Trying Ghost, A Blogging Platform [en]

[fr] Je teste Ghost, une plate-forme de blog (mais rien que de blog!). WordPress c'est génial, c'est puissant, ça permet de faire toutes sortes de sites, mais par la force des choses, c'est devenu un peu une usine à gaz.

This spring I backed a Kickstarter project for the development of a blogging platform, Ghost.

Wait– A blogging platform? Isn’t WordPress enough? Well… to be honest, it’s too much. Don’t get me wrong, I love WordPress. Chances are I’m going to continue using it. But WordPress is much more than a blogging tool. By now, it’s become a full-blown CMS you can build all sorts of sites with.

For somebody who just wants a simple blog… It’s a little bit overkill. I think it’s good that there is a little “competition”, and I also think that starting from scratch once in a while is not a bad idea.

So, I’ve installed my copy of Ghost on my mac and played with it a bit. It’s very bare-bones right now and a little geeky — for example, is a blogging platform with no visual editor really viable? — but I think it looks very promising and I’m looking forward to the hosted version being open to the public.

One thought on “Trying Ghost, A Blogging Platform [en]

  1. The competition point is the important one, I think.

    Great though WordPress is, it’s come close to dominating the self-hosted sector entirely. I’ve finally given up on Movable Type, as it’s new owners have decided to replay the v.3 pricing debacle with v.6, and will be migrating to WordPress in the next month or so, within a view to migrating on to ghost when it’s a bit more mature.

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