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Discussion on: How to add a blog using Dev.to as a CMS to a Next.js website

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James Wallis Author

Yeah, I understand your viewpoint 100%.

Using Dev.to for me is more about being able to take advantage of their tools (editor, publishing workflow, webhooks to redeploy site) without having to configure external tooling such as a CMS. I'll be building a backup system just in case Dev.to decides to close down their servers!

Also, you own the rights to anything you post on Dev.to

Yes, you own the rights to the content you create and post on dev.to and you have the full authority to post, edit, and remove your content as you see fit.

They also add that they have the right to store, display, reformat and distribute it.

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Federico "Edo" Granata

I understand your point too. I was just intrigued by a diametrically opposite approach

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James Wallis Author

For sure, it will be interesting to see what direction you take

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Federico "Edo" Granata

I haven't officialy started yet but I'm planning to use eleventy for my site and create an rss feed to use with the "Publishing to DEV Community from RSS" feature of dev.to to import my post

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James Wallis Author

Nice, I've seen lots of Eleventy but I haven't actually looked into it yet.
My hesitation with using an RSS feed to import my posts is that I don't think they get updated if you make any changes on your website.

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