WordPress vs Ghost – Fully Compaired

Are you interested in starting a blog? Have trouble deciding whether to use Ghost or WordPress for your blog? In this article, we’ll do a thorough comparison of Ghost and WordPress (WordPress vs Ghost ), highlighting their strengths and weaknesses, so you can make an informed decision about which platform is best for you.

Ghost vs. WordPress

It’s important to note that this is not a comparison between Ghost and WordPress.com’s hosted version. This is a comparison of Ghost and WordPress.org, two open source content management systems.

A look at the interface and the first impressions

There is nothing complicated about Ghost’s user interface. As soon as you log into a ghost, the most recent content you’ve published will appear at the top of your screen. Content, New Post, and Settings are all listed in the menu. This gives you the confidence to write your first blog post right away.

Admin panel vanished into thin air

If you’re a newbie, WordPress’s dashboard can be a little overwhelming. The interface isn’t as streamlined as it used to be, but you can still post new content, edit existing content, and more.

Admin area of WordPress

While WordPress has more options and flexibility, Ghost’s dashboard appears to be cleaner and easier to use for beginners (except for the markdown writing method).

Ghost is the victor.

Speed

Ghost performs slightly better in speed tests and Google page insights when it comes out of the box.

Page loading time for the Ghost browser

However, after that point, loading speed can only be marginally improved in a way that is helpful to new users. There are a number of plugins that can assist you in this regard, however, with WordPress. With caching plugins like W3 Total Cache, WordPress has an advantage over its competitors in speed.

W3 Total Cache after WordPress

The winner was a tie.

Community

Obviously, WordPress has a larger and more established community because it has been around for a long time. WordPress can do just about anything, and someone else has already done it and documented the process in a tutorial (hint: WPBeginner). Because there are so many WordPress users out there, it’s easy to get personal assistance with WordPress-related issues from other WordPress users.

When compared to other similar services, the Ghost community and help forums are much smaller. Dedicated users help answer questions and write some relevant guides, but there isn’t the same cloud of guides, tips, and ideas that you have for WordPress.

WordPress is the winner.

Layout and Design Choices

WordPress and Ghost’s default themes aren’t that different. Straightforward, yet elegant in design.

WordPress, on the other hand, has a much wider range of options than Ghost. The result of the fact that there are many more WordPress themes available than Ghost themes.

Many WordPress themes give you surprising creative control over your site’s design without requiring you to hard-code anything. This is a huge benefit. It’s easy to make small and large changes to your theme’s look and feel from within the theme customizer.

Theme Customizer in the WordPress Admin Panel

In addition, there are numerous drag-and-and-drop WordPress themes and plugins available for creating a variety of different types of web pages, such as portfolios, about pages, and landing pages, with little effort on your end. Ghost is a blog-centric platform, so you have a limited number of options.

If you know how to code, you can customize Ghost’s themes, but if you don’t, your options are limited.

WordPress is the winner.

Flexibility

WordPress’s adaptability is one of its most appealing features. If you’re looking for a simple way to make a website, this is a great option for you.

If you’re looking for a theme or plugin, there are literally thousands to choose from. A plugin is almost always available to add additional functionality to WordPress if it doesn’t come pre-installed. Even fully functional online stores can be put into maintenance mode. WordPress is capable of just about anything.

With Ghost, things are a little more complicated than usual. As the name implies, it was designed exclusively for use as a weblog platform.

While there are Ghost themes and some apps/APIs, they don’t stray too far from what you might expect a stereotypical blog or blogger to need.

WordPress is the winner.

Conclusion

Using Ghost to create a simple blog is a beautiful experience.

It’s all here in WordPress. More customization options are provided by the abundance of themes and plugins.

Ultimately, this comparison boils down to simple versus flexible.

It’s better to go with WordPress if you’re looking to build something more than a blog, or if you want the option to do so in the future.

We hope this comparison of WordPress vs. Ghost has helped you make a decision on which platform to use for your new website. If you’ve been convinced to give WordPress a try, you can use our step-by-step tutorial on how to install Plugin.