Ghost (blogging platform)
|Initial release||October 14, 2013|
|Stable release||0.5.2 / September 25, 2014|
|Preview release||0.5.0RC1 / August 1, 2014|
|License||MIT License (Open-Source)|
Ghost is an open-source blogging platform created by founders John O'Nolan and Hannah Wolfe under the non-profit Ghost Foundation. The software is currently maintained by the Ghost Foundation and contributors via a code repository on GitHub.
Ghost was conceptualised by John O'Nolan in a blog post outlining his thoughts of a light blogging-oriented modification for WordPress,. After receiving overwhelmingly positive feedback, a crowd-funded Kickstarter campaign was launched.
On May 28, 2013, the project was successfully funded through the Kickstarter campaign and achieved £196,362 of a £25,000 goal from 5,236 backers. Ghost was officially released to the public on October 14, 2013 and is still in development.
The Ghost blogging software is free to download and use. Alongside the software, however, is an optional hosting service whereupon users can pay a price for their Ghost blog to be hosted by the company. Many third-party companies are providing free or paid themes specifically for Ghost such as WooThemes, MarketPress and Envato.
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- Fern, Alex (23 September 2013). "The Guardian - Ghost: the UK blogging platform that won't and can't sell out to Facebook". theguardian.com. Retrieved 15 December 2013.
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