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About Ghost

Ghost is a professional publishing platform aimed primarily at blogging, with simplicity and easy writing as the chief priorities. Because of this, Ghost has been created with a crisp and minimal, but still beautifully designed user interface.

Ghost also offers simplified settings section, with general options to edit the title, description, logo, theme, and to modify users. Bloggers can even try experimental features in the Labs section. The admin screen contains published posts with just a few, essential controls.

All written content is stored in an quickly searchable archive which has a robust tagging feature - enabling it to be scanned with ease. Users can be logged in as authors, editors, and administrators, with team collaboration functionality.

Ghost also offers SEO features, mobile optimization, RSS subscription, content publishing calendar, themes, and more.

About Live Center

Live Center is the market’s most flexible live blogging solution that gives you full control of the live blog's design and comes with a powerful and intuitive editor. The solution allows you to create custom post visuals and elements such as scoreboards, election result counters, and the ability to create interactive graphs and charts directly in the editor to create richer content for your feed. Blogs are quickly embedded in articles, news portals, in apps, or on front pages.

Key features:

  • Fully customizable blog design
  • Easily create your own custom post visuals and elements to increase reader engagement
  • Quickly create interactive charts and graphs directly in the editor
  • Intuitive interface with a responsive editor that provides real-time preview of posts
  • Support for any type of 3rd party media such as Twitter, YouTube, Snapchat, Facebook, etc.
  • Automatic suggestive tagging of posts based on content, prioritization, and categorization of posts
  • Automatic live blog summary to provide readers with a dashboard of the most covered topics in your live blog posts in a dashboard view.
  • Real-time publishing of posts to hundreds of thousands of readers through dedicated channels
  • Integration with existing CMS and any media library or system

About Superdesk

Superdesk is a state-of-the-art digital newsroom system. It combines headless CMS functionality with powerful workflow features for an end-to-end news creation, production, curation and distribution platform. Built alongside journalists in the newsroom, it has a modular, API-centric design that enables news organisations to add and adapt the functionality most relevant to their business. Superdesk is an open-source web-based newsroom software that integrates easily with legacy systems as well as third-party applications.

Features

  • API
  • Customer Management
  • Data Export
  • Data Import
  • External Integrations
  • Marketing Automation
  • Multi-User
  • Notifications
  • Third-Party Plugins/Add-Ons
  • Shipping Management

Features

  • API
  • Customer Management
  • Data Export
  • Data Import
  • External Integrations
  • Marketing Automation
  • Multi-User
  • Notifications
  • Third-Party Plugins/Add-Ons
  • Shipping Management

Features

  • A/B Testing
  • API
  • Batch Permissions & Access
  • Dashboard
  • Data Export
  • Data Import
  • Data Visualization
  • External Integrations
  • File Sharing
  • File Transfer
  • Multi-User
  • Notifications
  • Third-Party Plugins/Add-Ons

Summary

  • An editor for writers.

  • Simple content management.

  • Schedule content in advance.

  • Search engine optimisation.

  • Accelerated Mobile Pages.

  • Detailed structured data.

  • Subscriptions by RSS, Email and Slack.

  • Powerful tooling.

  • Simple, powerful theming with Handlebars.

  • Fully managed service.

Summary

  • Fully customizable live blog design

  • Create your own custom post visuals such as sports scoreboards, election result counters, etc.

  • Unlimited everything - no limits on number of concurrent readers, journalist users, or blogs per month

  • Easily embed anywhere, on any site, native app, or news portal

  • Add interactive graphs and charts to post directly in the editor

  • Streamlined and intuitive editor with real-time preview of posts

  • Collect, moderate, and reply to user comments in real-time

  • Embed any social media content such as Tweets, YouTube videos, Facebook post, etc.

  • Embed ads to monitise your live feed

  • Leverage Live Centers API for CMS and App integration

Summary

  • Powerful customization options

  • Easily create and save custom searches

  • Newsroom automation

  • Build new products and services with user-friendly content profiles

  • Add context to stories with text annotations

  • Maintain a paper trail with file attachments

  • Multiple languages

Pricing

Personal

$19.00
1 user(s) / month
Included in plan:
  • 1 Blog
  • 50,000 Monthly Views
  • Unlimited Transfer & Storage

Advanced

$39.00
1 user(s) / month
Included in plan:
  • 3 Sites
  • 200,000 Monthly Views
  • Unlimited Transfer & Storage

Team

$79.00
1 user(s) / month
Included in plan:
  • 10 Sites
  • 500,000 Monthly Views
  • Unlimited Transfer & Storage
  • Phone Support
  • Dedicated Environment
  • Subdirectory Installs

Business

$199.00
1 user(s) / month
Included in plan:
  • Unlimited Sites
  • 2,000,000 Monthly Views
  • Unlimited Transfer & Storage
  • Phone Support
  • Dedicated Environment
  • Subdirectory Installs
  • Account Manager
  • 99.9% Uptime SLA

Pricing

Basic

$79.00
1 user(s) / month
Included in plan:
  • 3 active blogs/ month
  • 2 users
  • 2 blog theme design options
  • Full use of Live Center extensions and interactive graphs
  • <12 h email supports response
  • Collect, moderate, & reply to user comments
  • Embed any social media content
  • < 12 h email support response

Professional

$549.00
1 user(s) / month
Included in plan:
  • 6 active blogs/ month
  • Unlimited users
  • Fully customizable blog theme design
  • Full use of Live Center extensions and interactive graphs
  • Real-time, zero delay, publishing
  • Collect, moderate, & reply to user comments
  • Embed any social media content
  • Live Center Blocks - manage your web page content using Live Center
  • Live Blog Overview -dashboard summarizing posts by topic and importance level
  • < 12 h email support response

Enterprise


Unlimited number of users
Included in plan:
  • Unlimited number of blogs
  • Unlimited users
  • Fully customizable blog theme design
  • Full use of Live Center extensions and interactive graphs
  • Real-time, zero delay, publishing
  • Collect, moderate, & reply to user comments
  • Embed any social media content
  • Live Center Blocks - manage your web page content using Live Center
  • Live Blog Overview -dashboard summarizing posts by topic and importance level
  • SaaS or dedicated hosting
  • API for publishing from CMS
  • Dedicated account support

Pricing

Pro


1 user(s) / month
Included in plan:
  • 2 Day Workshop with Project Manager
  • 8 Hours of End User Training
  • Global Customer Support
  • Road-map Prioritization Meetings - Have your say in Superdesk's development
  • Services managed by Sourcefabric

Enterprise


1 user(s) / month
Included in plan:
  • Custom Integration with Legacy Technologies
  • Tailored Implementation of 3rd Party APIs
  • A Continuous Development Partnership with the Sourcefabric Team
  • Development of New Features Specific to Your Needs

Self-starter

Free
Included in plan:
  • Access to Sourcefabric Wiki's
  • A copy of the full Superdesk Manual
  • Software available on GitHub

FAQs

    Does this service offer guides, tutorials and or customer support?
  • Support: FAQs, Help Center, Email Support, Knowledge Base.

  • Who are the main user groups of this service?
  • Main users of this service are authors, editors, administrators, and publishing teams.

  • Does this service offer multi-user capability (e.g. teams)?
  • Yes.

  • What platforms does this service support?
  • Ghost comes in two variants: self-hosted version, and hosted version on Ghost’s own servers. There are native apps for Mac, Windows, Linux, and Android.

  • What is this service generally used for?
  • Ghost is generally used as an blogging platform.

  • Does this service integrate with any other apps?
  • Integrations: Slack, Transifex, Disqus, Discourse, Zapier.

  • Does this service offer an API?
  • Ghost offers a RESTful JSON API.

  • What are some applications this service is commonly used in tandem with?
  • It is very often used in tandem with Slack.

FAQs

    What platforms does this service support?
  • Live Center is a web-based solution and supports any platform which allows the user to use a web browser.

  • Does this service integrate with any other apps?
  • Yes. Live Center can be integrated with any native app a customer might have. Please reach out to us at [email protected] and we would be happy to discuss how this can be done.

  • Does this service offer guides, tutorials and or customer support?
  • Yes. Live Center is fully documented and comes with API documentation, an extensive user guide, examples of how to set up live blogs with different levels of sophistication.

    We also provide dedicated account support and customized training support based on each customers' needs. Please contact us at [email protected] for more details.

  • What are some applications this service is commonly used in tandem with?
  • Live Center can be integrated with other Content Mangement Systems, meaning that a publisher can continue to use its existing CMS and still get the benefit of Live Centers scalability and distribution technology.

  • Does this service offer multi-user capability (e.g. teams)?
  • Yes, Live Center can be integrated with existing active directories.

  • Does this service offer an API?
  • Yes. Live Center offers both APIs for publishing from another CMS, and for accessing and retrieving posts from a blog so that they can be used elsewhere.

  • Who are the main user groups of this service?
    • Newspapers and publishers
    • Media outlets
    • Anyone who wants to cover a time-sensitive event such as product releases, conferences, weather and storm alerts, election results, financial market news
  • What is this service generally used for?
  • Live Center can be used to provide readers with live updates of breaking news events such as a football or other sports, trials, product releases events, conferences, election results, financial market coverages, etc.

    The solution is also ideally used to engage with readers by providing the ability to collect and reply to comments directly from users.

FAQs

    Does this service integrate with any other apps?
  • Our robust open source code stack has proven itself as an ideal platform for integration with the existing legacy systems of newsrooms around the world, a crucial consideration for the successful implementation of any CMS. We continue to work closely with our clients and development partners to expand 3rd party app integration exactly as they require.

  • Who are the main user groups of this service?
  • Superdesk is a content management system for news agencies, newspapers and corporate publishers. Although Superdesk was designed in collaboration with the world’s leading news agencies, it’s highly scalable design provides writers and editors with intuitive, lightweight CMS tools regardless of the publishing environment.

  • Does this service offer guides, tutorials and or customer support?
  • As well as a full end-user guide, an in-depth technical manual is available to guide IT-specialists in the proper installation of Superdesk. Serviced Superdesk customers will be provided with on-site training for end-users and technical staff, as well as access to our global network of systems administrators and support technicians.

  • What is this service generally used for?
  • Superdesk combines a state-of-the-art editorial workflow with effortless CMS functionality for a complete creation, curation, and distribution platform. Superdesk allows digital publishers and news organisations to add and adapt its functionality to suit their individual needs through its API-centric design.

  • Does this service offer multi-user capability (e.g. teams)?
  • Superdesk is designed from its conception to manage the entire cross-desk production workflow of news organisations, large or small.

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Who uses Ghost
  • Personal
  • Freelance
  • SMEs
  • Enterprises
Desktop Platforms:
  • Web App
  • Windows
  • Macintosh
Mobile Platforms:
  • Android
Languages:
English, French, Dutch, Spanish, Chinese, Hungarian, Arabic, Russian, Korean, Polish, Portuguese, Turkish
Regional Restrictions:
No restrictions.

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Who uses Live Center
  • Freelance
  • Startups
  • SMEs
  • Agencies
  • Enterprises
Desktop Platforms:
  • Web App
Languages:
English, Swedish, Norwegian, Urdu
Regional Restrictions:
No restrictions.

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Who uses Superdesk
  • Startups
  • SMEs
  • Agencies
  • Enterprises
Desktop Platforms:
  • Web App
Languages:
English, Norwegian, Portuguese, Greek, Spanish, Arabic, German, Russian, Ukrainian
Regional Restrictions:
No restrictions.
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