Three years ago we sat down and tried to imagine what WordPress might look like if it was rebuilt from the ground up using modern technology - purely focused on publishing. It was an amazing problem to mull over, and one which we spent a long time thinking about. Eventually we came to the conclusion that the best possible way to do it would be entirely in JavaScript, specifically using Node.js. We called it Ghost. It’s going pretty well so far, but our downfall was predicted before we had even begun. The usual “Ghost will never be as ubiquitous as WordPress because it can’t be installed on shared hosting” — comments were made regularly (up until just a few days ago) about how hard it was to install Ghost relative to WordPress and its auto-installer glory. But we never wavered in our stance, and we stayed true to our belief that the choice of technology we made had the best and the brightest future ahead of it. As we launched our hosted platform, Ghost(Pro), I answered our most frequently asked question: Why doesn’t Ghost work on shared hosting? Ten years ago, a little platform called WordPress launched into the world and started growing in popularity at a rate of knots. At the time,
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