Embed Medium Blog On Website

After a tedious search for tools to embed the medium to a specific website, I figured that I have to write my own because you don’t trust any random API to do it for you nowadays, especially when you need to hand in your personal info. So that’s it. I write and build this to help anyone like I was struggling on achieving it. First, thanks to (Embed Medium as a Blog on Your Site… | by Sabesan Sathananthan | DataDrivenInvestor) who first build the script. I later build a modern one based on it.

var yourString = item.description.replace(/<img[^>]*>/g,""); //replace with your string.
yourString = yourString.replace('h4', 'p');
yourString = yourString.replace('h3', 'p');
var maxLength = 120; // maximum number of characters to extract
//trim the string to the maximum length
var trimmedString = yourString.substr(0, maxLength);
//re-trim if we are in the middle of a word
trimmedString = trimmedString.substr(0, Math.min(trimmedString.length, trimmedString.lastIndexOf(" ")))
display += `<p class="card-text">${trimmedString}...</p>`;

The modifying description part would face problems especially when there are elements other than text that happened to show within the first 120 texts. I’ve removed it and replaced it with categories in RSS. (use http://jsonviewer.stack.hu/ to check json file easier)

display += ' <p>'
var categories = item["categories"];
for (var i=0; i<categories.length; i++){
display += ` <a href="#"><i>#${categories[i]}</i></a> &nbsp;`
}
display += ' </p>'

Other than that I’ve also changed the pagination and addressed the thumbnail image not fitting problem.

.medium-card span {
padding: 8px 8px 8px 8px;
}
/* https://stackoverflow.com/questions/11552380/how-to-automatically-crop-and-center-an-image */
.medium-card span img {
width: 200px;
height: 200px;
object-fit: cover; /* https://developer.mozilla.org/en-US/docs/Web/CSS/object-fit */
object-position: center; /* Center the image within the element */
min-height: 100%;
min-width: 100%;
}

Long story short. You can find the demo here and how it looks on my site(Hung, Chien-Hsiang (chienhsiang-hung.github.io)).

How to use it

Click here to fork or:

Scripts

Put the scripts in the folder along with index.html

CSS

<link rel="stylesheet" href="https://stackpath.bootstrapcdn.com/bootstrap/4.1.3/css/bootstrap.min.css" integrity="sha384-MCw98/SFnGE8fJT3GXwEOngsV7Zt27NXFoaoApmYm81iuXoPkFOJwJ8ERdknLPMO" crossorigin="anonymous">
<link rel="stylesheet" href="asset/cs/EmbeddingMedium.css">

JS

<script src="https://ajax.googleapis.com/ajax/libs/jquery/3.3.1/jquery.min.js"></script>
<script src="asset/js/EmbeddingMedium.js"></script>

body

<div>
<!-- EmbeddingMedium -->
<div class="row" id="jsonContent"></div>
<div id="pagin"></div>
</div>

GitHub: chienhsiang-hung/embed-medium-blog-on-website (github.com)

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