Ghost Blogging Platform – The next frontier for Dingleberry Pi

The year that I’ve been running this blog has been great fun, and its proved beyond reasonable doubt that a Raspberry Pi can run WordPress very reliably, providing some preliminary steps are taken prior to installing Apache, PHP and MySQL. There’s a new platform now, and it’s time to test yet again what a Raspberry Pi can do.

Try Ghost - a new blogging platform

What next?

A chap called John O’Nolan has been working tirelessly to bring Ghost to the world. As John as stated, WordPress is a great platform, a great CMS, but it’s become somewhat disconnected from its roots as a blogging platform.

Ghost (http://tryghost.org/) is his answer – a lightweight, purely blogging platform. This arises the question, can a Raspberry Pi run Ghost, how reliably, and how does it compare to WordPress. Welcome to the next chapter of Dingleberry Pi!

Dingleberry Pi – Soon to be powered by Ghost

I’m working with my backers copy of Ghost at the moment, testing it on a Raspberry Pi, and tweaking things ready to migrate this site over to it. This site is currently running from a conventional web server for the time being while I get things set up. I’ve ordered another Raspberry Pi so we’ll be running again from a RaspBerry Pi.

Have you tried installing Ghost on a Raspberry Pi? Discuss your thoughts, successes and problems below.

Ste

Web Developer living in Manchester, working for Studio Skylab (http://www.studioskylab.com). Views and thoughts are my own.

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8 Responses

  1. Felix says:

    I agree with you on wordpress being disconnected as a blogging platform. I too considered it until I found a mobile blogging platform that is easy to use and fast. I reviewed it on my website, its called Blog Beast: Check out my Blog Beast review

  2. Henry Blackie says:

    I’d love a tutorial on how you set up Ghost when you get your new RPi, I’ve been trying all day and can’t seem to get it too work. It’s probably more a problem with me rather than the software though.

    Also http://www.ghostpi.org seems to be a good example of it running.

  3. Kerem says:

    Hey there. Ghost is much much faster than WordPress when running on Raspberry Pi. The only caveat is that login takes more than a minute, because Raspi cannot cope with bcrypt’s weird cryptographic calculations fast enough. Other than that everything is fast and snappy, you can check my blog which is running on my trusty 512mb raspy 😉 yes, it is Turkish I know. 😀

  4. I installed Raspberry Pi with Arch Linux ARM and Ghost Blogging Platform but it takes long time to log in because Raspberry Pi so slow.

  5. Maarten says:

    Great blog! Without your help I would never have my own website running on my Pi. Thanks for all the great tutorials!

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