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Automating Octopress deployment

I thought about switching my blog from Octopress to Ghost. I like having control over the content that I'm publishing since they're just literally markdown files (*.md) and has no database backend. What I dislike about Octopress is the publishing aspect where I have to issue a rake deploy every time I publish content. I was actually able to manage and minimize the multi-steps into running one small script. But I still have to do one step which is unacceptable. The deployment should be painless and automated, period.. The directory should be able to automatically detect/pick up any file chan…

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Deploying Ghost blog to Azure manually

Installing Ghost on Azure is simple and can be done by creating a new website > gallery. As of the current writing, Azure installs the 0.3.3 version and the latest Ghost that's out is 0.4. You can go down that route or take the manual route which I will cover in this post. I also tried setting it up from the Azure gallery but it was too easy for my taste, and besides, I like having my files backed up in Dropbox. The goal of this post is to keep the instruction as minimal and simple as possible so it can be referenced over and over again. Installation Install Azure on NodeJS via NPM. I found…

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