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Jamify Ghost Starter Updates, Etc.

Tom Darais

Posted on October 8, 2020

Hi, I am very intrigued with Jamify.  I am about to launch 2 websites and am likely to use the Jamify Ghost starter.  I am thinking about becoming a contributor too!

I do have two questions:

1)  How would I apply updates to get the benefit of new commits to the Jamify Ghost starter?  Is that easy to do?

2)  I have some interest in Draftbox.  Could you explain some pros and cons of each?  I like the idea of having everything local and that is why I'm leaning Jamify.

BTW, I totally, totally, loved Joost Jansky's blog post "Running a professional blog for free" found at https://www.jamify.org/2020/07/15/running-a-professional-blog-for-free/ 

Thank you for being part of the open collective and inviting people into conversations, I think that happened fairly recently. 

Best Regards,

Tom Darais

Joost Jansky

Posted on October 9, 2020

Hey Tom, welcome to Jamify and thanks for your kind and VERY FIRST message on open collective. Let me first answer your questions:

1) The update process is very easy. Simply update the version numbers in package.json followed by yarn to execute the update. Changing package.json can be done with any text editor or you can use npm-upgrade which will prompt you through the process. I've just added this info to the README.

2) Draftbox is using an earlier version of the Jamify Blog starter which they adapted to their needs. Draftbox is simplifying the process of building and deploying your site. This is great for people who have never heard of Github. My advice: use Draftbox if you are afraid of installing git and node otherwise I wouldn't trade in the versatility of the Jamify tools for the simplicity Draftbox provides.

Looking forward to your blog projects, keep me informed!
Joost

Tom Darais

Posted on October 12, 2020

Thanks for your quick response.  I'm going to give Jamify a try and will let you know how it goes!

Tom 
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Tom Darais

Posted on October 19, 2020

Hi Joost,

BTW where's the preferred place to post questions about Jamify?  I installed the node.js, gatsby, git, and the Jamify starter just fine.  Also I was able to deploy to Netlify just fine.  I then opted to install Ghost locally so my API URL in the Ghost Integration menu looked like:  http://localhost:2368/ghost.  Things would build and deploy to Netlify just fine (and Netlify documented the deploy) but then the new post I made didn't show up.  Will Jamify work with a local version of Ghost?  I must be missing something!

Thanks,

Tom Darais

Joost Jansky

Posted on October 20, 2020

Hey Tom,

the right place to ask these type of issue questions is on Github. So, could you please open a new issue there? This space on Open Collective is reserved for more general discussions about Jamify.

Best regards,
Joost

Tom Darais

Posted on October 20, 2020

Hi Joost,

Thanks (and I later discovered that location on Github after writing that post).  I'll start a new issue with detailed info hopefully this Friday.  It was fun getting as far as I did!

Best,

Tom Darais

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