Use my ghost configuration and theme in place of default ghost droplet

July 26, 2015 608 views
Ghost One-Click Install Apps

I created a one-click ghost application droplet and had no issue getting the default ghost cms up and running. The issue I am finding is customizing that droplet to match up with the custom configurations I made to my local ghost application. I have a few packages installed like S3-Storage and a few modifications made to the config file that I have attempted to update in the droplets terminal, but my app isn't working. I've gotten extremely frustrated trying to work within the droplet terminal and would prefer if I could upload my version of the ghost application and use that as my droplet instead of the one-click setup version. Is this possible and how can I do that?

1 Answer

The Ghost One-Click application aims to get you up and running quickly with a base to build on. Though of course there is nothing to stop you from starting from scratch. With DigitalOcean, you get full root access to your server and can install what you like. Check out this tutorial for step by step instructions on installing Ghost:

If you are looking to install a theme on the Ghost One-Click application, the correct folder is /var/www/ghost/content/themes/ You may also need to restart Ghost so that it detects the changes. You can do so with:

  • sudo service ghost restart
Ghost is a lightweight (~7.5MB), open source blogging platform which is really easy to use. Ghost is fully customizable. There are loads of themes available for Ghost on the Internet, free as well as paid. In this tutorial, we will go through the steps to get Ghost setup and running on your Ubuntu 14.04 system. We will also install Nginx to proxy ports and install `forever`, a node package, to keep Ghost running in the background.
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