Automate Your Carousel Post Generation With PostNitro & Zapier

Automate Your Carousel Post Generation With PostNitro & Zapier

· 5 min read

Ever since we started PostNitro we've strived to make our user's workflows easier. Integration with Zapier is a testament to that commitment.

Let us show you how easy it is to create a Zap and automate your worflows using PostNitro with Zapier.

How to connect PostNitro.ai with Google Drive using Zapier?

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Step 1: Get your Authentication key from PostNitro.

After logging in to postnitro.ai, click on your profile button and click on Integrations.

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From the Integrations model, click the Copy button to copy your integration button.

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Step 2: Connect with Zapier.

Click on the Connect with Zapier button.

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Since we are in an invite-only app on Zapier (temporarily), you will be navigated to an accept invitation screen on Zapier. On this screen, click on the Accept Invite & Build a Zap button.

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You will be navigated to your Zaps screen. From here, click on Create and then click on New Zap.

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You will be navigated to Zap builder.

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Step 2.1: Create PostNitro Trigger.

Click on Trigger

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Search and select PostNitro.

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From the Events, select Publish a Carousel Post and click on Continue.

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From the Account section, click on the Choose button. From the drop-down menu, select + Connect a new account.

Since I’ve been testing it on my account you can see a lot of connections in the screenshot. For you, since it would be your first connection you will just see the connect new button.
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Authenticate your account by entering your email address and the authentication key copied in Step 1. After entering both details, click on the continue button.

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After successful authentication, click on the Continue to proceed to test the Zap.

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Since we will just be fetching information from PostNitro, no further setup is required. Just click on the Test trigger button.

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We will send in our sample PDF for you to test your trigger. From here, click on Continue with selected records to set up the Google Drive action.

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Step 2.2: Setup Google Drive action

Search and select Google Drive action.

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From the Events for Google Drive, scroll down, select Upload File, and click on Continue.

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Log in to your Google Drive account.

Again, since I’ve been testing the setup, my account is already logged in. You will see the + Connect a new account button to log in.
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Select the account you want to authenticate Zapier with and allow permissions.

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Click on Continue to finalize your account authentication.

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Now, let’s set up the Actions.

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Click on the Drive drop-down and select My Google Drive or any other drive that you have connected on Google Drive.

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Click on the Folder drop-down and select your desired destination for the Carousel.

I created the folder on my drive with the title Posts From PostNitro.
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Click on the File drop-down and select Carousel Url.

Since we pass three parameters to Zapier, the Carousel Url parameter contains the carousel post in PDF format. The URL sent here is a public link to the PDF document.
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Click on the Convert to Document drop-down and select False. Since we are already passing the data in PDF format, conversion here is not required.

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Click on the File Name drop-down and select the Carousel Name parameter. This is the same name users set for their carousel posts.

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Click on the File Extension and enter “pdf”.

Now everything is set. Click on Continue.

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Finally, click on the Test step button to test the Zap.

You will get a success notification; now, all you need to do is Publish your Zap.

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To validate, navigate to your selected folder to see the PDF file on Google Drive.

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Pro tip: Don’t forget to name your Zap :D
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Step 3: Publish To Google Drive.

Back on PostNitro, your integration will be live. You will see the following screen when everything is in order.

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To publish via Zapier. Create your Carousel post and click on the Download button. Preview your carousel (make any changes if necessary). Then click on the Export to Zapier button.

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On success, you will be notified that the carousel post has been sent to Zapier for further action.

The Export to Zapier button will be disabled here to avoid the carousel post being sent multiple times to the integration for publishing.
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The carousel post has been transferred to your Google Drive.

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Conclusion

The above example is just one of many integrations that can be built using Zapier.

Send your carousel PDF to your Slack channel or create email drafts. Your imagination is your only limitation.

We will be creating pre-made templates soon for you to use, making it easier to transfer your information.

If you have any questions, you can contact us using the chat widget on our website or by email at support@postnitro.ai.

PS: at the moment, only one Zap is supported with one workspace on PostNitro. We’ll be working on expanding this functionality soon ;)
Muneeb Awan

About Muneeb Awan

Muneeb here, Co-Founder of PostNitro.ai.

I've accumulated 10 years of experience and now applying everything I've learned in my journey in this project as a first-time founder.

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