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19 Reviews

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About Ghost

Write and publish your own blog using this open source publishing system.


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Ghost Features

  • Analytics
  • Collaborative Writing
  • Comment Moderation
  • File Sharing
  • Group Posting
  • Post Management
  • Search
  • WYSIWYG Rich Text Editing

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Probably the best blog host available today

Apr 24, 2018
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
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5 / 5
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5 / 5
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Pros: Super easy to get started but still with so much room for tweaking and customizing. I built my side project entirely on Ghost and remained a happy customer for over two years, before I wanted more advanced features (integrated shop, forum, etc) that required me to look elsewhere.

Cons: I can't find anything bad to say about Ghost it's been a joy to use their product, I'll use it again for all my future projects, and I'd happily recommend it to my friends and colleagues.

Overall: Ghost helped me quickly get started with my website, taking care of everything else so that I could focus on writing and building content.

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Ghost is the best for imaging

Dec 13, 2018
5/5
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5 / 5
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5 / 5
Features & Functionality

2 / 5
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4 / 5
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Pros: When ghost added IPXE support it took this product to new limits.

Cons: I wish you could do some of the things where you can edit the image like you can with WDS

Blogging is a Form of Creative Expression

Oct 27, 2018
5/5
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5 / 5
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4 / 5
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Pros: We use this software called Ghost which is so easy to use. You just write, preview and publish what you wrote. I try to keep my articles to 1500 words or less so people don't get tired of reading them. I also enjoy reading what the other employees are doing. Ghost is a great online outlet that can reach out to a lot of people.

Cons: The program sometimes freezes or lags when I'm using it. It only happened twice, but I haven't encountered any problems lately, but I also don't use it very often so I can't say much.

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Incredibly easy to use and beautiful CMS for blogs. This is a tool for serious writers.

Jun 12, 2018
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

3 / 5
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5 / 5
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Pros: Ghost was quite easy to set up and extremely easy to use. For a content producer and blogger, this is the best CMS I've used this far, and way better than Wordpress in usability. This is really a software for writers. Excellent desktop app, too!

Cons: You need some IT savviness if you want to manage Ghost yourself and not host it on their platform (which is quite expensive). It's maybe not the most versatile CMS and if you need a big e-commerce site this probably isn't for you.

Overall: Ghost gave us an extremely easy and quick way to set up a blogging site. And it's a joy to use.

Excellent blog and CMS for hobbyist up to professional use

Oct 10, 2018
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
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4 / 5
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Pros: Ghost makes it very easy to get set up and blogging with the CMS and their optional hosting option.

Cons: Ghost is a breeze to use and their hosting definitely helps, but I tend to think the hosting is a bit pricey for what it does. Hosting with Ghost is optional though, you can set up your own server and install everything yourself.

Overall: I have set up blog sites for personal use using Ghost and I found it to be easier than alternative blogging software.

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It is excellent for writing articles!

Jun 22, 2018
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
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4 / 5
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Pros: Is very nice, easy to use and configure. One very interesting thing that you have is the open source code. It is the best platform for blogs that I have used

Cons: is very good for personal blog creation but for business needs more support and does not have many add-ons. Apart from that I have nothing more to say

Overall: It is an excellent software for the creation of personal blogs, I really recommend it!

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Ghost is Easier than Wordpress and Very Convenient

Apr 15, 2018
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
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5 / 5
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Pros: The simplicity and cleanliness of this software makes blogging easy. It is open source so it is also free and you can add improvements as you see fit. The community surrounding this software is quite helpful and you can find help in many forums. Overall, it is an astoundingly simple and easy to use software that doesn't take any time out of writing. You don't have to work too hard, you can just focus on writing.

Cons: It is rather limited to just writing. It does not have all of the awesome features and plug-ins that you can add with Wordpress. So while it is a nice and easy software to use, you will find yourself limited if you want to do more with it than just publish plain text blog articles.

Overall: Easy usability

Ghost is a powerful, simple, open source blogging platform for the future.

Aug 10, 2018
5/5
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4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

3 / 5
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5 / 5
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Pros: Ghost is a NodeJS-based CMS and blogging platform with a clean and beautiful interface. It allows you and your team to author content in a very efficient manner and is built on solid, forward-thinking web technologies. The CLI interface and configurability makes this a great, powerful alternative to Wordpress and other CMS platforms.

Cons: Ghost is really centered around blogging (which is also its great strength). It is not as great for building/managing custom page and site content. If you need lots of customized static pages, then Ghost maybe isn't the best option. But if you want a platform that will perform and all your team to write and publish posts, it is the best option out there.

Overall: Ghost is powerful, simple, and a great way to author blog content.

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Great blogging software in general, and easy to get started

Oct 25, 2017
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use

3 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: This software is SO easy to set up and use. You should probably know a little markdown (which would take 5 seconds to learn, or you can use the built-in cheat sheet/display panes), but this makes blogging great.

Cons: It's relatively new, so it's not nearly as feature-dense as something with a plugin market like Wordpress.

Clean and modern UI for personal blog.

Nov 17, 2017
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
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5 / 5
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Pros: I love the simplicity of the dashboard. No features that I don't need, very clean and responsive.

Active development, and growing community.

Cons: It does not have as many themes/plugins available as WordPress. The community is still growing.

There are also some features missing, such as private posts.

In terms of personal blogs, this is enough, but definitely need a lot more work to make it available for business. Need support for better SEO, ACL, and security.

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Nice blog platform

Jan 10, 2018
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

3 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: A nice user interface which makes the process of creating content very pleasant. I like how straightforward and lightweight Ghost platform is.

Cons: I think it could have some extra features in order to enable full content management instead of "just" blog and news articles.

Pretty good blog tool!

Mar 30, 2018
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
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5 / 5
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Pros: It's open source, easy to use and quit straightforward. It will only get better and better with time.

Cons: Only con: it could use some more options and themes, extra features. I definitely think they will be added over time

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The Superfast Ghost

Oct 30, 2018
5/5
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4 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
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Pros: The name itself should ignite you to think twice especially if you are in search of a superfast software and you are focused on writing and blogging. This software is written in JavaScript and that makes it extremely fast. additionally, It gives a user an option of installing and hosting thus there is no need of setup for the hosted version. This is my swift Ghost.

Cons: Ghost is the real deal but one challange though, A user has to go through a complicated setup if installing yourself for first time but I really like my superfast Ghost.

Great Blog Platform

Jul 18, 2017
5/5
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4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
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4 / 5
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Pros: Ghost is a great platform to organize your blogs. Their out of the box template is great, yet this still allows you to add custom code or create other templates. The team collaboration functionality is great as well. One of the better blog platforms I have seen.

Cons: Slight learning curve on understanding the markup, but after 1 or 2 posts it will not be a problem. Otherwise, I don't see any downside to this product.

Solid publishing platform

Jan 30, 2017
4/5
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4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money

Comments: We use Ghost for our company blog, and it's been easy for our non-technical staff to pick up and use. My only complaint is that we didn't instantly upgrade when new versions came available and now seem to be stuck because our last couple attempts to actually upgrade have failed.

Aside from that, the editor is easy and straightforward to use.

Simple, clean and elegant blogging platform

Nov 14, 2017
5/5
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4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: The simple and clean blogging platform based on markdown which already provides simple inline formattings. Most importantly is opensource.

Cons: Is expensive than other platforms within the ghost domain for a lone blogger. Bit difficult to learn being new platform.

Elegant and Simple Blog Building App

Apr 17, 2017
4/5
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4 / 5
Ease of Use

3 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money

Comments: Ghost is very user-friendly and makes blog building really simple for our team. I love the ability to schedule content in advance!

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The New Wordpress

Dec 13, 2018
5/5
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3 / 5
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5 / 5
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Pros: Ghost has gotten pretty popular, and is one of the up-and-coming blog platforms. Its really good for blogging, especially for writers.

Cons: With it being so helpful for writers, it's not so helpful for any type of photographer / artist.

Ghost, the open source blog for you !

Sep 25, 2018
5/5
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5 / 5
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5 / 5
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Pros: Simple to deploy, self hosting possible, opensource software

Cons: Only a few number of free design templates