Looking to start a new blog? Or even find a new blogging platform? We will be comparing two great platforms, WordPress and Ghost, to hopefully point you in the right direction.
The basic Ghost plan starts at $8/month. If you have ever looked at web hosting costs, this is not bad at all. It is also important to point out that all of Ghost plans include unlimited storage, as well as custom domain names.
WordPress offers a free tier, but free comes with a cost. The free tier is great for trying out WordPress, but you are limited to 3 GB of storage, no custom domain, and ads showing up on your blog. The premium plan costs $8.25/month ($99/yr), which offers custom domain names, 13 GB storage, and more…
Ghost Input PageThis is where I think Ghost outperforms WordPress. The great thing here is that you get a live preview of the rendered markdown as you go. This is a very nice feature and makes creating/editing posts very easy. Things just feels more intuitive with this layout as well.
WordPress Post Input
WordPress’s post input page can be a little overwhelming and cluttered at times. This is especially true when you start adding plugins, and the only way to see your blog post is to preview the entire page.
Ghost SEOSEO is a key feature for generating traffic to your blog. The Ghost platform only allows you to edit the meta title and description of your post (this is what is displayed on search engine results), which seems limiting compared to the capabilities of WordPress. It does appear to generate other meta tags, such as og, twitter, and article properties but no option to edit them (yet).
WordPress definitely wins the SEO comparrison. There are over 1000+ SEO plugins for WordPress alone. You can edit meta tags like og and twitter to give you full control over what your social sharing looks like. There are even advanced features that let you edit how search engines crawl your site!