WordPress doesn’t have to work alone. By integrating with other platforms, you get two-in-one benefits.
From storing files to managing your email subscriptions, merging platforms gives you additional functions and helps automate tasks. It also saves you time from having to always do things separately.
While there are quite a few platforms WordPress integrates with, these are some of the most useful. No matter what type of WordPress site you have, you’ll benefit from using at least one or two of them.
MailChimp gives you the ability to design custom email marketing solutions. It’s one of the most popular email marketing platforms and even provides analytics to monitor how your campaign is performing. When you integrate with WordPress, you can add sign up forms that feed information directly into MailChimp for use with any of the platform’s numerous features.
MailChimp recommends a collection of plugins to make integration easy. Each has its own features to provide the right tools for your needs.
Slack is a messaging tool that allows for powerful collaboration. You can organise conversations, share files with other users, conduct meetings and much more. When managing a multi-user WordPress site, Slack helps you stay on top of what’s happening.
Integrating WordPress with Slack keeps you aware of various actions taken by your team, such as new posts or edits. You can customise which notifications you receive and for what. There are two main ways to integrate – via the Slack plugin or through Zapier, which we’ll talk about below.
Dropbox is a popular cloud storage service that also works well for sharing files on your website. For instance, if you have an ebook for visitors, the ebook could be stored on Dropbox. It’s also ideal for sharing files among members of your team. The most common use when integrated with WordPress is site backups. Imagine knowing your backups are always safe in the cloud should anything happen to your site.
Twilio is designed as a cloud solution for text messaging, VoIP and voice. From tracking calls to sending out appointment reminders, it’s a must have tool for communicating with customers and within your business. When you integrate it with WordPress, you have the ability to send automatic messages to text subscribers and even post to WordPress via SMS.
Zapier should be a familiar term by now. As you might have already guessed, it’s a service for helping integrate other services. It’s not just for WordPress either. The idea of the service is to combine the best web apps together to automate tasks and do more with your data. The service works via various Zaps. You use Zaps to connect any two Zapier supported apps.
All of the platforms mentioned here are supported by Zapier. The easy setup of trigger and action makes it a must use tool for integrating platforms you already use to make the most out of them. Zapier offers numerous Zaps for WordPress.
From social media integration to ecommerce sharing, there’s likely a Zap to integrate with platforms you’re already using. Zapier just makes it more efficient and easy.
Get more from WordPress and the platforms you may already be using by integrating them. Receive real time notifications and store backups securely. Manage all your integrations in one place and boost your email marketing. The choices are endless. Choose the platforms that match your goals and integrate them today.
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