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Ghost vs Symphony 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, Symphony CMS is detailed as "XSLT-powered open source content management system". It is a beautifully minimal PHP+MySQL-based open source content management system that uses XML and XSLT as its backbone. On the surface, it is similar in function to ExpressionEngine, Textpattern, WordPress, or Drupal.

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

Ghost is an open source tool with 30.7K GitHub stars and 6.67K GitHub forks. Here's a link to Ghost's open source repository on GitHub.

Decisions about Ghost and Symphony CMS
Xander Groesbeek
Founder at Rate My Meeting · | 5 upvotes · 147.2K 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
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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
  • 4
    Simplest
  • 3
    Wonderful UI
  • 3
    Full Control
  • 3
    Handlebars
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    Magic
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    Clean
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    Self-hostable
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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 Symphony CMS?

      It is a beautifully minimal PHP+MySQL-based open source content management system that uses XML and XSLT as its backbone. On the surface, it is similar in function to ExpressionEngine, Textpattern, WordPress, or Drupal.

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      What are some alternatives to Ghost and Symphony 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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