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