New Ghost blog not updating. Help?

Posted March 21, 2016 3.1k views
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I used the one click app install to set up a Ghost blog. I have set up sftp and added a new theme to the blog. I have also made some changes to the hbs files in the theme and am attempting to upload them via sftp (the same way I uploaded the theme).

It’s weird - the FTP app on my Mac (Transmit) confirms that the file was transferred, but no matter how many times I refresh the page, restart Ghost, sign out and sign in, wait an hour - it doesn’t update.

Any tips on what i’m doing wrong and how I can get this site to update?


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This question was answered by @SphericalCow:

I may have ran into the same issue myself a few months ago. It turns out that the ghost blog has to be restarted to detect new themes.

According to the documentation at, you can restart the glost blog by using (as root, most likely)

service ghost restart

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