Product Dev Back to Ghost

A new developer area for ghost.org

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We've always had a big download page for developers on Ghost.org - but for the first few years of Ghost's life it was only linked in our navigation after logging in to the site.

This was an effort to grow the Ghost community and encourage more people to sign up with their email address so that we could keep in touch with them, both for marketing as well as for important security updates.

It worked really well in the early days, but now that the community is pretty well established - we feel that encouraging open source developers through the signup process has run its course, and it's time for something new!

A couple of weeks ago we rolled out a brand new developers area on Ghost.org - which is also linked in our new footer (which has lots of useful links). As well as a giant download button, it also contains links to all our developer documentation, community channels, blog posts and repositories. Generally, it's just a lot more useful than the old download page.

It's not perfect, of course, we know that we still have lots of work to do to make Ghost.org more friendly to developers - but hopefully this is a step in the right direction.

We'd love to hear your thoughts, of course!