The landscape of developer blogs in 2023

Published in Originals on Apr 15, 2023

I was thinking about getting back to blogging. Write tutorials, like I would record them on Youtube, but write them out step by step. For that I wondered if my WordPress blog which I’ve set up ages ago would still do the trick.

So I created a poll on Twitter and I must say I was overwhelmed by the responses it got. At the time of publishing the poll, I had just a few followers less than 700.

It got 941 votes and was seen by more than 15.000 people. In the tweet itself, I also asked them to describe what they were using if their framework or solution wasn’t clearly mentioned in the poll. Which gave me a lot more insight then I was aiming for.

As I suspected from the beginning WordPress would still be the way to go for the most people. With 42,5% of the votes, it’s number one.

As a second option I set up October CMS, you could ask yourselves “why?”, well, just because I love working with that CMS. 4,4% of the voters went for that option.

Tailored code got 24,9% of the votes, and in the replies, the frameworks were mentioned.
And lastly, the remaining 28,3% went for “Other“.
In the replies people explained which frameworks, tools or engines they are using. Here is list of the most popular ones.

  • Laravel (custom-built, these are the hardcore dudes🤘)
  • Laravel Nova
  • Statamic
  • Storyblok
  • Blogstatic
  • Ghost
  • GitHub Pages
  • 11ty
  • Craft CMS
  • Hugo
  • Jekyll
  • Astro

I must admit, there are few of those on the list that I completely forgot about...

To everyone who replied to this Tweet, thanks! 🙌
For now I’m sticking with my WordPress setup but maybe in a few months, when I find the time I’ll do some custom development for this…

#blogging, #cms, #poll