Updating Twitter and Facebook with blog updates

Now that I’ve switched from WordPress to Pelican I’m face with the dilemma on how to update Twitter and Facebook when I post to my blog. In WordPress I used the Social Plugin by MailChimp to automatically post, but plugins are not an option with a static website.

But as I was working on a recipe in If This Then That – IFTTT this morning it hit me, I can use IFTTT to automatically post a link to my new blog posts in Twitter and Facebook. To create the recipe:

  1. Create an If This Then That account at IFTTT.
  2. Click Channels and add your Twitter account and Facebook page (or your Facebook account, depending on how you use Facebook).
  3. Click Create
  4. Use an RSS Feed for This and your Twitter account or Facebook account (or page) for That.