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New

Publication Logo for Dark Mode, Matomo Analytics, & More

Posted by Edidiong Asikpo

Here are the new updates on Hashnode. 😀

Publication Logo for Dark Mode

You can now add a dark mode variant of your blog's logo. This logo will be only be displayed if a reader views your blog in dark mode.

To add this, go to your Dashboard, and click on Appearance. In the Publication Logo for Dark Mode section, click on SELECT AN IMAGE, add your preferred image and click on Update.

Dark Mode Logo

Matomo Analytics

We've shipped another analytics platform to Hashnode blogs. To enable Matomo analytics on your blog, go to your Dashboard, click on Integrations on the sidebar. In the Matomo Analytics section, add your Matomo Analytics Site ID and URL into the input field.

Matomo Analytics

Ability to Hide Static Pages From Blog's Navbar

You can now disable Static pages from your blog's navigation bar with just one click. To do this, navigate to Pages on your blog's dashboard and click on Visible to hide the page.

Static Pages

UI/UX Improvements & Bug Fixes

We've made a significant number of UI/UX improvements and fixed some bugs last week. Here's an overview;

  1. Dark mode variant for selection.
  2. Slug editing activated only when you click on the edit icon or input field.
  3. Fixed duplicate notifications.
  4. Fixed dashboard bugs.

Remember that the Hashnode Team is always working hard to improve functionalities and user experience based on your feedback, so feel free to leave us a review at hello@hashnode.com or on our Discord channel.

11 Jan 2021

New

Click to Copy Code Block, Latex Support & More

Posted by Edidiong Asikpo

We shipped new changes to Hashnode just in time for the new year.

Click to copy code block

We've added a copy icon at the top-right corner of code snippet's to make it easier for readers to copy the code written in your tutorials/articles.

Click to copy on Hashnode

Latext support using MathJax

With Latext support on Hashnode, you can now add mathematical equations to your articles. Here are some examples:

$$
\lim\limits_{x \to \infty} \exp(-x) = 0
$$

---

$$
\cos (2\theta) = \cos^2 \theta - \sin^2 \theta
$$

---

$$ \left[
\begin{array}{cc|c}
  1&2&3\\\\
  4&5&6
\end{array}
\right] $$

Latex examples

Watch the demo here:

Improved UX on blogs

Prominent follow button on blog headers. It's now easier than ever to follow your favorite bloggers on Hashnode.

Victoria Lo's blog on Hashnode


Remember that the Hashnode Team is always working hard to improve functionalities and user experience based on your feedback, so feel free to leave us a review at hello@hashnode.com or on our Discord channel https://discord.gg/qsAQfxX.

29 Dec 2020

New

Bulk Markdown Importer, Page Rules & More

Posted by Edidiong Asikpo

Hey Hashnode Community. Here are the new updates on Hashnode.

Bulk Markdown Importer

With the new bulk markdown importer, you can import a zip file containing posts in markdown format.

Your zip file should contain a .md file for each post. The importer will read the markdown frontmatter (title, slug, date, and image) of your .md file and use it for your blog post.

To use this feature;

Step 1: Go to your blog's dashboard, navigate to the IMPORT tab, and click on Bulk Markdown Importer.

Import Tab

Step 2: Click on UPLOAD YOUR MARKDOWN ZIP FILE to upload a zipped version of the markdown file.

Bulk Markdown Importer

Step 3: Finally, click on the Publish button to publish the markdown file(s) to your blog.

Bulk Markdown Importer

Page rules (301 & 302 redirects)

You can now create arbitrary 301/302 redirects. For instance, a link that redirects to your YouTube channel, courses, etc.

Page rules

To do this, go to your blog's dashboard, click on the ADVANCED tab, add the required information and click on Add Rule.

Improved UX on blogs

We modified the infinite scroll on Hashnode blogs, so it continues when you click on the Load More button. This has been done to improve the UX where blog users cannot reach the blog's footer.

Load More


We hope you love these new updates to your favorite blogging platform - Hashnode.

18 Dec 2020

Improvement

Improved Tags 🏷

Posted by Edidiong Asikpo

You can now pin favorite tags on your feed for easier access, discover the most popular tags from our tags gallery, and propose new tags. Here's a quick demo.

Pin favorite tags on your feed

To pin your favorite tags on your feed, click on My Tags on your homepage, search for your most preferred tag, and click on the star icon beside it.

Pin favorite tags

New tags discover page

Our tags gallery is updated periodically. So, if you want to see all the new & popular tags on Hashnode, click on Tags at the navigation bar to access our tags gallery.

New tags discover page

Propose a new tag

We want our community members to propose new tags that are not available on Hashnode. If you want to propose a new tag, click on Tags at the navigation bar, then scroll down to the New Proposals section and click on Make a new tag proposal.

Propose a new tag

Finally, add a name, description, and picture for the tag. Then click on Submit to complete the proposal.

Tag description

We hope you love these new improvements and we are looking forward to seeing your tag proposals.

08 Dec 2020