Can the text for a blog post in dev.to be loaded from a github markdown file directly?

thegroo profile image Marcos Maia ・1 min read

I would like to keep my blog posts in a github repository and load them directly here only by referencing the specific path to the md file. Is it possible? What's the recommended approach?


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Hi Marcos, other than using RSS you have another option: use the articles API.

@timdeschryver wrote an extension to use it

Basically you'd take your markdown and post it to DEV via the extension.

FYI there's also a feature request to have DEV interact with Git:

Feature Request: Access my posts via ssh&git #220

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c33s commented on May 23, 2018

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i fear that this is out of scope of this awesome community, but maybe you like the idea. on gitlab you can every repo can have a wiki, the wiki can be edited via the normal webinterface but the wiki is a normal git repo so you also can simply clone the wiki repo locally and edit it, push it back or somewhere else.

it would be soooo awesome if i would be able to access my posts like ths. it also would make #219 obsolete


Seems good. I will take a look at this, thank you very much for sharing.


Hey Marcos, this seems a nice idea of keeping your blog posts in git and controlling the via git versions. A briefly idea at this time comes on my mind if you use git hooks, and as soon as you push you set a git gook to connect via dev.to api and publish the post.


This, looks to me a promising possible way to do it. I will look into the dev.to APIs further. Thank you!


I would public site in a github repo with a static site generator for blogs that posts on github pages and has either native or plugin support for making an rss feed and then adding that URL to dev.to/settings/publishing-from-rss


Yes, this might work. I will definitely consider it. Thank you!


Found this post which has a partial solution for this: dev.to/maxime1992/manage-your-dev-... , cool stuff.