Update Ghost 0.11.3 [Openshift]

According to Marco Ibarra, "This is the best available guide ANYWHERE!"

First. Let me tell you that it is just another update and I wouldn’t explain the new features as they have been explained here in every developer blog post. Just go and read it.

Second. I will also try to explain it briefly as I assume that you have read the other posts I wrote before here and here.


Someone confirmed that this tutorial also worked for updating to the version 0.11.7. Read his comments (potatoefist) below.


Remember to always do a backup first before doing an upgrade.

  1. Go to your blog dashboard > Labs > then hit the Export button. This will export your settings and your content to a json file that you can import whenever you need it.
  2. Make a snapshot of your cartridge by using this command in your terminal rhc snapshot save . You can read about this here.

Pre Update

Please make sure you have installed the right version of node.js in your machine, just take a look at this post for the compabilities. I use 4.2 as this is the recommended one and the version of Node that they use with Ghost in production on Ghost(Pro).

Type node -v to show the version.

Then tidy up your application to prevent a Not Enough Space error. Just run this command on your terminal.

rhc app tidy   


In order to the new Node.js support and a few dependency updates, you should modify your package.json file in your root app folder. I have changed the node version and added the newest dependencies update. You may choose whatever you want. Here is mine:

    "name": "openshift-ghost-quickstart",
    "description" : "Openshift Ghost Quickstart (SQLite)",
    "repository": {
        "type": "git",
        "url": "git://github.com/openshift/openshift-ghost-quickstart.git"
    "bugs": "https://github.com/openshift/openshift-ghost-quickstart/issues",
    "main": "index.js",
    "scripts": {
        "start": "node index"
    "engines": {
        "node": "~4.2.0",
        "iojs": "~1.2.0"
    "dependencies": {
        "express": "^4.14.0",
        "ghost": "^0.11.3",
        "amperize": "0.3.1",
        "archiver": "1.1.0",
        "bcryptjs": "2.3.0",
        "bluebird": "3.4.6",
        "body-parser": "1.15.2",
        "bookshelf": "0.10.2",
        "chalk": "1.1.3",
        "cheerio": "0.22.0",
        "compression": "1.6.2",
        "connect-slashes": "1.3.1",
        "cookie-session": "1.2.0",
        "cors": "2.8.1",
        "csv-parser": "1.11.0",
        "downsize": "0.0.8",
        "express-hbs": "1.0.3",
        "extract-zip-fork": "1.5.1",
        "fs-extra": "0.30.0",
        "ghost-gql": "0.0.5",
        "glob": "5.0.15",
        "gscan": "0.0.15",
        "html-to-text": "2.1.3",
        "image-size": "0.5.0",
        "intl": "1.2.5",
        "intl-messageformat": "1.3.0",
        "jsonpath": "0.2.7",
        "knex": "0.12.5",
        "lodash": "4.16.4",
        "moment": "2.15.2",
        "moment-timezone": "0.5.7",
        "morgan": "1.7.0",
        "multer": "1.2.0",
        "netjet": "1.1.3",
        "node-uuid": "1.4.7",
        "nodemailer": "0.7.1",
        "oauth2orize": "1.5.1",
        "passport": "0.3.2",
        "passport-http-bearer": "1.0.1",
        "passport-oauth2-client-password": "0.1.2",
        "path-match": "1.2.4",
        "rss": "1.2.1",
        "sanitize-html": "1.13.0",
        "semver": "5.3.0",
        "showdown-ghost": "0.3.6",
        "sqlite3": "3.1.8",
        "superagent": "2.3.0",
        "unidecode": "0.1.8",
        "validator": "5.7.0",
        "xml": "1.0.1"

Save it.

Then remove node_modules folder, clean the node packages cache:

rm -rf node\_modules && npm cache clear  

Then reinstall the packages:

npm install --production  

Push your changes

git add .  
git commit -m "Update to Ghost 0.11.3"  
git push  

Voila !