In this guide we explore the general concept of creating Text Tiles within Stackla whenever an email is sent to a specific Gmail Account.
- Reddit: Reddit is an entertainment, social networking and news website where users can submit content, such as text posts or direct links generating an online bulletin board system.
- Zapier: Zapier is a tool for primarily non-technical users to connect together web apps. An integration between two apps is called a Zap. A Zap is made up of a Trigger and an Action. Whenever the trigger happens in one app, Zapier will automatically perform the action in another app.
What you require:
This guide assumes you have the following:
- Zapier Account
- Stackla License
- Reddit Account
The Fun Part:
Stackla has made it easy to connect your Reddit Account account to your Stack via the Middleware tool Zapier by creating a Shared Zap for your convenience. To install and run on your Stack, simply follow the steps below.
1. Install the Zapier for Stackla Plugin
To access the plugin, simply go to the Plugin directory within your Stack and install the plugin titled 'Zapier’.
Once setup you will be given the option to configure your Zap and Instance details.
Here you can specify a name for your Zap within your Stackla environment and generate an access token which you will need later on in this process.
2. Install the Shared Zap
Once you have configured Zapier on the Stackla side, you can now take advantage of the already created ‘Shared Zap’.
Find the ‘Create Stackla Image Tiles from reddit Topics Shared Zap' on the Reddit plugin in the Stackla Plugin Directory. Click the ‘Use this Zap’ button.
From here you will be given the opportunity to connect your Reddit account to Zapier. Simply click on ‘Connect’ to start the process of linking the two applications.
Reddit will prompt you to either log into your existing Reddit account or sign up for a new Reddit account.
Once you've logged in/signed up, you will be prompted to grant Zapier’s access to your account. Once access is granted, you can then specify what 'Topic' you would like to crawl Reddit for.
Once completed you can now start the process of linking your Stackla account to Zapier. Again to progress, simply click on the Connect option to progress.
From here you can add your Access Token (as generated before) and the Shortname for your Stack.
Once linked you can now start associating fields from Reddit with relevant Tile fields within Stackla. To assist with the process a number of fields have already been matched up.
Note: Want to associate more fields from Reddit with your Stack? Simply click on ‘Show Advanced Options’.
Once you are happy with the association, you can now click ‘Save + Finish’ and send your Zap live.