provied by DigitalOcean team. Things that makes me write up this lengthy post: Ghost ready droplet gives only basic setup of Ghost. Had to add more steps to secure my droplet to some extent. Wanted to host Ghost with MySQL instead of Sqlite3. Setup Ghost instance in a way so that I can add more Ghost instances or other websites in same droplet. I have divided this process into three part (this is Part 1 » Read more

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It is been one week now, since I have moved my blog from Wordpress to Ghost. Not being dramatic, but I haven't blogged since 4-5 months now, mostly due to work and family priorities. So we take this journey forward by talking about this 'New kid on the block'. Ghost blogging platform review What was wrong, till now? Why Ghost? I wish... Wordpress has grown from a simple blogging CMS to full blown website CMS all this years. So wordpress is.. Web software you can use to create a beautiful website or blog I don't mean to curse wordpress for this progress, infact it makes me happy to know that wordpress is been backbone and first choice for most of the people who want to get a corner on the web. It is free, damn simple to use (my Granny can designed one) and seemlessly extensible. So the question is » Read more

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You're live! Nice. We've put together a little post to introduce you to the Ghost editor and get you started. You can manage your content by signing in to the admin area at <your blog URL>/ghost/. When you arrive, you can select this post from a list on the left and see a preview of it on the right. Click the little pencil icon at the top of the preview to edit this post and read the next section! Getting Started Ghost uses something called Markdown for writing. Essentially, it's a shorthand way to manage your post formatting as you write! Writing in Markdown is really easy. In the left hand panel of Ghost, you simply write as you normally would. Where appropriate, you can use shortcuts to style your content. For example, a list: Item number one Item number two A nested item A final item » Read more

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