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.


Outsource HTML mock-ups built from PSD files

We shipped the PSDs off to PSD2HTML and got back the quotes: $295 for the simplest design, $972 for the most complex one.

We added two extras to the typical package:

Copy and paste in listing descriptions and photos from specific real listings from 42Floors instead of lorem ipsum placeholders

Use Bootstrap to make editing easier for us

Even though these were going to be static mockups, they had to feel real to first-time visitors, otherwise the test results would be worthless.  So, each mockup got rollovers, hovers, lists, and modals that showed real but pre-populated data.

via How we test fake sites on live traffic – 42Floors.

It is interesting to hear about and see the results of such a service. I had always been skeptical of such services, but seeing a company like 42Floors using PSD2HTML gives me some confidence in the service.

For more information (I have no affiliation with this company), you can visit http://www.psd2html.com. They also have a sister company that does designs http://outline2design.com.

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