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Ghost vs Joomla!: What are the differences?

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.

What is Joomla!? A content management system helping both novice users and expert developers to create powerful websites and applications. 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.

Ghost and Joomla! can be categorized as "Self-Hosted Blogging / CMS" tools.

"Beautiful" is the top reason why over 40 developers like Ghost, while over 14 developers mention "Powerful extension architecture " as the leading cause for choosing Joomla!.

Ghost and Joomla! are both open source tools. It seems that Ghost with 30.3K GitHub stars and 6.55K forks on GitHub has more adoption than Joomla! with 3.29K GitHub stars and 2.88K GitHub forks.

Easy Solutions, Seat Pagine Gialle, and Kairos are some of the popular companies that use Joomla!, whereas Ghost is used by Startuptabs, R3, Inc., and Ghost. Joomla! has a broader approval, being mentioned in 131 company stacks & 36 developers stacks; compared to Ghost, which is listed in 60 company stacks and 39 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 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.
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      What are some alternatives to Ghost and Joomla!?
      Poltergeist
      Poltergeist is a driver for Capybara. It allows you to run your Capybara tests on a headless WebKit browser, provided by PhantomJS.
      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.
      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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      How developers use Ghost and Joomla!
      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.

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      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

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      Jonathan Fries uses GhostGhost

      Blog engine that powers most everything the site does.

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      AmericanBibleSociety uses GhostGhost

      Blogging platform used on the Digital Media blog.

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