Post Jekyll blog entry to Github repository

Posted by Joshua Oliphant, Last update about 1 month ago


  • script

    // Create a GitHub credential
    let githubCredential = Credential.create("GitHub", "Enter your GitHub details for posting to your repository.");
    githubCredential.addTextField("username", "Username");
    githubCredential.addPasswordField("token", "Personal Access Token");
    githubCredential.addTextField("repoName", "Repository Name");
    githubCredential.addTextField("email", "Email Address");
    // Prompt the user for credentials if not already saved
    if (!githubCredential.authorize()) {
        console.log("Authorization failed or was cancelled by the user.");;
    // Extract details from the credentials
    const username = githubCredential.getValue("username");
    const token = githubCredential.getValue("token");
    const repoName = githubCredential.getValue("repoName");
    const email = githubCredential.getValue("email");
    // Prepare your post content with front matter
    const title = draft.content.split("\n")[0].replace('# ', ''); // Assuming the first line of the draft is the title
    const date = new Date().toISOString().split('T')[0];
    const slug = title.toLowerCase().replace(/\s+/g, '-').replace(/[^\w\-]+/g, '').replace(/\-\-+/g, '-').trim('-');
    const fileName = `${date}-${slug}.md`;
    // Dynamically generate categories from Drafts tags
    const categories = draft.tags.join(', ');
    // Construct front matter
    const frontMatter = `---
    layout: post
    title: "${title}"
    date: ${date}
    categories: [${categories}] // Dynamically generated categories from Drafts tags
    const fullContent = frontMatter + draft.content.split("\n").slice(1).join("\n"); // Append the rest of the draft content excluding the title
    const encodedContent = Base64.encode(fullContent);
    // Setup for the GitHub API request
    const path = `_posts/${fileName}`;
    const apiUrl = `${username}/${repoName}/contents/${path}`;
    const data = {
        owner: `${username}`,
        repo: `${repoName}`,
        path: `${path}`,
        message: 'Sent from Drafts',
        committer: {
          name: `${username}`,
          email: `${email}`
        content: encodedContent
    // Create the HTTP request
    let http = HTTP.create();
    let response = http.request({
      "url": apiUrl,
      "method": "PUT",
      "headers": {
        "Authorization": `Bearer ${token}`,
        "User-Agent": "DraftsApp",
        "Content-Type": "application/json",
        'X-GitHub-Api-Version': '2022-11-28'
      "data": JSON.stringify(data)
    // Process the response
    if (response.statusCode === 200 || response.statusCode === 201) {
        console.log("Successfully created/updated the file on GitHub.");
    } else {
        console.log("Failed to post to GitHub. Status code: " + response.statusCode + " Response: " + response.responseText);


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