Post importer from Ghost backup files.

Jekyll ghost importer

This program let you import your post on ghost to jekyll. It uses a ghost backup to read the data and creates posts and drafts from them.


$ gem install jekyll_ghost_importer


Make a backup of your posts. Copy the file to the folder where you have your jekyll blog, run:

$ jekyll_ghost_importer GhostBackup.json

This will create the _posts folder and create there a file for each post in the backup and will create a _drafts folder for yours drafts.


  • To Fahri Cihan Demirci (@femnad) for adding support for the new backup format.

  • To Kiko Beats (@Kikobeats) for setting featured posts.

  • To Per Mortensen (@proog) for adding support for mobiledoc.


  1. Fork it ( )
  2. Create your feature branch (git checkout -b my-new-feature)
  3. Commit your changes (git commit -am 'Add some feature')
  4. Push to the branch (git push origin my-new-feature)
  5. Create a new Pull Request


This program is free software: you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation, either version 3 of the License, or (at your option) any later version.

This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. See the GNU General Public License for more details.

You should have received a copy of the GNU General Public License along with this program. If not, see

If you need to use this under different terms please write me directly.