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Forestry vs Ghost: What are the differences?

Developers describe Forestry as "A simple Git-based CMS". A simple Git-based CMS for Jekyll and Hugo sites. Built for devs who hate bloat. It helps developers manage a content-based system into their websites seamlessly and there's also the benefits of collaborating with teams while at it. On the other hand, Ghost is detailed as "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.

Forestry and Ghost can be primarily classified as "Self-Hosted Blogging / CMS" tools.

Ghost is an open source tool with 30.6K GitHub stars and 6.62K GitHub forks. Here's a link to Ghost's open source repository on GitHub.

Decisions about Forestry and Ghost
Xander Groesbeek
Founder at Rate My Meeting · | 5 upvotes · 151K 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 Forestry
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      Beautiful
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      Fast
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      Quick/simple post styling
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      Non-profit
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      Live Post Preview
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      Open source
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      Seamless writing
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      Node.js
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      Javascript
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      Fast and Performatic
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      Simplest
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      Wonderful UI
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      Full Control
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      Handlebars
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      Magic
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      Clean
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      Self-hostable
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      What is Forestry?

      It is a simple Git-based CMS for Jekyll and Hugo sites. Built for devs who hate bloat. It helps developers manage a content-based system into their websites seamlessly and there's also the benefits of collaborating with teams while at it.

      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 Forestry and Ghost?
      Netlify CMS
      It is built as a single-page React app. You can create custom-styled previews, UI widgets, and editor plugins or add backends to support different Git platform APIs.
      Netlify
      Netlify is smart enough to process your site and make sure all assets gets optimized and served with perfect caching-headers from a cookie-less domain. We make sure your HTML is served straight from our CDN edge nodes without any round-trip to our backend servers and are the only ones to give you instant cache invalidation when you push a new deploy. Netlify is also the only static hosting service with integrated continuous deployment.
      Contentful
      With Contentful, you can bring your content anywhere using our APIs, completely customize your content structure all while using your preferred programming languages and frameworks.
      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.
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