Recently I discovered that it is possible to build a blog from posts on the dev.to.
Isn't it awesome?
To make it happen, you need to have an account at GitHub.
Once you create an account, you can sign in to the dev.to.
Next, you need to go to Settings - Integrations and tap Create New Stackbit Site.
Once you on the Stackbit's start page, it takes four steps to create your blog:
- select a theme
- choose a site generator
- connect to your dev.to account
- deploy your blog
If you don't have a Netlify account, then it will take several minutes to sign up using the Github account.
As a result, you will have a new repository in your Github account.
Next, you need to correct the default data from the start page.
To do so, go to your Github repository then navigate to src/pages/index.md.
Once you are where click the edit button and let your fantasy fly a bit around to write something about yourself!
You can check out this post on my blog!
That's it! Happy blogging!
Top comments (20)
Wow! This is amazing. I'm in the beginning phase of my development career and I had always wanted to create a blog, but always putting it off. With this, however, I'm in right away!
From your experience with this blog, what are you limited to compared to some other blogs?
I haven't any limitations yet. But I'm not an experienced user. 😆
Anyway, your blog will be stored in your repository. And you are able to modify it to your cause.
Also, it is possible to "unpipe" the dev.to and use your settings via Netlify admin panel.
thank you for this amazing post I just have one problem when I update the content and commit it doesn't update on netlifiy.
Oh! I'll try to figure out what can go wrong.
here is the updated and committed version
website url: alallaqi.netlify.com/
I haven't found any issues. Maybe you should clean the cache in the browser?
I implemented my blog site using this post!!
Thank you so much for sharing!!
Happy to help! 👍
Oh good to know. Thanks for sharing
You're welcome! 👍
Wow, appreciate your time in sharing this knowledge, thanks man!
You are welcome!
Cool, what do you think are the advantages compared to creating your own blog using, for example, Gatsby?
You can start blogging without any technical background and with zero investment.
woww 😇 how convenient 👌
I also loved this feature!
You can also add google analytics to your site.
Moreover, you can point Netlify to the domain of your choice!
I'm in love with these features!
All you have to do next is to post on dev.to!
Best of luck!
This is really cool thank you! This is the perfect start that I need for getting into blogging for development. Eventually I'd like to build my own site but we all need to start somewhere :)
You're welcome! 👍
Really interesting to see on the Stackbit site that Dev.to is listed as one of the CMSs. I haven't thought about Dev that way before.
Thanks for the guide!
It's on the list because your posts are piped straight to your blog on Netlify!