7 Reasons Why I Moved From WordPress To Ghost.

Natasha Musa 2 min read
7 Reasons Why I Moved From WordPress To Ghost.
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Wondering if you should start writing on Ghost instead of WordPress?

In this post, I outline seven reasons why I dropped WordPress and started blogging on Ghost instead.

Let me start with this:

I didn't move to Ghost because there was something wrong with WordPress.

I moved to Ghost because there was something wrong with me.

I love WordPress.

I've had a self-hosted and fully customised website on WordPress since 2018. It's a robust platform and offers a variety of features. My problem is that I love learning how to use new tools, like the different plugins on WordPress and tinkering with the website's branding elements. I got caught up with the bells and whistles of the platform and began to lose focus on why I started the website in the first place.

Which is, quite simply, to write online.

WordPress is an excellent platform for doing more than just blogging. It's great if you want to sell products or do affiliate marketing, for example. They have all the necessary features to support objectives from writing to e-commerce.

Sometime in 2022, however, I took a step back and re-evaluated my objectives for writing online. I wasn't looking to do affiliate marketing, nor was I planning to do e-commerce. I just wanted to write.

All I needed was a simple platform that was focused on publishing.

I researched and found a couple of excellent platforms in the market and decided to move my site from WordPress to Ghost.

Here are seven reasons why I moved from WordPress to Ghost:

#1: Simplicity -I love the simplicity that Ghost offers. It has a really clean interface. It's easy for someone with little technical know-how, like me, to navigate the site.

#2: Writing Experience - The editor is minimalistic but powerful. It supports markdown and countless embedded features. It's truly a joyful experience to write directly on the platform and just press publish.

#3: No Plugins - Ghost is a plug-and-play platform made for digital writers. I can't tell you how grateful I am that no plugins are required for features like newsletters and Unsplash.

#4: Newsletter Ready- When I was on WordPress, I used Convertkit. I have less than 30 subscribers, so I don't need anything fancy. The native newsletter feature in Ghost serves my purpose for my current small subscriber list.

#5: Easy to Setup - The first time I started using Ghost, I set up the site myself (Yes! I. SET. THIS. SITE. UP. MYSELF) using a free theme. It could be a better-looking website, but it worked, and I was pretty happy with it.

#6: Dark Mode - If you love dark mode, you'll love that Ghost offers that option.

#7: Beautiful Themes - The themes are limited, but I love most of the themes that Ghost offers. The current theme I'm using is a paid theme. It’s still minimalistic in design and focuses on the essays I publish.

If you're looking for something hassle-free to create a website for blogging, I'd highly recommend Ghost. It's an all-in-one platform that allows you to publish content, collect subscribers and create newsletters with minimal effort.


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