Thursday, August 10, 2017

Ghost 1.5.1 Released!

We are happy to announce that Ghost 1.5.1 is now available on Bitnami! Ghost is quickly becoming one of the most popular publishing platform with it's 100% open source tool that allows you to create your dream online publication with ease.
The new version of Ghost includes:
  • New editor
  • Refreshed UI
  • New default theme design
  • Night shift mode
  • Publication icons
  • And more!
If you already have a running version of Bitnami Ghost, you can update your application by following these simple steps:
1- First of all, make a backup of you Ghost content:
In your existing (pre v1.0.0) Ghost blog, navigate to YOURSITE/ghost/settings/labs/ (the settings->labs page in Ghost-Admin) and click on the Export button. It should look something like this:

lts labs page

This will download in your system your JSON export file that you need later. 2 - Launch a new Bitnami Ghost instance
3 - Import your content into your new Ghost instance:
On your new blog navigate to YOURSITE/ghost/#/settings/labs (the settings->labs page in Ghost-Admin), click Choose file and select the JSON export file created before from your system, then click on the Import button.

v1.0.0 labs page

Please note that Ghost importer will not import themes. You could see a warning that your themes have not been imported, that is the normal behaviour, you can continue to the next step. 4 - Move your images You need to copy/move your images from your existing directory <ghost-dir>/htdocs/content/images to the new instance directory <ghost-dir>/htdocs/current/content/images. 5 - Move/upload your themes
Navigate to YOURSITE/ghost/#/settings/design (the Settings->Design page in Ghost Admin) then click Upload a Theme button and follow the instructions. Now you have you system fully migrated to the newest Ghost version!

Upload a theme

Haven't tried Ghost yet? Not to fear!

You can easily get started with Ghost by launching it in the cloud, as a Virtual Machine, or native installer.