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Contribution

How can I get my article featured on daily.dev?

The easiest way to get featured on daily.dev is to write your story as a guest post on our blog. All our articles get immediately featured on our feed. Here’s a guide on how to submit a story to our blog.

The second option is to publish your post on well-known publications such as CSS Tricks, Smashing Mag, Towards Data Science, etc. As we curate content from those magazines, there’s a good chance that your post will be featured on daily.dev feed.

And lastly, if you are an individual blogger, you can post your story on DEV or Hashnode. We feature the best stories on these platforms on our feed as well.

How to request a new source at daily.dev?

Requesting a new source on daily.dev is as simple as it can get. Below is the list of simple steps you need to perform to request a new source.

  1. Go to the sidebar of the Daily extension.
  2. Click on the Request source button.
  3. Paste the URL of the source.
  4. Click on the ✅ in front of it.

You should see a success message, and your request is submitted.

How can I contribute to daily.dev?

daily.dev is entirely open-source, and you can find the source code on GitHub. The linked repo serves as the central repo for the different projects/services which come together to do Daily work.

It contains extensive documentation. By going through the documentation and following the steps, you can develop a good sense of Daily’s architecture and how you can set it up.

What kind of contribution can I make?

You can contribute to daily.dev by:

  • Sharing an idea
  • Reporting a bug
  • Improving docs
  • Creating a PR
  • Joining a discussion
  • Submit a guest post

or whatever you could think of to improve daily.dev. Our team is highly responsive to any request. It’s a great way to learn about the daily.dev codebase and build to something that would make you proud.

We maintain all the issues in the central Daily Repo. Once it’s reviewed and finalized, we create a new issue in the respective repo, which leads to an actual PR. 

Functionalities

How to disable/snooze daily.dev for a while?

Snooze, or as we call it "Do Not Disturb" mode, allows you to turn off daily.dev for a while. Currently, there are three options available for you to snooze:

  • For an hour
  • For a day
  • Forever

Enabling Do Not Disturb mode is pretty straightforward. Click on the clock-like icon on the top right corner of the daily.dev extension. Once you click, a drop-down menu should appear with the above three options. Choose one of the options to enable the Do Not Disturb mode.

To disable the Do Not Disturb mode, click on the TURN OFF button on the top bar of daily.dev. However, once you close the tab, you won't be able to access it as the Do Not Disturb mode is enabled. In such a case, you can access daily.dev by clicking on the daily.dev icon in your browser's extensions. Once you clicked, you should see the daily.dev page. From there, you can disable the Do Not Disturb.

How do bookmarks work in daily.dev?

To bookmark an article, click on the bookmark icon on an article's card. Once you click it, it turns orange, indicating it is now has a bookmark. Clicking on the bookmark icon again removes the bookmark. Additionally, you can remove bookmarks from the bookmarks section of daily.dev.

How to show my recently visited sites in daily.dev?

To enable recently visited sites in daily.dev, go to the Layout Settings and toggle Recently Visited Sites button. When you do it for the first time, it might ask for permission to read your recently visited sites. Click the Allow button, and that's all!

You can now see your recently visited sites on the right side of the daily.dev navbar.

How to search for articles on daily.dev?

daily.dev performs a super-fast search using a 3rd party service, called Algolia. It searches the database against the entered query and also suggests auto-complete results whenever there is a match.

You can use this feature to search for:

  • Particular phrases
  • Specific articles
  • Any other query of your choice


Search using the key bindings:

Follow the steps below to search via key bindings:

  1. Hit Ctrl+T or ⌘+B for Mac, to open a new tab.
  2. Hit tab to shift focus to daily.dev extension.
  3. Hit \ to open the search bar in daily.dev.
  4. Type in your query and hit enter.
Layout Customization

How to customize the layout of daily.dev?

There are quite a few customization options at daily.dev! Make sure to check the full guide here: https://dev.to/dailynowco/how-to-customize-the-layout-of-daily-4nle

How to change the feed sorting setting in daily.dev?

By default, we sort the feed by the popularity of the articles. We allow the users to sort their feed two modes:

  • By popularity (called "Popular") - the articles are ranked based on the number of views. If an article gets relatively more attention, it appears in a higher position in your feed.
  • By publish time (called "Recent") - the articles are ranked based on their original publish time. Most recently published articles are shown on the top of your feed.

How to personalize your feed in daily.dev?

We created many options for you to personalize daily.dev for your needs! Make sure to check the complete guide here.

Users

Why should I sign up to daily.dev?

While most of our users have signed up at daily.dev, there are plenty of those who still haven't. If you are one of them, you might be missing out on many fantastic features of daily.dev. Here are some of them:

  1. Content Moderation - daily.dev is all about developers. We aim to contribute and make this community better and safer. That's why we allow content moderation and welcome all the daily.dev users to take part in it. By signing up, you can join in the effort.
  2. Request New Sources - Do you miss a source at daily.dev? As a member, you can quickly request a new source for daily.dev. Once we receive your request, our team takes care of reviewing it. If we approve it, all daily.dev users can enjoy your contribution.!
  3. Sync Data Across Devices/Browser - As a developer, we often use multiple browsers and even multiple devices. You might want to sync your preferences and bookmarks across all of them. By signing up to daily.dev, it becomes available!
  4. Weekly Recap - We publish a newsletter that contains all the highlights of the past week and new happenings at daily.dev. You can also sign up for it separately via daily.dev.
  5. Updates From Team daily.dev - Whenever there is an important update or something that we want to share, we drop emails to all the registered users. It's the best way to stay updated and never miss anything. You can also stay in touch with all the updates through social media.

How to sync my data across devices and browsers?

User preferences are stored along with the user profiles when you are signed-in to daily.dev. In case if you are not signed in, your preferences are stored locally. All you need to do is log in with the same credentials on all devices and browsers, and all the changes are automatically in sync.

How to report inappropriate content at daily.dev?

daily.dev has a built-in feature to easily report a broken link or NSFW (not safe for work) content. We take a quick action to remove such content and make sure it never appears again. The whole process of reporting is as simple as it can get.


All you need to do is to click on the three dots on the card you want to report, and a menu appears. It provides you the option to report the issue. All you need to do is to click on it, and that's all. A notification should appear on the card showing a thank you message, and the card should disappear.

How to hide content at daily.dev?

If something you don't like and don't want it to be in your feed, feel free to hide it. But if it's inappropriate, we highly encourage you to report the content and make daily.dev better for everyone. The hide option is on the same menu with the option of reporting a broken link or NSFW (not safe for work) content.

Other

How to show Google Chrome bookmarks toolbar in daily.dev?

It's quite simple. You need to enable the option of Show Bookmarks Bar in your browser.

There are two ways mentioned below to toggle the bookmarks bar in Google Chrome. 

Using Shortcut Keys

Below are the shortcut keys that you can use to toggle bookmark toolbar:

  • For Windows: CTRL+SHIFT+B
  • For Mac: CMD⌘+SHIFT⇧+B

It allows you to toggle the bookmarks bar quickly. This way, you can easily hide it when you are not using daily.dev.

Using Settings Menu

Click on the three dots (⠇) on the top right corner of Chrome. Go to Bookmarks > Show Bookmarks Bar. That's all! For more info, make sure you check out the complete guide.