I'm a big fan of Ghost and have a few blogs running on it. I'm also building some tech and themes for the Ghost ecosystem.
It's the best CMS I've used, is really easy to set up on Ghost Pro or install on a VPS (eg DigitalOcean) and has an exciting future with its memberships and newsletter features.
We use Gatsby and write posts in markdown. The main benefit is the site speed, as in the end, it's a static site. The only caveat is the markdown. I like using it but for other founders, it's not a great experience. I plan to integrate a headless CMS like Contentful to improve that.
Oh, and the blog is https://lunadio.com if you want to take a look :)
We publish a weekly newsletter as well as blog posts - started on Medium for the blog, and Mailchimp for the newsletter. We switched over to Substack for the newsletter, as it's much easier to manage the archive and we get new readers from the platform's discovery engine. We also publish blog posts on Substack sometimes as well. Have moved away a bit from Medium, as the fact that many publications have moved off makes it tough to get the same audience.
We're using Webflow for our corporate blog at Human Lambdas.
I wanted a hosted solution that would let me set the whole thing up without bothering our engineers. I looked into Wordpress and Ghost's hosted services but they were too expensive for what we needed. And since we are already using Webflow for our landing page, it was an easy choice.
Designed a very simple template in Figma and ported it to Webflow. It took a couple days because I am not an expert and it took some learning :)
We use Wordpress (getmatcha.com/blog) for ours but the majority of our customers (small ecommerce businesses) use Shopify's built in blogging tools.
We've heard again and again that the Shopify CMS is pretty bad so we've actually begun to build our own ecommerce blog creation tool that we'll eventually launch to our customer base.
Any ecomm bloggers on Capiche? Would love to learn about your experiences.
I've been looking for a CRM solution for my new app - Sane - and I'm leaning towards Ghost.
It's open source with a great developer ecosystem. It's also super easy to setup with the Ghost infrastructure (Pro version) or you can just set it up yourself (DigitalOcean etc.).
Beside that - Ghost also offers build in membership & subscription, great third party integrations or custom themes you can use and update as you like.
Ghost Self Hosted Is my preference. Clean, simple, and easy to use. I host on digital ocean, my most recent blog took about 30min and $6/month.
We use two different CMS's. We use Strapi for the main website (https://cryptotesters.com/) which is a crypto product comparison platform. Strapi is super flexible and you can build anything with it.
For the blog (https://cryptotesters.com/blog) we use Ghost. But we're going to switch everything to Strapi. Weren't too happy with Ghost.
Our corporate blog (https://www.gadventures.com/blog/) is custom-built using Django. This was done so we could have a deep integration with the rest of our content.
My personal blog (https://procrastinatingdev.com) is built on Wordpress. It's so easy to set up and use that it's almost a no-brainer.
We use self hosted Wordpress for our startup blog (https://blog.typito.com). We got a theme recommended by a designer and built the blog on top of it. Wordpress CMS is not very easy to navigate, but I guess we've got used to it now :-). What can be improved: I think the theme / design that we use leave a lot to be desired. We will also want to evaluate whether the page loads are good (heard it helps with SEO) - hope to do it soon.
Other than Wordpress, we have written a few posts on Medium (https://medium.com/typito) but haven't done it for a while now.
On the personal front, I used to write on Tumblr (https://tmatthewj.tumblr.com) but recently tried porting some of my posts to Substack (https://revery.substack.com). What's exciting about Substackm I think, is the email newsletter + blog combo purpose being served in one shot. I love the experience so far but not sure if it can be used for a company blog. Anyone here who uses Substack for their company newsletter + blog?
Cloudways website was built in Laravel but we are using WordPress as a Blog CMS. It's easy to optimize for search and most of our marketing team is very well versed on WordPress. My whole marketing team has a computer science background :D
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