Until recently I was hosting this blog in Azure using Ghost, this was using a Web App in Shared mode. Shared mode is not ideal as you need to keep alive your website, and also costs some money.
Clone this blog
The simplest thing to get started is to fork this blog, "startup" branch, and use it as a template. I originally used https://github.com/martin308/martin308.github.com as a basis, but I have added disquss and some other changes.
git clone https://github.com/juanfranblanco/juanfranblanco.github.io.git -b startup --single-branch
- Delete the .git folder to detach from the startup repo.
- Create a new repository for the website, mine is an user/organisation website so it follows the naming format USERNAME.github.io. More info on Github Pages
- Clone your new repository
git clone https://github.com/username/username.github.io
- Copy the "startup" files to your new repo.
Ghost backup and transfer
- On Ghost admin interface, go to Labs and export your blog settings and data.
- Install and run ruby gem jekyllghostimporter to generate your posts and drafts from your ghost backup. More info on the jekyll ghost importer github page
gem install jekyll_ghost_importer jekyll_ghost_importer GhostBackup.json
- Copy the content folder from your ghost site, to the root of your new repository. This contains all your images.
Web site settings
- Edit _config.yml
# Site settings title: Your blog title description: Your blog description baseurl: "" # the subpath of your site, e.g. /blog/ url: "http://www.myblog.com" # the base hostname & protocol for your site twitter_username: twitterusername github_username: githubusername # Build settings markdown: kramdown permalink: /blog/:year/:month/:day/:title/ google_analytics: UA-0000000-1 disqus_shortname: disqusshortname
- Also _data\footer.yml
- Last but not least modify the CNAME file to match your blog address, you will need to add CNAME records (or modify your existing one) to point to username.github.io