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a warning about Ghost

15 Oct 2013

2013-10-15 17:35:15 -0500

Day 2.

Ghost sucks.

I'm sure they'll fix it at some point, but I just lost about 30 minutes worth of work because Ghost's editor does not auto-save.

I just did some additional testing and it appears to not autosave at all. Now granted, I guess I shouldn't have expected it unless it explicitly advertised it. But these days, I'm so used to auto-saving that I never gave it a second thought.

Here was the scenario:

I was typing up a fairly long-winded post. It had a link in it, and I wanted to make sure the link worked, so I clicked it in the preview pane.

Problem #1: Ghost opened the thing in my Ghost window. It should be doing a target of _blank or however that works.

Problem #2: no auto-save. So I hit the back button and the Ghost editor window is now blank. I go to the dashboard. Nothing. The post is gone.

30 minutes down the drain.

Wow. And even now I just lost some work too even though I supposedly did a "publish now".

My whole point about being excited about Ghost was the editor. And now, as it turns out, I absolutely should not be using the editor yet.

Thanks Ghost!