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Alternatives to Ghost

Poltergeist, WordPress, Drupal, Joomla!, and Adobe Experience Manager are the most popular alternatives and competitors to Ghost.
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What is Ghost and what are its top alternatives?

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.
Ghost is a tool in the Self-Hosted Blogging / CMS category of a tech stack.
Ghost is an open source tool with 39.1K GitHub stars and 8.4K GitHub forks. Here’s a link to Ghost's open source repository on GitHub

Top Alternatives to Ghost

  • Poltergeist

    Poltergeist

    Poltergeist is a driver for Capybara. It allows you to run your Capybara tests on a headless WebKit browser, provided by PhantomJS. ...

  • WordPress

    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

    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!

    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

    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

    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. ...

  • ExpressionEngine

    ExpressionEngine

    It is a flexible, feature-rich, free open-source content management platform that empowers hundreds of thousands of individuals and organizations around the world to easily manage their web site. ...

  • Strapi

    Strapi

    It is an open source Node.js Headless CMS to easily build customisable APIs. It lets you manage your content and distribute it anywhere. It allows you to securely and privately serve your database of choice from your hosting and server of choice. ...

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        Really powerful
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        Rapid website development
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        Best documentation
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        Product feature set
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        Open source
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        Huge install and user base
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        Best
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        It's simple and easy to use by any novice
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        Most websites make use of it
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        Open Source Community
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        Perfect example of user collaboration
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        I like it like I like a kick in the groin
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      I've heard that I have the ability to write well, at times. When it flows, it flows. I decided to start blogging in 2013 on Blogger. I started a company and joined BizPark with the Microsoft Azure allotment. I created a WordPress blog and did a migration at some point. A lot happened in the time after that migration but I stopped coding and changed cities during tumultuous times that taught me many lessons concerning mental health and productivity. I eventually graduated from BizSpark and outgrew the credit allotment. That killed the WordPress blog.

      I blogged about writing again on the existing Blogger blog but it didn't feel right. I looked at a few options where I wouldn't have to worry about hosting cost indefinitely and Jekyll stood out with GitHub Pages. The Importer was fairly straightforward for the existing blog posts.

      Todo * Set up redirects for all posts on blogger. The URI format is different so a complete redirect wouldn't work. Although, there may be something in Jekyll that could manage the redirects. I did notice the old URLs were stored in the front matter. I'm working on a command-line Ruby gem for the current plan. * I did find some of the lost WordPress posts on archive.org that I downloaded with the waybackmachinedownloader. I think I might write an importer for that. * I still have a few Disqus comment threads to map

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      Siddhant Sharma
      Tech Connoisseur at Channelize.io · | 12 upvotes · 786.1K views

      WordPress Magento PHP Java Swift JavaScript

      Back in the days, we started looking for a date on different matrimonial websites as there were no Dating Applications. We used to create different profiles. It all changed in 2012 when Tinder, an Online Dating application came into India Market.

      Tinder allowed us to communicate with our potential soul mates. That too without paying any extra money. I too got 4-6 matches in 6 years. It changed the life of many Millennials. Tinder created a revolution of its own. P.S. - I still don't have a date :(

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        Really powerful
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        Customizable
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        Flexible
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        Good tool for prototyping
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                      Please share your thoughts.

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