There are two core parts to creating a newsletter zap that we'll be going over:

Send your newsletter to Zapier via Post
Set up an automation to publish via Zapier

PART 1a - How to Send Your Post Newsletter to Zapier?

In the post section of elink, locate the post you want to send via Zapier. Click on the 'Share' icon next to it.

A popup will open and click on the 'Newsletter' tab.

Locate the Zapier option and click on 'Proceed.' This will send your post over to your Zapier account.

Important Note: It's important your Zapier and elink accounts are integrated. If you still need to do this, go here for directions.


PART 1b - How to Send Your Automation Newsletter to Zapier?

Open up elink and click on the 'Automation' tab.

Click on the 'Create New' button.

A pop-up will appear, allowing you to name your automation and set the scheduling frequency. You can choose between daily, weekly, or monthly for each automation and set up a corresponding time you want the process to start running at.

Next, you will need to determine whether you want to update an existing elink post or generate a brand new elink post on a regular basis.

After that, you need to define your sources. Choose from an RSS Feed, RSS Feed folder, or a bookmark folder. Define your keywords so that the right articles are published. Also, you can choose between 'Best results' and 'Most recent' results. Best results places a priority on keywords first, and then the time the article was published. Most Recent will put a priority on when an article was published and then the keywords. Lastly, choose how many maximum articles you want to be published regularly.

On the last step, choose what you want to happen when the post is created. On this step, you'll want to select 'Publish and send to Zapier as a newsletter.'


Part 2 - Create a Newsletter Zap

Setup Your Trigger

Open up Zapier and click on 'Create Zap.'

You'll need to choose a trigger and search for the app 'elink'.

Next, you'll need to choose between your trigger events of whether you want to Share Post as a Link or Share Post as a Newsletter.

Then click 'Continue.'

On the next step, you'll need to choose your elink account.

Next, you'll need to find your data. Click on 'Test Trigger.' This will bring in the newsletter data. You can sort to find the newsletter that you want to add data.

Once you're done, click 'continue.'


Setup Your Action

Now, it's time to set up your action. Search for any application that supports HTML newsletter. For this example, we're going to search for and use 'Gmail.'

Next, you can choose an 'Action Event'. You can send it as an email or create a draft. In this example, we're going to choose 'Create a Draft.'

Now, click 'Continue.'

On the next step you'll need choose or connect your account.

Then click 'Continue.'

You'll need to customize your draft or email. First, we'll add a subject line.

Next, this is an important step - we'll choose for our Body Type to be HTML.

Then, we'll add the body and insert the HTML data.

Now, press 'Continue.'

You're draft is ready and ready to be tested!

You can open up the application you connected, and you'll see your draft, etc.

Once you've confirmed it's perfect, you can click 'Turn on Zap!'

🎙 If you have any questions or suggestions, please message us on our in-app chat or email us at info@elink.io.
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