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.
The easiest way to deploy Ghost is with our official Ghost(Pro) managed service. You can have a fresh instance up and running in a couple of clicks with a worldwide CDN, backups, security and maintenance all done for you.
Not only will it save you many hours per month, but all revenue goes to the Ghost Foundation, which funds the maintenance and further development of Ghost itself. So you’ll be supporting open source software and getting a great service at the same time! Talk about win/win. 🏆
Other options are also available if you prefer playing around with servers by yourself, of course. The freedom of choice is in your hands.
If you are developing a Ghost theme for your own site or creating themes for others to use we recommend installing Ghost on your own local machine.
developmentenvironment so it doesn't require a restart after each change to a theme file:
For anyone wishing to contribute to Ghost or to hack/customise core files we recommend following our development setup guides:
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).
Copyright (c) 2013-2017 Ghost Foundation - Released under the MIT license.