Hashnode vs Dev.to - A detailed comparison and analysis

Hashnode is a free developer blogging platform that enables you to create a blog, map it to your personal domain for free, and get readership by showcasing your articles directly to the feeds of thousands of developers.

Create your blog

It’s free & takes less than 2 minutes.
Join the community of over a million active developers.

Why developers choose Hashnode over Dev.to?

HashnodeDev.to
Blog on your domain
Custom domain
Yes, and it’s for free! Automated SSL Certificate.
No
User-centric traffic
You own your content. All the traffic goes to your personal blog instead of hashnode.com
All the traffic goes to dev.to instead of your blog.
Blog appearance and customization
Custom CSS
Hashnode allows bloggers to customize the look and feel using Custom CSS.
Not possible
Embed Third-Party Widgets
Non-standard iframes inside articles. Eg: Mailchimp Newsletter Form
Yes
No
Automatic GitHub Backup
Your articles are automatically backed up on GitHub in markdown format.
You can’t back up your articles automatically. Bulk export possible.
Static Pages
Ex: /about or /talks
Yes
No
Draft Sharing
Yes
You cannot share drafts
Free In-built Newsletter
Yes
No
Custom page rules for creating customized URLs or redirects
Eg: domain.com/myyoutube
Yes
No
Avoid cold start thanks to a developer community
Yes
Yes
SEO Customisations
Yes
Yes
No Ads and Popus
Yes
Yes
In-built Analytics
Yes
Yes
Audio Blogs
"Listen to this article" feature
Yes
No
Articles Series
Yes
Yes

Choose the right blogging platform!

Hashnode is a platform that is optimized for blogging, and equipped with powerful features to help you focus on creating content and reaching your audience. On the contrary, dev.to is just a knowledge sharing networking platform for developers.

Build your tech readership from day one!

Hashnode is a developer blogging community. So, when you publish a piece of content on your personal blog, it goes directly to the feeds of thousands of developers and tech enthusiasts in our global community, giving you extra visibility and readership from day one!

Ok, I’m ready. How do I make the switch?

If you’re already on dev.to, we’ve made it easier for you to switch.

All you need to do is create an account on Hashnode and import all your articles using our "Dev.to Importer" feature on your Hashnode Blog's dashboard.

Don't just take our word for it, trust the community!

Create your blog

It’s free & takes less than 2 minutes.
Join the community of over a million active developers.