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Medium vs Ghost Blog CMS. Which Has Better Features for Blogging?

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I feel like I should address this because Wordpress is mostly the go-to solution for building your own blog.

I considered Wordpress, but my main priority was that my blog should be blazing fast.

I come from an eCommerce development background so slow loading speed is a hug...

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  • It is incredibly easy to use. It’s clean, and it’s fast, and I love when an admin is fast! It lets me work much smoother.
  • From a developer’s perspective, I like it. Very simple.
  • I like the code injections abilities. They allow you to quickly make CSS changes without touchin...

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  • There’s no theme customizer. I expected to see a lot more under the design tab. Like at least a few options for changing the layout.
  • The setup on digital ocean was a bit difficult even for me as a front-end developer, because I don’t know anything about setting up servers. (That bei...

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  • The fonts look nicer. (Actually the font on Medium is beautiful and very hard to beat).
  • The editor is faster. The editor that pops up to make something bold or a title, is just half a second faster on Medium.

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Right away Ghost wins this category, because you don’t really have any ability to customize your Medium blog.

For a developer Ghost is perfect. You can change anything you want. As a non-developer though, you’re quite limited.

I really expected Ghost to have more design fu...

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The SEO

Needless to say, SEO is incredibly important for bloggers. And I’m happy to say that the SEO options provided with Ghost are excellent.

Easily add excerpts and metadata. 

Entire sections to customize the look of the Twitter and Facebook Cards. (What your post preview looks like w...

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