How to Install Ghost on Mac OS X

Download and Install Node

Go to node.js and download the Mac OS X Installer (.pkg).

Install the node.js package that was downloaded.

Node was installed at /usr/local/bin/node and npm was installed at /usr/local/bin/npm.

Download and Install Ghost-CLI

  1. Open up the Terminal application on your mac and type in the following command:

     sudo npm install -g ghost-cli@latest
  2. Enter in the password you use for your Mac.

  3. Create the folder where you want to install Ghost.

  4. In Terminal, type in cd /path/to/ghostfolder or you can type cd and then a space, and then drag and drop the folder from finder into Terminal and press enter.

  5. Also in Terminal, type in:

    ghost install local
  6. This will install and start Ghost. You can now type in into your browser and you will see the ghost blog up and running!

Next Steps:

Learn Ghost from the Ground Up

Head to "Ghost for Beginners" to learn everything you need to know about learning and customizing Ghost

Find the Perfect Ghost Theme

Go to our Ghost themes section of this site to browse all of your Ghost theme options in one place.