Medium is an American online publishing platform developed and launched in August 2012. It’s a great way to publish your articles and reach a new audience. But how about your existing users that are not on Medium? It’s super easy to embed your most recent Medium posts on your own website with Helptail. Let’s go over the steps.
1. Get a Helptail account
Helptail is a marketing automation tool for SaaS. Amongst the many features, embedding any RSS feed onto your site or app is one of them. It works by fetching the latest entries from a (RSS) feed and shows them on any page you wish. If you have your Helptail account up and running (the docs are here to help), let’s get to the fun part.
2. Find your Medium RSS feed
Go to your Medium profile page. Check your URL in the address bar, it likely says something like “https://medium.com/@helptail”. Now it’s time for some magic: add “feed” between the domain name and your username. The previous example would become: “https://medium.com/feed/@helptail”. This is the RSS feed for your Medium posts. Copy the URL for the next step.
3. Setup your Medium RSS feed with Helptail
Go to Streams in your Helptail dashboard. In the top-right corner click Add New Stream. As the Stream Type choose “Outbound Stream” and for the temlate choose “Articles List”.
On the screen that follows, paste the url you copied above, in the URL field. After you click Refresh Feed you will see your latest posts appear in the preview on the right. Magic! ✨
If you followed step 1 completely, all that’s left to do, is to activate your stream by toggling the Activate button in the top-right corner. Your latest Medium posts will now appear on your site.
And that’s it! Three simple steps to always have your latest Medium posts appear on your site without writing any code.