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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.

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 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.
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    What are some alternatives to Ghost and WordPress?
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    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.
    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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    Avatar of IanEdington
    Business Analyst
    Review ofWordPressWordPress

    Wordpress is extremely easy to learn and implement. Although is it not as sexy for devs to work with it is by far the most cost effective way to get a dynamic website up and running with very little debugging.

    It's great for: * Landing pages * Private Social Networks * Blogs - obviously ;) * News Networks * Member sites * Multilingual content

    Review ofWordPressWordPress

    well my cms is also wp and for a simple fitness blog/brand wordpress extends great help. Easy to use backend, easy plugins for seo. Recommended for freshies! I like this CMS. It is easy for use. I recommended them.

    Avatar of bunniesstudio
    Ladyboy Bunnies
    Review ofWordPressWordPress

    Wordpress is unparalleled, in terms of flexibility.

    How developers use Ghost and WordPress
    Avatar of Nuclear Networking
    Nuclear Networking uses WordPressWordPress

    Denver SEO Expert is an online marketing and marketing technology company with locations in Atlanta, GA and Denver, CO. We boost marketing ROI up to 300% faster than competitors – delivering >4X – 5X returns. The company provides technical marketing services to B2B & B2C companies and marketing agencies. We are staffed by highly-trained individuals with backgrounds that include top-MBA business insight, U.S. government & military intelligence, secure coding and database management, engineering and Google algorithm analysis. Nuclear Networking supports companies ranging from startups to large enterprises. Approved Google Partners.

    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.

    Avatar of Megan Morsie
    Megan Morsie uses WordPressWordPress

    I use WordPress to develop easy-to-maintain, dynamic sites for clients and at my job at KHM Travel Group. I also used WordPress to develop personal/project sites while at Bowling Green State University.

    Avatar of Giftstarter
    Giftstarter uses WordPressWordPress

    Wordpress is used for our blog and some of our content & landing pages, runs on a subdomain. We also use a custom Python proxy to bring in blog content to the primary domain (/blog).

    Avatar of Web Dreams
    Web Dreams uses WordPressWordPress

    I use word press when I need to deliver static websites in super short time. It’s easy, fast and can be used to create amazing single page sites for small to medium sized companies..

    Avatar of PromoCode Land
    PromoCode Land uses WordPressWordPress

    Promo Code Land Blog having latest and updated Promotional code, discount offers, online discount deals, coupon codes, one day sale update for USA and Canada.

    Avatar of Ghost
    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

    Avatar of Jonathan Fries
    Jonathan Fries uses GhostGhost

    Blog engine that powers most everything the site does.

    Avatar of AmericanBibleSociety
    AmericanBibleSociety uses GhostGhost

    Blogging platform used on the Digital Media blog.

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