Ghost launches a modernized update for its 200th release unveiling an enhanced feature set and a powerful new editor described as ‘the love child between Medium and Slack’.
The new editor is both open-source, extensible, and built on MobileDoc – a portable JSON-based document storage format that allows translations into a variety of formats such as HTML, RSS, AMP, NewsML, etc…
Other new features worth of note include:
- Multi-language support – Supporting multiple content serves across unique URLs with SEO-friendly semantic templates
- Dynamic cards – To embed a variety of content types in your posts
- Custom structures – Offering different ways to define a URL structure dynamically
- Content collections – Allowing different sections to support different content types
- Chronological content – To sorts posts in any order and not just reverse-chronological
The new update will allow Ghost to reposition itself as a more powerful and flexible option for those requiring more sophisticated publishing needs.
However, the Ghost team remain committed to keeping focus on writing:
“There are a lot of projects out there which started out as an editor and ended up as a completely unintelligible page builder. While we wanted Ghost’s editor to do more than before, we also very deliberately made sure it didn’t try to do too much.”
How to get Ghost 2.0
Ghost 2.0 is available now via their paid SaaS offering and free if you self-host it.
Ghost was founded in 2013 to create a new platform focused solely on professional publishing. Their mission is to “to create the best open source tools for independent journalists and writers across the world, and have a real impact on the future of online media.”