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Custom Website API

  • 15 October 2020
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Hi Zapier Community,

I want to know if the following is possible:

I have a custom website with a custom framework built with PHP. I want Zapier to be able to detect a form submit from Gravity Forms and send a JSON request to my custom PHP website.

Tom from TMM


Best answer by Troy Tessalone 20 October 2020, 06:10

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If you’re using WordPress you’ll need to install the Zapier add-on for Gravity Forms:

Gravity Forms can then be used as a Zap trigger:

You can use a Webhook step to make an API request:

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I understand when you send a form with Gravity Forms, it runs an action on Zapier. That’s not what I’m asking.


What I’m asking is, can Zapier send out an API request to a custom site with json data, in response to another action? The custom site, is not an app currently in Zapier, but an API I have built myself. When I look at it has a list of apps you can connect to. The issue is that I want it to connect to my external custom build API, not an API build into Zapier. For example:




[“name”: “Tom Snow”, “task”: “create EDM Campaign”, “due_date”: “2020-10-20”]



On WordPress I submit Gravity Form, it triggers an event in Zapier, same as what Troy suggested. But based on this, Zapier sends out a json blog to an external API with the form data as a json blob. This external API is not an app currently in Zapier. Is this possible?

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Would for example ClickFunnels, solve my issue? Thank you. 


Tom from TMM

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Webhook actions available:


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Sorry, I didn’t understand Webhooks By Zapier is the actual name of the APP. I thought you were describing what I wanted (connecting to API apps), now I realise its the apps name. Its actually called that.

Face palm

Thank you

Tom from TMM