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Ghost vs OpenCart: What are the differences?

Developers describe Ghost as "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. On the other hand, OpenCart is detailed as "A free and an open source e-commerce shopping cart system". It is an online store management system. It is PHP-based, using a MySQL database and HTML components. Support is provided for different languages and currencies. It is freely available under the GNU General Public License.

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

Ghost is an open source tool with 30.6K GitHub stars and 6.62K GitHub forks. Here's a link to Ghost's open source repository on GitHub.

Pubu, Ghost, and Deveo are some of the popular companies that use Ghost, whereas OpenCart is used by Completely Crystals Limited, iPhady, and The APP Solutions. Ghost has a broader approval, being mentioned in 81 company stacks & 155 developers stacks; compared to OpenCart, which is listed in 3 company stacks and 4 developer stacks.

Decisions about Ghost and OpenCart
David Swift

We devised SwiftERM to generate additional income from existing consumers on ecommerce websites. Available for those using Shopify, Magento, Woocommerce or Opencart, it runs in alongside (not instead of) existing email marketing software like Mailchimp, Drupal or Emarsys. It is 100% automatic so needs zero additional staff. It uses predictive analytics to identify imminent consumer purchases. The average additional turnover achieved is 10.5%. It is the only software in the world authorised to send Trustpilot to send product ratings in outbound emails. Developers and ecommerce retailers are invited to try to it for free, to establish viability this predictive analytics system is. SwiftERM is a certified Microsoft Partner MPN ID 6197468.

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Xander Groesbeek
Founder at Rate My Meeting · | 5 upvotes · 164.8K 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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    Beautiful
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    Quick/simple post styling
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    Open source
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    Live Post Preview
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    Non-profit
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    Seamless writing
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    Node.js
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    Fast and Performatic
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    Simplest
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    Handlebars
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    Wonderful UI
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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 OpenCart?

    It is an online store management system. It is PHP-based, using a MySQL database and HTML components. Support is provided for different languages and currencies. It is freely available under the GNU General Public License.

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    What are some alternatives to Ghost and OpenCart?
    Poltergeist
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    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.
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    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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