Surely you will already know Ghost a content management system very oriented to the creators, with the fundamental thing, removing everything what is left over in a CMS. Come on, a WordPress for bloggers .
And the truth is that it is very cute, works well, and falls in love with its use, precisely because of its simplicity.
Its fundamental characteristics are basically these:
] The Ghost editor
It is a double screen editor. You have the entry (the post) in two panels. In the one on the right you have the preview of what you are doing, and on the left the editor, without visible buttons or anything.
 Ghost has no visual editor, but uses Markdown to write, the shortcuts of format that we already know and use in WordPress to give styles to your site as you type. You can put something between asterisks (*) for italics, or between double asterisks (**) for bold.
For a list you simply start the line with an asterisk and space (*) and it is done alone, and for the numbered ones you start the lines with the number 1, a point and a space and leave alone, as in WordPress since version 4.3.
You can also put title styles by putting two, three, four, etc. pads (#) and a space before the text, just like in WordPress too.
To link to a URL is simple, if you simply paste the URL it is already shown with a link, such as https: // helpwp .com . And if you want to customize the text of the link you have to open the bracket, put the text inside, close the bracket; for example: [Nombre del sitio a enlazar]then open parentheses, type or paste the URL, and close it.
To insert images is very similar to links, but with a couple of changes, one of them very obvious:
- In parentheses you put the URL of the image instead of the URL of a site
- Before the first bracket, where in this case goes the title of the image, you put an exclamation mark "!" (Without the quotes clear )
To quote text in a format other than normal text just start a line with the ">" symbol and the text you want, again just like in WordPress.
Putting a text in code format is so simple how to put inverted simple asterisks before and after the code (those that are to the right of the p on a Spanish keyboard, and it goes like this:
this is a code .In this case the system is the same as in the WordPress.org forums, just in case it sounds to you.
And if you want to put a code out there then before you start putting it you simply start the line with 4 spaces before pasting it into the editor. It is a curious but easy-to-remember system and it works very well.
A curious and wonderful thing about the Markdown is that, if you want, you can write HTML code directly and, as you are actually in an HTML editor, you will see the HTML output instead of code, so you can use HTML like any code editor and the result will be displayed
Defined in one word: simplicity. You have just enough to write and little more.
From the screen of access to the administration you can see that nothing is left over. Then the thing does not change much. I leave you some captures so you can see that you can not be more spartan.
Mola huh? it's more, do you want to use WordPress like that? Well, you can …
Ghost is cool, but it has an important downside, and it is the installation requirements, since works with Node.js and (still) most of the companies or offer Node.js as default software in their usual hosting plans, which we can afford to pay for the ordinary of mortals.
For many We Ghost is still further from our reach than we would like, basically for technical reasons. So, or you are looking for a hosting that includes it in your plans, or at the moment you can use WordPress as if it were Ghost that's nothing.
Gust, turning WordPress into Ghost
You just have to install Gust a great plugin that turns your administration and editing of WordPress content into a kind of Ghost clone but with improvements this is WordPress of course.
of the general minimalist aspect of Ghost, the super spartan administration and the double screen editor, Gust also offers some of those without which we no longer know how to live:
- Featured image
- Support of ticket types custom
- Upload and insertion of images in the entries
- Publish schedule
And on top it is very well achieved, and if not look at these captures. As always, you can install it, try it, if you like what you leave and if you uninstall it. That's what WordPress has right?