I’m a big fan of WordPress. Since I moved away from a centralized service and started hosting my own blog, I’ve always worked with WordPress. The size of it’s community and of it’s repositories of plugins, themes and code extensions never ceases to amaze me.
But as with all things technology related, new things are always on the horizon.
Today brings us Ghost.
Ghost is an open source alternative to WordPress which focuses simply on blogging. As their introductory video says, WordPress has grown into a piece of software with huge capabilities, blogging being only one of them. Ghost, on the other hand, promises to simply be blogging software that is simple and easy to use.
Their blog is here, and the code repository that Ghost can be downloaded from is here. You can also set up a free account at Ghost and download the software directly from them. I’m also interested in the fact that the software looks fairly light and should run on something like a Raspberry Pi with few problems.
Among a constant stream of emerging apps and multimedia suites, I continue to believe platforms such as this that allow people around the world to get their voices heard are still one of the most valuable aspects of the internet.