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How to create a free Developer Blog in less than 10 minutes?

bobbyiliev profile image Bobby Iliev ใƒปUpdated on ใƒป2 min read

Introduction

There are many reasons why you might want to create your personal developer blog. You might want to share your knowledge with your community, build a following, learn more by doing, and even get a better job.

Choosing the best blogging platform might be overwhelming when just getting started. You can choose between a WordPress blog or a custom-built site from scratch.

Both could be intimidating if you are just getting started or even if you just want to get up and running quickly without having to invest too much time.

In this tutorial, I will show you how to get your own blog with a custom domain name within 10 minutes completely for free!

Getting started

In order to get started all you need is to sign up for a free account at the DevDojo website and hit the Create my dev blog button:

Create a free developer blog

Some of the features that you would get include:

  • Write In Markdown
  • Code Highlighting
  • Add Your own Domain
  • Choose between clean minimalist themes

Developer Blog

Another great benefit is that your blog will be super fast:

100 for google page speed blog

Setting up a domain name

Once you have your free DevDojo account and your DevBlog created, you can start with your blog configuration.

If you don't have a domain name yet, you can use the default subdomain username.devdojo.com instead.

However, if you have a domain name, you could use it as well.

To do that you need to point your domain to Cloudflare, then add a CNAME record with Content set to: username.devdojo.com.

If you don't have a domain name yet, you could get a free one as described in this tutorial here.

Changing the theme

Under the Themes tab you will be able to choose a different theme that best matches your needs.

Developer Blog theme

All themes were built using the Tailwind CSS.

Each theme comes with a light and dark mode as well!

Adding pages

Under the Pages tab you will be able to add new pages, and again use markdown for the content of your pages:

Developer Blog pages makrdown

Changing Blog Settings

Under the Settings tab you will be able to add some additional settings like:

  • Your blog title
  • Site Description
  • Google Analitycs
  • Favicon Image

Blog settings

Video demo

Here is also a step by step video tutorial on how to get all that up and running:

Conclusion

Here is an example site that was built using the DevDojo Developer Blog:

https://bobby.sh

I hope that you find this useful! Any feedback will be appreciated!

Happy Dev Blogging!

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Server Enthusiast

Cool! I use it already as well:

serverenthusiast.com/

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Bobby Iliev Author

Ah that's great ๐Ÿ™Œ

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Denislav Gavrilov ๐Ÿ‘จโ€๐Ÿš€๐Ÿค–๐Ÿคทโ€โ™‚๏ธ

Hey, seems like a lot of attention is drawn towards this. And no wonder... it's sick!! I am using it too (may vary... I am hooked on buying domains ๐Ÿคท) - glit.cf/

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Bobby Iliev Author

That's awesome!

Great tutorials btw ๐Ÿ”ฅ

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Hussein Kizz โœช

It's awesome however i think using blogger gives more abilities. i used google's blogger platform but set it with a free freenom domain. it's also impressing and easy!
check me: husseinkizz.ml

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Adrian

Thanks for the blog post! I have been looking for an hassle-free way to start a blog myself

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Bobby Iliev Author

That's great! Make sure to share it once you are ready ๐Ÿ™Œ