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Write Blog Articles In Markdown On The Polyglot Developer

As you may or may not know, The Polyglot Developer is happy to accept guest contributions from the developer community. To find out more, check out the article titled, Write Guest Articles on The Polyglot Developer Blog. With that said, I’ve been receiving a lot of questions regarding Markdown, the format in which these blog articles are crafted.

The Polyglot Developer uses Hugo which is similar to Jekyll in the sense that articles are written in Markdown and then built into HTML. Don’t worry, Markdown is not bad and you’ll see how much more convenient it is than writing in other formats.

We’re going to get a quick look at producing content in Markdown so it can be published on the web.

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Earn Extra Money As A Programmer With A Developer Blog

If you’ve been a long time subscriber to The Polyglot Developer, you’ll know that I use the blog as a way to document what I learn on a day to day basis. I’ll never remember what I did six months ago unless I document the steps to reproduce it later.

I’d like to think that I’m a developer first and a blogger or technical writer second. However, did you know that I’m earning money from both sides of this technical spectrum? I’m earning money from my day job as well as the blog.

We’re going see a few things that will get you started with earning money through a programming blog.

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Write Guest Articles On The Polyglot Developer Blog

Do you find the content on The Polyglot Developer valuable? What if I told you that you could contribute valuable content to other developers as well?

I wanted to let you know that I’m currently accepting original guest content, from talented developers like yourself, on a variety of awesome topics.

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Backup WordPress Database And Filesystem Data On Linux With Scripts

If you’re like me, you run a WordPress blog and are terrified of the thought of something going wrong. With core updates, theme updates, plugin updates, and server component updates, there is a lot of room for error. This is where a WordPress backup could help ease your mind.

WordPress recommends taking a backup of your blog before any of these are done and there are even some popular plugins that will do this for you. For example, you could use the popular UpdraftPlus or similar, but I believe there is room for error in those as well. While I could be wrong, I think WordPress must be in good shape for backup plugins to be successful.

The alternative would be to create your own backup scripts that run on a cron schedule. We’re going to see how to do this for WordPress instances running on a Linux machine.

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Phlat Theme For The Hugo Static Website Engine Released

I am pleased to announce that I created my first ever Hugo Static Website Engine theme called Phlat. This is not only my first Hugo theme, but the first theme I’ve ever created.

Before talking about the theme itself I want to give a quick background on Hugo since this is the first time I’ve mentioned it on The Polyglot Developer.

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Plagiarism Among Programming Blogs And How To Resolve

With the success of my blog over the years, it was only time before people started plagiarizing my content. Plagiarism is a nasty thing and it really hurts the people who put time and effort into the content that they produce. In case you’re unfamiliar with what plagiarism is, it can be defined as below:

Plagiarism via Google Dictionary:

The practice of taking someone else’s work or ideas and passing them off as one’s own.

I’m going to share some examples on how my content was plagiarized and what can be done to help eliminate the problem if it is found.

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My Activity Report For 2015

Earlier this year (July), I wrote about my first year of blogging and the stats around it and I feel it was important because it was my first year.

This time I’m going to write about my activity in 2015 and report the stats around it. The plan is to do this every year and possibly inspire other developers to start blogs of their own.

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