When we think about blogging - first thing that comes to our mind is WordPress. When I wanted to start sharing my experiences in a blog form - I also thought WordPress is the way to go.
But then I realized - as a platform WordPress turned out be a super complex system - which is technically capable of doing anything and everything. It is no longer limited to blogging.
Following are some key reasons - which are going against WordPress and are in favor of Ghost CMS:
Complexity: I used WordPress for many years from its initial days - earlier it used to very straight forward and was very specific to blogging and it was revolutionary at that time. In all these years, new technologies have come up leading to development of new platforms such as the Ghost CMS - which was built on Node JS and is the websites built on Ghost are super fast to load and are very light.
Whereas, WordPress is still similar to where it started many years and anything we want is just a plugin or an API extension away. This has resulted in making the WordPress platform cumbersome.
Whereas, Ghost CMS is much simple. You may find it challenging setting up. But once it is setup properly - the platform itself is super easy to use and everything you need especially security is all builtin and the base system itself is fast, open, simple and secure.
Speed: WordPress as a stand alone system is archaic and if you want it make it work - then you need to rely on external plugins especially for SEO, page builders and many more. Once you install WordPress - it takes quite a bit of work from our side to speed it up.
These scenarios have resulted in making the platform slow and with the presence of multiple plugins and their internal connections - the platform turns out to be very slow.
Whereas, Ghost CMS as a system is already well packaged and you normally do not need external plugins to make it work as desired. Ghost CMS also loads content much faster and it is very easy to work with.
Security: WordPress as a platform is more vulnerable and we need to make sure that the system is made secure from external threats. Whereas, Ghost CMS is very secure and as a standard root login is disabled. Plus, the standard features suchas limited login attempts, SSL enabled and all in all the Ghost CMS is built for security.
Ghost CMS by standard is secure enough and you do not need external plugins or extra configuration to make it secure.
Ghost CMS Advantages:
Following are some key advantages of Ghost CMS:
- Better SEO capability - all built in to the system - no need for extra plugins.
- Paid Membership pre built in to the system - 100% to content owner.
- Paid Email Newsletters - with 100% to content owner
- Loads very fast (as per some independent tests on Ghost CMS - it loads content 1900% faster than other competitors), very light, open source and secure.
- Headless and content owner is in full control.
- Gated Content - Members only.