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Hashnode is a free Medium Alternative for Developers

Designed with developers in mind, Hashnode is a platform used by thousands of developers to create a personal blog mapped to their personal domain for free, own their content, and stay connected with a global developer community.

Create your blog

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

Hashnode is a free, developer-focused Medium alternative with unmatchable features.

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Paywall & Popups
No Paywall & Distraction free. Every article on Hashnode is freely accessible by all.
Readers are overwhelmed with paywalls and sign up prompts.
Blog on your domain
Custom domain
Yes, and it’s for free!
Yes, only for paid members, not free.
Markdown Editor
Yes, we support markdown editor. You can also see live previews instantly.
Medium doesn't support markdown
Syntax Highlighting
Auto detection of the code block language and proper syntax highlighting.
Medium doesn't support any of these.
Dev Community
Your articles are easily accessible by over a million software developers and growing.
Medium doesn’t have a dev community because it targets all kinds of audiences.
Blog appearance and customization
Custom CSS
Hashnode allows bloggers to customize the look and feel using Custom CSS.
Limited customization options through the UI only.
Automatic GitHub Backup
Your articles are automatically backed up on GitHub in markdown format.
You can’t back up your articles. Hence, moving out of Medium will be difficult.
SEO Customisations
Yes
Yes
Ability to create a series of articles on your blog
Yes
No
Static Pages
Ex: /about or /talks
Yes
No
Draft Sharing
Yes
Yes, But it’s not accessible without logging into Medium.
Free In-built Newsletter
Yes
Yes
Dark Mode on Blogs
Yes
No
In-built Analytics
Yes
Yes
Embed Third-Party Widgets
Non-standard iframes inside articles. Eg: Mailchimp Newsletter Form
Yes
No
Audio Blogs
"Listen to this article" feature
Yes
No
Custom page rules for creating customized URLs or redirects
Eg: domain.com/myyoutube
Yes
No

We mean it when we say, "Own your content"

Unlike Medium, you don't have to pay $50/year to get access to mapping a custom domain to your blog. It is free on Hashnode!

This means that every traffic & SEO will go to your blog’s domain forever instead of hashnode.com and if you ever decide to leave Hashnode, you still retain all the traffic & SEO on that domain rather than building your SEO again from scratch.

Build your tech readership from day one!

Hashnode is a community for developers, whereas Medium is for everyone. So, when you publish a piece of content on your Hashnode 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 Medium, 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 "Medium 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.