Integrate Gravity Forms With Zapier

How to Automate Your Life and Everyday Tasks with Zapier

Every day, we carry out hundreds of small tasks. On their own, they wear’& rsquo; t take much time. However they can add up, particularly if you think about that time for a whole year. However we’& rsquo; re technologists and it’& rsquo; s 2020. How can we use tools like Zapier to make robotics

What can we make with Zapier Zaps?

The fantastic part about Zapier is each app combination makes its API offered by means of Zapier to other app integrations giving you a lots of alternatives to connect and construct effective workflows.

Especially, we're going to find out how to do a couple of things:

Sending out a text every morning if it's going to rain

Set up a weekly print task to keep your ink fresh

Receive emails for brand-new tasks on Smashing Publication's task board

While each of these jobs are little, they wind up conserving you a great deal of time. And if you're creative, you can build upon these workflows to tailor a lot more.

What is Zapier?

Zapier is an automation tool that connects all of the apps you enjoy and develops effective totally automated workflows. Whether it's automating sending out an email or ensuring that brand-new article gets a tweet, we can get rid of the manual steps of mundane jobs to concentrate on other things that art crucial.

Each time you develop a new workflow, you're producing a “& ldquo; Zap & rdquo;. It's essentially Zapier's method to offer a name to the workflow you create.Getting going with a Zapier account

Before we enter establishing workflows, you'll require an account.

Registering for Zapier is free and you get 5 complimentary Zaps to begin, so we don't have to worry about cost here.

Now let's get into the Zaps.

Zap 1: Get a text if it's going to rain with Zapier

To get an idea of how this works, we'll start with something easy. We're going to set up a Zap that will send us a text message if the weather predicts rain.

To start, click the huge Make a Zap button on the leading left of the page when you're logged into your account.

Making a new Zap Here, Zapier wishes to know the first app we wish to connect. Because we're going to base our Zap on the weather condition, search for “& ldquo; weather & rdquo; and select Weather by Zapier. Choosing the Weather condition by Zapier integration It will then ask you to select a Trigger Event, where you'll choose “& ldquo; Will It Rain”Today? & rdquo;, then you can click the Continue

button. Selecting the Will it Rain Today? event When choosing Weather as an occasion, it requires a bit of details to give us a customized forecast. Particularly, it requires your Latitude and Longitude, which we can search for utilizing latlong.net Finding latitude and longitude with latlong.net You can then enter your Latitude and Longitude into the Customize Forecast screen of Zapier, choose your Systems which defaults to Fahrenheit, and then click the big Continue button.

At this point, you can click Test Trigger, which simply ensures it's working, and click Continue once again.

Now we're going to tell Zapier what to do with the details once it understands it's going to rain.

In the Do this ... panel, search for “& ldquo; sms & rdquo; and select SMS by Zapier

. Picking SMS by Zapier We're going to leave the App and Event as the defaults, so the next screen you can simply click Continue.

SMS App and Occasion Now, for Zapier to send you a text, it requires to confirm that your telephone number comes from you or that the telephone number is intentionally signing up for these texts. To do that, it sends you a one-time PIN that you'll get in.

So click Check in to SMS by Zapier, which will open a popup window.

Here, enter your phone number, and choose Sms or Call as the confirmation method at which point it will call you with a PIN.

Sign in to SMS by Zapier and send a PIN With that PIN, enter it into the field and click Continue.

Entering the SMS verification PING At this moment the window will close and move you back to the initial flow. Here, click Continue once again.

Now we get to tailor the text that we get.

In the From Number field, Zapier gives a lot of telephone number you can utilize. You can either select one number to always send out from, which you can establish as a contact so you understand it's Zapier, or you can pick Random, which will utilize a random number whenever.

Then, click inside of Message, and it will bring up some choices. I need to know whatever possible if it's going to rain, consisting of the probability, max temperature, and summary, so we can choose all or as much as we want and again click Continue.

Configuring Weather condition message Finally we get to test if our Zap worked. At this point everything should be configured, so click the Test & & Review button and you should get a sample text!

Note: If you select a single From Number, you may be limited in how frequent you can get texts, so if you do not get it right away, that may be why. Setting random assists avoid that issue, but the the number isn't consistent.

And when you're happy with the setup, you can click Turn On Zap.

Switching on the SMS Zap You'll now get texts in the morning if the weather condition is anticipating rain!

Zap 2: Print a test every week with Google Cloud Print

This one doesn't sound amazing, however have you ever gone through an extended period of time where you didn't print something, just to wind up with dried out printer heads or even worse yet, a now unsalvageable printer?

We can avoid this by just running a weekly print job that keeps our printer ink good and fresh.

For this, we'll utilize Google Cloud Print. To make this work, you'll need to currently have this set up with your Google account.

Let's produce a brand-new Zap and this time for our “& ldquo; When this takes place & hellip;” & rdquo; search for and choose Arrange by Zapier.

Choosing Schedule by Zapier We can then choose a Trigger Occasion of Every Week and click Continue.

Setting Trigger Occasion as Each Week Next, you can choose the Day Of The Week and Time Of Day you want to print. I personally run this job weekly at 8pm on Sundays right before the start of a new week. As soon as configured, click Continue.

Setting up Zapier schedule At this point, we can click Test trigger, which similar to before makes certain it's working correctly, and then we can click Continue.

Now, for our “& ldquo;” Do this & hellip; & rdquo; we want to print, so look for and choose Google Cloud Print

. Choosing Google Cloud Print And for the action, select Submit Print Task.

Setting Submit Print Task as Action Occasion At this moment, you'll require to sign into Google Cloud Print. This will open a window and have you log in through Google so that Zapier can interface with the service.

When connected, click Continue.

Now we can set up out print job. Here we'll want to specify what we print.

Setting Up Print Task in Zapier In the above, we're setting up:

Which Printer: the printer we want to print to linked to Google Cloud Print

Material: this can be a URL to a document, HTML, or plain text. I'm utilizing a URL which is a basic test page I made that has some color in it

Content Type: you'll wish to set this depending on what you embed in Content. If you set a URL like I did, it must be URL

Title Of Print Task: the name of the task so you can see it in the print logs

Variety of Copies: most likely just desire 1 so it does not squander ink and paper

Color or Black and white: you'll want to clearly set this if you desire color. The concept is to refresh all of the ink cartridges, so just printing black won't help the color ink, so in my case, I chose color

The rest of the fields are optional, do not hesitate to tailor to your taste.

With our setup set, click Continue, and similar to before, we can click Test to see our print task in action and if we more than happy, we can click Switch on Zap!

Test print from Zapier print job If you wish to utilize the very same file, you can discover it here:

https://fay.io/printer-test.pdf

Zap 3: Smashing Magazine Task Informs with Gmail

If we're trying to find a job, it can be a discomfort to need to check out every task board every day (or every hour, am I right?). But we can automate this process when the task board supports it.

Luckily, task boards like Smashing Magazine and a lot of others provide RSS feeds which we can hook right in to Zapier to automate getting an email whenever a new job is posted.

To get going, let's create a new Zap, and this time, look for RSS and choose RSS by Zapier.

Choosing RSS by Zapier For our Trigger Occasion, choose New Product in Feed, then click Continue.

Setting New Product in Feed as Trigger Event At this moment, we want to get in a feed URL. This will be the URL to the XML RSS feed that websites make available. For Smashing Magazine, you can find it here:

So get in that URL above into Feed URL (you can leave Username and Password blank), and keep Various GUID selected for What Sets off A New Feed Item. Then click Continue.

Setting RSS Feed URL Like usual, now you can test the trigger to ensure it works. If the RSS feed stands, this will be smooth, otherwise you might see a mistake. The above URL needs to stand!

Evaluating the RSS feed Next, we require to select what we want to finish with the brand-new item. Since we desire it emailed, we can choose our email service, which in my case is Gmail.

Choosing Gmail in Zapier For our action, we want to Send Email.

Setting Action Event as Send Email Next, you wish to check in to your account, similar to what we finished with Google Cloud Print. This should be your Google account that you use Gmail with.

Check in to Gmail Now when we personalize our e-mail, we want to consist of the following:

To: anywhere you want these sent out to, probably the same account you signed into Gmail with

From: pick your Gmail account

From Name: can be anything you'll recognize, like I'll utilize Colbybot

Subject: can be whatever you 'd like, but an useful idea might be “& ldquo; New Job Alert: followed by picking the title from the dropdown choice

Body Type: you can leave as Plain

Body: I would suggest consisting of all tokens you'll discover helpful consisting of the Title, Description, and Link

Configuring job notification email Once you're done configuring, you can hit continue. Then, comparable to in the past, click Test & & Review, and you ought to receive your test email.

Test task alert e-mail Finally if you enjoy with the configuration, switch on the Zap, and enjoy your task search!

More Concepts

Here's more concepts to get you moving in the ideal direction:

Post Tweets to Slack: whenever an account tweets or somebody from a list of accounts tweets, post that tweet to Slack

File Github Bugs to Jira: whenever somebody tags a Github Concern with a label of “& ldquo; bug & rdquo;, produce a new ticket in Jira with that Problem details

Post RSS Items to Twitter: do you write your own content? Establish an RSS feed to instantly publish a tweet with your new article

Not Google Assistant

The only thing that it's missing for me today is Google Assistant, otherwise I would have consisted of some Zap ideas for that.

IFTTT supports Google Assistant for simpler circulations, however Zapier can get more powerful.

Webhooks

Zapier supports web hooks suggesting you can really do whatever you want. Though this is a premium feature, you can set up some custom workflows based off of new information Zapier sees or accept requests that you publish to set off other automations.

What's your preferred Zap?

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Integrate Gravity Forms With Zapier