While WordPress is the de facto leader when it comes to blogging platforms, there’s no denying it has become much more complicated with time. An overwhelming number of settings, increasingly complex settings management… it has become a blogging ecosystem. To deal with it, a new blogging platform is under development right now – Ghost. Watch the short video in the features page or simply scroll down to read why Ghost was started and what it comes with. The interface looks stunningly simple and beautiful. Use of markdowns (like in Github pages) along with immediate previews is a real time saver as you do not need to pause to click buttons and continue to focus on your content and writing. Finally, it is open source, so you can modify the code as you want and use it.
Right now new users can sign up, download the code and host it on your own server. The official Ghost online hosting service is getting ready and will be available soon. The default hosting is going to be a paid service. New users get a one-month free trial period to decide whether they want to use the service or not.