IFTTT and WordPress: Part 2

In my first post about WordPress and IFTTT integration, I explained how I would be using IFTTT, to automatically tweet to my Twitter account when I added a new post to my WordPress blog. The experiment didn’t go as planned, so I’ve had to try an alternative method.

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IFTTT and WordPress

I’ve recently discovered the powerful IOT application IFTTT (If This Then That). Through the creation of Recipes. you can automate a multitude of tasks, by connecting a growing list of applications and services referred to as Channels.

In fact, this post is the subject of an IFTTT experiment. I’ve created a recipe with IFTTT’s WordPress and Twitter channels. If it works as I expect, this post should be tweeted on my twitter feed at @DanielRidd.

Check out the results in Part 2

Exim “Client host rejected: cannot find your reverse hostname…”

I have a VPS through Vultr, which I use as a web server. Many of the websites hosted on the server need to send emails, so a simple MTA (Mail Transfer Agent) is required. I’ve configured the server to use Exim for all outgoing email from the websites.

One day when I was browsing the Exim log files, I came across an error like the one below. Continue reading

Social Plugin For WordPress “Error validating access token: Session has expired on…”


Social is a plugin for WordPress which interacts with a user’s Facebook and Twitter account.  It allows you to publish news of your blog posts and pages to the two social media platforms, as well as a few other features.

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WordPress Problem Solved: “You do not have sufficient permissions to access this page”


I had this problem with one of the WordPress websites I manage. The solution was relatively simple, but it took me quite a while to find it. I want to share the steps I took, in the hope that I can relieve some other WordPress admins of the stress that I went through.

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