The most noticeable feature that Ghost has, I mean in comparison with WordPress, is the clean Markdown text editor. I am slightly partial to Markdown over rich text editing for some reason.

The sheer simplicity of the engine makes me want to use it even more. I mean let’s face it, WordPress must have a trillion more plugins/ themes/ features, you’re almost spoilt for choice but this is so simple.

Getting it up was fairly simple. Install Node.js from their official repo, unpack Ghost (The most popular Node.js blog engine), set up the background process, map to port 80 in the httpd, and you’re done. Took a total of 35 minutes but it was 5 minutes, really.