Post analytics is missing views so you are missing stats for non-subscribers. Yes, third-party analytics can do all of this but Ghost is almost there so why not just add this to make it the complete package.
I’m a novel fan translator and aspiring author who plans to serialize my novel on my own website one day. Ghost is good for blogs, but for fiction, it’s extremely lacking.
The main reason I still couldn’t shift to Ghost despite years of lurking on this forum is the lack of tooltips support. Not footnotes, but tooltips.
As a translator, I often find myself using tooltips to explain parts of the translation that couldn’t be completely expressed in English.
Clicking on footnotes transports you all the way to the bottom of a page, breaking the immersion. It is not suitable for longform reading. Once or twice may be fine, but when you need over 10 different notes on the same page, it quickly becomes annoying.
Tooltips are ideal because it allows the reader to view the note without changing their position on the page.
I made my own WordPress plugin for this, and here’s a video of it in action. [Please ignore the ugly and inaccessible styling. I was using a test blog.]
[Disclaimer: I don’t actually know any coding beyond HTML and CSS. I just used a shortcode plugin generator.]
Achieving similar tooltips in Ghost might be possible with a plugin, but as I said, I don’t know how to code, and hiring a developer is beyond the budget.
I would be elated if Ghost ever decides to include this feature natively.
I forgot to mention—Tooltips are also better because it allows me to select exactly which part of the text warrants the note. Footnote numbers can only be put at the end of the text, with no clear indication if the note is just for that one word, for a phrase, or for the entire sentence/paragraph.
i mean, it’s more or less easy to do this all especially if someone understands how to code, but if it’s so easy to do it, why isn’t it built in it’s just a few lines of code anyway. actually maybe someone could make a PR but would it be accepted, that’s the question?
I concur with others seeking excerpts when sending newsletters out.
I would also like to see the ability to allow members to subscribe to different newsletters based on tags for better curation and segmentation.
Internal link building, as mentioned by others.
The ability to use JSON structure to generate tabular layouts. Maybe without an actual table, but using divs or something instead? Writing the HTML or markdown is less readable than JSON, imho.
Use of external storage integrations with Ghost Pro. If I have a Google Cloud Storage or an AWS S3 bucket with content, I’d like to be able to connect to it with an integration, browse the content, and select compatible file types (images, videos, etc).
I would like to be able to select multiple content blocks and turn them into a single snippet I can use would be great. Say I wanted a divider above an image for a standard footer on the site. Or maybe I have a standard few blocks of content I commonly use with minor tweaks each time.
I have issues with Google Workspaces email aliases not working for my newsletter or support addresses. I can send emails to those addresses just fine from other domains, but Ghost seems to not come through. Posted workarounds don’t seem to have any effect. I’d love to see some focus here. Forcing complicated signups and workarounds with Mailgun or other tools seems overboard for the hosted version of Ghost.