Zapier + Gravity Forms = web developer nirvana!

zapierWe’re really smitten with Zapier.  It makes our lives as web developers so much easier!

In general, software integrators—people who hook one utility, app or software to another and get them talking to each other—get paid big bucks, which usually puts their services out of the reach of most organizations.

Zapier is changing that.  For very low cost, web developers like us can integrate seemingly disparate software to make all sorts of things possible, including complex, automated workflows.

Here’s one example of what can be done with Gravity Forms, the most robust (and therefore most popular) WordPress plugin for creating fillable email feedback forms:

The Gravity Forms Zapier Add-On was first released on July 15.  It allows you to integrate Gravity Forms with over 200+ services and applications. But it’s also a service that is a bit hard to fully understand without seeing an example of how it is used.

Here is a quick rundown of what one developer is using Gravity Forms and Zapier to automate a web consulting project from start to finish:

  • Customer submits Gravity Form.
  • Customer makes payment via PayPal.
  • After payment is received the customer is added to their MailChimp mailing list.
  • After the customer is added to their MailChimp mailing list it is then adding to their Google Contacts.
  • After the customer is added to Google Contacts a new card is created in their Trello account.
  • After the customer is added to their MailChimp mailing list an email is sent to the admin.
  • After the customer is added to their MailChimp mailing list an email is sent to the customer.
  • After the customer is added to their MailChimp mailing list a new contact is added to their FreeAgent CRM account.
  • After the customer is added to their MailChimp mailing list a new tweet is scheduled in their Buffer account celebrating their new customer.

All of this is triggered by the customer simply submitting a Gravity Form. Zapier then allows you to take that data and perform as many complex actions as you’d like, integrating with over 200+ services and applications.

If you haven’t taken a look at what Zapier can do for you, what are you waiting for? Call us!

2016-10-17T10:29:50+00:00 December 6th, 2013|Industry News, Product News, WordPress|