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How To Store Blogger Codes On GitHub To Speed Up Blog

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Site loading speed is a very important part of On-Page Seo and it is also important because it improves user experience. Fast sites are liked by everyone and slow sites aren't because slow sites make people frustrated. There are several ways to speed up a site as mentioned in "How To Speed Up Your Blogger BlogBut one thing is on the top that is storing extra codes on external sources. It is recommended because when extra and long srcipts or CSS codes are stored on an external sources it reduces the page size and hence speeds up your site. I personally use this trick to speed up my blog and thats the reason why my site is fast even after having ads, gadgets, smart search box, follow model box etc. So I also recommend to store codes on external sources like GitHub.

So this tutorial is about speeding up blogger blog by storing codes on Github.

How To Store Blogger Codes On GitHub?

Step 1: Sign-up a free account at GitHub.

Step 2: Now login to your GitHub account and click on Plus(+) sign on the top right side of the page and choose New Repository.

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Step 3: Give a title to your repository, write its description and choose Public because if you choose private you have to pay $7.00 per month to upgrade your account. So make it Publicand select "Initialize this repository with a README".


hw to create repository in github

Step 4: Click on Creat Repository.

Step 5: Now click on Plus(+) beside your repository name to create your first file. 


Step 6: Give a title to your file. Remember to include .css or .js after your file name because it will decide your file format. If you do it wrong it won't work.

As an example I am using .css because I want to store a css code.

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Step 7: Paste or write your code inside the editor and choose soft wrap mode as shown in below image:

how to store codes on github to make blog fast

Step 8: Scroll down the page and leave the two options of naming or adding description to file and choose " Commit directly to the master branch".

Step 9: Click on Commit new file.

how to create file in github to speed up blogger

Step 10: Click on the file you just created.

Step 11: Click on Raw beside Blame on the right side of the page.

how to embed github codes in blogger

Step 12: Copy the link of the Raw page and remove the dot(.) between "raw.githubusercontent.com" and https//

For instance this is my link now I have to remove the dot between raw and githubusercontent and https://:

https://raw.githubusercontent.com/fahimraza/myblog/master/101helper.css

My link will now be rawgithubusercontent.com/fahimraza/myblog/master/101helper.css

Step 13: Now visit your link e.g: rawgithubusercontent.com/fahimraza/myblog/master/101helper.css

After visiting this link I will get a very different link which is all I need. Here is my link now I can use it in my blog:

https://rawgit.com/fahimraza/myblog/master/101helper.css

Step 14: Go to blogger dashboard and navigate to Template.

Step 15: Search for below piece of code by using Ctrl+F.

<head>

Step 16: Copy one of the below code with respect to your file format and paste it below<head>.

For CSS: <link rel="stylesheet" type="text/css" href="http://yourcode.css"/>

For Javascript: <script src="http://yourscriptlink.js"></script>

Step 17: Replace the link with the link of your Raw file which you stored on GitHub. I will use the CSS caller and replace http://yourcode.css with my GitHub link like this:

<link rel="stylesheet" type="text/css" href="https://rawgit.com/fahimraza/myblog/master/101helper.css"/>

Similar to it for Javascript I will use the Javascript caller.

Step 18: Click on save template and you are done!

You can store as many files as you want on your repository. You don't need to create a new repository for each file you can start storing new files by following step 5 to 18.

I hope you like this post. Read more tips to boost your blog speed here.

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