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What is Ghost?

Ghost is a platform dedicated to one thing: Publishing. It's beautifully designed, completely customisable and completely Open Source. Ghost allows you to write and publish your own blog, giving you the tools to make it easy and even fun to do.
Ghost is a tool in the Self-Hosted Blogging / CMS category of a tech stack.
Ghost is an open source tool with 34.5K GitHub stars and 7.5K GitHub forks. Here’s a link to Ghost's open source repository on GitHub

Who uses Ghost?

195 companies reportedly use Ghost in their tech stacks, including Accenture, Qubitro, and Better.

193 developers on StackShare have stated that they use Ghost.

Ghost Integrations

Mailgun, ContainerShip, NoCodeAPI, AWeber, and Sitesauce are some of the popular tools that integrate with Ghost. Here's a list of all 8 tools that integrate with Ghost.
Public Decisions about Ghost

Here are some stack decisions, common use cases and reviews by companies and developers who chose Ghost in their tech stack.

Tim Abbott
Tim Abbott
Shared insights

We've been using Ghost as the blog software for Zulip since we first needed a blog. I've been pretty happy with using open source software developed by a non-profit, and their editing experience is great. We use Dropbox Paper to draft posts with a nice commenting experience, and then export the Markdown into Ghost when we're ready to publish.

There's a few that could be better, though. My main complaint is they have a 200 character limit for author biographies, which seems arbitrary and unhelpful.

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A. M. Douglas
A. M. Douglas
Full-stack web developer at XMLi5 Ltd · | 1 upvotes · 96.1K views
Shared insights

The Ghost CMS is built on Node.js and provides the means to post new content (articles) to the site. As I have little time to actually spend on broadcasting my thoughts to the blogosphere, this doesn't see much use. Ghost

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Ghost's Features

  • An intuitive, minimal editor
  • Ultra-fast content management
  • All SEO features built-in natively
  • Native desktop & mobile apps
  • Publish once, distribute everywhere
  • Headless CMS with Node.js REST APIs
  • Over 19x faster than WordPress
  • Secure & independently audited
  • Custom theme or any JAMstack front-end

Ghost Alternatives & Comparisons

What are some alternatives to Ghost?
Poltergeist is a driver for Capybara. It allows you to run your Capybara tests on a headless WebKit browser, provided by PhantomJS.
The core software is built by hundreds of community volunteers, and when you’re ready for more there are thousands of plugins and themes available to transform your site into almost anything you can imagine. Over 60 million people have chosen WordPress to power the place on the web they call “home” — we’d love you to join the family.
Drupal is an open source content management platform powering millions of websites and applications. It’s built, used, and supported by an active and diverse community of people around the world.
Joomla is a simple and powerful web server application and it requires a server with PHP and either MySQL, PostgreSQL, or SQL Server to run it.
Adobe Experience Manager
It is a Web Content Management System that allows companies to manage their web content (Web pages, digital assets, forms, etc) and also create digital experiences with this content on any platform web, mobile or IoT.
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Ghost's Followers
321 developers follow Ghost to keep up with related blogs and decisions.
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