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Ways to enhance your DEV posts! Useful embeds.

jess profile image Jess Lee (she/her) ・2 min read

In alphabetical order, here are our current liquid tag embed options, with the syntax you'll need to include them in your posts :)

1. Codepen

You'll need the full link of the pen:

{% codepen https://codepen.io/cassidoo/pen/NbOzKg %}

2. DEV

a) Comment

You'll need the id at the end of the comment url/permalink:
{% devcomment 40fh %}

Yeah, curried functions are perfect for this. The arrow syntax lends itself to this.

valueChange = (key) => {
  return function (e) {
    var obj= {};
    state[key] = e.target.value; //<-- this is a bug btw.
    this.setState(obj);
  }.bind(this);
}
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becomes

valueChange = key => e => this.setState(oldState => ({
  ...oldState,
  [key]: e.target.value
}))
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b) Podcast Episode

Only available for podcasts found on https://dev.to/pod, you'll need the full link. Email us (yo@dev.to) if you'd like your podcast included.
{% podcast https://dev.to/basecspodcast/s2e2--queues-irl %}

play pause Base.cs Podcast

c) Post

You'll need the full link of the post:
{% link https://dev.to/kazz/boost-your-productivity-using-markdown-1be %}

d) User

You'll only need a username:
{% user ben %}

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3. GitHub

a) Gist

You'll need the full link of the gist:
{% gist https://gist.github.com/QuincyLarson/4bb1682ce590dc42402b2edddbca7aaa %}

b) Issue

You'll need the full link of the issue or comment:
{% github https://github.com/thepracticaldev/dev.to/issues/242 %}

Allow Login with Gitlab/Your Site #242

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github is not the holy grail nor twitter is, as reaction microsoft bought github i would rather login with gitlab than with github. even better would be, if you handle user login directly on your site.

c) Repository

You'll only need the username / repo name:
{% github thepracticaldev/dev.to %}

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4. Glitch

You'll only need the project slug:
{% glitch beautiful-cubes %}

5. Instagram

You'll only need the post id:
{% instagram BXgGcAUjM39 %}

6. Twitter

Using the Twitter Liquid tag will allow the tweet to pre-render from the server, providing your reader with a better experience. All you need is the tweet id from the url.
{% twitter 733908215021199360 %}

7. repl.it

All you need is the URL after the domain name:
{% replit @WigWog/PositiveFineOpensource %}

8. Runkit Embed

Put executable code within a runkit liquid block, as follows:

{% runkit %}
console.log("Place javascript here!"); 
{% endrunkit %} 
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console.log("Place javascript here!");

9. Speaker Deck

This is a little more complicated. You'll want to pull the embed code for the slides on Speaker Deck, and then pull the id from that code:
{% speakerdeck 28cc127475184084ab94fb05a4ed8f4d %}

10. YouTube

You'll only need the video id:
{% youtube 9z-Pdfxxdyo %}

Discussion (18)

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Casey Brooks

There are lots of posts that come in a series, and they usually include their own kind of "Table of Contents" to easily navigate among the other posts in that series. Examples include this one with a full Table of Contents, or my own tutorial series with forward/backward links in each post.

Is there any way to automatically generate this kind of ToC or easily provide forward/backward navigation through a series without needing to manually update the links in each post. I feel like I've seen something like this here on dev.to, but can't find that post again to save my life. Or maybe I'm just going crazy...

I'm imagining something like adding a Front Matter property with the name of a series, and then a custom tag to generate the full ToC for all a user's posts in that series, ordered by date, and another tag that looks up the next and previous posts in that series and generates the appropriate links.

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Peter Kim Frank

You're not going crazy, this does exist on some articles you've probably seen around (example). Right now it's a manual process for admins to add articles to a series, which is why you haven't seen more of them across the site.

Your UI suggestion to use the Front Matter is pretty interesting. Part of the delay (aside from general busy-ness) is that we've wanted to give more thought to the user-facing side of the feature.

I'm sure @ben would have some additional thoughts.

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Ben Halpern

Yeah. As Peter mentioned, at the data level this feature exists. It's the UI we never got to settling on. We want this to be settable in your dashboard but it's been sitting around in the icebox.

But the timing is good for us to surface this again soon and make it happen. Thanks for the push.

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George Offley

That would be a sick feature.

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Piero Bardelli

I didn't that Dev had podcasts, thank you!

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Sung M. Kim

Yes! everything in one place! (Now Ben doesn't have to remind people how to do embed 😛)

And the question I have is, do you have a plan to add a support CodeSandBox/StackBlitz, ... etc?

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rhymes

Wow, so many!

Does link work for external websites as well?

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Ben Halpern

Not at the moment. It's meant to in the future though, we haven't gotten around to it.

I'll write up a new issue in case you want to give it a go 🙃

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rhymes

Well, let's talk about it after August 8th :D

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Quentin Sonrel

Simply awesome.

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George Offley

Saving this for the next post.

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Casey

This is great, thank you! Bookmarked.

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Rafal Pienkowski

Thanks for the list of embeds. 😁

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Jermaine Oppong

Thanks Jess. I'm always wondering how to enhance things. Perhaps at some point we could figure out how to incorporate DartPad 😄

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Theofanis Despoudis

Hey that's amazing as it allows us to do interactive tutorials!

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Juan David Nicholls Cardona

hey guys, exist any way to limit the width/height as a parameter?