Quick setup script for Ghost theme development environment with docker
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Ghost theme development environment

This is the blog post accompanying this project.

Prerequesites

First make sure to have docker and docker-compose installed. These will be used to run the Ghost instance for the theme developemt inside of a container.

Creating a new theme

The first thing you need to do is to install this script with npm install -g ghothede.

Now just run it with ghothede. You will be asked a few questions.

The script will now create the necessary files into the specified output folder (default is ouput).

Once completed cd into to that folder (cd output) and run docker-compose up -d. This will start the Ghost container in the background.

Your instance will be available at http://localhost:$PORT where $PORT is the one you specified during the questions.

Finish the setup, start the development server as explained below and activate your theme.

Now everything is set up. Happy coding.

Developing the theme

Inside the created folder you need to run npm install to install all node dependencies and then start the development gulp script with either npm run start or gulp watch.

All the files for theme are located under src.

CSS and JS files should be put under src/assets/css/src/assets/js.

For more info on theme development head over to the official docs.

Inspirations

https://www.steelcm.com/ghost-theme-development-using-docker/