This is issue number #1 of Ghost Newsletter. I will share with you what’s new in Ghost, updates, and helpful content.
Over $140,000 Made by Publishers
Let’s start with this tweet by John O’Nolan, the creator of Ghost. Independent publishers have made over $140,000 using Ghost with the membership feature. That is great and encouraging news for anyone who is thinking about making a paid newsletter using Ghost. It’s good to know that Ghost receives no commission for that money, so publishers receive them fully. That’s a good thing comparing to other publishing tools.
In the last 10 weeks Ghost has made over $140,000 for independent publishers, creators and newsletters — all while our new membership functionality is still in beta!— John O'Nolan 🏴☠️ (@JohnONolan) October 2, 2020
Growth for the last 6 months or so has been pretty nuts, and we've got some big releases coming up :)
Ghost recently announced the acquisition of the themes shop IVEEL. All IVEEL themes are now available for free. A good step for Ghost and the community and will make onboarding easier. However, I’m afraid this will affect the premium theme developers.
Some news! We've acquired @iveelco, one of the most popular premium theme shops for Ghost 🎉— Ghost (@Ghost) October 22, 2020
Today we're releasing all of the themes as free and open source for everyone - including the hugely popular Dawn newsletter theme 💌
More details here 👉https://t.co/lFtCW8hgtF
Read more about the acquisition at Ghost + IVEEL.
In his recent blog post, John revealed some exciting news about what’s coming to Ghost 4.0. The main thing mentioned was the new membership embeddable UI. By using that, your Ghost website will be membership-ready regardless of which theme you use. You will no longer require custom code membership in your theme. Embed the UI, and you are ready.
This is already implemented on the Rediverge website. So go and give it a try.
For more information about this, read the full post at An early look at what’s coming next in Ghost 4.0. Note, it’s a paid post, so you will need to subscribe.
Subscribed to 50+ newsletters. Lessons I’ve learned
Some great and practical tips from Janel for newsletter improvements.
Just subscribed to 50+ newsletters in the past hour— Janel (@JanelSGM) August 4, 2020
(for a side project)
Here are some lessons I've learned
Self-host Ghost on Your Dedicated Server or VPS
A step by step guide about how to host and install a blog with Ghost on a dedicated server, or a VPS, with Ubuntu 18.04.
Read more about this at How to install Ghost on a dedicated server or a VPS ?.
Building Businesses, Websites & Travelling the World
An interview with John by Ali Abdaal. They talked about Ghost, how he got started, traveling worldwide, lifestyle, and more exciting topics. It was great to know that Ali’s website uses my Krabi theme, as mentioned in the interview.
That’s it for today, and I hope you find it useful. Feel free to share your findings and any helpful resource.