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
First, you’ll need Node.js v4 LTS or a supported version.
- Download the latest release of Ghost
- Unzip, and fire up terminal
npm install --production
- Start Ghost!
- Local environment:
- On a server:
npm start --production
- Local environment:
More install docs here in case you get stuck.
This is for if you want to hack on Ghost core. First, you’ll need Node.js v4 LTS or a supported version. Then:
git clone git://github.com/tryghost/ghost.git cd ghost
npm install -g grunt-cli
npm install -g knex-migrator
Build the things!
Start your engines
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.
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.
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.