How to get started with WordPress on Zapier

Connect to WordPress on Zapier

1. Download Zapier WordPress plugin

Before you get started creating a Zap with WordPress, you’ll need to install the Zapier WordPress plugin.

  1. First, navigate to Add New in the plugin dashboard in WordPress.
  2. Search for Zapier for WordPress.
  3. Click Install Now.
  4. Activate the plugin on the plugin dashboard.

More details are available on the plugin Installation instructions.

2. Creating a user account for Zapier (optional)

Before connecting your WordPress account, Zapier suggests creating a dedicated user for Zapier. For this user, choose Editor to grant sufficient access or choose Admin if you need Zapier to perform all actions on your website.

3. Connecting WordPress to Zapier

WordPress uses session authentication to authenticate your account on Zapier.

Required authentication fields

  • Base URL
  • Username
  • Password

About WordPress's app

Are self-hosted or cloud-hosted accounts supported? Both self- and cloud-hosted accounts  
Is a paid WordPress plan required? No You must be on a Creator plan on Wordpress.com in order to install the Zapier plugin. However, the Zapier plugin in Wordpress.org is free to install.
Are any special account permissions required? Yes
  • You must have the Zapier plugin installed.
  • Your website must be launched
  • Zapier recommendations:
    • Create a user for Zapier in your WordPress login credentials.
    • Use SSL with your website to ensure the safety of your WordPress login credentials.
Are there usage limits? No  
Are there pagination limits? No  
Do trigger samples use real data from your account or generic data? Real trigger samples  
Are custom fields supported? No  
Do update actions overwrite or append to existing data? Overwrite existing data  
Is there any additional info? Yes
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