Create or update your posts from any place and any device. Simply point your browser to yourblog.url/admin/, log in, and start typing away!
Write plugins in Lua to implement custom behavior when generating pages. Learn how to do it on the Wiki! Planning the future of Journey, support for MySQL, PostgreSQL, and Google App Engine are high priority goals.
Other blog engines require you to install Nginx or Apache just to enable HTTPS. With Journey, simply enable HTTPS in the configuration and start using it for development purposes. For production, simply replace the generated certificates with your own and you are ready to go.
Don't worry about installing the correct version of Node.js, Python, or anything else. Just download the latest release for your operating system and cpu architecture, then place the folder anywhere you like and run the Journey executable. Done!
Journey eats very little of your precious memory. For example: Testing it on Mac OS X, it takes about 3.5 MB of it and then happily carries on doing its job.
Journey is still in an early stage of development. However, initial tests indicate that it is much faster at generating pages than Ghost running on Node.js.
Head over to the releases page and download the latest zip file corresponding to your operating system and cpu architecture.
At the moment, Linux (AMD64, i386, ARM), Mac OS X (AMD64, i386), and Windows (AMD64, i386) packages are available. Others will follow. In the meantime, you can always compile from source.
It's simple, really: Extract the downloaded zip file anywhere you like. You may rename the extracted folder to "journey" if you so desire.
Just start the executable from your terminal or double-click it.
After that, open
in your browser to visit your Journey blog!
By editing the "config.json" file in your Journey root directory you'll change all the important settings.
After that, create your default user account by visiting
and take a look at the admin interface.
The Promenade theme comes with Journey to make it work out of the box, but it may very well not be your cup of tea.
No problem! Just use another Ghost theme. Head over to the Ghost Marketplace to get an idea of what's out there.
Journey is fully open source under the MIT license.
Please fork and contribute on GitHub :)