Aidan
Aidan Lead developer of Mother Tongues.

Become an author

Become an author

Do you have a tip you’d like to share? Have you pulled your hair out fixing a bug only to find out that the reason the bug exists is because many mainstream platforms don’t consider less-resourced languages? The Mother Tongues blog is the place to share your tips, tricks, and tutorials for all things related to technology for less-resourced languages.

To become an author, you’ll need a GitHub account1.

Then, follow these steps:

  1. Fork the Mother Tongues Blog Respository
  2. Create a branch called dev.author and check it out
  3. Edit the file labelled _config.yml. * denotes a required value.

    authors:
     AidanPine:
        name: Aidan
        display_name: Aidan
        gravatar: 7623fd3eeb0acbe1084fecc20c3093ae 
        email: [email protected]
        web: https://aidanpine.ca
        twitter: https://twitter.com/aidanpine
        description: "Lead developer of Mother Tongues."
     yourname*:              # This should be your twitter handle
         name: YourName*
         display_name: YourName*
         email: [email protected]*
         gravatar: YourGravatarID # this is an md5 hash of your email that you used to sign up for https://en.gravatar.com/ you can either calculate this on the command line, or use an online generator like https://www.md5hashgenerator.com/ 
         web: yoursite.com
         twitter: https://twitter.com/yourhandle
         description: "Guest Author. YourDescriptionHere"
    
  4. Add your name to the list of authors in admin/config.yml

    - { label: 'Author', name: 'author', widget: 'select', options: [ 'AidanPine',    '_eddieantonio', 'delaney', 'fineen', 'YOURNAME' ] }
    
  5. Submit a pull request to merge your changes in dev.author into the review branch.

That’s it! Start [writing your posts](https://blog.mothertongues.org/write-a-post).




Footnotes

1: Any suggestions for good GitHub tutorials? Leave them in the comments below!

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