Composing articles with image galleries and whatnot are far easier in tools like Ghost, which is why I’ve been looking for an alternative for my clients. But I didn’t figure anyone was composing the text inside the system. I’ve been blogging for ten years, Blogger, WordPress, Jekyll more recently, and have never once wrote the articles inside those systems. I use ghostwriter and just assumed everyone used a dedicated writing app for composing. Never accrued to me to ask anyone else how they did it.
I’ve tried Forestry. I like their system, but in order to avoid their crazy expensive prices I’d have to setup an account for every client. I can run unlimited sites on CloudCannon for $25/month and have a single login. I like Forestry’s tools a little better than CloudCannon’s, but for a single login, $750/month + $50/month per user is too expensive for me …and that doesn’t even include hosting.
It’s been about a year since I last tried Netlify. At the time they didn’t have anything like Forestry’s Blocks or CloudCannon’s Array Structures. Checking their docs just now it looks like they have Custom Widgets. Might be worth looking into again.