I am a journalist looking at starting up a news site. I need something slick, professional, with good SEO and tools for monetisation. As far as I can tell Ghost is all of that, especially with the 3.0 release. However, I am not a coder, and while I’m happy to learn a few new things I will not have much time as that would take me away making my product - news.
I also need to minimise the amount I spend on tech support - but not to the point of being counterproductive. I understand some investment is required.
Ghost says on its site:
The entire platform can be modified and customised to suit your needs. It’s very powerful, but does require some knowledge of code. Ghost is not necessarily a good platform for beginners or people who just want a simple personal blog.
Is Ghost the wrong choice?
Should I use WordPress where there is a lot more material out there explaining how to do things for non-tech people like myself?
Your thoughts would would be much appreciated. I know if I get the choice of platform wrong I will suffer!