Tweet New Webflow CMS Items Using Make
Learn how to send tweets for new Webflow CMS items using a Make scenario.
This guide will discuss the steps for creating automated tweets for new Webflow CMS items. We will cover the basics of creating a Webflow project, connecting it to Make, creating a Make scenario, and setting up the automated tweet. By the end of this guide, you should completely understand how to set up automated tweets for new Webflow CMS items.
Before we start, you need to make sure that you have the following:
What is Webflow?
Webflow is a visual website builder and hosting platform that enables users to create responsive websites without writing code. It provides an intuitive drag-and-drop interface and powerful features like custom code, CMS integration, and e-commerce. With Webflow, users can create professional-level websites in a fraction of the time it would take with more traditional methods.
What is Webflow CMS?
Webflow CMS is a content management system (CMS) for building and managing websites. It includes a visual website builder, code-free content management, and integrated hosting. With Webflow CMS, users can create custom content types and collections, customise website designs, and publish content with ease.
What is Make?
Make is a web-based automation platform that allows users to connect various apps and services to automate repetitive tasks and workflows. It allows you to create complex automation with a visual editor without coding. You can use Make to automate tasks such as data integration, workflow management, and business process automation.
What is a scenario?
A scenario in Make is a set of instructions defining how different apps and services should interact. It is a visual representation of the automation you want to create. In a scenario, you can specify the triggers, conditions and actions that you want to happen.
Step 1: Create your CMS in Webflow
- In Webflow, go to the CMS panel and click Create new Collection button.
- Customise the collection, and create or add some custom fields.
Step 2: Create the trigger in Make
- In Make, create a new scenario.
- Add the Webflow - Watch Events module.
- Authorise the Webflow project you'd like to use for this automation.
- Set the Trigger Type to Collection Item Created and click save.
- Right-click on the Webflow - Watch Events trigger, and press Run this module only.
- Return to Webflow, and create a new CMS item in the CMS Collection you created earlier in this guide.
Note: This scenario only works when you publish an item. You may get an error notification from Make if you save an item.
- Once you've published an item, Make should receive the data of that CMS item.
Step 3: Add Twitter
- Add the Twitter - Create a Tweet module.
- Authorise the Twitter account that you'd like to automate.
- Customise the status and content of your post by mapping items and values.
- Test the scenario by clicking Run once and publishing another CMS item inside Webflow. If everything is correct, Make will send your tweet.
- If Make sends the tweet successfully, you can enable this workflow by clicking the switch in the bottom corner of the screen.
Step 4: Adding a filter
- Click the dotted lines that connect the two modules.
- Click Set up a filter.
- Add a label, set the condition to Collection ID and declare your desired Collection ID.
Note: Make will automatically run this scenario for every CMS Item you publish, so adding a filter can help avoid tweeting items from the wrong collection.
Overall, using Make to tweet new Webflow CMS items is a simple and effective way to promote your content and engage with your audience on Twitter. Remember to customise your tweets to make them more engaging and compelling for your followers, and experiment with different scenarios to make your life easier without code.