ifttt is a no-code/low-code tool for automation.
You can chain trigger events (“if someone tweets a new tweet with the hash-tag coding”) to commands (“then send me an email”).
My goal was to receive a webhook event, so that I can send an email.
I create my newsletter via buttondown.email. I have a script that creates a new newsletter draft from my blog posts via GitHub actions.
Everything happens automatically.
When a new draft drops, I want to receive a notification. Buttondown has a webhooks API that can send POST requests to an endpoint — for example, to ifttt.
You have to create a new ifttt “recipe” with the webhooks trigger.
In your ifttt webhooks settings, you will see an URL that looks like this:
I need to tell buttondown.email to send a webhooks request to that URL.
But the correct URL is different than the one shown in the ifttt UI.
You’ll need to chain it like this:
Let’s say you call your trigger action
Then the URL for the POST request looks like this (replace
<the-random-string> with your unique ID):
I could not find that information on the official website, but some third-party blog posts (see below) pointed me in the right direction.