I have an IFTTT recipe that picks up {{EntryUrl}} from a trigger Feed | New feed item1 and then prints it to PDF through the action Dropbox | Add file from URL:


However, I want it to print another URL's page, namely the URL resulting from the concatenation of {{EntryUrl}} and print/. (In the case at hand, these are pages quite different from the originals without print/.2)

The below doesn't seem to work:


Any suggestions on how to do this in IFTTT?

1 Just in case it might help solving this, this is the New feed item | Feed URL used for the trigger:


2 Specific example (might not stay there forever):


Note that adding print/ to this URL not only changes the page, but also triggers a File | Print... pop-up. Could that be the culprit? I think not, because just running, without IFTTT,


does work as advertised.

Edit. However, further tests reveal that even


doesn't work from IFTTT (although it does work directly). It generates a picture saying "file not found". And the filename of that picture is print.png. Weird.

  • I just visited your last URL and got "bad request". I'm guessing the site sets some cookies or something, and you can't just jump to the print/ page directly.
    – user5676
    Nov 15, 2014 at 18:48
  • @barrycarter I also get that. The question is a bit old, and refers to a site for houses for sale. I guess this specific one is off the market. (Or the site structure changed, or whatever...) Thanks for your interest though. Edit: actually the referred page (part of the url) is still there. Maybe convertapi is offline/broken?
    – Řídící
    Nov 15, 2014 at 18:54
  • Woops. I meant to say that the do.convertapi.com page sets cookies or something. In other words, you can't just jump directly to printing a page, you have to navigate their site (and thereby get the appropriate cookies) before printing. Some utility sites dislike it when people try to jump past their navigation.
    – user5676
    Nov 17, 2014 at 13:47

1 Answer 1


You could try using a different url to pdf service. One that I just found that doesn't seem to require setting of cookies is PDFmyURL.


They also have other url parameters you can set.

Note: I'm not affiliated with PDFmyURL in anyway. They were the first service I found when Googling, that didn't seem to require going to another url first to generate the pdf.

Update: This service unfortunately, doesn't appear to work with IFTTT, see comments.

  • I don't think you want the print/ at the end. But otherwise I think it looks good. Good luck May 2, 2016 at 21:12
  • Tested. A few new items arrived and they failed in an unexpected way. The PDFs read: "IFTTT - is no longer supported! We're sorry, you can't use IFTTT with our service anymore. Due to the abuse of many, the few have to unfortunately suffer." :(
    – Řídící
    May 4, 2016 at 1:33
  • How strange... and unfortunate. Legal and moral questions aside, you could add a proxy layer in between. Your other option is trying to find another similar service. May 5, 2016 at 10:38

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