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Ghost vs Grav: 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; Grav: A modern open source flat-file CMS. It is a free, open-source and self-hosted content management system (CMS) based on the PHP programming language and Symfony web application framework. It uses a flat file database for both backend and frontend. It is more widely used, and growing at a faster rate, than other leading flat-file CMS competitors.

Ghost and Grav can be categorized as "Self-Hosted Blogging / CMS" tools.

Ghost and Grav are both open source tools. Ghost with 30.6K GitHub stars and 6.62K forks on GitHub appears to be more popular than Grav with 11.2K GitHub stars and 1.13K GitHub forks.

According to the StackShare community, Ghost has a broader approval, being mentioned in 81 company stacks & 155 developers stacks; compared to Grav, which is listed in 5 company stacks and 5 developer stacks.

Decisions about Ghost and Grav
Xander Groesbeek
Founder at Rate My Meeting · | 5 upvotes · 166.7K 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 Ghost
Pros of Grav
  • 44
    Beautiful
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    Fast
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    Quick/simple post styling
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    Open source
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    Live Post Preview
  • 19
    Non-profit
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    Seamless writing
  • 6
    Node.js
  • 5
    Fast and Performatic
  • 5
    Javascript
  • 4
    Simplest
  • 3
    Handlebars
  • 3
    Wonderful UI
  • 3
    Full Control
  • 2
    Magic
  • 2
    Clean
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    Headless CMS
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    Self-hostable
  • 4
    Easy to Update
  • 3
    No Databases
  • 2
    Fast Performance
  • 2
    Extensive Plugins
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    Strong Security
  • 2
    Full Control over customisation + functionality
  • 1
    Ligth storage use

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Cons of Ghost
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    • 2
      Not easily to intergrate as an eCommerce (yet)

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    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 Grav?

    It is a free, open-source and self-hosted content management system (CMS) based on the PHP programming language and Symfony web application framework. It uses a flat file database for both backend and frontend. It is more widely used, and growing at a faster rate, than other leading flat-file CMS competitors.

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    What are some alternatives to Ghost and Grav?
    Poltergeist
    Poltergeist is a driver for Capybara. It allows you to run your Capybara tests on a headless WebKit browser, provided by PhantomJS.
    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.
    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.
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