A simple question from an admittedly stupid person

Posted August 4, 2014 1.4k views

Hi, I’m totally new to DigitalOcean and to Ghost.
Will someone please tell me where I find a step by step guide to the whole process from start to installing and modifying my theme.
At this point I have only been able to setup a droplet. But when I go to the black login panel I can’t for the life of me enter my password.
It seems absolutely impossible for a new user to use this system.

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Hi there!

To sign in to your Ghost blog, visit http://your.ip.address/ghost/ in a browser. The first time you go there, you will need to enter a name, email, and password. Subsequent visits should redirect you to http://your.ip.address/ghost/signin/ Here you simply sign in with the email and password that you set up the first time.

We’ve got a number of tutorial that should get you up to speed:

by Justin Ellingwood
Ghost is a clean blogging platform that is focused on clear presentation and easy content creation. DigitalOcean has a one-click Ghost installation image, which you can use to install Ghost on your VPS. In this guide, we will discuss how to manage content using the Ghost platform and edit themes and basic settings.