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Ghost Blog

HoddzDJ

Active member
#1
Hey guys.

I was just wondering, has anyone checked out the Ghost blogging platform? I was a backer of it on Kickstarter and have to say I am very impressed with it so far. It is currently ringing bells with when XenForo first started out, which can only be a good thing. I mean, look where XenForo is now!

If you're looking for a sleek blogging platform, it is well worth checking out.

I should point out, it runs on node.js so may not be good for everyone. Easy enough to run locally though, through BitNami (if you just wanna try it out quickly before you waste any time).
 

OSS 117

Well-known member
#2
Cool project. No idea what node was until I read about the project a couple days ago. Still don't to be honest.
 

Carlos

Well-known member
#3
I checked out the site for a bit and I can't see proven blogs... so I checked a few pages, and gave up. I can't see how this is different from wordpress or any other establish blog platform.
 

Shyuan

Well-known member
#5
I am not a backer of Ghost (was too late to realise its Kickstarter fundraising), but I do follow their development. I think it's a cool real "blog" since I do not really like the idea where Wordpress gone from "blog" to "CMS". I am waiting to go with their hosted platform instead of hosting it myself.
 

RickM

Well-known member
#7
It's nice, but its appeal is very limited due to them choosing to build it on Node.js - as it stands very few shared hosting environments support that. The guy that started it only seems interested in pushing their paid hosting service.

It's got a very elitist sense around it, not really something that attracts new people.
 

Forsaken

Well-known member
#8
It's nice, but its appeal is very limited due to them choosing to build it on Node.js - as it stands very few shared hosting environments support that. The guy that started it only seems interested in pushing their paid hosting service.

It's got a very elitist sense around it, not really something that attracts new people.
It's biggest niche will be developers and designers, many of which have gotten fed up with Wordpress (especially in regards to commercial ventures).