Successful Social Media Tip of the Day . . . How to Use IFTTT to Upload Your YouTube Video

If you have YouTube videos on your channel and you want to post them to your Blog, the IFTTT tool is a quick and easy Free Web tool you can use to do this.  Allows for an automatic post from any uploaded YouTube video to your WordPress blog site. IFTTT stands for “IF This happens, Then do That”.  IFTTT makes a recipe from a few easy steps and your connects your video so it will be viewable on your blog.

Here are a few things to know first:

Start by making an account with IFTTT.  It’s free, just go to the IFTTT website and create a user name and password and sign up through an email account. Confirm your account in your email and you are all set to use this tool.

Next, log onto your blog and create a new blog post. Then go back to IFTTT and click on ‘Create a Recipe’. You will see many various channels to choose from.  Scroll down until you see YouTube and select it.

Click the large blue Activate button which will allow IFTTT to access your YouTube account.

Next choose your Trigger.  IFTTT will give you choices of Triggers.  Choose the one that closest fits the description of what you are trying to do.  For example, in this instance we would click ‘upload new video’.  Then choose a field for your trigger and click the ‘Create Trigger’.

You are now onto the “That” part of your receipe.  IFTTT will ask you to choose an animation.  Scroll down the list until you come to WordPress.  You must now activate the channel by clicking on the ‘Activate’ button and inserting your site URL and password.

IFTTT will now show you all the actions you can do. Choose ‘Create Post’.

Insert your post title and choose the ingredients for the description from your YouTube channel to add to post.

Choose how you want this saved – Draft or Publish Immediately. Next click the ‘Create Action’ button to continue.

IFTTT will display the full recipe.  Save it by clicking ‘Create Recipe’.

Now your videos will automatically post to your WordPress blog.

One thing you need to aware of is IFTTT shorten’s URL automatically which means WordPress will not recognize the URL and will not be able to embed it.  This is easily fixed.

To disable the URL shortener, click on your user name in IFTTT and at the top right corner of the IFTTT dash, click on Preferences and scroll down to the URL shortening section, click on disable.

Check out this Free Web Tool IFTTT  at  https://ifttt.com/recipes

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