Why I migrated my blog back to WordPress from Ghost

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I started this blog almost 4 years back (as of 29 june 2017) and still keep it running. Over these years, I have tried everything from plain html files to full scale content management systems like Concrete, WordPress and Joomla.

Last year, I heard of a new blog engine named ‘Ghost’. Being a fan of Node.js, I spent a month porting my wordpress theme and it’s contents to Ghost which was pretty intresting at the beginning but only to realize later that it even took away my interest in blogging. After using both WordPress and Ghost for quite some time, I would say that:

  • I must admit that for a Blog Engine, Ghost is quite simple, clean, faster and easy to use for Creating Content. But apart from that, there needs to be something to help us make changes to the layouts, widgets. WordPress on the other hand offers tons of those things.
  • Image upload is creepy. For me, manually uploading files and directly providing the URL in the content was far too easy compared to adding the image tag and waiting the upload section to show up. ( Oh come on, why isn’t there any image upload like WordPress).
  • Updating Ghost again requires server access. Not everyone is having free time to login the server and update the scripts, whenever a new version is out.
  • When thinking of HTML, custom CSS along with the Ghost Markdown Scripting, what a pain.
  • When I started using, there wasn’t any plugins for Ghost.

In the End, I would like to say that Ghost is good when more emphasis is given for security, performance, simplicity and content. And WordPress is suitable if you really want to deliver an out of the box, interactive Blog.

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