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First congratulations for the release of Ghost 0.4.2 this week!
As the title indicates, this post is not about how to install Ghost on OpenShift, it’s about how to upgrade it.
Installing Ghost on OpenShift is quite easy with the quickstart script while upgrading it is not so straight forward. It really took me some time to figure out how to upgrade it in the OpenShift way.
Yes, the OpenShift way, the best practice to upgrade Ghost on OpenShift, which is the git way.
OpenShift utilize git for source code management. Upgrading Ghost means updating its source code.
To upgrade Ghost in the OpenShift way, you need to pull the source code from OpenShift server, update it with the latest Ghost source, then push it back to OpenShift server. If you are familiar with git, you may already know how to do it properly. If you’re not, here are the details.
今天终于把网站从 openshift 搬到正经的虚拟主机上了。这年头像这样物美价廉的主机真是很难找了，这样的主机商真是业界良心啊！目前我是相当满意！不知各位网友有没有感觉，本博现在的速度是不是快了很多？
New domain name in use today! It’s sundialdreams.com. I take the name from my favorite piano music Sundial Dreams by Kevin Kern.
I have to say that register an ideal domain is really difficult. Especially for those which are based on common words or phrases. I spent more than a week on GoDaddy, searched hundreds of domains, encountered numerous times of taken, premium and auction results. It’s really frustrating, but it also indicates that I have a good eye for domain. ;-)
So sundialdreams.com, the final result of this epic registration process, comes out. I’m satisfied so far.
One last thing to mention, I didn’t register this domain on GoDaddy because I had problem on payment. The only payment method I can choose was credit card and it was not work for me. So I registered on Namecheap. The website of Namecheap is well designed except the dashboard page really sucks.
In my recent post Back to the World, I said that I’ve considered switching to Ghost to get my blog back on-line. I even made 3 unpublished themes for Ghost. But why I decided to stick to WordPress finally?
Well, first reason is that this blog has been powered by WordPress since the very beginning. I get used to it. There is no transition barrier, I just need to import all of my old data with just a few clicks.
Second reason is I need more than just a pure word press platform. (Well, kinda ironic as when I say a pure word press platform I mean Ghost, but WordPress is actually doing a lot more than its name indicates.) I want to not only publish my words, but also showing off my photos, galleries etc. The post format feature introduced with WordPress 3.1 fits my needs perfectly. While Ghost in current stage only supports the most basic post format.
It is not to say that Ghost lacks features, actually it’s doing well as a newly publishing platform. Its development seems quite promising, you can take a look at their roadmap. Also, there are many beautiful themes for Ghost to choose from, or you can easily create your own unique theme to completely showing off your personality. With the help of handlebars, making a Ghost theme is way effortless than making a WordPress theme. If you know HTML and CSS, it’s pretty straight forward.
Speaking of theme, I must talk about Twenty Fourteen, the default WordPress theme in 2014. I think it’s really the most intrepid theme for WordPress ever, like they said in the intro video of WordPress 3.8. I admit I’ve got a crash on it the minute I saw it. However, the default 1260px width crashes it. Fortunately, the theme editor makes it possible to customize within the admin dashboard. And I’ve made it to adapt FHD screen, if you are viewing my website with a large screen you can see. In fact Twenty Fourteen is the third reason for me to choose WordPress.
The last reason is the most common barrier that keeps people away from Ghost and has already been argued by many people, is the deployment and hosting issue. Ghost requires node.js. Almost every hosting supports php, mysql while there’re only a few that support node.js. And there’s no auto install and upgrade mechanism for Ghost. Although there’s Ghost dedicated hosting company like Ghostify, the price is a bit high in my opinion.
So what is wrong with Ghost?
It’s nothing wrong with Ghost, it just doesn’t fits my needs when it comes to build my personal website in the current stage. Actually I like Ghost, and I will definitely follow the latest development of Ghost in the future.
If you’re looking for a complete comparison of WordPress and Ghost, this post may disappoint you. If it does, I’m sorry. The only suggestion I can give you is choosing the one that fits your needs. If you’re still tossing around, give both a try!
I’ve had my ups and downs. My fair share of bumpy roads and heavy winds. That’s what made me what I am today. Now I stand here before you. What you see is a body crafted to perfection. A pair of legs engineered to defy the laws of physics. And a mind-set to master the most epic of splits. JCVD Volvo Truncks ad
Today I finally get my blog on-line again. Free hosting, free domain and free speech. New domain, new theme, but still powered by the good old WordPress. I was considering switching it to Ghost, I even made 3 unpublished themes for Ghost. So why still WordPress? I’ll explain it in another post.
Since it has been 22 months off-line and the domain changes, also the WordPress has evolved and is different from the WordPress I used to know. So I decide to manually import my old posts, I’ll do it in the following days, or months maybe. In the meantime, I’ll publish something worth sharing that happened during the off-line period of this site.
It really feels good to be back on-line. Happy wordpressing to myself!
我承认电影从开场提出时间成为货币这个概念时，就吸引了我，可惜越看到后面感觉越不妙，看到最后发现坑爹了。其实一直到拥有大把时间的神秘男子把时间给了贫民窟小伙，在窗玻璃上写下 “Don’t waste my time” 然后自杀时，我还是很有兴致的。本以为接下来贫民窟小伙会以神秘男子生前所言为线索，穿越时区带领观众一起去探寻这时间货币体制背后的形成机制、作用原理、历史渊源，然后揭开惊天大秘密，进尔推翻现有秩序，削除时间剥削，然后革命建立起新的秩序。可惜影片并没有给我们带来这么史诗的剧情，而是很狗血地讲了一个跨度不长的片段。那贫民窟小伙花了大把时间来到新格林威治时间竟然就体验了一把富人生活，然后泡了时间大亨的女儿，再以贫民窟的生活现状感染了时间大亨的女儿令其反判，然后与自己一起抢了时间大亨的银行，中间穿插 Timekeeper 不温不火的追捕，然后就完了。真是即 waste 了给他大把时间的神秘男子的时间，也 waste 了观众的时间。
这部电影另外一点让我觉得失败的是，就算剧情烂，做为一部概念史无前例的科幻片，怎么着也得借这个机会发挥一下，整出一点标志性的视觉元素，让这个概念在我们脑子里能有一个独特的印象。然而，除了手上的绿色时钟和 Timekeeper 的标配跑车，其他的都土掉渣。影片的影像风格毫无个性可言，人物着装和场景设计也毫无亮点。纵观经典的科幻片，尤其是那些提出全新概念的科幻片，像《银翼杀手》、《终结者》、《黑客帝国》、《移魂都市》等，无不在推出独特概念的同时，极力打造独一无二的视觉形象。比如《银翼杀手》里各种混杂的人种，前卫的着装，黑暗脏污的街道，和《移魂都市》里永不停止的黑夜，歌特风格的建筑，无不传达出一种极具感染力的视觉信息以便在观众头脑中形成一种风格独特的印象，使观众看到类似的场景，就能自然而然地产生联想。若《时间规划局》也能有独特的影像风格和视觉元素，那么抛开狗血的剧情不说，还是有潜质成为一部邪典电影的。然而这一点，影片没有做到。