When comparing Ghost vs GoNevis, the Slant community recommends Ghost for most people. In the question“What are the best blogging platforms?” Ghost is ranked 3rd while GoNevis is ranked 11th. The most important reason people chose Ghost is:
Anyone can view code of Ghost.
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Pro Open source
Anyone can view code of Ghost.
Pro Real-time preview
You can see markdown on one side of the pane and the result on the other, while writing.
Pro Markdown support
Markdown is a plain text formatting syntax designed so that it can be human-readable and easily converted to HTML. Markdown allows HTML code for complete flexibility.
Pro Extremely simple
It only does a few things and it does them well. Unlike WordPress, with which you can build a universe, a blog or anything in between, Ghost is simple.
Pro Theme marketplace
A built-in way to get and set up themes.
Pro Self-host & paid Ghost(Pro)-host options
You can download the source code and set it up yourself (just make sure your hosting provider supports node.js). Alternatively, you can use their Ghost(Pro) service to let them host it for you. Paid plans start at $10/mo.
Pro Custom domain support
Setting up a custom domain is effortless - fill the in the form and change DNS entries. Done.
Themes may be uploaded, as can logos and covers.
Pro Free hosting on Github Pages via Buster
You can host your Ghost blog for free on Github Pages if you are OK with it being turned into a static site. You can use Buster to generate a static site from Ghost that can then be hosted on Github Pages.
Pro Affordable hosting available
There are lots of affordable hosting plans available for Ghost blogs.
No cost at all.
Pro Advanced dashboard
GoNevis Dash is an open source project/product that you can participate directly to improve, either by submitting code, reporting bugs, reviewing patches, etc...
Pro Built-in commenting
You don't need to use external commenting widgets on your site, all the comments and discussions happening on the your website are stored under your account and can be easily managed and moderated.
Different templates and themes.
Pro Free for lifetime
No charges at all, completely free.
Pro Open source dashboard
GoNevis Dash (Site Admin Dashboard) is completely free and open source.
Pro Full SSL Support
Using secure connection on all the websites traffic.
Pro Granular permissions engine
You can bring your whole team to each website and give them permissions such as Author, Admin, Owner, etc and manage your entire website with you team.
Pro Free subdomain
Get a free subdomain registered under gonevis.com
Pro Content tagging
To keep content management simple, our choice was using #tags instead of categories.
Pro Built-in search
Pro File manager
Dolphin, with GoNevis file manager Dolphin, keep all your photos, musics, videos, documents and other files under control.
Pro Follow/Subscription support
People can subscribe and receive notification on new posts.
Con Self-hosted might be hard to setup
Requires NodeJS and NPM which both come with a lot of dependencies. Also requires editting configuration files manually.
Con Very immature and buggy
Con Commenting must be added
One needs to edit their post.hbs file and add some code from Disqus in order for commenting to be available.
Con Inappropriate terminology in the UI
Despite some community support of having it removed, Ghost still prominently uses the following phrase in the UI: "Display a sexy logo for your publication." This terminology can be considered exclusionary and even inappropriate in a professional environment.
Con Finding Ghost host sites can be difficult
If wanting to host elsewhere, some of the other ghost hosting sites are hard to find, and once found they vary in features and functions. There isn't a single standard of service across the board.