An open source blogging platform which makes writing pleasurable and publishing simple.

Ghost is a new blogging platform dedicated to one thing: Publishing. It has been beautifully designed and is completely customiseable and Open Source. It allows you to write and publish your own blog, giving you the tools to make the process much easier. Ghost was designed to be simple and elegant meaning you spend less time messing with making your blog work - and more time blogging.

Ghost has a smart writing screen that shows your Markdown on the left and a live preview on the right. It allows you to write your ideas down and format them on the fly without having to worry about formatting. The preview pane allows you to match your blog's formatting so that you can see the exact result.

Ghost grabs all the important data about your blog and pulls it into one place, so you can see it all together. This allows you to view your traffic, social media subscriptions, content performance and news feeds. You can simply drag and drop the widgets most important to you into your own custom dashboard, and stay on top of your blog's performance.

Ghost Dashboard - ALJT Media Web Design Cheshire

Ghost comes ready to connect to your social media services right out of the box. No endless plugins required to do stuff that everyone with a blog wants to do. Connect your blog to publish to your Twitter and Facebook accounts, rank properly in search engines, and much more.

Ghost is planned to be Open Source allowing you to write your own themes for it so your blog can have its own design. You can write plugins for it to add your own functionality. You can host it on your laptop, or you can host it on a public server.

For further details visit their Kickstarter page - Ghost: Just a Blogging Platform.

What are your thoughts on Ghost? Will you host your blog using it? You can get in touch with us by mentioning #ALJTMedia on Twitter or by leaving a comment on our Facebook, Google+ or LinkedIn page.

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