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Ghost Blog

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by HoddzDJ, Nov 5, 2013.

  1. HoddzDJ

    HoddzDJ Active Member

    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).
    Shyuan likes this.
  2. OSS 117

    OSS 117 Well-Known Member

    Cool project. No idea what node was until I read about the project a couple days ago. Still don't to be honest.
  3. Carlos

    Carlos Well-Known Member

    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.
  4. cmpe

    cmpe Active Member

    Looks like a self-hosted version of tumblr?
  5. Shyuan

    Shyuan Well-Known Member

    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.
  6. Digital Doctor

    Digital Doctor Well-Known Member

    DEMO: http://blog.ghost.org/

    What would be the benefit of this vs Wordpress ?

    I'm already annoyed I can't get from
    back to the homepage.
    without using the back button.

    I thought clicking this ultra annoying thing would work.

  7. RickM

    RickM Well-Known Member

    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.
  8. Forsaken

    Forsaken Well-Known Member

    It's biggest niche will be developers and designers, many of which have gotten fed up with Wordpress (especially in regards to commercial ventures).

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