Tag : automation

Automate between your social platforms with IFTTT!


One of my favorite tools to use for automation between platforms such as email, dropbox, facebook, twitter, rss, and more have been with this tool called “If This Than That” or IFTTT for short.

It uses an intuitive design called recipes that trigger when one event goes off.

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Common Recipes I like to use:

  1. A lot of my clients maintain a brand identity, so when they update their profile picture of Facebook, I like to use this reciepe to also update their twitter profile picture: https://ifttt.com/recipes/8981-if-your-facebook-profile-picture-changes-then-update-your-twitter-profile-picture-too
  2. A lot of times I don’t have time to check some of my RSS aggregators so I would use this recipe to send me emails on RSS updates: https://ifttt.com/recipes/74043
  3. Now this one is an interesting one that I’ve only used a few times but if you want to leave a meeting or maybe look like you are important, you could try this recipe where you send a text and later you get a phone call. https://ifttt.com/recipes/12269-get-yourself-out-of-an-awkward-situation

These are just a few recipes, there are far too many out there! So go check it out yourself and see what kind of cool automation things you can add to your life!

Pros:

  • Works with a TON of platforms
  • Super easy to do, no programming knowledge required!

Cons:

  • Some of the platforms update are a tad slower than others, but overall the speed if pretty good!

For more go to: https://ifttt.com/

 

[Python 2.X] WordPress Page Creator

Description:

This python script logs into your wordpress, goes to the “Pages” section and creates your starting/foundation pages.

Requirements:

  • Python 2.7
  • BeautifulSoup
  • Mechanize

Setting up the text file:

  1. Create a text file named: “PagesToCreate.txt”
  2. Put “PagesToCreate.txt” in the same folder as the python script.
  3. Each line in the text file represents a new page. The text from each line is then used for the page title and content.

Useful for?

This quick script was designed for me to use when I have a new client that wants a wordpress site. I tend to have a lot of similar pages such as: Contact, About, Meet the Team, FAQ, etc… So to have a script create all my pages when I am creating a brand new wordpress site really helps.

The Python Code: