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Hi,

I'm looking to automate my publishing process to medium.com.

What I'm trying to do is this:

  • Create a file with a specific name format, e.g. file-YYYY-MM-DD.txt
  • Create an accompanying image: file-YYYY-MM-DD.jpg
  • Open my Medium account
  • Click on the link that allows me to create a new post
  • Take the content of the and insert it in Medium's text editor. If possible, I would like to simulate typing the content of the file to take advantage of the automated formatting in the editor
  • Upload the image and insert it in a specific location in the text editor. This may require multiple steps where the script "types" something, then I upload the image, then continue typing
  • Add specific parameters before publishing the post
  • Then publish button using the provided button

Is this something that's feasible, or am I way too ambitious?

If there is code somewhere that shows similar implementations, I'd be interested in looking at it, too.

Thanks,

L

 

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the first two steps will be easy, search the help file for _nowcalc() and the macros @year @mon @mday

The rest of  your points is web browser automation (search general help and support for that). Perhaps it might be a good idea to search "medium" (???) if they have any option for automation?

 

CU, Rudi.

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