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Automate Your Workflow: Creating a Zapier Integration for Trello Card Movements

Published on Feb 28th, 2024

Streamlining your project management has never been easier with the use of automation tools like Zapier. For those utilizing Trello for task management, automation can significantly increase efficiency. In this article, we'll guide you through the simple steps to create a 'Zap' that triggers whenever a new card is moved to a list on Trello.

Step 1: Create a Zapier Account
First, you'll need an account with Zapier. If you haven't already, head over to and sign up for free.

Step 2: Make a New Zap
After logging in, click the 'Make a Zap!' button. This is the starting point for creating your automated task.

Step 3: Choose Your Trigger App
Search for and select 'Trello' as the trigger app. The trigger is the event that starts your Zap.

Step 4: Select the Trigger Event
Choose 'Card Moved to List' from the list of trigger events. This will cause your Zap to execute whenever a Trello card is moved to a specific list.

Step 5: Connect Your Trello Account
Next, you'll need to connect your Trello account to Zapier. Click the 'Connect a New Account' button and follow the prompts to authorize the connection.

Step 6: Customize Trigger
Once your Trello account is connected, customize the trigger by selecting the specific board and list you want to monitor. This tailors the Zap to your specific workflow.

Step 7: Test Your Trigger
Before proceeding, test the trigger to ensure Zapier is detecting the card movements correctly. A successful test will confirm that your setup is functioning as expected.

Step 8: Choose an Action App
Now, select the app where you want the action to take place in response to the trigger. This can be another tool like Slack, Google Sheets, email, or any of the supported apps on Zapier.

Step 9: Select the Action Event
Choose the action that should be taken in your selected app when a Trello card moves to your specified list. This could be sending a message, creating a new spreadsheet row, etc.

Step 10: Connect Your Action App and Customize
Connect your chosen action app to Zapier, similar to what you did with Trello, and customize the action details to fit your needs.

Step 11: Test Your Action
After setting up the action, run a test to confirm it works correctly. Make adjustments if necessary.

Step 12: Name and Turn on Your Zap
Give your Zap a name that clearly describes its function, then toggle it on.

You've now automated part of your workflow, freeing up valuable time and minimizing the risk of human error. For any further customizations or integrations, repeat the process and create new Zaps to continue streamlining your project management tasks within Trello and beyond.

For more detailed instructions or assistance with Zapier integrations, get in touch with our expert development and technology consulting team—your partners in optimizing business processes through cutting-edge automation solutions.

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