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1.1 Welcome to the Course

In this course, you will learn what Ghost is and how to set up a local development environment for creating or modifying Ghost themes. Then we'll cover how to get a theme from Envato Elements, customize it, and upload it to your live Ghost blog.

This course is not really for beginners because to understand what I’m about to do you need some basic knowledge of HTML and CSS. So if you have that, awesome. If you don’t, stick around anyway because I’ll try to make everything as simple as possible.

So, with that said, let’s begin! In the first lesson I’ll give you a quick introduction to what Ghost is all about and why you should use it. See you there.

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1.1 Welcome to the Course

Hey, welcome to a new Tuts+ course. I'm ADI and in this course, I'm gonna show you how to build a blog with Ghosts and Envato elements. You thought I was gonna say WordPress, right? Or maybe not since you read the title first. Anyway, today is all about the Ghost platform which is a very good alternative to using WordPress for creating a blog. In this course you will learn more information about Ghost. How to set up a Local Development Environment for creating or modifying Ghost themes. And then how to get a theme from Envato elements, customize it and then upload it to your live Ghost blog. Now, this course is not really for beginners. Because to understand what I'm about to do, you need some basic knowledge of HTML and CSS. So if you have that awesome, if you don't stick around anyway, because I'll try to make this as simple as possible, so anyone can follow. So with that said, let's begin, actually because I mentioned Envato elements earlier, you must be wondering what that is. Well, luckily for you, I was just about to tell you. With one subscription you will have unlimited access to WordPress themes and plugins, web and email templates, Ghost themes and more. There are millions of digital assets to choose from. They have simple commercial licensing and you can cancel anytime. Subscribe now using the link in the video description. All right, now let's begin. In the first lesson, I'm gonna give you a quick introduction to what Ghost is all about and why you should use it. So I'll see you there.

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