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Ghost vs Wagtail: 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 Wagtail? A Django content management system focused on flexibility and user experience. Wagtail is a Django content management system built originally for the Royal College of Art and focused on flexibility and user experience.

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

"Beautiful" is the top reason why over 40 developers like Ghost, while over 13 developers mention "Highly customizable" as the leading cause for choosing Wagtail.

Ghost and Wagtail are both open source tools. It seems that Ghost with 30.3K GitHub stars and 6.55K forks on GitHub has more adoption than Wagtail with 7.45K GitHub stars and 1.62K GitHub forks.

According to the StackShare community, Ghost has a broader approval, being mentioned in 60 company stacks & 39 developers stacks; compared to Wagtail, which is listed in 8 company stacks and 5 developer stacks.

Decisions about Ghost and Wagtail
Xander Groesbeek
Founder at Rate My Meeting · | 5 upvotes · 167.7K 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 Wagtail
  • 44
    Beautiful
  • 34
    Fast
  • 29
    Quick/simple post styling
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    Open source
  • 19
    Live Post Preview
  • 19
    Non-profit
  • 16
    Seamless writing
  • 6
    Node.js
  • 5
    Fast and Performatic
  • 5
    Javascript
  • 4
    Simplest
  • 3
    Handlebars
  • 3
    Wonderful UI
  • 3
    Full Control
  • 2
    Magic
  • 2
    Clean
  • 1
    Headless CMS
  • 1
    Self-hostable
  • 22
    Highly customizable
  • 18
    Very Flexible
  • 17
    StreamFields are amazing
  • 14
    Web content management
  • 12
    Non-tech colleagues can update website content
  • 11
    Fast as hell
  • 9
    Easy setup
  • 8
    Customizable
  • 7
    Solid documentation
  • 3
    Very High Performance
  • 2
    Plugins & themes
  • 0
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Cons of Ghost
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    • 2
      Not a full CMS: basic components require heavy coding
    • 2
      Small developer community
    • 1
      Expensive to develop

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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 Wagtail?

    Wagtail is a Django content management system built originally for the Royal College of Art and focused on flexibility and user experience.

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      What are some alternatives to Ghost and Wagtail?
      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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