You've decided to start blogging, and you want to use Ghost. This article provides what you need to get up and running.
The first step is to install Ghost on your account. If you haven't ordered a hosting account yet, this is very easy. When you order your hosting package with A2 Hosting, simply select Ghost in the list of auto-installation options. After your account is set up, Ghost will be ready and waiting for you.
If you have already ordered a hosting account with A2 Hosting, there are two ways to install Ghost:
After Ghost is installed on your account, it's time to start making your site your own.
This step is optional. You may already have existing content that you want to import into Ghost, such as raw text or posts from another blogging application. Unfortunately, because there are a huge number of blogging applications, each with its own storage format, there is no one-size-fits-all solution to importing existing content into Ghost.
The simplest way to import content into Ghost is to simply copy-and-paste raw text. However, if you have existing WordPress content, you can migrate it to Ghost. For information about how to do this, please see this article.
Before you starting creating and posting content, you should do some site customization. Ghost makes this easy with its theme support.
A theme provides a site's look-and-feel, including fonts, colors, page layouts, and more. There are many themes available for Ghost, both free and paid. To get an idea of the variety of themes that are available, please visit http://marketplace.ghost.org.
After you choose a theme, all you need to do is install it, and your site instantly has a completely new visual appearance. For information about how to install themes in Ghost, please see this article.
You've installed Ghost and done some basic site customization. Now it's time to get down to the business of actually creating and sharing content!
Ghost makes a distinction between two types of content, posts and pages:
Typically, you'll initially create a few static pages when first setting up your site, and then leave them untouched. On the other hand, you'll be creating and editing new posts frequently.
To create a new post or page for your site, follow these steps:
In the Your Post Title text box, type a title for the post or page, such as Hi mom:
In the large text box, type the content for the post or page:
To view the settings for the post, click the icon. The Post Settings pane appears:
To save the content as a draft and work on it later, click
After you post content, you may want readers to be able to add comments and discuss what you have written.
Ghost currently does not have a built-in commenting system, but you can add this functionality. For information about how to do this, please see this article.