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Getting M.E.A.N. With Trello and Zapier

When speaking of workflow tools, there’s no doubt that both Trello and Zapier play a significant role in the lives of many developers. Trello manages tasks while Zapier automates them. This makes this pair a powerful combination. By the end of this article, we’ll have wired up a form that posts to a MongoDB instance set up on MongoHQ. Additionally, we’ll tie it to Zapier, so that it creates a new Trello card every time there’s an addition into our users’ collections.

Introducing Trello

Trello is a task manager that excels in providing assets such as markdown support or shortcuts. It makes managing tasks an overall easier process. Here at SitePoint, we rely on Trello each day in order to effectively develop content from an idea to an article. Throughout the editorial process, we make use of a number of different boards, which are an essential part of Trello. We have a card for each article. These cards often include outlines, links, and other things relevant to the subject. With that in mind, there are tons of different ways in which Trello can provide benefits in the form of organizing information relevant to your life.

Today, we’re going to make use of Trello, combine it with Zapier, and create something that will amaze you. By the end of this tutorial, we’ll have a form that creates a card from the information passed into it. Below we can see an example of a card that will be generated using the data sent to our form.


For those of you who don’t have a Trello account, you can create one in a few minutes. When registered, we’ll create a new board and a list soon, and we’ll generate items inside this list in the form of Trello cards.

Generator Fullstack

We’ll use a generator fullstack to build this application. A basic knowledge of the M.E.A.N. stack would be beneficial but it isn’t necessary to complete this tutorial. Those of you who are new to the M.E.A.N. stack will soon see how easy it is to build a full stack application with the help of this Yeoman generator.

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