i'm currently on Ghost Pro. Have written a few articles. Would migrate on digital ocean

Posted January 20, 2020 868 views

Hi, i’m currently on Ghost Pro. Have written a few articles. Would like to self-host on digital ocean and transfer the articles over Please help asap

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Hi @sufyanshah1119,

Before starting your migration I’ll urge you to read the following documentation from DigitalOcean -

I’m not sure if there is a more automated way however here are the basis of it :

Assuming you’re starting with a new droplet, the steps right now are something like:

  1. Setup the new droplet
  2. Install Ghost/use the Ghost One Click App
  3. Copy across the contents of the /content/ folder
  4. Export your JSON on your old site
  5. Import your JSON on your new site
  6. Manually fix anything to do with the API or integrations, as no api clients or keys are copied over at the moment
  7. Double check everything looks good, particularly around newer features like routing or redirects
  8. Switch your DNS & configure your domain on the new droplet

Alternatively, rebuilt your website on a DigitalOcean droplet directly.