A key trait of any Salesforce professional is the drive and mentality to always be learning. Luckily, a huge number of people love to give back to the community, through presentations, videos, and of course, blogs.
Here is our roundup of the most popular Salesforce blogs for all of the admins and developers out there. We have ensured that all blogs listed below are easy to navigate and kept up to date. We’ve determined the popularity using various website ranking tools and feedback from the community. Enjoy!
Top 10 Salesforce Blogs for Admins
1. Automation Champion
As its name suggests, Automation Champion is the king when it comes to admin automation. Rakesh Gupta is a long-time Salesforce MVP and Salesforce Evangelist; he has been helping people through his blog in the form of training courses, books, and a lot of tutorial-based content.
If you want to learn about Process Builder, Flow, or if you want to get to grips with the Salesforce releases, then this blog is for you.
2. Unofficial SF
Unofficial SF is much more than a blog; it’s a collaboration of bloggers, MVPs, and the occasional Salesforce employee, providing guides, demos, installable actions, and components for Salesforce.
Head over to Unofficial SF if you want to learn more about automation, or if you’re looking for innovative ways to extend native Salesforce functionality.
3. Megan Tuano
New for 2022 is Megan Tuano’s fantastic YouTube channel, packed full of career advice with a focus on self-care and getting that all important work-life balance. And yes, I do realize that it’s not technically a ‘blog’, but I’ve noticed a trend in the Salesforce ecosystem towards more vlogging, as well as a preference from audiences for more video content!
If you’re interested in personal branding, resume advice, or career tips, this is one for you.
4. Ashish Agarwal
Ashish Agarwal is a rockstar Salesforce professional with a whopping 26 certifications! His blog features regular high-quality content on a variety of topics, with a big focus on tutorials. He breaks his content down into one-minute tips and step-by-step guides, as well as tools and resources.
5. Simply SFDC
Johan Yu has been running Simply SFDC since 2012, and has built up a very popular blog which focuses on a wide range of topics. As a Salesforce MVP and Architect, Johan has a lot of great information to share on a variety of Salesforce products and features.
6. Salesforce Flowsome
Salesforce Flowsome was a new entry to this list in 2021, and continues to go from strength to strength. Salesforce Flowsome was created in 2021 by Melody Lwo – a 10x Salesforce certified trailblazer who loves automation. It provides easy ‘how-to’s for Flow, including contextual use cases. You can even write in and ask Melody to help solve a specific use case for you!
7. The Data Are Alright
A new entry to this list for 2022. During my outreach to the community about their favorite blogs, someone mentioned The Data Are Alright. I’m quite fascinated by the content and think you will be too…
Samantha Shain’s tagline is “I bring activists and spreadsheets together … Stick around for thoughtful and playful resources”, and that’s pretty darn accurate. Her focus is on democratizing access to data and demystifying it, not just in Salesforce, but also in Excel and Google Sheets.
“The more I meet with activists, teachers and artists in my life, the more I see a need to help people organize information so that they can put more time towards social change and less time wrangling spreadsheets.”
I enjoyed a great article on “How to make Validation Rules into Validating Rules” – check it out for some inspiring ideas to help tackle not only the bad data, but also support the humans behind the data.
8. Adam Foyston
I’m adding a bit more video content to this list in 2022 with another new entry from Adam Foyston. Adam Foyston has been adding high energy videos to his YouTube channel for around a year, but has already built up an impressive 4K+ subscribers. Adam is a certified Salesforce Consultant and vlogs about everything from how much he gets paid as a consultant to how to get started with MFA.
9. Purposeful Architect
Salesforce Business Analysts are a hot topic right now, especially with the recent release of the BA certification and an emphasis on resources to improve these critical skills.
In good news, Purposeful Architect focuses on Salesforce architecture and business analysis skills, providing a fantastic opportunity for admins to skill up in these critical areas. Purposeful Architect was started by Richard Cunningham in 2020 to create conversations about the discovery and design stages of Salesforce solution development.
10. Force For Fun
Our final new entry for 2022 is Force for Fun. Created by Kristi Pallack Brown, a certified Salesforce ‘junkie’ and architect, she blogs about her journey as a Salesforce Consultant, crochet (yes, you read that right!), and has a strong focus on CRM Analytics (formerly Tableau CRM). If you’re interested in making the move to become a consultant, then check out her article “My First Month as a Consultant”.
Top 10 Salesforce Blogs for Developers
1. Salesforce Codex
Salesforce Codex has been running for six years and has gained huge popularity, both for its great content and slick website. Run by Dhanik Lal Sahni, a certified application architect based in India, the blog covers mostly development and architecture topics, while also covering some admin topics and Salesforce news. Expect to see topics such as “Build Scalable Solutions with Salesforce” and “Dynamic Interaction Between Two LWCs”.
2. Jitendra Zaa
Since first working with the Salesforce platform in 2008, Jitendra has run his blog for many years, which has earned him the Salesforce MVP accolade. He took a slight hiatus in 2021 to prepare for the CTA exam but his blog is still one of most popular Salesforce Developer blogs out there. You can expect a varied mix of content, from written guides to presentations and videos. This is a high-quality blog, covering all aspects of developing the Salesforce platform.
3. Salesforce Diaries
Salesforce Diaries is a super clean-looking Salesforce Developer blog, mostly focusing on Lightning development tutorials. The founder, Sanket Kumar, is a 6x certified Salesforce Technical Consultant, who writes easy-to-follow blog posts.
A new entry for 2022, DYDC is a relatively new blog which was started in July 2021 by Dinesh Yadav, a 32x certified Solution Architect. The blog contains a plethora of varied content, from certification guides and interview questions to more technical how-tos for developers.
5. SFDC Lessons
Another new entry for 2022, SFDC Lessons is run by Senior Salesforce Engineer, Arun Kumar. He shares simple and easy tutorials with plenty of step-by-step instructions and images. Check out his post “10 Best Practices for Apex Code”.
6. Force Panda
Force Panda is a fantastic blog from self-professed Dev-Admin hybrid, Narender Singh. Narender is a Salesforce MVP who writes passionately about coding, as well as more declarative features, such as Flow.
7. Technical Potpourri
Technical Potpourri was created by 17x certified Application Architect, Sudipta Deb, in 2015. The blog contains technical content for developers, as well as release features and certification guides. Many of his blogs contain both written and video content, such as this recent post, “Understand CSS functional pseudo-class selectors :is() and :where()”.
8. The Blog Readers
19x certified, Salesforce MVP, Sakthivel Madesh, has been running TheBlogReaders.com for many years and has built up a huge library of Salesforce development posts. With the recent switch in Salesforce development techniques, Sakthivel is focusing on Lightning & Lightning Web Components.
David Liu is another Salesforce legend, which is truly reflected in his website, SFDC99.com. David taught himself to code after getting the urge to pursue a career in development, and he is now a Salesforce MVP and Technical Architect at Google. This has given David a really fresh perspective on learning how to code, which he now imparts through advice and tutorials on his website.
10. Bob Buzzard
Now this wouldn’t really be a Developer blog ‘top 10’ post without Keir Bowden’s Bob Buzzard. Kier has been running his blog for over 11 years, and has a huge archive of posts covering every aspect of Salesforce development. Keir’s posts are mainly based around tutorials, and as he has been running this for so long, each post is very well thought out and easy to follow. Keir is CTO of Platinum Partner, BrightGen, and is also a Salesforce MVP.
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