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Hafiz Muhammad Attaullah
Hafiz Muhammad Attaullah

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Integrate blogs to WordPress site

Hello community!

I've been diving into WordPress over the past few months, and to test my knowledge so far, so developed a little widget-plugin. It's designed to display your DEV posts right on your WordPress sidebar!

The Dev-to-WordPress plugin is a simple yet effective tool for integrating your articles from into your WordPress website. Ideal for bloggers and developers eager to share their content directly on their WordPress platforms, this plugin enhances content visibility and reader engagement.

Key Features:
Widget Integration: Effortlessly showcase your latest articles using a customizable sidebar widget. This feature can be added to any widget area supported by your WordPress theme, ensuring a smooth integration with your existing site layout.
Shortcode Capability: For those times when you need to spotlight a specific post within your WordPress content, the Dev-to-WordPress plugin provides a handy shortcode feature. This allows for the embedding of any post directly into your pages or posts with ease.

The Dev-to-WordPress sidebar widget serves as a gateway to your blog posts. Once set up, it displays the latest articles linked to your user profile. To implement this widget:

Head to the Widgets section under the Appearance menu in your WordPress admin panel.
Drag the Dev-to-WordPress widget to any widget area your theme supports.
Enter your username in the widget settings and save. Your latest posts will then automatically appear in the designated widget area.

To embed a specific post within your site's content, use the following shortcode method:

Insert the shortcode below in the WordPress editor at your desired location:

[devtowordpress post=""]

Substitute "" with the actual URL of the post you wish to display.

Technical Note:
As does not currently offer an API, the plugin works by making requests to a hardcoded URL to fetch the content. This method ensures that your WordPress site can display the latest posts without direct API support.

Download and Installation:
For the latest version of the Dev-to-WordPress plugin:

Visit the official plugin page and look for the "Releases" section.
Download the plugin as a .zip file from this recent release.
Log into your WordPress admin panel.
Navigate to Plugins > Add New and select the 'Upload Plugin' button.
Upload the downloaded .zip file and select 'Install Now'.
Once installed, activate the plugin through the 'Plugins' menu in WordPress.

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Final Remarks:
The Dev-to-WordPress plugin is an excellent resource for developers and content creators who actively use and WordPress. It facilitates seamless integration of content into WordPress sites, promoting consistency across your online platforms, enhancing user engagement, and simplifying content management. Whether you're a seasoned blogger or a budding developer, this plugin is a valuable addition to your WordPress toolkit.

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