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Discussion on: Cross post to dev.to from Webflow or Google Docs - How to handle formatting?

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Rich Stone Author

yeah, that's not my issue, but they are formatted as rich text format (tons of links, headings, bolds/italics, images, quotes etc. etc...)

converting them manually is like rather something that I dream of after a challenging day πŸ˜…

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Muhimen

Can I get the link of your website where you post the blogs? That might be a little helpful.

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Rich Stone Author

Sure: fullstack.coach

I mention it in the post, too ;)

It’s hosted with webflow.com

Here is an example post:

fullstack.coach/post/what-is-a-ful...

Anyway, thank you so much for your thoughts and attention πŸ™

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Muhimen

Anyway, thank you so much for your thoughts and attention πŸ™

You will always have your back covered here at DEV.

I mention it in the post, too ;)

I am too lazy to read the full post(sorry) πŸ˜‹

FINALLY

I turned your this post into this Dev post(don't worry, this is just an example. I haven't and will not publish the post). Let me know once you are done looking at the post and I will delete it.

Is this what you were looking for? (let me know. I will be happy to share the process)

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Rich Stone Author

Maaaan, this is amazing! Seems that there is literally everything in the right place.

I just started to build a node script, that will parse markdown to HTML. Then I can send the markdown via the API to dev.to and HTML to webflow (which is accepts with HTML, I found out). But I have to find the right parser first and there are many other cornerstones on the way too :)

Hence, I'm very curious about how you've achieved that result!

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Muhimen

Here is a good news for you. DEV supports markdown and you can write raw HTML in markdown. That means you can even write HTML in DEV and it will work perfectly.

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Rich Stone Author

nice catch!!! This will be a great way to migrate my existing postsπŸš€πŸš€

I'll still build the automation pipeline for future articles since this will be not only very convenient but also the only way to have code highlighting optimized on all the platforms...

My fellow DEV, if you ever need anything, let me know ;)

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Rich Stone Author

interesting fact: if someone wants to cross post on codementor.io, they also support markdown, but they rather use a simple parser, which does not recognize raw HTML...

dev.to rocks! 🀟

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Muhimen

My fellow DEV, if you ever need anything, let me know ;)

Looks like a good deal to me

I'll still build the automation pipeline for future articles ...

Seems pretty legit

dev.to rocks! 🀟

Without any single doubt