Similar to Ghost 3.0, WordPress (WordPress.com + Jetpack sites) now supports payments too. As with Ghost, this is also based on Stripe, but with a few more options (because WordPress in general has more options).
I think interesting times are coming, given the huge market share and user base of WordPress. Will 30% of the web hide behind a paywall? Or is this finally the solution to replace advertising with donation options?
I’m making heavy use of my new publish method today, but there’s a lot of interesting stuff today…
Today Ghost is releasing version 3.0 of their CMS featuring support for paid memberships and a better integration with the JAMstack (static sites built using a headless CMS).
I once used Ghost for my blogs, but I realized that having a static site built with Hugo is giving me more control and is reducing the need for resources and maintenance as well as increasing simplicity.
Hugo is a framework to build static websites. Yesterday I migrated this blog from Ghost - a dynamic NodeJS based CMS - to Hugo, not only to reduce the hardware requirements (a static page uses way less resources), but also to simplify my setup.
I already use Hugo for two basic homepages (my personal one and the AndroidPub one), where I don’t have that many requirements regarding “blogging”, because I don’t use them for blogs.