Carson Gibbons

Cosmic JS Co-Founder

Deploy a Node.js Bitblog in 3 Steps

Install and deploy a Node.js Bitblog that mines cryptocurrency in 3 steps.

In this blog, I will show you how to install and deploy a Bitblog app built on Node.js. Install this blog and monetize your content with crowd-sourced cryptocurrency mining. Think of it as an alternative to advertising and start generating your blog posts today. Forked from the Simple Blog, Bitblog turns your blog readers into cryptocurrency miners. It uses Coin Hive to mine Monero coins directly in the reader’s browser (with their consent of course). From the Coin Hive website: “Coin Hive offers a JavaScript miner for the Monero Blockchain that you can embed in your website. Your users run the miner directly in their Browser and mine XMR for you in turn for an ad-free experience, in-game currency or whatever incentives you can come up with.” Read more on the Bitblog GitHub page, or keep reading to deploy the app in 3 steps.

I’ll be using the Cosmic JS CMS API to manage my content for my Bitblog. Cosmic JS is an API-first CMS that makes managing and building websites and applications faster and more intuitive. By decoupling content from code, Cosmic JS empowers developer flexibility while ensuring content editors can plan and deploy content as it best suits them. We’ll be using Cosmic JS to install our example app, deploy and make content updates moving forward from the cloud-based Content Management Platform.

Resources

1. Create a New Bucket

2. Install the Node.js Bitblog

Once you’ve signed up and named your bucket, you’ll be prompted to start from scratch or install an app. For this blog I am installing the Bitblog App built on Node.js.

3. Deploy to Web

I clicked “Deploy to Web”. I can then edit Objects while my web application is deploying. You will receive an email confirming the deployment of your web application. If you encounter any issues during deployment, you may be routed to the Cosmic JS Troubleshooting Page.

Confirm Deploy Location and Branch

Now that your app is deployed to the Cosmic JS App Server, you’re free to completely manage your Node.js Bitblog App and all of its content from one place.

Cosmic JS is an API-first cloud-based content management platform that makes it easy to manage applications and content. If you have questions about the Cosmic JS API, please reach out to the founders on Twitter or Slack.

Carson Gibbons is the Co-Founder & CMO of Cosmic JS, an API-first Cloud-based Content Management Platform that decouples content from code, allowing devs to build slick apps and websites in any programming language they want.

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