Ghost alternatives and similar software solutions
Based on the "Blogging Platforms" category.
Alternatively, view Ghost alternatives based on common mentions on social networks and blogs.
WordPress9.8 9.9 L1 Ghost VS WordPressWordPress, Git-ified. This repository is just a mirror of the WordPress subversion repository. Please do not send pull requests. Submit pull requests to https://github.com/WordPress/wordpress-develop and patches to https://core.trac.wordpress.org/ instead.
Solo9.6 9.7 L4 Ghost VS SoloA blogging system written in Java, feel free to create your or your team own blog.
Wagtail9.5 9.9 L3 Ghost VS WagtailA Django content management system focused on flexibility and user experience
Anchor CMS8.2 2.1 L5 Ghost VS Anchor CMSAnchor is a free, lightweight, faster-than-a-bullet, simple blogging system, made for art-directed posts.
Canvas7.5 3.6 Ghost VS CanvasA Laravel publishing platform
Plume6.4 8.2 Ghost VS PlumeFederated blogging application, thanks to ActivityPub (now on https://git.joinplu.me/ — this is just a mirror)
Bludit5.9 5.8 L4 Ghost VS BluditSimple, Fast, Secure, Flat-File CMS
htmly5.7 4.9 L2 Ghost VS htmlySimple and fast databaseless PHP blogging platform, and Flat-File CMS
Known5.7 6.5 L3 Ghost VS KnownA social publishing platform.
Postleaf5.4 1.2 Ghost VS PostleafSimple, beautiful publishing with Node.js.
Dante Stories4.0 0.0 Ghost VS Dante StoriesA self hosted Medium platform built with Ruby on Rails
Formtools3.4 0.0 Ghost VS FormtoolsThe Form Tools Core.
PluXml3.4 5.5 L2 Ghost VS PluXmlPluXml, Moteur de Blog et CMS à l'XML sans base de données
Chyrp3.3 0.0 L3 Ghost VS ChyrpThe ultra-lightweight ultra-flexible blogging engine with a fetish for birds and misspellings.
Blog3.2 0.0 Ghost VS BlogLightweight self-hosted facebook-styled PHP blog.
Chyrp Lite3.2 0.0 Ghost VS Chyrp LiteAn ultra-lightweight blogging engine, written in PHP.
Hotglue3.1 0.0 L3 Ghost VS HotglueHOTGLUE is a Content Manipulation System which allows to construct websites directly in a web-browser.
Blogotext2.7 0.0 L3 Ghost VS BlogotextA little more than a lightweight SQLite Blog-Engine.
Noddity2.2 0.0 Ghost VS NoddityIt's a blog, it's a wiki, it's a fast CMS!
Dotclear1.9 0.0 L2 Ghost VS DotclearIssues → https://git.dotclear.org/dev/dotclear/issues
Cadmus1.2 0.0 Ghost VS CadmusCadmus is an extremely lightweight, flat-file blogging platform powered by Markdown.
Source CodeFree blog-engine written in PHP and using SQLite. This offers you both an unmatched simplicity during installation and great performances.
Access the most powerful time series database as a service
* Code Quality Rankings and insights are calculated and provided by Lumnify.
They vary from L1 to L5 with "L5" being the highest.
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If you want to run your own instance of Ghost, in most cases the best way is to use our CLI tool
npm install ghost-cli -g
Then, if installing locally add the
local flag to get up and running in under a minute - Local install docs
ghost install local
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