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This package was approved by moderator ferventcoder on 11/27/2014.

Ghost is a simple, powerful publishing platform that allows you to share your stories with the world. This Chocolatey package will install
Ghost as a Windows service.

To install ghost, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:

C:\> choco install ghost --version 0.5.5

To upgrade ghost, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:

C:\> choco upgrade ghost --version 0.5.5


  • config\CreateService.js Show
    var Service = require('node-windows').Service;
    // Create a new service object
    var svc = new Service({
      description: 'The Ghost Blogging Platform.',
      script: require('path').join(__dirname,'index.js')
    // Listen for the "install" event, which indicates the
    // process is available as a service.
  • config\DeleteService.js Show
    var Service = require('node-windows').Service;
    // Create a new service object
    var svc = new Service({
      script: require('path').join(__dirname,'index.js')
    // Listen for the "uninstall" event so we know when it's done.
      console.log('Uninstall complete.');
      console.log('The service exists: ',svc.exists);
    // Uninstall the service.
  • config\index.js Show
    // # Ghost bootloader
    // Orchestrates the loading of Ghost
    // When run from command line.
    var express,
    // Make sure dependencies are installed and file system permissions are correct.
    // Proceed with startup
    express = require('express');
    ghost = require('./core');
    errors = require('./core/server/errors');
    // Create our parent express app instance.
    parentApp = express();
    ghost().then(function (ghostServer) {
        // Mount our ghost instance on our desired subdirectory path if it exists.
        parentApp.use(ghostServer.config.paths.subdir, ghostServer.rootApp);
        // Let ghost handle starting our server instance.
    }).catch(function (err) {
        errors.logErrorAndExit(err, err.context,;
  • config\package.json Show
        "name"        : "ghost",
        "version"     : "0.5.5",
        "description" : "Just a blogging platform.",
        "author"      : "Ghost Foundation",
        "homepage"    : "",
        "keywords"    : [
        "repository"  : {
            "type": "git",
            "url": "git://"
        "bugs"        : "",
        "contributors": "",
        "licenses"    : [
                "type": "MIT",
                "url": ""
        "main": "./core/index",
        "scripts": {
            "start": "node index",
            "test": "./node_modules/.bin/grunt validate --verbose"
        "engines": {
            "node": "~0.10.0"
        "engineStrict": true,
        "dependencies": {
            "bcryptjs": "2.0.2",
            "bluebird": "2.3.10",
            "body-parser": "1.8.2",
            "bookshelf": "0.7.9",
            "busboy": "0.2.8",
            "cheerio": "0.17.0",
            "colors": "0.6.2",
            "compression": "1.2.0",
            "connect-slashes": "1.2.0",
            "downsize": "0.0.5",
            "express": "4.10.2",
            "express-hbs": "0.7.11",
            "fs-extra": "0.12.0",
            "html-to-text": "1.0.0",
            "knex": "0.7.3",
            "lodash": "2.4.1",
            "moment": "2.8.3",
            "morgan": "1.3.1",
            "node-uuid": "1.4.1",
            "nodemailer": "0.7.1",
            "oauth2orize": "1.0.1",
            "passport": "0.2.0",
            "passport-http-bearer": "1.0.1",
            "passport-oauth2-client-password": "0.1.1",
            "request": "2.47.0",
            "rss": "1.0.0",
            "semver": "4.1.0",
            "showdown-ghost": "0.3.4",
            "sqlite3": "3.0.2",
            "unidecode": "0.1.3",
            "validator": "3.22.1",
            "xml": "0.0.12",
            "node-windows": "0.1.7"
        "optionalDependencies": {
            "mysql": "2.1.1",
            "pg.js": "3.6.2"
        "devDependencies": {
            "blanket": "~1.1.6",
            "bower": "~1.3.10",
            "grunt": "~0.4.5",
            "grunt-cli": "~0.1.13",
            "grunt-autoprefixer": "1.0.1",
            "grunt-concat-sourcemap": "~0.4.3",
            "grunt-contrib-clean": "~0.6.0",
            "grunt-contrib-compress": "~0.11.0",
            "grunt-contrib-concat": "~0.5.0",
            "grunt-contrib-copy": "~0.5.0",
            "grunt-contrib-jshint": "~0.10.0",
            "grunt-contrib-uglify": "~0.6.0",
            "grunt-contrib-watch": "~0.6.1",
            "grunt-docker": "~0.0.8",
            "grunt-ember-templates": "~0.4.23",
            "grunt-es6-module-transpiler": "~0.6.0",
            "grunt-express-server": "~0.4.19",
            "grunt-jscs": "~0.8.1",
            "grunt-mocha-cli": "~1.11.0",
            "grunt-sass": "~0.16.1",
            "grunt-shell": "~1.1.1",
            "grunt-update-submodules": "~0.4.1",
            "matchdep": "~0.3.0",
            "nock": "0.47.0",
            "require-dir": "~0.1.0",
            "rewire": "~2.1.0",
            "should": "~4.0.4",
            "sinon": "~1.10.3",
            "supertest": "~0.13.0",
            "top-gh-contribs": "0.0.2"
  • tools\chocolateyInstall.ps1 Show
    # Install Zip
    $packageName = "ghost"
    $serviceName = "Ghost"
    $packageVersion = "0.5.5"
    # Build postUnzipDir could clean this up later with Join-Path
    $packageDir = ($env:ChocolateyInstall + "\lib\" + $packageName + "." + $packageVersion)
    $dest = $(Split-Path -parent $MyInvocation.MyCommand.Definition)
    $configDir = Join-Path $packageDir "config"
    $url = ""
    $url64 = $url
    $checksum = '066B9A1377128C325829657FE7441BCE'
    Install-ChocolateyZipPackage "$packageName" "$url" "$dest" "$url64" -checksum $checksum
    # Copy over special configuration files
    Copy-Item $configDir\* $dest -Force
    # Install the node_modules via npm
    Write-Host "Installing node modules."
    cd $dest
    npm config set loglevel silent
    npm install --production
    npm config set loglevel warn
    # Create the windows service
    Write-Host "Creating the service for `'$packageName`' with the name of `'$serviceName`'"
    node .\CreateService.js
    Write-ChocolateySuccess $packageName
  • tools\chocolateyUninstall.ps1 Show
    $dest = $(Split-Path -parent $MyInvocation.MyCommand.Definition)
    $packageName = "ghost"
    $packageVersion = "0.5.5"
    $serviceName = "Ghost"
    $zipFileName = ""
    $packagesDir = ($env:ChocolateyInstall + "\lib\")
    $fullPackageName = ($packageName + "." + $packageVersion)
    Write-Host "Stopping the service `'$serviceName`'."
    sc.exe stop $serviceName
    cd $dest
    Write-Host "Removing the service named `'$serviceName`'."
    node .\DeleteService.js
    Write-Host "Removing files."
    Remove-Item $packagesDir\$fullPackageName -Recurse -Force
    Write-ChocolateySuccess $packageName

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Package Maintainer(s)

Software Author(s)

  • John O' Nolan
  • Hannah Wolfe


The Ghost Foundation


Version History

Version Downloads Last updated Status
ghost 0.5.5 234 Wednesday, November 26, 2014 approved

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