Setting up Ghost-Blogger platform

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Ghost blogger platform is very user friendly for creation blogs. Here are the basic steps i used to set it up

Download the ghost blog code for a stable release or clone a github repo.

ubuntu 13.04 comes shipped with old verion of node.js, so u just need to run
$sudo apt-get install nodejs

update it to be compatible with ghost.

For older version of ubuntu execute the below commands.

sudo apt-get install python g++ make checkinstall
mkdir ~/src && cd $_
wget -N
tar xzvf node-latest.tar.gz && cd node-v*
checkinstall #(remove the "v" in front of the version number in the dialog)  --MAKE SURE TO PRESS 3 AND REMOVE V
sudo dpkg -i node_*

installation in progress..after installation..
cd ghost
and then npm start

--npm start was giving errors .

following commands helps to fix some issues.

cd app
#app here is the ghost directory which is downloaded .
rm -rf node_modules
npm cache clean
npm install

Now when i run
$npm install
it works...

> ghost@0.3.2 start /home/bijendra/Documents/ghost-0.3.2
> node index

Ghost is running...
Listening on
Url configured as:
Ctrl+C to shut down

application is available at,
signup at for the new user.

I wanted to setup ghot-blog locally and it should be running in background whenever system is on..


To install forever type $ npm install forever -g

i had some issues with directory access so i added sudo before the above command.

The above link can be used to configure the system to run the application as a service.

Bijendra Singh

Some say he’s half man half fish, others say he’s more of a seventy/thirty split. Either way he’s a fishy bastard.