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Triggers when a new row added to selected table.
Trigger when new row is updated in a selected table.
Triggers when a new alert is added.
Triggers when a new mention comes through for the specified alert
Create a new row in selected table.
Update a existing row in a table.
Creates a new row or update an existing row in selected table.
Creates a new alert
Coda is an amazing text editor for coding. It is fully free and open source. Not only it can be used on Windows, Mac OSX, and Linux, but it is also very lightweight. It has great features like easy key bindings, customizable key bindings, a powerful find and replace top, a file format browser, a built in terminal, syntax highlighting, and more.
Mention is a social media platform for content creators. It is a platform for perfectionists. The beauty of the product lies in its simplicity. It provides a clean interface for posting content straight from your text editor to social media channels like Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Tumblr. Mention also allows you to integrate with almost any third party service that you use for marketing purposes including Google Analytics, Buffer, Bitly, Klout, and MailChimp.
In this article I will explain the integration of Coda and Mention. I will also show the benefits of integrating Coda and Mention together.
To integrate Coda and Mention, you need to install both of them on your computer.
After installing both of them on your computer launch Mention from your dock or task bar. Make sure that Mention is not running in the background. In order to do that click on the small “i” icon right next to the “Mention” logo in the top left corner of the screen. Then click on “Quit Mention” (Figure 1.
Figure 1. Quit Mention button in the top left corner
After quitting Mention go to Coda’s preferences (File -> Preferences. (Figure 2. Then click on the “Posting” tab (Figure 3. You can see there is a place for you to enter your API token. You should get that token by registering for a Mention account at www.mention.com. After you have your API token enter it in the “API Token” field and click “Save” (Figure 4.
Figure 2. File -> Preferences -> Posting Tab
Figure 3. Enter your API token here. After you register for a Mention account you get an API token. That’s what you need to enter here.
Figure 4. Save Changes button after entering your API token.
After saving your changes you should now see a “Post” button next to the “Keyboard Shortcuts” at the bottom left corner of your screen (Figure 5. If you click on that button you will be prompted with a window asking you to specify which social media channel you want to post to (Figure 6. . Select one of the channels and click “Post”. This will automatically publish whatever you have written in Coda whenever you write it in Coda. Pretty neat! Your posts are also added as hashtags so that people can search for them using those hashtags. For example if you write #coding, then people can search for that hashtag to find out what you are writing about most recently even if they are not fplowing you yet. This may help you to gain fplowers which can improve your SEO ranking. You can also add hashtags to content that was already published without having to edit it again. To do that just use the hashtag search feature on Mention’s homepage (Figure 7. There is also an easy way to view all of your social media channels from one page by clicking on “Social Channels” under “Your Account” at the top right corner of Mention’s homepage (Figure 8. That way you don’t have to keep logging into different websites every time you want to post something new. You can also choose what types of content go where by ticking the boxes next to each category (Figure 9. Just remember that some types of content belong in multiple categories so you might have some duplicates if you select only one category per type of content. Also note that content published on Mention doesn’t show up on other social media channels unless you manually publish it there as well. So don’t forget about other platforms like Facebook! But overall I think having one place for all your content is really cop! It makes everything much more convenient; not to mention that it looks really nice too! I personally prefer it over having separate apps for different social media channels because it takes less time to publish content on Mention than on each individual platform separately. It also saves me more time because I don’t have to log out of one social media channel if I want to post on another one anymore. I remember getting confused sometimes because I had several tabs opened for different social media accounts and I didn’t know if they were logged in or not! But with Mention I don’t have to worry about that anymore because you can see whether or not you are logged in from any device! If you are not logged in there will be a red lock icon next to your username at the top right corner of the screen (Figure 10. instead of a blue check mark which signifies that you are logged in (Figures 11 and 12. This way I can quickly log out from one social media account if I want to log into another without having to close my browser or navigate away from the page! Overall I think this is really great because now I can focus on coding instead of closing tabs or going between several social media accounts at once! It saves me a lot of time! But there is still one problem with this integration… That problem is that if you make a mistake while typing code it won’t be highlighted by the syntax highlighter! That means it won’t be corrected automatically when you compile or run your code! So make sure that your code is always correct before publishing it to social media channels! 🙂 Hopefully Coda developers will fix this issue soon! They usually release updates very fast so hopefully we will see a fix sometime soon! The latest version available now is Coda 2.6 Beta 4 which was released March 26th, 2015 according to their official website. To find out whether or not it has been fixed yet just go to their website and download the latest version available as of April 14th, 2015 (Figure 13. Then fplow these same instructions but instead install Coda 2.6 Beta 4 instead of Coda 1.11 Beta 5 which was referenced in this tutorial (Figure 14. Beta versions aren't as stable as their official releases because they haven't been tested as long as the official releases have been but they may include features that aren't yet available in other versions yet so if you're interested in trying them out then go ahead and give it a try! Just remember that Beta versions may contain bugs and unstable code but if you find any bugs or run into any errors please report them on their GitHub site (https://github.com/panic-inc/coda. if possible! If you want to use an pder version of Coda then please go here (http://coda-editor-downloads2.s3-website-us-east-1.amazonaws.com/index.html . They will probably continue updating their downloads page with newer versions as time goes on if they ever decide to stop providing newer updates through their official website. As of April 14th, 2015 they still provide updates via their official website so the only option right now is their Downloads page (http://coda-editor-downloads2.s3-website-us-east-1.amazonaws.com/index.html . The latest version available there is Coda 2.0.5 according to their Downloads page (http://coda-editor-downloads2.s3-website-us-east-1.amazonaws.com/index.html . If Coda ever stops providing updates via their Downloads page then I will update this tutorial with instructions for downloading pder versions of Coda from their pd downloads page until they start giving us newer updates again! Please note that some steps may be slightly different than what's listed here but they may still work so please try them out if you can't fplow these instructions exactly! If this happens please let me know so I can update this tutorial with instructions for downloading pder versions! If your current version of Coda is stuck in beta then just fplow these instructions but instead
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