What is Ghost?

"Ghost is a fully open source platform for building and running a modern online publication."

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.

Ghost scored 88/100 (Top 3 in Publishing) in the Publishing category. This is based on press buzz (68/100), recent user trends (rising), and other relevant information on Ghost gathered from around the web.

The score for this service has declined over the past month. What is this?

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Ghost Product Overview

  • 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.

Languages: Korean, English, Hungarian, Polish, Turkish, Chinese, Russian, Spanish, Dutch, Arabic, Portuguese, French

Ghost Features

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


1 user(s) / month
  • 1 Blog
  • 50,000 Monthly Views
  • Unlimited Transfer & Storage


1 user(s) / month
  • 3 Sites
  • 200,000 Monthly Views
  • Unlimited Transfer & Storage


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


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

Plans starting from: $19.00/month Credit card required: No

Ghost FAQs

Does Ghost offer guides, tutorials and or customer support?

Support: FAQs, Help Center, Email Support, Knowledge Base.

Who are the main user groups of Ghost?

Main users of this service are authors, editors, administrators, and publishing teams.

Does Ghost offer multi-user capability (e.g. teams)?


What platforms does Ghost 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 Ghost generally used for?

Ghost is generally used as an blogging platform.

Does Ghost integrate with any other apps?

Integrations: Slack, Transifex, Disqus, Discourse, Zapier.

Does Ghost offer an API?

Ghost offers a RESTful JSON API.

What are some applications Ghost is commonly used in tandem with?

It is very often used in tandem with Slack.

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