In the beginning was the Word...
John O'Nolan · blog post · 05 Nov 2012
Kickstarter · £200.000 · 28 May 2013
Public release · v0.3 .2 · 14 Oct 2013
A BROKEN PROMISE?
"Ghost, is my idealistic and fictional concept
for a WordPress-lite fork"
John O'Nolan, 05 Nov 2012
"There's three main ways of going about this (...):
1) build it from scratch (...)
2) fork WordPress (...)
3) make it a plugin/extension (...)"
John O'Nolan, three days later
a completely new platform
a paid hosted solution
not so many themes/plugins (yet, I know)
adorable new admin panel
I want this on WordPress?
someone* forked Ghost back into WordPress?
HOW HARD CAN IT BE?
(c) Jeremy Clarkson
If I replaced API endpoints with my own data,
it should work perfectly, right?
*Might be my lack of experience with Backbone
Use the tools you know - jQuery.
Most of the CSS/HTML from Ghost.
Hard to maintain
Hard to install
Just about perfect... :)
domain.com/ghost - HOW?
hook into main query
output html/json and die()
before any real WordPress output
on specific queries
[ flightphp.com ]
A WEEKEND* of coding later
Me: Can i name it 'wpGhost' ?
John: I'd rather you wouldn't....
Me: Gāst? Geist? .... Gust!
100% of Ghost editorial capabilities
for Posts & Pages
WordPress category support
Requires PHP 5.3 and "pretty permalinks" enabled
Tags (with autocomplete)
42 commits / 8 releases
19 closed / 12 open issues
20 stars / 4 forks
Reviews in English, German, French, Polish.
In Softpedia Script catalog.
6 cups of coffee donated :)
- in 2014 -
custom post types / custom taxonomies
media manager / featured image
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