The simplest thing to get started is to fork this blog, “startup” branch, and use it as a template

    git clone -b startup --single-branch

Github setup

  • 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 More info on Github Pages
  • Clone your new repository

    git clone

  • 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 jekyll_ghost_importer 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: "" # 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

Finally CNAME

  • 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