We previously wrote how you can automate WordPress with IFTTT service. For those who don’t know, IFTTT is short for If This, Then That. Basically IFTTT lets you easily connect one web service with another to make your life easier. It kind of automates several web tasks, and once you start using it, the possibilities are endless.
IFTTT works on the concept of Triggers and Actions. For example, you can set a Trigger such as when a new blog post is published, then an Action can be performed. This action can be tweeting the new blog post, saving new post as a text in Dropbox and more. IFTTT can be used to automate many such WordPress based tasks, and indeed it is a superb tool for bloggers.
So let’s take a look at some of the very useful IFTTT recipes for WordPress users (and they’re worth trying out).
Here’s a very popular recipe on IFTTT that will automatically add your new post to your Facebook page with a link to that post. This means that you no longer have to manually login to Facebook and post anything on your page, as IFTTT will do it for you automatically.
The above recipe was for Facebook, and now with this recipe, whenever you publish a new post on WordPress, it will be automatically posted on Twitter. This is an awesome alternative to Twitterfeed.com, which too posts a tweet whenever a new blog post is published.
This recipe will create a photo post on WordPress, whenever you upload a picture on Instagram.
This recipe will archive your WordPress posts to Evernote. Now, you must be thinking why would you like to do that? That’s because you can read that new post in your leisure time, or perhaps for the purpose of backup. Once it is saved as a note in Evernote, you can read it at any time, or simply keep it there for archiving purpose.
With this recipe, whenever you upload a new public video to YouTube, it will be automatically posted to your WordPress site.
While this recipe is very useful, here’s a small SEO tip. When you’re activating this recipe, you should set the post’s status as Draft, because if you only publish a video on your blog then it will be considered as low quality content, and that’s why you should manually edit the post and add some more content to that post.
This recipe will publish your new WordPress post to Tumblr.
This recipe will convert your new WordPress blog posts into PDF using the PrintFriendly service and then it automatically uploads them to a specified destination in Dropbox. This recipe is very useful for those who don’t keep a check on RSS Feeds, and in fact, less tech savvy users would appreciate blog updates as a PDF in their Dropbox folder.
If you’re using Buffer app, then you’ll find this recipe very useful. This IFTTT recipe basically adds your newly published blog post to Buffer. You can also configure this recipe such that it creates a PDF only on some particular tags or category.
Whenever a new post is published, this recipe will create a new document in Google Drive with the post’s content. This is an easy way to keep an automated backup of your blog posts. You can even keep post URL and date just for record.
WordPress RSS Feed to Pocket
You can also create a recipe such that if any new post is published on your specified blog, then it will be sent to Pocket. For example, this recipe will send the latest posts from BeginWP.com to your Pocket account. You can create such a recipe for your other favorite blogs too.
That’s not all. There are many more recipes related to WordPress over at IFTTT. Do check them out from here. If found any other such useful recipes, then do let me know in the comments below.