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Some Blogging Myths
4 projects | news.ycombinator.com | 5 Jun 2023
I recommend https://bearblog.dev (free) or https://ghost.org (paid)
It's fun to set up static site generators but I think it's better to pick something you can start writing in immediately instead of spending time thinking about what to use.
If you end up enjoying blogging you can switch to different software later if you like. But don't let that stop you from starting to write now.
HELP US. “Hey” Template only allows for three posts.
2 projects | /r/Wordpress | 31 May 2023
You know, I really think for super minimal blogs like this, Ghost is a better option. It’s faster, it’s easier, it’s built for publishers.
Should you be blogging as a software developer?
6 projects | dev.to | 26 May 2023
Ghost is another option, you can host Ghost yourself or pay for their cloud hosting platform. If you sign up for their hosting platform it doubles up as a newsletter as well but it can get quite costly if you have a lot of subscribers.
4 projects | /r/Frontend | 23 May 2023
Does anyone have any recommendations? Is something like Ghost going to be what I should go with?
Looking for a password-protected blog
2 projects | /r/selfhosted | 12 May 2023
Fastest way to get a great fast-loading site up?
4 projects | /r/webdev | 24 Apr 2023
Some common contenders are 11ty, hugo, astro, sveltekit (in SSG mode) etc... These can usually be hosted easily with netlify or vercel. These do not come with a CMS, so you may need to use a headless cms like ghost or wordpress (possible to run headless), or manage the content directly through markdown files, or use a cms like decapcms or tina that manages the files.
I created a guide showing how I migrated an existing Plex instance to Docker
3 projects | /r/PleX | 11 Apr 2023
Wow!! Great read!! Got it bookmarked 👍 Also, love the website! I'm hoping to get one myself - I'll have to look into ghost.org at some point.
11 projects | /r/sveltejs | 10 Apr 2023
Ask HN: Simplest CMS for blog type website
4 projects | news.ycombinator.com | 30 Mar 2023
You can! They are focussing on their publishing platform, but it's open source https://github.com/TryGhost/Ghost, see the self hosting guide https://ghost.org/docs/install/
How to Start Your Blog in 2023
8 projects | news.ycombinator.com | 20 Feb 2023
Happy user of Ghost .
Open source; small but smart team. Highly recommended.
What are some alternatives?
KeystoneJS - The most powerful headless CMS for Node.js — built with GraphQL and React
ApostropheCMS - Apostrophe is a full-featured, open-source CMS built with Node.js that empowers organizations by combining in-context editing and headless architecture in a full-stack JS environment.
Hexo - A fast, simple & powerful blog framework, powered by Node.js.
Bludit - Simple, Fast, Secure, Flat-File CMS
WordPress - WordPress, Git-ified. This repository is just a mirror of the WordPress subversion repository. Please do not send pull requests. Submit pull requests to https://github.com/WordPress/wordpress-develop and patches to https://core.trac.wordpress.org/ instead.
Wagtail - A Django content management system focused on flexibility and user experience
Grav - Modern, Crazy Fast, Ridiculously Easy and Amazingly Powerful Flat-File CMS powered by PHP, Markdown, Twig, and Symfony
Postleaf - Simple, beautiful publishing with Node.js.
Hugo - The world’s fastest framework for building websites.
htmly - Simple and fast databaseless PHP blogging platform, and Flat-File CMS