CodeProject now allows you to publish articles through your current blog. Simply submit your blog feed's URL, mark the Technical Blog entries you wish to have published as articles, and we'll do the rest.
Mostly because we see some incredibly well written and valuable technical blogs being lost in the vastness of the web. This is a travesty and has to stop. Give your blogs the exposure they deserve. Other reasons for you include:
A blog feed is an RSS feed that you've registered with us. We will consume entries in this feed that you've marked with the special CodeProject keyword as a Technical Blog article.
A Technical Blog article is presented the same as any other article submitted by a member. It can be rated, edited, searched, has comments and you are its author. It's everywhere you would normally see "hand written" articles. The big difference is that it is created automatically from blog entries in your RSS feed.
Simply go to this page and submit your feed's URL!
Absolutely! But we ask that you only submit feeds that you have ownership of. If you have suggestions on blogs you would like seen here please contact us. We can reach out to the author and ask for their permission.
There are three ways you can mark your blog entries to be consumed:
Leverage the Rel-Tag Microformat. Check out the links if you've never heard of them. It's really simple. All you need to do is place an anchor tag somewhere in you blog article's content. E.g.:
<a href="https://www.codeproject.com" rel="tag">CodeProject</a>
If you don't want this link visible just use a style to hide it (e.g.
style="display:none") – we'll still pick it up.
The URL in the anchor can be any URL you like but we thought it would be useful to
point to your blog articles page here on CodeProject:
Note that there is a minimum length of 1000 characters for blog entries (excluding HTML). Any entries under this length will not be consumed.
Administrators and staff are able to consume all blog entries in a feed regardless of the marker tag. If you don't have access to your RSS feed and are unable to mark them with CodeProject you may request that we turn this feature on for you.
Not at the moment but if there is demand for this we will consider adding support.
Typically on a nightly basis.
Yes. Everywhere you currently see regular "hand-written" articles, Technical Blog articles will also be visible. Pages that list articles will have an option to filter out Technical Blog articles however. Though the default is to list all article types.
Yes. If we find this element in your feed it will be taken as the article's content. Which means the <description> element will then be used only for the article description. If there is no <content:encoded> element we use <description> as article description and content.
The 'Last Polled' column indicates when your RSS feed was last polled for new content. A date/time here indicates that your feed URL is valid and was successfully read. Conversely, if you see 'Never' this means either your URL was not reachable or does not contain a valid RSS feed.
The 'Last Updated' column indicates when new content last aggregated as articles. If you see 'Never' this means no articles have ever been created from your RSS feed.