It’s been a long process of doing research, getting advice from people who know a lot more than I do, and just sitting and thinking about it. In total, it’s been a one year process to get to where I am now which is actively moving my blog from WordPress to Ghost.
My journey to Ghost started on September 27th of last year so if I can make this all happen before the end of this month I can say I made the move in under a year 🕺
Fast forward to today and I’m getting ready to officially kick off the process. I know quite a few people have been interested in making the move to Ghost so I wanted to share more details on how I’m making the move.
First things first, I know what I know and I know what I don’t know. I know very little about the backend details of blogging platforms. Don’t know much about tinkering with WordPress, and the same goes for Ghost, so I know I need to bring in an expert.
After doing tons of research the same name kept coming up, Dan Rowden (@dr), so I did some research, chatted with him on Twitter and decided to move forward with him on all fronts, from making the move to theme to customizations to hosting.
So here’s a quick overview of how this is all coming together:
- For hosting I’ll be Gloat, a hosting service Dan runs specifically for Ghost sites
- Dan has sent me detailed instructions on making the move, and it’s pretty seamless, essentially, install a plugin that runs an export, then upload it onto my new Ghost site and send Dan the zip files and he takes care of the media
- After this I’ll be moving over to a Ghost theme and Dan will be helping to customize it so I can bring my awesome sponsor banners over with me
One thing I’m really digging about the process so far is that I’m dealing directly with a person, and as I said above, someone who knows a lot more about Ghost than I do.
I’ll continue to update everyone as I move forward. Tonight I’m installing the plugin and running the export so the process is officially kicking off 🚀