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This article is for you if:you use Elementor and want to send form submissions to Zapier you use Elementor, want to send form submissions to other apps, and are just learning that Zapier enables you to do it. you’re comfortable trying Webhooks by Zapier (it’s not as scary as it sounds…promise) and are on a paid Zapier plan, which is required in order to use Webhooks.The Challenge The Quick Overview The Detailed Step-by-Step Zapier: Create a Zap Using Webhooks by Zapier Zapier: Copy the URL That Your Form Will Use Elementor: Activate Webhooks As a Post-Submit Action Elementor: Specify the Webhook URL from Your Zap Elementor: Fill and Submit the Form Zapier: Test the Trigger Step Zapier: Add More Action Steps Using the Advanced Data Option in Your Form Wrapping UpThe ChallengeIf you’re an Elementor user, you may have found yourself wanting to send form submissions to other apps you use (like Google Sheets, CRMs, etc). You can do it by using Zapier to receive the submissions, then
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I was originally going to search Twitter for a handful of example of people who were sharing automations they’d built using Zapier. I had about ten of them ready to go, but then I stumbled upon this bold tweet from @nocodedevs: My curiosity was piqued! I’m always trying to think of such micro-SaaS ideas to build, even if just to see whether it’s possible.Enter Art West, founder of NoCodeDevs.com! In this Twitter thread he outlines the exact steps he took to build his micro-SaaS, Podscribe. In addition to Zapier, Art used Webflow, Airtable, and Bannerbear. For convenience, you can check this out on a single page on Threader but I highly encourage you to head over to Art’s Twitter thread and show him some love for sharing the process he used (with step-by-step instructions, might I add).Podscribe is a shining example of what you can accomplish with no-code tools, like Zapier, and a bit of creativity!I wonder if we should start writing articles here in the Zapier Community about how to bu
Welcome back, Zappers! This is our 5th installment in the Formatter Features series and today we’re going to be looking at how to use Formatter to alter date formats. Missed the first five? You can check them out here:What We’ll be CoveringFixing dates that are in the wrong formatDates aren’t always sent from one app in a format that other apps are expecting, which can cause the day and month values to be swapped around!Custom Date FormatsThere may be times when the date format you need isn’t one of options available to select, so you’ll need to use custom date variables to create a custom date format.Extracting the time from a dateSometimes we’ll receive both a date and time value in a field, but we only need the time. With a Formatter step we reformat it to extract just the time.Converting Unix timestamps into readable datesUnix timestamps are a nice way for a computer to reference a date and time in seconds, but for us humans, they aren’t so easy to understand!How to use Formatter t
Hey automators! I’ve got something special for you today :)This content was originally created by William Nutt, the Notion expert behind Notion VIP and Notion A-to-Z. See the original post, Automate Notion Relations with Zapier, and companion video.With his permission, here’s his blog post. Be sure to check out his blog as well.Zapier is essential to architecting a cohesive and streamlined system with Notion. It powers automations and integrations with other apps. But a persisting limitation is Zapier’s inability to update Relation properties. As a workaround, we can directly access the Notion API with the Code by Zapier action.Let’s walk through the configuration with a hypothetical scenario. Members of Notion A-to-Z enjoy access to the functional demos and Zap template. If you’ve yet to join, we’d love to have you onboard.For this tutorial, you’ll want to have an existing Zapier account and basic familiarity with Zaps, including the Webhooks by Zapier trigger.The ScenarioAs a framewo
Mod Edit: 03-22-2023Before I start, I first want to say that there are LOTS of ways to scrape data from websites. The options I’m discussing below are the ones that make it the easiest to do (in my opinion), and relatively affordably for the average person.Let’s jump in!Browse AIAccording to them: The easiest way to extract and monitor data from any website. Train a robot in 2 minutes. No coding required.Zapier integration? Yes, see it here.Send to webhook URL? Yes, but it’s raw data and isn’t super easy to work with in Zapier.Free plan? YesSchedule data extraction? Yes. You can choose minutes, hours, days, weeks, months.Direct integrations? You can sync the extracted data to Google Sheets (and you can trigger a Zap on those newly added rows, if you’d like). Airtable is coming soon, according to their website. SimplescraperAccording to them: Extract data from any website in seconds. Download instantly, scrape in the cloud, or create an APIZapier integration? As of the writing of this a
We’re so excited to share that ZapConnect is back!⚡On September 28, 2023, from 9:00 a.m.- to 2:30 p.m. PT/12:00- 5:30 p.m. ET, we invite you to join us at our free virtual user conference.Tune in live to ZapConnect for:A keynote address by Sam Altman: Join Sam Altman, CEO at OpenAI, and Wade Foster, CEO and co-founder at Zapier, in a fireside chat that explores the impact of AI and automation on various industries. Through real-world examples, they'll share how people are using this tech to go beyond what was possible before. Build-along Zap workshops: Learn from fellow automators and industry pros. They'll show you how to scale your Zaps so you can automate your way to success. Networking and exploring the tools of the future: Get the scoop straight from innovative thought leaders on how you can use new Zapier products and AI to move forward faster.Join us and together we'll explore how to streamline your processes and scale your sales at ZapConnect!Register today to save your free s
Hey friends! This week I want to show you a neat way to use a Zap to help streamline the process of finding new content ideas on Twitter.The challenge The Solution In a hurry? Setting up the Trigger Setting up the Digest Setting up the Notifications Wrapping UpThe challengeWe’re all busy people and Twitter is...well to be honest, all social media can be a noisy, distracting place. It’s so easy to get sucked in and end up spending hours looking at other people’s tweets on Twitter only to realise it’s now the end of the day and you’ve barely ticked two items off your to do list today.Instead of scrolling hundreds of tweets on Twitter looking for content inspiration or things to share to your other social media accounts wouldn’t it be great to have a Zap do all the leg work for you and send you a list of relevant tweets to review? Yep, that’s what I thought too.The SolutionFor this challenge I’m going to go over how to set up a Zap that runs a search for new tweets matching specific s
If you’ve been around the Zapier Community, you’ve almost certainly come across our first member spotlight guest, Troy Tessalone. Troy is one of our community’s most beloved and active members, along with being a top Certified Zapier Expert!We sat down with Troy to learn more about how his company, Automation Ace, has scaled with Zapier and how he views community engagement:—----------------------------------------------------------------------------How did Automation Ace come to fruition? What's the story behind Troy?I've always been interested in technology, the internet, and puzzles, but didn't expect to get into online freelance consulting. I had been working in technical product management at startups for 10 years, and was ready for a change.While taking some time off to travel, I thought about what capabilities I had that I could offer while crafting a lifestyle career. I knew I was good with learning how to use apps, applying logic, and optimizing operations.I clued into the no-
We have an existing help doc for the Line Itemizer, and it does a great job of breaking down how to use it. I wanted to present a practical use case (inspired by a question from one of our Community members, actually).ExampleUsing the example above, let’s say you had a lead generation form and when someone submits their information you’d like to create an order in something like WooCommerce, or QuickBooks Online.For each submission, it’s always going to be the same items and quantity. These are free items, so you don’t have to worry about having a cost affixed to them. But you’d like to keep track of those, maybe to provide an invoice to the person (“here are your freebies, thanks for giving me your information”) or for your own accounting.The ObstacleThe tricky part is that WooCommerce and QuickBooks Online support line items, but you don’t have data in that format when the Zap triggers from your form.You could use a Code step, assuming you’re familiar with how that works, but there’s
A common workflow that we get asked about is something along the lines of:When someone buys Product X from my online store, I need to add them to the Bought Product X list in my email marketing app.At first glance, you’d think that Paths would be a solution, or maybe having multiple Zaps that each have a filter. While you can do it that way, and if the number of variations is small it may not be a bad idea, there’s another way to do it.Instead, you could try using a function of our Formatter app called a lookup table.In a nutshell, it allows you to look at the values coming into a particular field and set up various options for “when this comes in, output this”. Example: When “Product X” comes in the “Item Purchased” field of your online store, output “Bought Product X”. Then in your action step, you map the output of that lookup table instead of choosing one of the options from the dropdown.You can imagine setting up multiple input/output pairs for the various products whose purchaser
Hi there, this is Erin Oz from the Premier Support Team with a workflow idea to share. Background InfoDo you have a lot of files in your Google Drive, but you can never find what you’re looking for? Or have you thought about doing a file reorganization project, and wondered if there’s a way to automate a record of which files have been added to the new folder? Folks with large collections of video files, audio files, or other libraries of information often try to use nesting folders in a Drive to keep things organized, but it can be hard to browse through items that meet certain criteria. For example, my brass quintet has a large library of sheet music. A “work” (a song) consists of parts for each member of the group. So for a standard brass quintet, there will be five “parts” for each work: Trumpet 1, Trumpet 2, Horn, Trombone, and Bass Trombone (Tuba). We keep a folder with the title of the work, and each folder contains five PDF files for each part. Any given work also has a number
Deb here, from the Zapier blog. I use Coda for my organizational documents (is that what you call them?), but I'm starting to think I might have jumped on the wrong bandwagon, because Team Notion is gaining a ton of steam. Last week, I had three freelancers pitch me "How I run my business on Notion." Earlier this week, we published an article by someone who actually uses Notion as her to-do list. Apparently that's not the best use of Notion, but she came up with a template that works for task management, and she was kind enough to share it with us:How to use Notion as a to-do list (with template)Whether they're using Notion for their to-do list, their personal projects, or to run their entire business, Notion users seem to agree: set some Zaps up. Here are a few ideas to get you started, along with a Notion expert's take on what's worth automating. How to use Zapier to automate Notion How a Notion expert automates his workspace Are you Team Notion? What do you use it for? And how do
Hey folks, it’s Tim here from Premier Support with another Workflow for you!If you’ve ever been trying to set up a Zap but you weren’t able to get the correct Sample Data pulled into the Trigger, I’ve recorded a 5 minute video to show how to work around this problem. You can watch it here: To summarize the process in the video:Create two Zaps:Zap 1:The Trigger you want to use Webhooks by Zapier: POST ActionZap 2:Webhooks by Zapier Catch Hook TriggerThen:Copy the URL from Zap 2’s Trigger Open the POST Action in Zap 1 Paste the URL from Zap 2’s Trigger into the URL field Set the Payload Type field to Json Turn Zap 1 on Trigger Zap 1 Test Zap 2’s Trigger and you will see your Live Zap Equivalent Sample data pulled in. Build the rest of your Zap in Zap 2.When running Zap 2, Zap 1 must also be turned on.The video ends there, but I wanted to mention one more advanced tip.Once you’re sure you won’t need to edit Zap 2 for a while, you can replace the Catch Hook Trigger in Zap 2 with the Trigge
Hi, I’m Clint, a Customer Champion at Zapier! I’m obsessed with Google Sheets, Zap loops, and automating all the boring parts of life. This Wednesday, I’d like to discuss using Digest to save small updates, and then releasing them once per month as a larger newsletter.The ChallengeThis was actually a personal goal - I have a lot of silly little creative projects, and most of them are in totally different places. What I would like to do is to save all of these small things into one spot, then let folks know about all of them at the beginning of the next month.The problem is that I am very forgetful! So instead of trying to remember everything I did in a month, I would like to be able to save all of these as little bullet points as soon as I am done with them. Then I can use a Zap to put it all together into a single newsletter.The SolutionIt’s Digest! Digest is one of our internal apps, and a very interesting one indeed. It lets you save multiple pieces of information over time, then re
A couple of members of the Zapier Community team (myself and @Danvers) recently partnered with Asana to run a joint webinar about how to make use of the two apps together. The following goes into more detail than the brief overview we gave during the webinar.Here are some ways you can take your Asana to the next level by using Zapier :)1) Add tasks to projects/sections dynamicallyWe’ve had members ask us in the past if there’s a way to add tasks to specific projects/sections based on something that comes through the trigger step. I remember one example where the trigger was Typeform, and depending which option was selected in one of the form fields, they wanted to create the tasks dynamically in the appropriate area.There are a few ways to accomplish this:Option 1: Using 2+ Zapsclick to enlargeWhen using multiple Zaps with Filters, you decide which conditions you want to set, and each Zap has a different outcome. In the example above, one of the could be for when firstname.lastname@example.org is an
If you’ve been tinkering with the OpenAI Zapier integration, you may have come across the ‘Search embeddings’ action. This article covers the fundamentals of what embeddings are in AI and explains how to set up an OpenAI Search Embedding step in your Zap. In simple terms, embedding in AI compares how similar two (or more) pieces of data are to each other. For example, the word “dog” and “wolf” would both be closely related to the word “canine”, but if the embedding we use is “pet” then dog will be a much closer match. Embedding is commonly used in apps to do things like compare your search question to useful answers or show you products that might be relevant to other things you’ve looked at. If you want to learn more about the theory behind embeddings, I found this video really helpful: Using Embeddings with OpenAI in ZapierIn Zapier, you can add text as the input of an embedding step and ask the action to compare that a list of categories. The input of the action is called the ‘Query
Hello! Janine from the blog team here. Have you ever had a great idea for an app, but not the coding skills required to bring it to life? Check out this post on the Zapier blog from Hiram Nunez. He walks you through the steps needed to get from concept to working app—without using any code. How to create a no-code app using popular tools and Zapier Hiram is the founder of Swyftlight, a digital agency that, among other things, helps businesses create low- and no-code apps. The steps he shares in his post help you break down your idea into steps, find existing apps that can help you along, and then connect them to bring your app to life.Have you built a no-code app? What techniques did you use to get it up and running?
Hi! I’m Janine, one of the managing editors of the Zapier blog. If you’re anything like me, one of the worst things about taking time off work is figuring out just how to come back without becoming overwhelmed.We put together a list of five ways you can use automation to keep things under control so you come back to an orderly list, rather than an unprioritized mess. There are tips for saving and filtering emails, getting automatic summaries of project progress, collecting company announcements, and automatically updating your team on your priorities once you’re back (to hopefully minimize interruptions during those first crucial hours or days back).5 ways to catch up on work after a vacation The article also includes my personal favorite out-of-office trick: A repository your team can fill out to make sure you tackle the highest-priority things first and that nothing important gets lost in the sea of Slack notifications. Do you have any tricks you use to manage your re-entry to work?
What It Is How It Works What You Can Build With It How to turn a Zap OFF and ON with a schedule Schedule recurring messages in Slack with Zapier Check spreadsheet records on a schedule Schedule a Meeting on First Working Day Of Next Month Tips and Tricks I need to trigger on only certain days of the week when using the "Every Day" Trigger. Can I Trigger a Zap Quarterly or Annually? Can I set a time that is not on the hour using the "Every Day" Trigger? What It IsSchedule is a native Zapier app you can use for recurring tasks. Trigger an action every day of the month, every day of the week or every single day. You can also select the hour of the day. If you're a developer, this is similar to a crontab, cronjob or cron.How It WorksWith Schedule by Zapier you have the following triggers:Available triggers for Schedule by ZapierThere’s not much need to explain what each one does, as it’s pretty self-explanatory. You can trigger a Zap every hour, day, week or month.NOTE: You can skip
Hey, folks! Janine from the Zapier blog team here with another tip for you! If you’ve ever thought “I’m spending too much time logging info in my marketing platforms,” I’m here to help you out.I know, keeping a CRM or email marketing platform up to date can be a chore. You’ve got to get contacts from wherever they’re coming in—website forms, lead ads, purchases, and more—and make sure they’re added to the systems that your sales and marketing teams use to communicate with prospects and customers.If you’re still copying and pasting things or working with cumbersome CSV downloads, it’s time to find a new way. Zapier lets you send things from one system (where your contacts fill out their information) to another (where you store that info and put it to work) without anyone having to do anything. Learn how to automatically add contacts to your CRM or email marketing platform so you can keep your efforts focused on working with your contacts rather than managing them.Let us know if you do s
IntroductionHi there, this is Erin Oz from the Zapier Support Team with a tip for updating columns in monday.com.Background InfoHave you ever wanted to do a mail merge for a small batch of emails, but you’d like the option to customize the message before sending? For example, let’s say you need to send 100 thank you emails to donors. You don’t want to send the same stock message to every donor, but you also don’t want to spend hours creating email drafts manually. Let’s use a Zap!ExampleLet’s say you have donation records that show your donor’s name, donation amount, and the program they’ve donated to. Create a Google Sheet spreadsheet with two worksheet tabs. Name one tab “Trigger Sheet” - this is the sheet you will select in the Zap. Name the second tab “Contacts List” - this worksheet will be the “holding tank” for your data. Your Zap will fire when a new spreadsheet row is added, so we’ll want the existing data to be close at hand to copy/paste once the Zap is set up. (view la
Hi there! This is Deb, from the Zapier blog. As the possibility of real vacations gets closer, it’s good to start thinking about how you’ll prepare for any upcoming time off. Because the point of vacations is to not be stressed about what’s happening at work. Our staff writer Justin put together a list of 5 things to do before going out of office, and it’s mostly about making sure your apps (and Zaps!) are in order.5 things to do before going out of officeOne thing I’d never thought of was making sure all Zaps you don’t need are off before you leave. You don’t want to come back to a bunch of automated Slack messages or to-dos that are no longer relevant, so make sure you turn those puppies off before you head out. Just don’t forget to turn them back on too.What did we miss? Are there any Zaps you rely on for out-of-office time? Let me know in the comments!
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