Ghost vs WordPress. Which is the best content management system for website owners? In this article, we will go through a detailed introduction on both Ghost and WordPress to give you a clear comparison between both of these awesome publishing platforms.
|Features||Ghost CMS||WordPress CMS|
|Hosted solution||Yes, starts at $29 per month||Yes, free plan available and paid plans start at $4 per month|
|Self-hosted solution||Yes, for free||Yes, for free|
|Recommended for||Publishers and membership sites (paid content)||Publisher, eCommerce, landing pages and membership sites (paid content)|
|Ease of use / Beginner-friendly||Straightforward||Straightforward with advanced features available|
|Coding skills||Required (for theme customization)||Not required, but it is an added advantage|
|Popularity||Popular among publishers||Extremely popular among various industries|
Ghost.org is a popular publishing platform that looks very familiar with Medium. The Ghost CMS is very geared towards publishers, thus, you are getting more of a publisher platform (that allows you to create content fast) instead of those advanced features to customize a site.
From content writers to podcasters to video creators, Ghost.org had been a valuable piece of software that allows you to showcase your content quickly and beautifully ... without a single line of code.
WordPress doesn't require much introduction (to be honest). This is by far, one of the most popular CMS in the world. Last we check, it is powering over 35% of the world's website (which is fairly huge).
Unlike Ghost.org, WordPress is geared more towards a multipurpose CMS tool that allows you to build a website based on a wide number of criteria including membership sites, business blogs, landing pages, sales pages and many more.
Plus, WordPress comes with visual builders that allow you create customized WordPress designs without coding skills.
WordPress CMS is a multi-purpose content management system for both beginners and advanced website owners.
If you are a publisher, course creator or having a subscription-based model, Ghost is an excellent choice to go with.
If you are looking for a full-fledged website CMS that gives you performance, stability, control and customization, there's nothing beating WordPress CMS.
What's your choice? Leave a comment below and tell us what you think!