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Ghost vs Poltergeist: What are the differences?

What is 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.

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

Ghost and Poltergeist are primarily classified as "Self-Hosted Blogging / CMS" and "Testing Frameworks" tools respectively.

Ghost and Poltergeist are both open source tools. Ghost with 30.3K GitHub stars and 6.55K forks on GitHub appears to be more popular than Poltergeist with 2.53K GitHub stars and 437 GitHub forks.

Accenture, Pubu, and Ghost are some of the popular companies that use Ghost, whereas Poltergeist is used by LendingHome, Widenn, and Growstuff. Ghost has a broader approval, being mentioned in 60 company stacks & 39 developers stacks; compared to Poltergeist, which is listed in 6 company stacks and 4 developer stacks.

Decisions about Ghost and Poltergeist
Xander Groesbeek
Founder at Rate My Meeting · | 5 upvotes · 121.1K 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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    Non-profit
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    Live Post Preview
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    Open source
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    Seamless writing
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    Node.js
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    Javascript
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    Fast and Performatic
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    Simplest
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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 Poltergeist?

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

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