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Send Notifications With Ntfy for New WordPress Posts (Simple Guide)

Ashraf Samhouri | Published on September 11, 2023
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Keeping up with all your WordPress posts can get pretty overwhelming, especially when managing multiple websites. It's easy to lose track of what's been published 🤷‍♂️.

Here's where Ntfy comes into the picture. It's an awesome tool that simplifies your life by sending you notifications every time a new post is published on WordPress.

Coming up next? A step-by-step guide on how to set up this handy automation. By the end, you'll never miss a single update from your WordPress sites. Let's get crackin'!

Essentials for Automating WordPress Post Notifications with Ntfy

Before we dive in, let's make sure you've got all the tools you need to whip up this automation magic. Here's what you'll need:

  • A Activepieces account: This is our playground where we're gonna cook up this automation.
  • A WordPress account: You'll need this cause it's where your posts are coming from, duh!
  • A Ntfy account: This is where you’re gonna get those sweet notifications every time a post goes live.

Got everything? Awesome! Now let’s get down to business and start automating.

Step 1: Copy the WordPress + Ntfy template

Let's begin by copying this template on Activepieces. It's an automation template that begins when a new post is published on WordPress and ends by sending a notification through Ntfy.

While you're copying the template, you'll be prompted to sign in or sign up for your Activepieces account. Once that's done, a copy of the flow will be made in your account. This flow can be customized to suit your needs, and it's a solid starting point for our journey.

Step 2: Understand the WordPress + Ntfy automation structure

Flow structure

Once you've copied the automation template into your account, you'll notice a ready-made flow on your screen.

The first step in any automation flow is known as the trigger. In this case, the trigger is set to fire whenever a new post is published on WordPress. So, as the name suggests, every time you hit publish on a new blog post, this flow will spring into action.

Following that, the next step sends a notification via Ntfy. So, instead of repeatedly checking your WordPress site for new posts, you'll get a nifty notification through Ntfy anytime a new post goes live. Isn't that just wicked cool?

Step 3: Configure your WordPress + Ntfy flow

Now that we've decoded how this automation flow works, it's time to configure the steps to ensure they align with our requirements and accounts. Here's how to do it:

Firstly, click on 'New Post' (the trigger step in your flow). Make sure it's connected to your WordPress account. If not, simply add a new connection and connect your WordPress account following the instructions in the connection popup.

Next up, click on ‘Send Notification’ (Ntfy step in your flow). Again, check if it's connected to your Ntfy account. If not, add a new connection and follow the prompts to connect your Ntfy account.

Once everything's connected and configured, take a deep breath because... Congrats! You've done it! You've set up the automation flow for getting notified on Ntfy whenever there's a new post on WordPress.

All that's left to do now is to sit back, relax, and let Activepieces do the hard work for you. No more FOMO, you'll never miss a new post update from your WordPress sites again! 🎉

Other Automation Ideas for Wordpress

Automation Ideas for Wordpress

Idea 1: Automate Document Creation for New Wordpress Posts

Ever found yourself wishing there was a way to automatically save your new Wordpress posts as documents for easy reference? Well, stop daydreaming and start doing with Activepieces!

Here's the scoop: Whenever you publish a new post on WordPress, Activepieces can be set up to automatically create a new document in Google Docs (or any other document service) with all the post content. It's like having your own personal stenographer, minus the outdated typewriter and the need for payroll 😜.

In Activepieces, it's just about setting the right 'trigger' and 'action'. Select "New Post" in Wordpress as the trigger, and pick your document service (like Google Docs) for creating a new document as the action. You'll then get a ready-to-go flow that will auto-magically do the job every time you put out a new post.

And hey, this nifty trick isn't limited to Google Docs. The same idea can be applied for other services like Dropbox Paper, Microsoft Word, and more. You're welcome!

Idea 2: Auto-Share New WordPress Posts on Social Media

Got a fresh new blog post hot off the press and want to shout it from the digital rooftops? Why not let Activepieces help you take care of that?

Here's the deal: Activepieces can auto-share your new WordPress posts on social media platforms, like Twitter. You publish the post on WordPress (the trigger) and boom! Activepieces shares it on Twitter (the action). It's like having your very own publicist, minus the Hollywood price tag.

Set it up by selecting "New Post" in Wordpress as the trigger and Twitter as the action where the new post is to be created. This simple flow will do the job each time you hit publish on WordPress.

The icing on the cake? The same concept can be applied to other social media platforms such as LinkedIn, Instagram for Business, and Facebook Pages. How cool is that?

Idea 3: When New Post in Wordpress, Send an email in Email Provider service

Picture this: you've just polished off a killer WordPress post and hit publish. Wouldn't it be swell if all your subscribers got an email about it without you having to lift a finger? Cue Activepieces!

By setting "New Post" in Wordpress as the trigger and picking your email provider service (like Gmail) as the action to send an email, Activepieces can make that dream a reality. Every time you publish a post, it'll automatically shoot out an email to your chosen list. Sweet, right?

And guess what? This ain't just for Gmail. The same concept works wonders for other services like SMTP, SendGrid too. Your subscribers will always be in the know, and you can kick back with a well-deserved cuppa joe! 🍵