Ghost vs WordPress: What are the differences?
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; WordPress: A semantic personal publishing platform with a focus on aesthetics, web standards, and usability. 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.
Ghost and WordPress can be primarily classified as "Self-Hosted Blogging / CMS" tools.
"Beautiful" is the primary reason why developers consider Ghost over the competitors, whereas "Customizable" was stated as the key factor in picking WordPress.
Ghost and WordPress are both open source tools. Ghost with 30.2K GitHub stars and 6.52K forks on GitHub appears to be more popular than WordPress with 12.6K GitHub stars and 7.64K GitHub forks.
According to the StackShare community, WordPress has a broader approval, being mentioned in 5281 company stacks & 1353 developers stacks; compared to Ghost, which is listed in 60 company stacks and 39 developer stacks.
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.
10 Years ago I have started to check more about the online sphere and I have decided to make a website. There were a few CMS available at that time like WordPress or Joomla that you can use to have your website. At that point, I have decided to use WordPress as it was the easiest and I am glad I have made a good decision. Now WordPress is the most used CMS. Later I have created also a site about WordPress: https://www.wpdoze.com