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Ghost vs Strapi: 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; Strapi: *An open-source Headless-CMS *. 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.

Ghost and Strapi belong to "Self-Hosted Blogging / CMS" category of the tech stack.

Ghost and Strapi are both open source tools. Ghost with 30.6K GitHub stars and 6.62K forks on GitHub appears to be more popular than Strapi with 16.4K GitHub stars and 1.87K GitHub forks.

Decisions about Ghost and Strapi
Xander Groesbeek
Founder at Rate My Meeting · | 5 upvotes · 131.2K 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 Strapi
  • 43
    Beautiful
  • 33
    Fast
  • 28
    Quick/simple post styling
  • 18
    Non-profit
  • 18
    Live Post Preview
  • 17
    Open source
  • 15
    Seamless writing
  • 5
    Node.js
  • 4
    Javascript
  • 4
    Fast and Performatic
  • 3
    Simplest
  • 2
    Handlebars
  • 2
    Wonderful UI
  • 2
    Full Control
  • 1
    Clean
  • 1
    Magic
  • 49
    Free
  • 36
    Open source
  • 25
    Rapid development
  • 23
    Self-hostable
  • 22
    API-based cms
  • 17
    Real-time
  • 15
    Headless
  • 14
    Easy setup
  • 11
    Large community
  • 10
    JSON
  • 4
    Internationalization
  • 3
    Social Auth
  • 3
    GraphQL
  • 2
    Media Library
  • 1
    Components

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Cons of Ghost
Cons of Strapi
  • 10
    1
  • 7
    Internationalisation
  • 7
    Can be limiting
  • 5
    A bit buggy
  • 3
    DB Migrations not seemless

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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 Strapi?

Strapi is100% JavaScript, extensible, and fully customizable. It enables developers to build projects faster by providing a customizable API out of the box and giving them the freedom to use the their favorite tools.

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What are some alternatives to Ghost and Strapi?
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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