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Most Personal Recipes check for new Trigger data every 15 minutes, some are even faster. via their learn more page


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I contacted IFTTT support and they told me that this is currently not possible (within IFTTT) but that they'll take it as feedback for future enhancements. So, the answer would appear to be "you can't". I'd love to see some ideas for alternatives using a third-party solution.


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This varies depending on the type of channel being used. Although the official answer is that tasks poll for new trigger data every 15 minutes. anyone who has actually used their service will know this is obviously wrong in many cases. Here is what I have found for the time it takes for the trigger to initiate the task: SMS (texting your IFTTT number) ...


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If This Then That added a channel called "Maker" which supports an action that allows you to send a request to a specific URL with several options. Method (get, post, delete) content type, and content. It also has a new trigger channel so you can trigger an IFTTT recipe by sending a web request to IFTTT with up to three parameters. Detailed information can ...


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I use this formula to convert the date time values IFTTT spits out to a useful format: =VALUE(SUBSTITUTE(A1, " at ", " ")) Where A1 is the cell containing the date string This gives you a decimal number that you can format as "Date Time".


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Having done tests on four possible cases, these are the results: Left in inbox unopened - picked up by the trigger Left in inbox opened - picked up Archived unopened - not picked up Archived opened - not picked up So the relevant factor is whether the email is still in the inbox. You can take a look at it, but not archive it otherwise it won't be picked up ...


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Tasks do poll for trigger data every 15 minutes officially, but there's some nuance to this that might be helpful to people who don't work with web services. Polling means requesting new info periodically. Every IFTTT recipe has two sides - the If This (trigger) side, and the Then That (action) side. The trigger represents the search for something to ...


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At the bottom of the settings page there is a link: I’d like to deactivate my account. (You can get to the settings page by clicking your account name in the upper right corner then choosing "Settings".) They note on the subsequent page that Deactivating your IFTTT account is permanent and cannot be undone. Enter your password to complete the process. ...


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Zapier co-founder here, for anyone else curious about how you might do this yourself, Github has really killer API docs which show how to use their API to read/create your gists. Its kind of annoying as you'll have to "poll" for new entries and compare them across time, but it isn't infeasible. Using a standar RSS reader like Google reader is a simple ...


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After testing many different solutions (see my question above for more information), I discarded my approach to use Email. Instead I've subscribed to the RSS feeds of the newsletters and use IFTTT recipes to automatically save new feed items to Pocket. Subscribe to the feed(s) via RSS Create a new IFTTT recipe Choose Feed trigger channel Choose New feed ...


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There is a way to do it, however it can be a bit complicated and requires a unix web host with php 5, so be warned. Step 1 The first thing you have to do is add the maker channel. You do this the same way you'd add any other channel, by clicking "channels" at the top of the page and searching for it, then clicking on it and pressing the "add channel" ...


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It isn't working because the http://plu.sr site is down. Try using a different Google+ RSS Feed provider such as http://googleplusrss.nodester.com You just add you Google+ ID to the end of the URL - like this > http://googleplusrss.nodester.com/103156295300828440975


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As the only way ifttt.com can post to Wordpress, is using the XML-RPC API, and that API currently doesn't support supplying custom post type while calling insert post methods(will support from 3.4), you can make use of the filter wp_insert_post_data. I accomplished that last month while building a hack. Here is a hack that would work the way you want, just ...


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No, it's not the same as Hangouts. Gtalk is more or less replaced by Hangouts. The IFTTT channel was quite limited in any case, but it won't work with Hangouts at all.


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There is a clear option for using your Facebook Page while creating a recipe. I am not sure if you tried that.


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The short answer is: no, you can't do this. The long answer: IFTTT does not have a regular expression scraper, at least as of this tweet: https://twitter.com/grmeyer/status/240888420677873664 IFTTT does not legitimately let you create your own THIS conditions or THAT actions. Illegitimately, you can use https://github.com/captn3m0/ifttt-webhook to create ...


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I was just looking for a similar feature in IFTTT, but then discovered that Zapier (kind of) supports this. They're not proper regex's but it does pattern matching of sorts https://parser.zapier.com Might be good enough for what you need!


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It doesn't look like it. They have the trigger half of the solution with the Date & Time channel. You can set actions to trigger on certain days of the week at certain times. So imagine one recipe to turn your Google Voice recipe on at 9am and one to turn it off at 5pm. However, the IFTTT channel has no actions to do anything like turn on or off a ...


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It is not possible to make a request like this to your external site. The site must be one of the services featured on the IFTTT page.


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I ran into the same limitation and started developing a cloud application which allows you to exactly that. It's basically an extension for IFTTT with the capabilities to store variables and execute some basic logic. It's not as user-friendly as IFTTT, so it's good if you have a basic understanding of variables and so on. Check it out at apilio.io and let ...


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Julien from Superfeedr here. We are polling and parsing feeds on behalf of IFTTT. I just things on our end and, at this point, we are able to fetch and parse the feed... However, it's ugly: <?xml version="1.0" encoding="ISO-8859-1" ?> <rss version="2.0" xmlns:atom="http://www.w3.org/2005/Atom"> <channel> <atom:link href="http://...


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I had a problem once with an IFTTT task and I wrote to them. It was fixed within a day. So why don't you drop a mail to support@ifttt.com with your recipe ID and see what they have to say about this.


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I have a slightly hacky solution for creating an IFTTT timer / delay; I'll use the wemo as an example: When the wemo turns on, have another recipe to detect that and create a google cal event via the google cal channel. Here's the key, use a google cal with the time zone set behind your actual time zone. Eg if you're in the Eastern time zone, set the cal to ...


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Yes there is an (unofficial) way. I developed a tool for this. You can consult this post: https://grapeot.me/adding-a-delay-to-ifttt-recipes.html Example usage: http://lab.grapeot.me/ifttt/delay?event={EVENT}&t={DELAY IN MINUTES}&key={YOUR KEY} {YOUR KEY} is the key in IFTTT Maker Channel. More details are available in the post.


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[Further updates to this answer added below the original answer on 4th January 2013] If all you're looking to do is push new articles to dropbox, you could base your recipe on this one: https://ifttt.com/recipes/59335 From your recipe it looks like you're trying to append each new article to a text file but that you're also trying to create a new file title ...


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So the awesome guys at IFTTT sorted this out for me: [embed]{{FlickrUrl}}[/embed]<br> {{Description}} The [embed] tags were the answer !


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As mentioned in How do I connect Google + with Twitter? the lack of full read/write API for Google+ means that you can't directly tweet to G+ as of yet. However, there are browser extensions and third-party services that allow you to cross-post. Google+Tweet allows you to integrate Twitter into your Google Plus account. Certain applications, such as ...


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If the if trigger is Gmail being starred, then there is a {{bodyplain}} ingredient. You can add this to an Evernote note for your Do.


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I entered A human favorited a tweet<br> {{Text}} (@{{UserName}})<br> {{LinkToTweet}} and got the following on FB. Seems to work.


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The help page make it clear: How do I delete my IFTTT account? Please contact support@ifttt.com with your IFTTT username.


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