hellbox at July 28th, 2015 09:37 — #1
I was looking to have a process fire when we make a post, but I realize Webhook doesn't allow that -- like, a post commit hook after publishing posts.
But I think I worked out how to do this. What do people think? Is there a better way?
- Tweets and Facebook posts need to be hand-crafted, but we do a lot of scheduled posts so that makes it hard for the editors to drop everything to write them. I'll make fields in our items where an editor can pre-write a tweet and Facebook post when they create the post.
- Second, each of those will be published to a unique RSS or JSON file.
- Zapier, or something like it, will poll the feed and post the newest item to the Twitter or Facebook account.
The problem is that Zapier, for the use we'd need, is more than I want to spend. $20 a month may be worth it, for our volume, but we are a book reviews website, so every penny counts.
Any other ideas?
davesnider at July 28th, 2015 11:19 — #2
That's definitely your best bet short of spinning up your own server to ping against firebase.
eduardo at July 28th, 2015 14:48 — #3
Have you looked at IFTTT?
hellbox at July 29th, 2015 22:27 — #4
@Eduardo I use IFTTT all the time (and love it), but Zapier has some better controls. IFTTT also limits @ replies in their auto-tweeting to conform with Twitter rules, and Zapier will also take a JSON/webhook input. So, still weighing the options, but Zapier seems more full featured. And, they have 300 "zaps" for free a month, which may be enough for us to squeak under the line on the free side, at least until we grow a bit.