Ghost is looking for beta testers for a new desktop app. They have a “developer build” that is available for Windows, Mac and Linux. I talked to John O'Nolan about this a while back, and he said that because of their API, creating the desktop app was relatively straight forward.
John O’Nolan’s Ghost project, a re-think of WordPress, is now a Kickstarter project. O’Nolan gives a good deal of detail about Ghost’s longer term plans, licensing, etc. on the Kickstarter page. The funding goal for the project is £25,000, which I imagine will be successful.
Time flies! Ghost is celebrating its 3 year anniversary. John O’Nolan reports $600,000 in annual revenue and over a million downloads, with 9 people on staff. There are quite a few things I really dig about Ghost (the level of transparency high on that list) and I’m excited to see it grow and evolve in the…
Rob Hope interviewed Ghost founder John O’Nolan on the Yo! Podcast. Rob and John talk about Ghost as open-source publishing software as well as a platform that brings in revenue as a premium hosted SaaS business. 👻
Here’s an insightful interview with John O’Nolan on Indie Hackers about raising money and growing Ghost to $750k a year. Even if you don’t use Ghost, it’s a nice peak into how you can approach a business that is born out of frustration (John was a contributor to WordPress prior to starting Ghost): “Ghost has…
It’s the fifth anniversary since Ghost appeared on KickStarter, and John O’Nolan shares some lessons he’s learned during that time. “Centralized wins on simplicity, and open source wins on flexibility” are two of them. Also, the least fun part of working on Ghost is dealing with Github.
Kudos to the Ghost team on the release of version 4.0. (The newest features added seem to pivot slightly toward memberships.) Founder John O’Nolan has an interesting Twitter thread with some personal reflections about the launch and eight years of software development with Ghost. 👻