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Dennis Sinden

Sales

4 reviews
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Ghost makes publishing content incredibly easy and comes with solid tooling, open source and truly enterprise grade, you can run a real news website on Ghost and it shows, also it's very pretty, stable and secure especially if compared to Wordpress.
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We've been using ghost for over 2 years now and we regret the lockin. It does a lot and does many things well but even more so it does a lot of things very badly: - The mariadb support drop was a major complication. - The codebase is amateur with a lot of todo comments, non functional areas and - The admin API is very limited, meaning you have to reverse engineer backend API yourself to do more complex tasks. - The front end is slow and very difficult to extend. Theming is a real mess with a lot of hard coded areas that require very awkward patching. The front-end is making any long-term support almost impossible: - There's no version control for articles. There's no individual article backup for implementing your own version control and automation. The admin API is there but it's very difficult to use. - There's no way to extend or modify UI. For example there's no mass modification, tagging or any advance features that you'd expect from a long-term CMS. - It's really slow and most components are not compatible with the modern web. There's no predictable media naming for lazy preloading and other small issues that severely damages SEO potential. Honestly, the value provided by Ghost is overshadowed by things that are just broken or badly designed. We regret basing our project on it.
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Kasun Chanuka Fernando
Kasun Chanuka Fernando
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Front-End Web Developer
7 reviews
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Ghost is hands down one of the best content management systems I've ever used. The user interface is sleek and intuitive, making it easy for me to navigate and find what I need. The editor is also top-notch, allowing me to quickly and easily create and format my content with ease. One of the things I love most about Ghost Version 5 is its flexibility. I can easily customize the look and feel of my website, and there are plenty of third-party themes and plugins available to help me do that. The platform also offers a wide range of SEO and analytics tools, so I can easily track my website's performance and make data-driven decisions. But perhaps the best thing about Ghost Version 5 is its focus on speed and performance. My website loads lightning-fast, which is crucial for keeping my readers engaged and keeping my bounce rate low. Plus, the platform is built on a modern and scalable architecture, so I know it can handle any traffic spike that comes my way. Overall, I highly recommend Ghost to anyone looking for a powerful and user-friendly CMS. It's the perfect choice for bloggers, small business owners, and anyone looking to build a high-performing website. So, it is a great investment for your website.
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Alex Andr
Alex Andr

Sales

1 review
It's a huge potential engine to easy start your media!
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Kristin Ides
I do demand gen for SaaS startups.
40 reviews
Review of Ghost 5.0
So excited to update my Ghost site today to 5.0! The dashboard and community are amazing!
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berat
berat
webmaster
5 reviews
Great ♥
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Jennifer McFarland
Founder, creator, consultant
1 review
Review of Ghost 5.0
I recently migrated off of WordPress and onto Ghost. The migration was flawlessly executed. Customer service is amazing, and my website is not only beautiful but screaming fast. The creator community is awesome and I’m learning so many new things about how to build a publication and community using best practices. What can I say, I’m in love. It’s well-supported and fundamentally sound.
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John O'Nolan
So thrilled to hear this Jennifer, thank you so much for the lovely review. I'll pass this along to the rest of the team, too :)

Uri Bram
Uri Bram
Reading, writing, recommending
2 reviews
Review of Ghost 5.0
Just an incredible product, built with so much obvious love and craft -- never ceases to amaze and delight.
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Sara Palmer
@sara_palmer1
1 review
Review of Ghost 5.0
Congrats on the release, the new features look like more great additions, smashing it with every upgrade ✨
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John O'Nolan
Thanks Sara! I guess the biggest differences are that Ghost is pretty much the only open source, independent platform with 0% fees — these tend to be the main reasons we hear about from people switching to Ghost from another platform :)

0xHelena
0xHelena

Community & Support at Breadcrumbs

10 reviews
love it
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