IFTTT.com recipe fails with WordPress recipe

I use Pocket as a personal bookmarking service. Using IFTTT.com I can use a recipe that monitors my Pocket feed and then sends new posts to my WordPress blog.

Recently though, this stopped working. The WordPress channel needed reconnecting, and the error I received every time I tried to connect was:

Unable to verify WordPress credentials. Please try again.

Thinking it was one of the security plugins I had used in WordPress, I switched them all off. The error remained. I had been doing some HTTPS redirection to make sure my site in always in HTTPS, so I switched that off too. Still no joy.

Finally I remembered that my site is protected by Cloudflare. When I ‘paused’ Cloudflare, the recipe worked.

My assumption was that Cloudflare was blocking IFTTT requests, assuming that they were attacks on my WordPress installation, but I couldn’t see any logs in the firewall logs in my Cloudflare account.

After wondering around in the Cloudflare settings, I turned items on and off to see if they would make a difference.

It turns out that there is one setting that can cause and therefore fix this problem!

I had a ‘Page Rule’ to force HTTPS always. IFTTT appears to assume HTTP and doesn’t support HTTPS! Bad IFTTT sending my blog logins over HTTP.

 

How to download the Cisco VPN Client software

If you are trying to download the Cisco VPN client 4.x or 5.x then prepare for the bad news. You can’t. Not unless you are a registered customer that is.

Where can I download the Cisco VPN Client software?

A. You must log in and possess a valid service contract in order to access the Cisco VPN Client software. Cisco VPN Client software can be downloaded from the Cisco Download Software ( registered customers only) page. If you do not have a valid service contract associated with your Cisco.com profile, you cannot log in and download the VPN client software.

In order to obtain a valid service contract, you can:

  • Contact your Cisco Account team if you have a Direct Purchase Agreement.
  • Contact a Cisco Partner or Reseller in order to purchase a service agreement.
  • Use the Profile Manager ( registered customers only) in order to update your Cisco.com profile and request association to a service agreement.

See the Cisco VPN Client FAQs for further information.

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LG Google Nexus 4 – How to fix no SIM card error

This morning I tried to switch my mobile phone on, only to be greeted by an error. It stated in the top left corner:

No SIM card. Emergency Calls only.

The date on the phone was set to the 1st of Janurary and every time I tried to restart the phone the error would not go away.

I removed the SIM card from the device using a bent staple (I couldn’t find that little widget to open it properly), and checked to make sure everything was clean.

Finally, I noticed that flight mode was still on. I went into the settings and switched flight mode off. I then restarted the phone and the SIM personal lock code appeared. After entereing my PIN successfully the phone was back to normal.

Hopefully this helps anyone else with the same error.