Hashnode is a free WordPress Alternative for Developers

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.

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

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Blog on your domain
Custom domain
Yes, and it’s for free! Automated SSL Certificate
Yes, but it’s a paid feature
No Ads and Popus
Yes
You need to be a paid user to remove WordPress Advertising
Syntax highlighting
Auto detection of the code block language and proper syntax highlighting.
You need to install a 3rd Party Plugin
Dev Community
Your articles are easily accessible by over a million software developers and growing.
WordPress doesn’t have a dev community, and you need to invest in figuring out how to reach your audience
SEO Tools
Yes, and it is free!
No, only available on a paid business tier.
Automatic GitHub Backup
Your articles are automatically backed up on GitHub in markdown format.
You can’t back up your articles automatically. You have to install 3rd party plugins.
Blog appearance and customization
Custom CSS
Hashnode allows bloggers to customize the look and feel using Custom CSS.
Yes. But it is quite complex.
Embed Third-Party Widgets
Non-standard iframes inside articles. Eg: Mailchimp Newsletter Form
Yes
Only available for the business tier
Free In-built Newsletter
Yes
No
Custom page rules for creating customized URLs or redirects
Eg: domain.com/myyoutube
Yes
Yes
Static Pages
Ex: /about or /talks
Yes
Yes
In-built Analytics
Yes
Yes
Draft Sharing
Yes
No
Dark Mode on Blogs
Yes
No, possible through 3rd party plugins.
Audio Blogs
"Listen to this article" feature
Yes
No
Articles Series
Yes
No, possible through 3rd party plugins.

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

Unlike WordPress, the only pricing plan at Hashnode is “free forever”. You do not have to pay anything. More than that, you do not have to host it yourself!

We want you to only focus on blogging while we take care of every other thing for you free of charge.

Build your tech readership from day one!

Hashnode does not only let you create a blog on your own domain for free, we also showcase your articles to the feeds of thousands of developers in our global community, giving you extra visibility and readership from day one!

WordPress doesn’t have a community, so you might end up not only building your blog from scratch & writing an article but also trying to build your audience. We want you to only focus on blogging while we take care of every other thing for you free of charge.

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

If you’re already on WordPress, 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 "RSS 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.