How To Post Blog Posts Automatically To Facebook And Twitter Using IFTTT


After leaving the blog for months without updating it, am really sorry my readers...I will change this year.

Today I want to show you how to use IFTTT to post blog posts automatically to your Facebook and Twitter accounts.
First of all, IFTTT simply means If This Then That. It is a free web-based service to create chains of simple conditional statements, called applets.

To get started, go to http://ifttt.com/ and sign up for an account using your email and a unique password of your choice.

You can now sign in using the email and password you provided during sign up and click on 'New Applet'

There are six steps to follow here, I will guide you through them with screenshots following the steps as we proceed.

Step 1: Click on the '+This' icon as shown in the screenshot

After that, we need to choose a Service we want to use, for the purpose of this tutorial, we will use the RSS Feed option.

So click on the RSS Feed Service

Step 2: Here we are to choose a trigger, let's use the the first option.

Then you will be required to put your 'RSS Feed URL', after putting your Feed URL, click on create trigger.

Now click on "+That"

Step 3: You are now required to choose Action Service, this means you should choose where you want the blog posts to be going to, for the purpose of this tutorial lets choose Facebook.

Step 4: After clicking Facebook, Choose the "Upload a photo from URL" option as photos goes more far on Facebook more than links.

Step 5: This step is to "Complete action fields", leave everything as it is and click "Create action".
Steps 6: Here is the "Review and finish" step, review what you have setup and click on "Finish".

To check if it is working, go to your blog, make a post and check your Facebook and you will see the posts on your Facebook timeline and News feed.

You can repeat this same process for Twitter while for Facebook Pages posting choose Facebook Pages when you are on Step 3.

That's all you need to post blog posts automatically to Facebook and Twitter.

Do you find anything confusing in this tutorial? Use the comment section to send in your questions and I will answer them promptly.

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