In the world of content management systems, Ghost CMS has carved a niche for itself. Having been around for more than half a decade, it is growing in usage and popularity. Ghost was founded in April 2013. It was started to create a new platform focused solely on professional publishing.

It has more than 3 Million installs and runs more than 10 thousand websites on its dedicated hosting. Apart from this, there are more than 100,000 active websites running ghost CMS on their servers. Since the source code is freely available you can host it on any server.

Ghost is a headless CMS. It means the backend can be integrated with any front-end interface. Making it versatile, the Ghost CMS is loved by developers to customise. But at the same time, it retains the form of just a publishing platform.

The whole CMS has been used by a variety of organisations and individuals. Right from bloggers starting to experienced and professional bloggers the CMS is loved by most. Even well-known companies are using it as a solid foundation backend for their publishing needs.

In this blog post, we take a look at the websites that run on cost. Most of them are blogs and publishing journals. Let’s dive in.

Websites Built with Ghost

The websites that are built with Ghost CMS and run on the platform are unique ones. The range varies from individuals to corporations. Let's look at them.

1. Apple Inc (Source: Ghost Customers)

Yes, the official customers' page of the Ghost CMS states Apple as a customer. Apple has used Ghost CMS to build their newsroom section it seems. Although this has not been confirmed yet it can be derived.

Apple Newsroom Home Page
Apple Newsroom Homepage

Since Ghost organisation has mentioned them as a customer it is official. Apple uses the Enterprise Cloud Contracts. It runs Ghost on its private network.

2. ‏Square Inc

Square Inc is a financial services and digital payments company. It is based in San Francisco, California. It uses Ghost on its private networks. They like Apple use enterprise cloud contracts to host the website. Using the enterprise cloud contracts removes the headaches of server management completely.

Square Inc Townsquare Homepage
Square Inc Townsquare Homepage

3. Privacy.com

Privacy is the first payment product that keeps your personal information private. It is more convenient than using a physical payment card online. Privacy.com uses Ghost to power its blog.

Blog Homepage of Privacy.com
Blog Homepage of Privacy.com

The blog of privacy.com is built with the Ghost CMS. The front end is customised for minimalism and has no images. You can easily read the text with zero distractions.

4. DuckDuckGo

DuckDuckGo is a privacy-oriented search engine. It does not use cookies to target users and send ads. Built with privacy-first as an objective, DuckDuckGo is used mostly by people concerned about Google‘s approach toward data.

DuckDuckGo Blog Homepage
DuckDuckGo Blog Homepage

The DuckDuckGo Blog is built on Ghost CMS. It uses a modified version of the default theme Casper. The blog is soothing to the eye mixing well with the brand colours.

5. Mozilla

We all must have used the browser Firefox at some point in time. The foundation that has made the Firefox browser runs its blog on Ghost. The blog at Mozilla -the Moz VR Blog - runs on Ghost CMS.

Mozilla VR Blog Homepage
Mozilla VR Blog Homepage

Easy to customise with developers at hand has made Ghost popular at the organisation. Since Ghost CMS is focused on privacy and publishing it was an obvious choice.

6. Guideline

Guideline is aimed at providing everyone with a secure retirement. As per its website, it is a platform powered by people. Guideline's Blog is built on Ghost.

Guideline USA Blog Home Page
Guideline USA Blog Home Page

7. Speed test

We all have used the speed test website to test our broadband speeds at some point in our life. The blog of speed test is also built upon Ghost CMS.

Speedtest Blog Homepage
Speedtest Blog Homepage

Since speed test is all about speed, Ghost CMS was an obvious choice. Ghost is known for delivering content at better speeds than its competitors. This has made it a better alternative to publishing platforms.

8. Open AI

Open AI is owned by the well-known billionaire Elon Musk. Not many people know about this. Many don’t even know about Open AI. The research of the Open AI team is published regularly on the Open AI blog.

OpenAI Homepage
OpenAI Homepage

The website and the blog are built and powered by Ghost. The front end of this blog is modified to give it a minimalistic view with no images.

9. Emojipedia

The fun-looking website of Emojipedia has chosen Ghost as the platform to run its blog. The blog hosted on a subdomain retains the branding of the website. You can find updates wrt to different technologies regarding emojis on their blog.

Emojipedia Blog Posts
Emojipedia Blog Posts

10. Gusto

Gusto is an HR and payroll Saas provider. It provides employee management services right from onboarding to payroll.

Gusto Engineering Blog Homepage
Gusto Engineering Blog Homepage

The engineering blog of Gusto has been built with Ghost CMS. It provides information about engineering and growth.

11. Fabric

The blog of Fabric.com is powered by Ghost. Fabric is an Amazon-owned company. It educates about sewing, quilting and things related to clothing.  It shares knowledge about fabrics and all stuff related to them.

Fabric.com Blog Homepage
Fabric.com Blog Homepage

12. Quillette

Based in Australia, Quillette self-hosts and runs its website/blog on Ghost.

Quillette Homepage
Quillette Homepage

13. Clubhouse

If you are an iPhone user you have heard about Clubhouse. The iOS-only app garnered reviews and attention for some time. They too run their blog with Pro services on Ghost.

Clubhouse Blog Homepage
Clubhouse Blog Homepage

14. Pocket Casts

Pocket Casts is a critically acclaimed, beautifully designed app. Its mission is to create the world’s greatest podcasting experience. According to their website, Pocket Casts is built by podcast listeners, for podcast listeners.

Pocket casts Blog Homepage
Pocket casts Blog Homepage

The Pockets Casts Blog is run with Ghost CMS. It is hosted on Pro services offered by the foundation.

15. Pics IO

Pics.io aims to develop an all-in-one digital assets hub. This is in addition to the existing storage solutions. They too chose Ghost as their publishing platform for powering their blog.

Pics IO Blog Homepage
Pics IO Blog Homepage

16. Yeezy Mafia

This one is a bit different. Yeezy Mafia is an e-commerce website built with Ghost. Though Ghost is not at all suitable for building e-commerce websites still this is a good try.

Yeezy Mafia Homepage
Yeezy Mafia Homepage

17. Fullstory

Fullstory transforms digital interactions across websites and mobile apps. These interactions are transformed into the actionable metrics that matter most to businesses. They run their blog as you guessed it.

Fullstory Blog HomePage
Fullstory Blog HomePage

18. FreeCodeCamp

The place where you can learn to code for free. Free Code Camp is a great tool to learn coding online for free. Many people have learned and made good choices. They built their blog on Ghost CMS where they share knowledge about coding concepts and tech in general. The Blog at Free CodeCamp is a good resource for tech-related things, especially coding.

FreeCodeCamp Blog Homepage
FreeCodeCamp Blog Homepage

19. XE

XE offers a service to send forex at competitive rates. They are used by many organisations worldwide. They list notable names like Shopify and CLearbooks as their data API customers. The XE Blog is run with Ghost CMS in tandem with its branding.

XE Blog Homepage
XE Blog Homepage

20. Cloudflare

The official customers' page at Ghost lists Cloudflare as a customer. Though we were not able to independently verify whether they use Ghost or not. Yet it is true. Cloudflare which powers many websites and delivers assets at lightning speeds chose Ghost to run their blog on. The Cloudflare Blog is running on top of Ghost CMS.

Cloudflare Blog Homepage
Cloudflare Blog Homepage

21. Codecademy

Another resource on the internet is where you can learn to code for free. Used by millions of people over the last decade, it has a blog run with Ghost. The posts on the blog mostly are about coding and development.

Codecademy Blog Homepage
Codecademy Blog Homepage

22. Petcube

A company making products for our pets in the 21st century. They run an e-commerce store and a blog. The blog powered by Ghost has some good posts on pet care. The blog also features illustrations that are eye candy. Their blog is called Petfeed.

Petfeed Blog Homepage
Petfeed Blog Homepage

23. Getaround

Getaround is a global and digital carsharing marketplace. It helps people with cars to share them with people who want to hire one to drive. People who hire their cars can unlock the cars with the app on their mobile phones. A new concept, an alternative to Uber - Getaround Blog is hosted with Ghost under the hood.
The interface is the default theme Casper tweaked to suit their requirements.

Getaround Blog Homepage
Getaround Blog Homepage

Qwant is a search engine from France. Available in selected countries it has a blog. The Betterweb Blog is running on Ghost CMS. The blog is maintained in 3 languages and is a classic example of Ghost's multi-language support out of the box.

Better Blog HomePage
Better Blog Homepage

25. 7Shifts

Based in Canada, 7Shifts provides an all-in-one team management platform to restaurants. It helps restaurants manage their teams' schedules, timesheets, communication, tasks, tips and more—all in one place. The blog at 7Shifts is built on Ghost CMS.

7Shifts Blog Homepage
7Shifts Blog Homepage

Conclusion

Ghost is a great platform to build your blog or newsroom. Many more websites have been made in Ghost CMS. It can be used versatile. We have written about the system in detail before. We recommend you to read our blog post on the CMS for publishers.

In case you would like to build and run your blog or publication on Ghost, we can help you. We can design and deploy your website. Connect with us and we shall be happy to help you.