Using IFTTT to create an autopost on my blog #classblog https://t.co/JUMmHpxVxb
this blogpost was created automatically by using IFTTT
. If This Then That is a great free tool that allows you to create links between your different social media accounts speeding up your workflow. In this example, Twitter and WordPress are linked so that whenever I tweet using a specific hashtag (e.g. #classblog), as well as appearing in Twitter, a photopost on my blog is automatically created from the tweet. Here, I was running a course at Leigh St Peter’s Primary School on how to use IFTTT, so I picked up my phone (or class iPad) and tweeted a picture of the course with the hashtag #classblog. So next time a child comes up to you with a piece of great work, just tweet a picture and post straight to your blog.
This is just one example of how you could use IFTTT. Here are a few others:
- Create a homework folder in Dropbox (or Google Drive) and autopost to your class blog with a link to the document every time you upload a new homework task;
- Link your Vimeo or YouTube account with your blog so that whenever a video is uploaded a link is posted to your blog;
- Link your class blog to twitter so that you automatically tweet when a blogpost appears;
- Link your class blog to your school Facebook page so that a linked post appears on Facebook everytime you post on your blog.
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