Moving Contents to Ghost

I needed to make a change, I should write more often. I decided to switch my personal website to Ghost platform.

Sean V Baker wrote fantastic article "A Ghost Workflow" on how to automate Ghost deployment with Git. Following Sean's article and Ghost installation tutorial I set up the workflow, modified Crossing theme and I was ready!

The only difference, instead of using Upstart script described in the article I used supervisor to run Ghost at startup.

Install Supervisor:

apt-get install supervisor  
service supervisor start  

Create a new script file in /etc/supervisor/conf.d/ghost.conf

command = node /var/www/ghost/index.js  
directory = /var/www/ghost  
user = ghost  
autostart = true  
autorestart = true  
stdout_logfile = /var/log/supervisor/ghost.log  
stderr_logfile = /var/log/supervisor/ghost_err.log  
environment = NODE_ENV="production"  


supervisorctl reread  
supervisorctl update  

Ghost can be controlled by executing supervisorctl start ghost and supervisorctl stop ghost

My post-receive hook:

GIT_WORK_TREE=/var/www/ git checkout -f  
sudo /usr/bin/supervisorctl restart ghost  

It will probably take a few days to transfer old content and services, but Ghost's speed and ease of use are amazing.