About This Site

Summitt Dweller's Blog is an independent publication launched in March 2023 by Mark McFate, aka "Summitt Dweller".  It replaces an old Hugo site which replaced an old Drupal site many years ago.

Eleventy (11ty) + Ghost

This past weekend my daughter, Mackenzie, made the decision to move her portfolio page into a configuration that features Eleventy (11ty) on the frontend with content managed in Ghost on the backend.  I like that combination very much so to help support her move, and learn a little something along the way, we've setup a new Ghost server in a DigitalOcean droplet, namely ghostonubuntu2204-s-1vcpu-1gb-intel-nyc1-01 , and I've decided to make the same move myself.

This post is intended to track my blog's journey from a git workflow (for both structure and content) in Hugo, to Eleventy + Ghost, and it begins with the guidance provided in https://github.com/TryGhost/eleventy-starter-ghost. I already have a working Ghost server as mentioned above, the one that we setup for Mackenzie's portfolio, and we've already followed Install and host Multiple Ghost blog Servers on One Server to create the Ghost backend for this blog on the same DO droplet that host's Mackenzie's portfolio content.

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Credits - Thank You!

  • The site's banner image is courtesy of my brother and amature photographer, Ron McFate.
  • To-Do List banner image is from Jessica Lewis on Unsplash.
  • Unless noted otherwise, all other images were tagged by the built-in Upslash feature.

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