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Ghost vs Hexo: What are the differences?

Developers describe Ghost 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. On the other hand, Hexo is detailed as "A fast, simple & powerful blog framework, powered by Node.js". Hexo is a fast, simple and powerful blog framework. It parses your posts with Markdown or other render engine and generates static files with the beautiful theme. All of these just take seconds.

Ghost can be classified as a tool in the "Self-Hosted Blogging / CMS" category, while Hexo is grouped under "Static Site Generators".

"Beautiful" is the primary reason why developers consider Ghost over the competitors, whereas "Ease of deployment" was stated as the key factor in picking Hexo.

Ghost and Hexo are both open source tools. Ghost with 30.3K GitHub stars and 6.55K forks on GitHub appears to be more popular than Hexo with 27.1K GitHub stars and 3.6K GitHub forks.

Accenture, Pubu, and Ghost are some of the popular companies that use Ghost, whereas Hexo is used by Hazeorid, Erudika, and Flex.io. Ghost has a broader approval, being mentioned in 60 company stacks & 39 developers stacks; compared to Hexo, which is listed in 6 company stacks and 24 developer stacks.

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 Hexo?

Hexo is a fast, simple and powerful blog framework. It parses your posts with Markdown or other render engine and generates static files with the beautiful theme. All of these just take seconds.
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      Avatar of A. M. Douglas
      A. M. Douglas uses GhostGhost

      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.

      Avatar of jr0cket
      jr0cket uses HexoHexo

      Content for blog posts and pages is written in markdown format, using Emacs. Hexo generates the site using my own customised theme. The site is then deployed to Github pages

      Avatar of Doug Bromley
      Doug Bromley uses HexoHexo

      To build my site blog. I also created a tag plugin for Hexo that enables you to embed Deezer objects in your page.

      Avatar of Ghost
      Ghost uses GhostGhost

      Ghost powers our blog (surprisingly)

      Avatar of Tiago Ferreira
      Tiago Ferreira uses GhostGhost

      Blog platform for my main website, https://www.tiferrei.com

      Avatar of Jonathan Fries
      Jonathan Fries uses GhostGhost

      Blog engine that powers most everything the site does.

      Avatar of AmericanBibleSociety
      AmericanBibleSociety uses GhostGhost

      Blogging platform used on the Digital Media blog.

      Avatar of Erudika
      Erudika uses HexoHexo

      We use Hexo to generate our static blog.

      Avatar of ByeongGi
      ByeongGi uses HexoHexo
      • 개인 git blog로 현재 잘 사용하고 있음
      Avatar of Yoshinori N
      Yoshinori N uses HexoHexo
      • Generate static site
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