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Craft

136
140
+ 1
29
Ghost

507
499
+ 1
219
Statamic

61
114
+ 1
28
Decisions about Craft, Ghost, and Statamic
Xander Groesbeek
Founder at Rate My Meeting · | 5 upvotes · 225.6K 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 Craft
Pros of Ghost
Pros of Statamic
  • 8
    Quick bespoke CMS
  • 7
    Easy to use CMS
  • 6
    Clean slate approach to templating
  • 2
    Has it's own StackExcange
  • 2
    Clean templating markup (twig)
  • 2
    Great support
  • 2
    Free licence available for single user account version
  • 45
    Beautiful
  • 35
    Fast
  • 29
    Quick/simple post styling
  • 20
    Live Post Preview
  • 20
    Open source
  • 19
    Non-profit
  • 16
    Seamless writing
  • 6
    Node.js
  • 5
    Fast and Performatic
  • 5
    Javascript
  • 4
    Simplest
  • 3
    Wonderful UI
  • 3
    Handlebars
  • 3
    Full Control
  • 2
    Magic
  • 2
    Clean
  • 1
    Headless CMS
  • 1
    Self-hostable
  • 6
    No database
  • 6
    Version control your content
  • 4
    Surprising flexibility
  • 4
    It is based on Laravel
  • 3
    Easy templating
  • 2
    Great documentation
  • 2
    Too expensive for personal blog
  • 1
    Self hosting

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Cons of Craft
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      • 2
        Not user friendly

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      What is Craft?

      Craft is a content management system (CMS) that’s laser-focused on doing one thing really, really well: managing content.

      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 Statamic?

      The open source, developer & designer-first, Laravel + Git powered CMS built to make managing websites easy with Git.

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      What are some alternatives to Craft, Ghost, and Statamic?
      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.
      JavaScript
      JavaScript is most known as the scripting language for Web pages, but used in many non-browser environments as well such as node.js or Apache CouchDB. It is a prototype-based, multi-paradigm scripting language that is dynamic,and supports object-oriented, imperative, and functional programming styles.
      Git
      Git is a free and open source distributed version control system designed to handle everything from small to very large projects with speed and efficiency.
      GitHub
      GitHub is the best place to share code with friends, co-workers, classmates, and complete strangers. Over three million people use GitHub to build amazing things together.
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