I am using IFTTT.com to watch my Flickr photostream and make a WordPress post. The IFTTT recipe uses:

<a href="{{FlickrUrlShort}}">via Flickr</a>

The <br> after the {{FlickrUrl}} is not being parsed. I end up with 'br' on the end of the photo URL and the link doesn't work.

For example


is being added to the blog as:


The br is breaking the URL string

Any help would be appreciated.

  • 1
    Can't you just add a regular old carriage return to the line? As far as I know IFTTT doesn't support HTML in fields.
    – ale
    May 28, 2013 at 12:54
  • 3
    You might also contact [email protected] with the recipe ID. I've found them to be very responsive.
    – ale
    May 28, 2013 at 13:00

2 Answers 2


So the awesome guys at IFTTT sorted this out for me:


The [embed] tags were the answer !

  • so, do you still need the <br> tags, if the [embed] tags were the answer?
    – seemly
    May 9, 2016 at 7:47

Also, using only br tag works for me !


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