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Craft vs Ghost: What are the differences?

What is Craft? A CMS built to do one thing and do it well: manage content. Craft is a content management system (CMS) that’s laser-focused on doing one thing really, really well: managing content.

What is Ghost? Just a blogging platform. 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.

Craft and Ghost belong to "Self-Hosted Blogging / CMS" category of the tech stack.

"Quick bespoke CMS" is the primary reason why developers consider Craft over the competitors, whereas "Beautiful" was stated as the key factor in picking Ghost.

Ghost is an open source tool with 30.3K GitHub stars and 6.55K GitHub forks. Here's a link to Ghost's open source repository on GitHub.

According to the StackShare community, Ghost has a broader approval, being mentioned in 60 company stacks & 39 developers stacks; compared to Craft, which is listed in 43 company stacks and 9 developer stacks.

Decisions about Craft and Ghost
Xander Groesbeek
Founder at Rate My Meeting · | 5 upvotes · 130.8K views

So many choices for CMSs these days. So then what do you choose if speed, security and customization are key? Headless for one. Consuming your own APIs for content is absolute key. It makes designing pages in the front-end a breeze. Leaving Ghost and Cockpit. If I then looked at the footprint and impact on server load, Cockpit definitely wins that battle.

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Pros of Craft
Pros of Ghost
  • 8
    Quick bespoke CMS
  • 6
    Easy to use CMS
  • 5
    Clean slate approach to templating
  • 2
    Great support
  • 2
    Free licence available for single user account version
  • 1
    Has it's own StackExcange
  • 1
    Clean templating markup (twig)
  • 43
    Beautiful
  • 33
    Fast
  • 28
    Quick/simple post styling
  • 18
    Non-profit
  • 18
    Live Post Preview
  • 17
    Open source
  • 15
    Seamless writing
  • 5
    Node.js
  • 4
    Javascript
  • 4
    Fast and Performatic
  • 3
    Simplest
  • 2
    Handlebars
  • 2
    Wonderful UI
  • 2
    Full Control
  • 1
    Clean
  • 1
    Magic

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Cons of Craft
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    What is Craft?

    Craft is a content management system (CMS) that’s laser-focused on doing one thing really, really well: managing content.

    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.

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    What are some alternatives to Craft and Ghost?
    WordPress
    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
    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!
    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.
    Sitefinity
    It is a content management system (CMS) is software that allows customers to make updates and changes to their website without a web developer.
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