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Ghost vs HubSpot: 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, HubSpot is detailed as "All the software you need to do inbound marketing". Attract, convert, close and delight customers with HubSpot’s complete set of marketing tools. HubSpot all-in-one marketing software helps more than 12,000 companies in 56 countries attract leads and convert them into customers.

Ghost can be classified as a tool in the "Self-Hosted Blogging / CMS" category, while HubSpot is grouped under "Marketing Automation".

"Beautiful" is the top reason why over 40 developers like Ghost, while over 36 developers mention "Lead management" as the leading cause for choosing HubSpot.

Ghost is an open source tool with 30.2K GitHub stars and 6.52K GitHub forks. Here's a link to Ghost's open source repository on GitHub.

According to the StackShare community, HubSpot has a broader approval, being mentioned in 1363 company stacks & 186 developers stacks; compared to Ghost, which is listed in 60 company stacks and 39 developer stacks.

Decisions about Ghost and HubSpot
Xander Groesbeek
Founder at Rate My Meeting · | 5 upvotes · 155.1K 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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Pros of Ghost
Pros of HubSpot
  • 44
    Beautiful
  • 34
    Fast
  • 29
    Quick/simple post styling
  • 19
    Non-profit
  • 19
    Live Post Preview
  • 18
    Open source
  • 16
    Seamless writing
  • 6
    Node.js
  • 5
    Javascript
  • 5
    Fast and Performatic
  • 4
    Simplest
  • 3
    Wonderful UI
  • 3
    Full Control
  • 3
    Handlebars
  • 2
    Magic
  • 2
    Clean
  • 1
    Self-hostable
  • 1
    Headless CMS
  • 43
    Lead management
  • 19
    Automatic customer segmenting based on properties
  • 17
    Email / Blog scheduling
  • 1
    Advertisement
  • 1
    Any Franchises using Hubspot Sales CRM?

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Cons of Ghost
Cons of HubSpot
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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.

    What is HubSpot?

    Attract, convert, close and delight customers with HubSpot’s complete set of marketing tools. HubSpot all-in-one marketing software helps more than 12,000 companies in 56 countries attract leads and convert them into customers.

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