Ghost Editor Features

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Dec 12, 2022  . 4 min read
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As per past experience, we all can agree that CMSs are pretty frustrating and adding plugins and complex menus don't help in any way. It is part of the reason why open-source WYSIWYG CMS platforms like Ghost are making their name in the market.

Besides providing an easy and straightforward onboarding process, the Ghost editor is one of the significant things that attract users. It is clean and user-friendly, which helps in making the writing and formatting process as easy as possible.

Here are some of the features that you get with the Ghost editor:

Satisfying Writing Experience

The editor is the combination of the best features of the popular editors out there and provides one of the great authoring experiences for the web.

Full-Screen Editing

With Ghost editor, all you have to do is to write because it comes with zero distractions and zero clutter, just content everywhere. This editor doesn't get in your way and lets you do what you do best.

Markdown Support

The Ghost editor has automatic Markdown syntax autocompletion as you type.

Intelligent Links

Besides highlighting some text and pasting a URL, now, with the Ghost editor, you can have a link. Basically, you can add links can to any image card.

Snippets

The Ghost editor allows you to save any content as a snippet so that you can use it later. It is perfect for logos, images, newsletter templates, or a call-to-action which are used commonly.

Image Cards

You can upload any image or photographs with your stories without getting interrupted. The Ghost editor with automatically resize and compress your images while uploading.

Gallery Cards

If you want to use multiple images or photographs, you can use a gallery card to create a fluent collage, all with captions.

Embed Cards

The editor lets you do automatic embeds from Twitter, YouTube, SoundCloud, Spotify, Instagram, CodePen, Vimeo, Flickr, and the list goes on and on.

Unsplash Cards

You get to explore the Unplash cards- the most extensive high-quality royalty-free image library from the world's generous community of photographers.

Custom HTML Cards

When working on the Ghost editor, you can easily include any type of code- more complex code or specific custom elements, because the HTML card has unlimited flexibility.

Custom Markdown Cards

You can add a Markdown Card to enter a raw, minimalist writing environment if you prefer a more purist Markdown authoring experience.

Now you know how Ghost makes writing and editing dynamic content more intuitive with a minimal and easily discoverable editor.

Not to mention, Ghost gives a great UX:

  • Ghost use demo stories to depict their publishing workflow. Also, it integrates the educational onboarding sequence within the tool. This approach easily attracts more users because it lets users know and learn how to use the tool in the best way.
  • To explain key features, Ghost uses Hotspots during the onboarding process. Additionally, Ghost ensures that its interface remains clutter-free, as the hotspots and other tooltips automatically get removed after being read.
  • And, it is mentioned above, Ghost's WYSIWYG content editor is easy to navigate and use because it carries a clean, minimal interface and straightforward menu.

So, if you are considering switching your writing to Ghost, we recommend doing it as soon as possible. Beyond offering a great and easy-to-use editor, this powerful publishing platform also provides excellent SEO features. With the suitable configuration, you can make sure that you remain in the top position on search results and bring more organic traffic to your website.

Hope this post has helped you in figuring out whether it will be the right decision for you to switch to Ghost– and we wanted to help make that process a bit easier.

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