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How To Autopost From RSS To Social Media Using IFTTT

How To Autopost From RSS To Social Media Using IFTTT

In today's digital age, social media is a vital tool for marketing and communication. However, it can be time-consuming to manually post updates to multiple platforms. One solution is to use an RSS feed to automatically post to social media using IFTTT (If This Then That). In this article, we will explore how to set up this automation and make the most of it.

What is an RSS feed?

RSS (Really Simple Syndication) is a format used for distributing web content. It allows users to subscribe to a website's updates and receive them in a standardized format. RSS feeds can be read using RSS readers or aggregators, which collect content from multiple sources and present it in a unified format.

How to use IFTTT to post from RSS feed to social media?

IFTTT is a web-based service that allows users to create simple automation tasks called applets. An applet consists of two parts: a trigger and an action. The trigger is an event that initiates the applet, while the action is what happens when the trigger occurs. To post from an RSS feed to social media using IFTTT, we need to create an applet that triggers when a new item is added to the RSS feed and posts it to the desired social media platform.

Step 1: Create an IFTTT account

The first step is to create an account on the IFTTT website. You can do this by visiting and clicking on the "Sign Up" button in the top right corner. You will be prompted to enter your email address, username, and password. Once you have created an account, you can log in and start creating applets.

Step 2: Connect RSS feed and social media accounts

Before creating an applet, we need to connect our RSS feed and social media accounts to IFTTT. To do this, click on the "My Applets" button at the top of the screen and then click on "Services" in the menu that appears. Here you can search for the services you want to connect, such as Feed and Twitter, and follow the prompts to authorize IFTTT to access them.

Step 3: Create a new applet

Once you have connected your RSS feed and social media accounts, you can create a new applet. To do this, click on the "My Applets" button again and then click on the "New Applet" button. You will be prompted to select a trigger service, which in this case is the RSS feed. Choose the "New feed item" trigger and enter the URL of your RSS feed. You can test the trigger to make sure it is working correctly.

Step 4: Set up the action

After setting up the trigger, we need to set up the action, which is to post the new item to the desired social media platform. To do this, click on the "That" button and choose the social media platform you want to post to, such as Twitter or Facebook. Follow the prompts to authorize IFTTT to access your account and then choose the action you want to perform, such as "Post a tweet" or "Create a status message". You can customize the message that will be posted by using the ingredients provided by IFTTT, such as the title or content of the RSS feed item.

Step 5: Activate the applet

Once you have set up the trigger and action, you can activate the applet by clicking on the "Finish" button. You can then test the applet by adding a new item to your RSS feed and checking if it is posted to your social media account. If everything is working correctly, your RSS feed updates will now be automatically posted to your specified social media accounts.