Hey everyone! This week we announced support for native email newsletters in Ghost!
We worked on this in Thailand on our last team retreat a few weeks back to get an MVP put together, then spent a few weeks after the retreat polishing it and ironing out the bugs. It’s actually pretty stable and far along now, but keep in mind that it’s still just a first version
This is another step toward making it as easy as possible to run a publication with an engaged community. It’s now possible to build publications like Stratechery or The Information without needing any 3rd party software.
We have some more updates to members based on your feedback coming in the next couple of weeks, too (including theme helpers for members to cancel their own subscriptions!).
We’re also planning to release more free, open source, members-ready themes to make it easier to spin up new sites for various use cases. Definitely planning to have strong themes for both free newsletters (like publisherweekly.org) and paid newsletters (like substack). Are there any other types-of-site that you think would be interesting? Maybe a patreon-ish type theme could work too, for people who want more of a news-feed + supporters feel.
Anyway here’s the post with all the details of newsetters beta: