Self-Hosted Substack like option for Cloudron
A lot of people have started publishing content on Substack. It is a proprietary platform. Perhaps people here are familiar enough with Substack to be able to suggest a Free alternative we could offer on Cloudron?
Would Ghost be Cloudron's best alternative? The following article suggests (proprietary) Cove for commenting. Cloudron offers some Free commenting systems e.g. Commento. I am not sure how well that integrates into Ghost.
PS While researching this, I found that you can replace medium.com in an URL with scribe.rip and you have a different frontend for medium webpages.
Would Ghost be Cloudron's best alternative?
I think so, yes.
Also, it can integrate with Discourse for comments (that's my plan)
Although note, however, that you have to use the Mailgun service to send newsletters with Ghost, so it can't really be fully self-hosted.
See Twitter today, apparently Substack is (at least in part), now running on Ghost!
Ha, found it, fascinating
A clear as mud really.
@LoudLemur Commento does work with Ghost.
It's funny how the guide to a self hosted fee free substack / patreon site using Ghost builds on a paid theme and a paid commenting system that's all but fee free. Nice side step circle.