Migrating from Ghost to WordPress Step by Step

Ghost is a great blogging platform for those who enjoy its zen like process. If you want a bit more control like seo and social media shareability optimization plugins, then you may want to move to another platform till Ghost has those functionalities. As this blog grew I found my demands exceeded the abilities of…

Ghost JSON Export file to WordPress XML Import File Converter

This tool converts the contents of the JSON Ghost export file to the contents of a WordPress import XML file. It produces XML that the WorPress importer can recognize and includes: users tags posts Instructions Paste the contents of the Ghost Export file in the first textarea Press Convert Copy the resultant XML in the…

Upgrading Self-Installed Ghost on Linux Server (CentOS 6)

Context These are instructions for how to upgrade a self-installed ghost blog on a linux server (These instructions are used on CentOS 6). It assumes you have installed ghost yourself. This was used to upgrade ghost from 0.4 to 0.5. In this case the old ghost directory was located at /var/www/ghost. First Step Make a…

Different Methods of Backing up and Automating Backups of Ghost on Linux (CentOS 6)

You may backup ghost using the ghost UI, or using command line. Each one has its advantages and disadvantages. Ghost UI Command Line Easy to use Requires command line knowledge Doesn’t require stopping ghost requires stopping ghost Can’t automate (currently) Can be automated Doesn’t include images (currently) Includes images Let’s go through them: Ghost UI…

Woes of using an outdated supervisord to run a node.js app (ghost)

The Situation I wanted to run my ghost blog using supervisord. I decided to install supervisord by using yum. The result was pretty bad as it turned out that the version that I installed was waaayyyy behind, which caused so many problems. To install it properly check out these instructions. This is an account of…