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Ghost Review

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  1. What is Ghost
  2. Product Quality Score
  3. Main Features
  4. List of Benefits
  5. Technical Specifications
  6. Available Integrations
  7. Customer Support
  8. Pricing Plans
  9. Other Popular Software Reviews

What is Ghost?

Ghost is an open-source publishing platform built on Node.js technology stack. Ghost was founded in 2013 as a platform for professional publishing. Today, Ghost powers a range of websites with more than two million installs. Users have the option to self-host or subscribe to managed hosting. Ghost is an ideal platform for writers, content marketers, podcasters, journalists, startups, and video creators. It utilizes a markdown editor, allowing users to write and edit text fast and covert it into a clean structured HTML. Ghost easily integrates with more than 5,000 apps and services via Zapier. It works seamlessly with just about any third-party app, which may already come built-in or added manually. Ghost is available to download on your desktop, allowing you to manage multiple sites using its native desktop interface. The software also supports Mac, PC, and Linux.

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Ghost features

Main features of Ghost are:

  • Site Management
  • Publishing Workflow
  • Team Management
  • Developer API
  • Community
  • Import and Export
  • Desktop App
  • Content Ownership
  • Managed Infrastructure
  • Open Source

Ghost Benefits


The main benefits of Ghost are as follows: writing blog content using a clean interface, publishing and distributing everywhere, generating revenue from membership,  and experiencing faster response than usual blogs.

Ghost is touted as an alternative platform for bloggers as its suite of tools and features are designed to focus on publishing content. 

The benefits of using Ghost are further discussed here:

Clean interface for blogging

Ghost is a CMS software that offers a clean interface, allowing you to focus on writing. It has a suite of publishing tools including a fully extensible editor. 

It has built-in multi-language support, dynamic routing, custom site structures, and content collection. And with its full editorial calendar, you can choose when your post will go live. 

Publish and distribute everywhere

Ghost has a built-in SEO and AMP support to allow your content to be discovered and served to your audience everywhere. It also comes with built-in social sharing buttons that appear on each of your blog posts.

With Ghost’s detailed structure, your posts are shown with rich meta tags so it displays perfectly for Facebook Open Graph, Twitter Cards, and

Make money from membership

Ghost allows you to turn your viewership into membership and recurring subscriptions, and generate revenue through your online content. 

Faster than your usual blog

Ghost utilizes the latest technology stack using Node.js, allowing it to respond to requests faster than usual blogs.

Technical Specifications

Devices Supported

  • Web-based
  • iOS
  • Android
  • Desktop

Customer types

  • Small business
  • Medium business
  • Enterprise

Support Types

  • Phone
  • Online

Ghost Integrations

The following Ghost integrations are currently offered by the vendor:

  • Zapier
  • Google Analytics
  • Stripe
  • Slack
  • Unsplash
  • YouTube
  • Twitter
  • Mailchimp
  • Google AMP
  • Typeform
  • GitHub
  • Listen Notes
  • Shopify
  • Disqus
  • Patreon
  • Discourse
  • Intercom
  • Segment
  • Ulysses
  • iA Writer
  • ConvertKit
  • Backtracks
  • Help Scout
  • SoundCloud
  • Instagram
  • Vimeo
  • Spotify
  • CodePen
  • Loom
  • Google Drive
  • Azure Storage
  • LiveChat
  • Imgur
  • Google Cloud
  • Backblaze
  • Flickr
  • Giphy
  • SlideShare
  • TED
  • Twitch
  • Hubspot
  • Google Forms
  • Airtable
  • Amplitude
  • AWeber
  • Drip


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Pricing Plans

Ghost pricing is available in the following plans:

Free trial