If you find blogging software too complex, you might be a good candidate to try Ghost. This open source project was started to make blogging fun again, put content front-and-center, and make it easy to build beautiful blogs that work on every device. First released in 2013, Ghost is built on Node.js and is extremely easy to configure and customize. Deploy Ghost with Bitnami, then blog about how easy and awesome it was!
Why use the Bitnami Ghost Stack?
Bitnami makes it easy to run Ghost in the cloud, locally or virtually. The Bitnami Ghost Stack is:
We track every release of Ghost and update our stack shortly after it's released.
If serious security issues are discovered, we provide new versions of Ghost as soon as possible, often within hours of the availability of a fix.
With Bitnami, you get the same software stack and configuration regardless of where you are deploying Ghost or other Bitnami Applications. This makes it easy to migrate between different platforms.
With the Bitnami Ghost Stack stack compiling, configuring and all of its dependencies are taken care of, so it works out-of-the-box.
Reviews of Bitnami Ghost Write a Review →
I recently installed Ghost for a friend having heard about the project on Kickstarter. The administration interface is refreshingly simple and satisfying to use, I can write articles in markdown and know for sure that they will render perfectly for visitors. The platform is extremely flexible; almost anything can be changed, for example I was able to customize the theme to my heart's content just by altering HTML and using the straightforward Handlebars template library. I would definitely recommend if you're looking for a simple alternative to WordPress etc. that is really quick to get up and running with!
I really like the way Ghost was built, feels very friendly with the users, and "Is just a blog platform".