DIY Project Ghost Post

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DIY Project Ghost Post
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Status: Complete
Start Date: 10/25/2021

Help promote HIVE13 to the general public by learning to make a blog post on the Hive13 main site! It is fun and easy. Send the link to your mom and she will be so proud of you!

This project page will show you how it is done, step-by-step, using this project webpage as the example.

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Putting a blog post on the Hive13 main site is a bit different from making a Hive13 wiki webpage. As of October 2021, Hive13 uses the "GHOST" blogging software for our main site.

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Ghost is a free and open source blogging platform written in JavaScript and distributed under the MIT License, designed to simplify the process of online publishing for individual bloggers as well as online publications. The concept of the Ghost platform was first floated publicly in November 2012 in a blog post by project founder John O'Nolan, which generated enough response to justify coding a prototype version with collaborator Hannah Wolfe. The first public version of Ghost, released October 2013, was financed by a successful Kickstarter campaign which achieved its initial funding goal of £25,000 in 11 hours and went on to raise a final total of £196,362 during the 29-day campaign.

Step 1

Presuming you are a responsible member, you are welcome to join our informal team able to make such blog posts. It starts with getting a username and password to log into the Hive13 Ghost Editor. Send an email to the Hive13 CTO to request to be added as a Ghost Editor. You will then receive an invitation email from Ghost with your unique inital login credentials. Then click on the following link to log into the Hive13 Ghost Editor. Really, this is the hardest step in the entire process.

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Step 2

After your successful username and password login, you get to this main work screen for the GHOST blogging software. The environment is pretty self-explanatory. You can look at (and copy) text from prior (existing) blog posts as a template to start your new post.

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Step 3

Here we start to create a post from scratch.

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Step 4

Enter some initial text for the title and body of your post. You can always change it later.

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Step 5

You can exit and leave at any time. Your initial work is automatically saved as a DRAFT.

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Step 6

Your inital DRAFT is saved and can be re-accessed from this list.

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Step 7

Here we show how to access the important (hidden) '+' symbol to enable inserting an image.

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Step 8

Clicking on the important (hidden) '+' symbol opens a pop-up menu that allows you to choose different options, including inserting an image.

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Step 9

Now we have a template box where we will drop in our selected image.

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Step 10

The image is now inserted into our post (with limited formatting options) and we can continue to make further edits.

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Step 11

The important (hidden) 'contextual tool' feature allows you to format text and insert hyperlinks.

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Step 12

When you are satisfied with all of your edits, this shows how you finally 'publish' your post to the web.

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Step 13

In closing, know there are many references available on the internet (primarily via GOOGLE and YouTube) for additional help to learn more about using Ghost.

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Thank you for your interest in this topic and for becoming an active part of our DO-ocracy! Go forth and do good things for Hive13!