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Decisions about Craft, Ghost, and Statamic
Xander Groesbeek
Founder at Rate My Meeting · | 5 upvotes · 150.1K 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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    Quick bespoke CMS
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    Easy to use CMS
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    Clean slate approach to templating
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    Has it's own StackExcange
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    Clean templating markup (twig)
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    Great support
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    Free licence available for single user account version
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    Quick/simple post styling
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    Live Post Preview
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    Open source
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    Seamless writing
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    Fast and Performatic
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    Wonderful UI
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    Full Control
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    Headless CMS
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    No database
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    Version control your content
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    Surprising flexibility
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    It is based on Laravel
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    Easy templating
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    Great documentation
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    Too expensive for personal blog
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    Self hosting

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      Not user friendly

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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.

    What is Statamic?

    The open source, developer & designer-first, Laravel + Git powered CMS built to make managing websites easy with Git.

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    What are some alternatives to Craft, Ghost, and Statamic?
    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.
    Strapi is100% JavaScript, extensible, and fully customizable. It enables developers to build projects faster by providing a customizable API out of the box and giving them the freedom to use the their favorite tools.
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