Pinboard is a great service built by one dude who recently refused to be abused by IFTTT. Good for him, but now what? He suggests alternatives like zapier but if like me you would rather keep using IFTTT, there is a simple solution. IFTTT actually has a webhook channel that we can use to talk to the pinboard API directly. Even if you don’t understand all the words of the last sentence, you will be able to follow this tutorial, it’ll be only slightly trickier to set up than the recipes you created for the old pinboard channels.

First, head over to the “Maker” channel and activate it. Maker is actually the “webhook” channel.

You’ll find this post in your _posts directory. Go ahead and edit it and re-build the site to see your changes. You can rebuild the site in many different ways, but the most common way is to run jekyll serve, which launches a web server and auto-regenerates your site when a file is updated.

To add new posts, simply add a file in the _posts directory that follows the convention YYYY-MM-DD-name-of-post.ext and includes the necessary front matter. Take a look at the source for this post to get an idea about how it works.

Jekyll also offers powerful support for code snippets:

def print_hi(name)
  puts "Hi, #{name}"
#=> prints 'Hi, Tom' to STDOUT.

Check out the Jekyll docs for more info on how to get the most out of Jekyll. File all bugs/feature requests at Jekyll’s GitHub repo. If you have questions, you can ask them on Jekyll Talk.