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Ghost Pricing Overview

Ghost Pricing Plans
Subscription
Ghost has 4 pricing plans, from $11.00 to $249.00. Look at different pricing plans below and see what tier and features meet your budget and needs.
Starter
$11.00
/ month
Creator
$31.00
/ month
Team
$63.00
/ month
Business
$249.00
/ month
Pricing information was last updated on February 18, 2024
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Ghost Pricing Reviews

Mid Market (51-1000 emp.)
Jan 14, 2019
 Source
Overall Rating:
4.0
DM
Daniel M.
Analyst
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"Innovative software with easy and interactive user interface"
What do you like best about Ghost?

I like how accessible the software interface is for the average user with little to no technology experience. The easy and straightforward system allows for more productivity in the workplace.

What do you dislike about Ghost?

I dislike the cost and expenses of implementing the software as they take away from the attractiveness of the product as a whole.

What problems is Ghost solving and how is that benefiting you?

Ghost solves business problems by enabling employees to be more productive with their time.

Small Business (50 or fewer emp.)
Jan 11, 2019
 Source
Overall Rating:
4.5
AG
Verified Reviewer
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"Easy to use, visually compelling, safe with auto-save!"
What do you like best about Ghost?

Ghost is a great platform for either HTML savvy or technophobic users. It's hard to go wrong and with the auto-save and support of CRTL-Z you never feel like you're going to mess something up! The new update is better to visually understand the end result as you're going along (which saves time) and the highlight/change functions are great for easily updating headings or formatting.

What do you dislike about Ghost?

There is a drawback with the most recent update, in that it feels like there's less easily accessible control. Whilst this is in some ways 'safe' and makes life easier in the first instance, when there's something you really want to customise (e.g. more than just two heading sizes, or varying/embedded imagery) it becomes a difficult task.

What problems is Ghost solving and how is that benefiting you?

The business benefits for ghost are a clean, safe and intuitive blog platform that can be hosted separately to our site, but via the same domain.

Small Business (50 or fewer emp.)
Nov 16, 2021
 Source
Overall Rating:
3.5
NG
Neil G.
Assistant Professor
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"Ghost Starter | The good & the mediocre"
What do you like best about Ghost?

I want to make sure readers know I'm reviewing the BASIC Ghost Pro package ($9/month). I love the blogging interface it makes writing a wonderful distraction-free experience. The Stripe integration for email subscriptions is also great. IN fact, the entire user management system is intuitive, very easy to use, and has made managing my email newsletter subscription list very easy. I'm comparing this to my experience using WordPress, which is far more cumbersome. (It seems to me that WordPress has turned into an everything and the kitchen skin content management system. Ghost is still a very simplistic way to blog and manage ONE email newsletter.) In short: If you want to use Ghost as a blog & email newsletter I'd say the basic plan is well worth the money.

What do you dislike about Ghost?

At the basic level, you don't have search as a feature! I've emailed Ghost and asked why a feature as basic as search is not included in the basic product and they told me that to get that feature I'd ned to upgrade to the next level which is $25/month. Without search it makes it difficult to find ol blog posts/emails that have been sent out, which I think is a real pain. Another thing I dislike is that you only have three subscription levels: Paid subscribers can pay either a monthly fee, or a yearly (annual) fee. Then there are free subscriptions. I think it would be nice if Ghost offered the possibility to sell a lifetime subscription and/or quarterly subscriptions. Finally, I send out three different email newsletters. I was hoping I could allow users to choose which ones they'd like to subscribe to through Ghost, but that is not possible. (I currently use Ghost for my main email newsletter, and Convert Kit for the remaining two.) I wish Ghost offered the ability to run more than one email newsletter via their product.

What problems is Ghost solving and how is that benefiting you?

The problem I'm solving is having one main site that people can use to see most of the content I create. Ghost has provided a good product that has allowed me to build a good "one-stop" place on the web for people to find and sample my content. Additionally, it is a great archive for the things I produce. (As I said above, if it had the search feature it would be 98% perfect!) The benefits I've seen using Ghost Pro (Basic) are increased productivity, and no time spent tooling around with upgrades.

Mid Market (51-1000 emp.)
Mar 17, 2019
 Source
Overall Rating:
5.0
AG
Verified Reviewer
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"Effective solution for content management "
What do you like best about Ghost?

Very organized and easy to use. It helps filter contents to easily segregate important data to spam or just random data. Streaming is easy to customize, easy to understand you just have to watch the raw data streaming and clicking on to choose the information needed.

What do you dislike about Ghost?

Sometimes it freezes but I understand that it is due to high volume of feeds coming in. You just have to refresh your page when that happens so it can go back to normal. Sometimes the stream stops due to some maintenance on the product but we are informed ahead of time.

What problems is Ghost solving and how is that benefiting you?

It makes filtering important content easier and organized. Because it is so easy to use, the company can outsource the job to trained and highly skilled people to lessen the load of other personnel.

Small Business (50 or fewer emp.)
Nov 02, 2021
 Source
Overall Rating:
5.0
Ahaan P. avatar
Ahaan P.
Head Of Customer Success
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"Ghost! Best CSM to create a paid community"
What do you like best about Ghost?

1. Easy setup and maintenance 2. Really good uptime 3. Speed is super fast 4. Email Newsletters are inbuilt 5. Can customize and create plans from Ghost itself! Not no need to create it on Stripe anymore! 6. Code changes are super easy, integrations even easier!

What do you dislike about Ghost?

1. Some of the plans feel limited. 1000 member plan includes paid and unpaid ( Having different numbers for paid and unpaid would be good!) 2. If your card gets declined, you are blocked out of the site. You can't even get onto the admin dashboard to make the payment.

What problems is Ghost solving and how is that benefiting you?

1. Create a paid newsletter+ website 2. Create a community for people interested in my content 3. Collect and manage payments received from the community 4. Send them emails when a new blog goes live!

Small Business (50 or fewer emp.)
Jul 26, 2022
 Source
Overall Rating:
4.0
AE
Andrew E.
Principal Engineer
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"Ghost is great, though wasn't quite the fit for our needs"
What do you like best about Ghost?

The UI was pretty straightforward, as was the ability to build pages. As a headless CMS, it worked reasonably well. Pricing was reasonable too. Of the headless CMS options, I liked Ghost the best. The headless CMS API integration was pretty straightforward (I used Eleventy.js). It appears that Ghost as a site-builder also works pretty well, particularly for people who want something relatively stock instead of highly customized.

What do you dislike about Ghost?

We used Ghost as the headless CMS back-end to a static site. I wanted the ability to create more types of custom content (my client had testimonials and a number of different types of articles, as well as staff bios) with fixed fields. We were able to sort of hack our way through it with clever use of tags, but it wasn't ideal. This is not Ghost-specific, but in general with headless CMSs on a static site there's a disjunct between editing content and building the site itself -- you make the content changes in the CMS, and then you wait for the static site to rebuild, then go check your work. It's not awful, but it's an extra step. There was also some confusion on the part of my client where they expected to be able to edit the entire static site, rather than just the small number of identified dynamic pieces (testimonials, types of articles, etc.). This was a training issue, but the fact that the UI existed (and couldn't be turned off that I saw) meant it was a source of perpetual confusion.

What problems is Ghost solving and how is that benefiting you?

As we used Ghost, it would've given us a little interface with which to create articles which would then be added to the site. My client had much more specific needs (had I been on the project much earlier in the design process I would've argued for removing complexity from the design, which I think would've benefited the project significantly). I would use Ghost again, particularly if there were a team of content-writers who are churning out blog posts or articles and who wanted to be able to do that work largely autonomously (especially if they already had a really clear styleguide). The content editor is slick. I would also suggest Ghost as an alternative to Wordpress for folks who just need a place to put their site and stream of articles, especially if they're not interested in managing their own hosting.

Small Business (50 or fewer emp.)
Aug 26, 2020
 Source
Overall Rating:
4.0
Cem B. avatar
Cem B.
Founder
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"It's a great alternative"
What do you like best about Ghost?

All in one integration, easy to use, very clean front end and good blogging experience.

What do you dislike about Ghost?

At first I have faced a problem with the payment. I was supposed to have one extra staff and I had two. I did not realize it would change my pricing plan. And I have missed their notification emails. At the end I was paying the upgraded plan without realising it. When I contacted to their customer service team they quickly jumped to solution and resolved my problem. I appreciate their spirit very much.

What problems is Ghost solving and how is that benefiting you?

User friendliness is a plus, easier integrations with social media, very clean front end. I liked that very much.

Mid Market (51-1000 emp.)
Jan 14, 2019
 Source
Overall Rating:
4.5
PJ
Paul J.
Pathways Operations Manager
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"The clone of the hard disk"
What do you like best about Ghost?

How easy it is to use The price The size of the software on the hard disk

What do you dislike about Ghost?

Only digital software Not suitable for small companies

What problems is Ghost solving and how is that benefiting you?

Being able to provide a laptop with the exact same content for each employee