The project is maintained by a non-profit organisation called the Ghost Foundation, along with an amazing group of independent contributors. We're trying to make publishing software that changes the shape of online journalism.
NOTE: If you’re stuck, can’t get something working or need some help, please head on over and join our Slack community rather than opening an issue.
Quick Start Install
Make sure you've installed Node.js - We recommend the latest Node v0.10.x release. For other versions click here. May contain nuts.
- Download the latest release of Ghost
- Unzip in the location you want to install
- Fire up a terminal
npm install --production
- Start Ghost!
- Local environment:
- On a server:
npm start --production
- Local environment:
More install docs here in case you got stuck.
Developer Install (from git)
Install Node.js. (See Supported Node.js versions)
# Node v0.10.x - recommended# Node v0.12.x and v4.2+ LTS - supported## Choose wisely
git clone git://github.com/tryghost/ghost.gitcd ghost
Install grunt. No prizes here.
npm install -g grunt-cli
Build the things!
Minify that shit for production?
Start your engines.
npm start## running production? Add --production
Congrats! You made it. BTW you can also just
npm install ghost if you're into that sort of thing. NPM aficionados can also read up on using Ghost as an NPM module.
More general install docs here in case you got stuck.
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All revenue from Ghost(Pro) goes to the Ghost Foundation, the non-profit org which funds the maintenance and further development of Ghost.
Other options are also available if you prefer playing around with servers by yourself.
Staying Up to Date
When a new version of Ghost comes out, you'll want to look over these upgrade instructions for what to do next.
You can talk to other Ghost users and developers in our public Slack team (it's pretty awesome). We have a public meeting every Tuesday at 5:30pm UK time.
Copyright & License
Copyright (c) 2013-2016 Ghost Foundation - Released under the MIT license.