I've been trying to help people crosspost to the Development Hackers forem because it really is a win-win.
Everyone is always interested at first but they rarely get to it. I tried talking about the RSS import tool (which makes the process 99% easier) and they get very excited, but still don't do it.
I think it sounds a bit intimidating. A lot of the content creators I talk to don't really know what's an RSS feed or where to find it.
So I'm writing a custom page on why and how to crosspost, and how to leverage the RSS import tool. I hope that will make the process easier. You can of course copy the content of my page or give me feedback haha (it's still a work in progress).
Now there's one extra difficulty which I'd like to get out of the way. It's editing and publishing an RSS-imported post.
Since these posts are imported as
Drafts, to publish them you need to go in the post editor. But for RSS-imported posts it only opens up the
basic markdown editor on my side. Not the
Rich + markdown editor we are used to.
And in that editor... there's no publish button. Check out what I'm seeing below:
The only way I've found to publish an RSS-imported post is to modify that piece of text I've highlighted from
published: false to
I mean that's doable but it's an extra step I'd prefer to avoid when explaining to content creators how to crosspost. If these content creators want to edit their posts, it's also a bit unfortunate that they don't get access to the
rich+markdown editor too as it's much more user-friendly.
- Would it be possible to have RSS-imported posts editable in the
- If not, would it be possible to add a
Publishbutton in the
Or am I missing something? My forem's updated to the latest version.
Anyway, have any of you had success with getting people to crosspost using the RSS-import tool? Do you have any tips?