Generate Ghost blogs and themes using Yeoman.
npm install generator-ghost
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A generator for Yeoman.
What is Yeoman?
Trick question. It's not a thing. It's this guy:
Basically, he wears a top hat, lives in your computer, and waits for you to tell him what kind of application you wish to create.
Not every new computer comes with a Yeoman pre-installed. He lives in the npm package repository. You only have to ask for him once, then he packs up and moves into your hard drive. Make sure you clean up, he likes new and shiny things.
$ npm install -g yo
Yeoman travels light. He didn't pack any generators when he moved in. You can think of a generator like a plug-in. You get to choose what type of application you wish to create, such as a Backbone application or even a Chrome extension.
To install generator-ghost from npm, run:
$ npm install -g generator-ghost
Finally, initiate the generator:
$ yo ghost
To create a new theme based on Casper, run this subgenerator:
yo ghost:theme-copy-casper NAME-OF-NEW-THEME
That will copy the Casper theme over to a new folder named NAME-OF-NEW-THEME.
Now, make sure you have the grunt-cli tool installed as well as the Bourbon Ruby gem:
npm install -g grunt-cli gem install bourbon
grunt init to compile the SASS, Handlebars, and create the directory for Bourbon:
Now, you can run your ghost blog in development like usual:
I'd like to revise the generator to run the
grunt init build step automatically. If anyone is interested in working with me on that I'm definitely open to contributions: github.com/sethvincent/generator-ghost.
I'd also like to have a theme generator that starts a new theme that's even more bare-bones than Casper.
Let me know in the repository issue queue if you find any bugs or have ideas for the project: github.com/sethvincent/generator-ghost/issues
Getting To Know Yeoman
Yeoman has a heart of gold. He's a person with feelings and opinions, but he's very easy to work with. If you think he's too opinionated, he can be easily convinced.