Monthly Archives: January 2014

Ghost 0.4 Drops, Plugin API Slated for 0.5 Release

Ghost LogoVersion 0.4 of Ghost, the lightweight Node.js blogging platform, went live this month. Some of the more interesting features include support for static pages, a new way to quickly edit posts by appending /edit to the URL, support for date-based permalinks (e.g. /2014/01/25/example-post instead of /example-post), support for uploading SVG images, and the ability to put Ghost in a subdirectory.

With this update out of the way, we’re one closer to seeing the plugin API. That’s currently scheduled for version 0.5 (to be released sometime this spring).

The ability to extend Ghost is, in my opinion, what will make it a truly excellent platform. I really like the editor—which is reason enough to start using Ghost—but I can’t switch any of my sites over (not even my personal blog) until it’s possible for me to add in some features Ghost is missing. I do a bit of linkblogging on my personal blog (Daring Fireball style, with headlines that link to external sites), and Ghost doesn’t offer the ability to do that out of the box. I also have a couple posts on the blog that feature image galleries, originally with WordPress and later through my Jekyll plugin.

BlogBuzz January 25, 2014

Node.js the Right Way

Looking to quickly get started with Node.js without learning bad habits? Node.js the Right Way is a short and concise—100 pages—book that you can easily read in an afternoon (maybe two if you’re following along with the examples), promising a focused, tutorial-based experience. The…

Vim Tip: Sort Lines Alphabetically

Have a list that you need to alphabetize quickly? Vim has you covered. There’s a handy :sort command (:help sort for optional arguments) that will do just what it says on the box. All you have to do is select the lines in visual…