Use github webhooks to automatically update hexo post

I used dropbox to sync my blog posts so that I can write my blog anywhere, instead of logging on to my vps. But dropbox’s instant sync makes it hard to control post event. Github is a great version control tool, if server side can automatically pull changed posts when pushing events happened on other device, then the github push event is kind of like posting your blogs to remote server. This should be a better way to using hexo. Luckily github’s webhooks service makes this possible to implement.

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Make hexo sync with dropbox

Since I use hexo as my new blogging tool, I like it very much, it’s much more faster than wordpress, and markdown is more suitable for a programmer. But the only inconvenient thing is the posting experience, I have to upload new posts to the server and run hexo generate manually to publish a new post, I want the feature of writing on multi-platform.

And fortunately, there is a solution using dropbox with hexo, it can be done easily.

Install dropbox dameon on your server

Just follow the instruction on dropbox site:

wget -O - https://www.dropbox.com/download?plat=lnx.x86_64 | tar xzf -

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