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From WordPress to Ghost

WordPress is an amazing project, with a vibrant community supporting it's development. I blogged with it for a long time.

But WordPress has become unwieldy. Between plugin, core, and theme updates, PHP hacks and other issues, maintenance has become a chore. It is, imho, trying to be a lot of things to a lot of different people.

So when I went searching for a replacement I immediately fell in love with Ghost. It has a beautiful, simple UI for writing. The default theme "Casper" is stunning. I can write in markdown, which means less time clicking and more time writing.

Hemingway Mode is pure genius: "write now, edit later" they promise. No backspaces. Ouch. Yet, I can see how it will fundamentally change how I write.

Social media cards and meta data are easily managed. As is code injection. It's clear that the team behind Ghost wanted to create a writing experience for the "modern web". Mission accomplished.

This is a fond farewell to WordPress and a warm embrace of Ghost. I look forward to sharing my thoughts with you more often.



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