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Ghost vs Netlify CMS: 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, Netlify CMS is detailed as "Open source content management for your Git workflow". 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.

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

Ghost and Netlify CMS are both open source tools. It seems that Ghost with 30.6K GitHub stars and 6.62K forks on GitHub has more adoption than Netlify CMS with 9.22K GitHub stars and 1.27K GitHub forks.

Pubu, Ghost, and Deveo are some of the popular companies that use Ghost, whereas Netlify CMS is used by onbootstrap, Instruqt, and IT Consultis. Ghost has a broader approval, being mentioned in 81 company stacks & 155 developers stacks; compared to Netlify CMS, which is listed in 3 company stacks and 9 developer stacks.

Decisions about Ghost and Netlify CMS
Xander Groesbeek
Founder at Rate My Meeting · | 5 upvotes · 130.3K 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 Netlify CMS
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    Beautiful
  • 33
    Fast
  • 28
    Quick/simple post styling
  • 18
    Non-profit
  • 18
    Live Post Preview
  • 17
    Open source
  • 15
    Seamless writing
  • 5
    Node.js
  • 4
    Javascript
  • 4
    Fast and Performatic
  • 3
    Simplest
  • 2
    Handlebars
  • 2
    Wonderful UI
  • 2
    Full Control
  • 1
    Clean
  • 1
    Magic
  • 3
    Open source
  • 2
    Free
  • 1
    GraphQL API

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Cons of Ghost
Cons of Netlify CMS
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    1
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    No relations between items

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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 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.

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What are some alternatives to Ghost and Netlify CMS?
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.
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.
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.
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