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📦 GitHub Profile: The RIGHT Way to Show your latest DEV articles + BONUS 🎁

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As you may have noticed, it is now possible to display a GitHub profile. 🧑‍🌾

If you don't already have one, I recommend that you create one using this link below:

Here, I'm going to show you how in 2 minutes it is possible to show your latest blog posts directly to your GitHub profile in an automated way.

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Example of GitHub Profile

Before to begin, be sure to have a Github Profile 💪

To get a profile on GitHub, follow these 3 steps below, if you have already one, you can skip this part.

1️⃣ Create a new repository with the same name (including casing) as your GitHub username.
2️⃣ Create a file inside the new repo and add your content you want to show.
3️⃣ Commit and push your new README file!

Show your last 3/5/10 DEV articles 🔥

@gautamkrishnar whom we thank 😙, has created a small package allowing us to automate the retrieval of articles on different websites (, Medium, Stackoverflow, ...) and to show the result into your README file.

GitHub logo gautamkrishnar / blog-post-workflow

Show your latest blog posts from any sources or StackOverflow activity or Youtube Videos on your GitHub profile/project readme automatically using the RSS feed

Step 1: Edit your 📝

Just add these 2 little Markdown lines to your file. You can of course add your own content to the file, but these 2 lines are required for the tutorial.

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Copy the code above and paste it into your

For example on my GitHub profile, I placed my DEV articles at the end of my file like that:

Readme Github profile


Example Github profile


Step 2: Create a simple bot 🤖

Now, we have to create a GitHub workflow. The goal 🎯 is to replace these 2 lines of markdown code by your DEV articles!

A workflow is a configurable automated process made up of one or more jobs. You must create a YAML file to define your workflow configuration. Understanding the GitHub flow

To create a workflow 👇

  • Go to the Actions tab of your repository.



Then, select the simple workflow in order to start with the minimum necessary structure.

GitHub workflow

Rename the blank.yml file to blog-post-workflow.yml and simply insert this code below:

name: Latest blog post workflow
    # Runs every hour
    - cron: '0 * * * *'

    name: Update this repo's README with latest blog posts
    runs-on: ubuntu-latest
      - uses: actions/checkout@v2
      - uses: gautamkrishnar/blog-post-workflow@master
          # Your RSS feed url
          feed_list: ""
          # Maximum number of posts you want
          max_post_count: 3
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Here my blog-post-workflow.yml file if you need help.

2 important parameters ❗️

  • feed_list which is required! It's your RSS feed url.
  • max_post_count which is the maximum number of posts you want to show on your readme file. Default value is 5.

You can find all parameters at gautamkrishnar/blog-post-workflow#options.

And finally, confirm the creation of the workflow.

Now, the workflow works by itself and will retrieve every hour your DEV articles and will commit and push the result to your file.

Note: In order to avoid waiting 1 hour to see the first change appear, you can manually trigger the workflow.

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Want to show your latest Medium articles into your Github profile, or your StackOverflow activity, your blog articles or even your YouTube videos automatically ?

Lucas Santos GitHub

Following are the list of some popular blogging platforms and their RSS feed urls:

Name Feed URL
YouTube Playlists
YouTube Videos

You can find an example here:

Do not hesitate to share your GitHub Profile in order to show the way you have displayed your DEV articles! 😉

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Top comments (4)

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James George

Here's a GitHub Action that updates README with the recent activity:-

GitHub logo jamesgeorge007 / github-activity-readme

Updates README with the recent GitHub activity of a user

GitHub Activity in Readme

Updates with the recent GitHub activity of a user.



  • Add the comment <!--START_SECTION:activity--> (entry point) within You can find an example here.

  • It's the time to create a workflow file.


name: Update README

    - cron: '*/30 * * * *'

    runs-on: ubuntu-latest
    name: Update this repo's README with recent activity

      - uses: actions/checkout@v2
      - uses: jamesgeorge007/github-activity-readme@master
          GITHUB_TOKEN: ${{ secrets.GITHUB_TOKEN }}

The above job runs every half an hour, you can change it as you wish based on the cron syntax.

You can find an example here.

Inspired by JasonEtco/activity-box

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Le Aundre D. Jackson Sr.

How would one add multiple blog posts from different sites?

shubhsharma19 profile image
Shubh Sharma

Different workflows I guess

shubhsharma19 profile image
Shubh Sharma

Very helpful thanks!