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Getting Started: Hashnode Glossary

Understand Hashnode terms and features

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This allows you to express how you feel about an article alongside appreciating the author. You will find the reaction buttons at the top-right corner of an article.

  • ❀️ Love it.

  • πŸ‘ Here's my like.

  • 🍺 Cheers.

  • πŸ† You deserve a trophy!

  • πŸŽ‰ It's party time.

  • πŸ¦„ You're a unicorn.

  • πŸ‘πŸΎ Claps claps.

  • 😍 I am loving it!

  • πŸ’° Take my money.

  • πŸš€ Fly high.


Here, you'll see different articles published by developers across the world. You can customize your feed content by following your desired blogs and tags.

View Changer

This allows you to switch between Modern, Classic, and Compact views. Based on what you choose, the postcard design layout changes in Hashnode Feeds.

Feed Sorter

This helps you filter content on your feed based on the kind of content you want to read. We currently have three feeds sort options:

  • Best: This is the default and uses Hashnode's personalization algorithm to display articles from different authors and tags you follow.

  • Featured: This shows general programming articles that have gained traction from the developer community.

  • Recent: This shows articles published recently.


This is the control engine on your blog where you can manage and modify your blog settings and functionalities.

RFAs (Request for Article)

RFA is a repository of crowdsourced topics developers want to read next. This helps writers come up with article ideas quickly alongside and give readers read contents they can't find elsewhere.


This is a text content written by an author and published on a blog powered by Hashnode.


This is a post published on Hashnode and is used to ask questions. You can ask open-ended questions, technical questions, anonymous questions, and start polls.


These are unique keywords attached to posts to categorize related articles under some specific and defined group.


This is a group of related articles categorized on one page and linked together even though published differently.

Personal Blog

This is a blog site where articles are published and created by a user on Hashnode using Hashnode's software.

Team Blog

This is a blog created by a user on Hashnode with the same features as a Personal Blog but with extra features and the capacity for multiple authors.

Static Pages

The static page is a feature available on all personal and team blogs that allows you to create extra pages and routes (e.g., /about) for your blog.

Hashnode Weekly Digest

This is a weekly email from Hashnode with product announcements, upcoming AMAs, top articles on Hashnode, new and noteworthy blogs, and writing challenges. You can manage your email notification preferences in your account settings.


This is the email sent by any blog you subscribe to every time a new article is published.

Writing Challenges

These are Hashnode writing challenges that encourage writers to become better, consistent, and win exciting prizes.

Read more about writing challenges.

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