This is issue number #3 of Ghost Newsletter. I’m sharing some news about Ghost’s recent website redesign, Open Subscription Platforms, new Zapier integrations, content snippets, and a post about pricing your newsletter.
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Ghost Website Redesign
Congratulation to the Ghost team for the Ghost website redesign; it is lovely. The new headline Turn your audience into a business describes what Ghost can do for a website using the subscription and membership feature, not just a simple blog.
The documentation and guides also received a new redesign. It is cleaner, organized into different visible, and easy to scan sections.
Open Subscription Platforms
Open Subscription Platforms is a new and great resource from Ghost to compare different subscription platforms. New customers need to know which platform to use from the start. They need to see if they will own their data or the platform will do.
Open Subscription Platforms are the ones that will give you access to export your data, for example, your customer’s emails and your content. On the other hand, Closed Payment Platforms don’t provide access or control over your customers and payment data.
Examples of Open Platforms are Ghost, Substack, and Podia.
Examples of Closed Platforms are medium, Patreon, and Covertkit.
Ghost + Zapier Integration Updates
The Ghost Zapier app recently received a new major update.
We’ve added new actions for finding and updating both members and staff users, as well as new triggers when members are updated or deleted, and when posts are scheduled.
New examples and use cases
Protect your email delivery performance
Integrate with external payment gateways
Update email subscription status
Create a custom sign up experience
Automate audience segmentation with labels
Read more at Extend your publication with Zapier.
Check out the Ghost Zapier Integrations for a full list of currently available integrations.
If you find yourself writing the same part of content repeatedly in your posts, you will find the snippets feature super handy. You can create re-usable snippets of content to be inserted into new articles. Not just text-based content, but you can create a re-usable image, gallery, and so on.
Read more at Content snippets
Pricing a Paid Newsletter
Yaro Bagriy shares some ideas for pricing a paid newsletter. Read it at How to Price a Paid Subscription Newsletter
That’s it for today and I hope you find it useful. Feel free to share your findings and any interesting resource.
Images attribute for Zapier, and Content Snippets sections go to Ghost.
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