Are you looking to integrate your WordPress site with ManyChat? Learn how to set up a ManyChat WordPress integration using Zapier and Formidable Forms!
ManyChat integration enables you to send automated messages to your customers. This can help you increase user engagement and improve customer service. However, the application doesn't take data from WordPress forms by default. Therefore, you might be looking for a way to connect these two platforms.
In this post, we'll show you how to connect ManyChat with WordPress, using Formidable Forms and Zapier.
Why you might consider connecting ManyChat and WordPress
ManyChat is a customer engagement platform. It lets you send automated messages via Instagram, Facebook, SMS, and WhatsApp (beta):
With ManyChat, you can make Sequences. A Sequence is a series of automated messages sent from a chatbot.
Here are a few examples of useful ManyChat Sequences:
- Sending discount codes and coupons to subscribers
- Asking customers to review your business
- Sending new blog posts directly to subscribed users
- Sending follow-up messages to users who register for events
Connecting ManyChat and WordPress can help you target users who fill out specific forms on your WordPress website. You can design message campaigns related to those forms and send them through Facebook, Instagram, or SMS.
With this automation, you don't have to manually enter contact details into the ManyChat platform. You can also extend your advertising strategy beyond email marketing.
You might also consider making an RSVP form. This lets you collect RSVPs via text message straight from your WordPress website.
How to connect ManyChat with WordPress (in 4 easy steps)
Before starting this tutorial, you'll need to set up the following WordPress plugins and tools on your site:
Now, let's see how to connect all the different platforms!
Step 1: Create a form with Formidable Forms
First, you'll need to design your WordPress form. We'll make a simple registration form, but you can choose a different template to fit your needs.
Start by heading to Formidable → Forms → Add New in your WordPress dashboard:
You can then choose a template or start from scratch. We'll use User Registration:
Enter a name and description for your form and click on Create. You can now drag and drop fields to edit your registration form:
When you're happy with your form, click on Update to save your changes.
Step 2: Publish your form and test it
Next, you can choose where to publish your form. This might be a blog post, page, or even a widget area on your website.
To embed your form, simply click on Embed in the top menu. Then, you can Select existing page, Create new page, or Insert manually:
Once your form is published, we recommend adding some test data. This information will help Zapier understand what to do with your WordPress form:
That's it! You can leave your WordPress dashboard for now.
Step 3: Connect Formidable Forms with Zapier
Next, you'll need to connect your WordPress form from your Zapier account. This way, Zapier can pull information from your registration form and link it with your ManyChat account.
In the Zapier dashboard, click on + Create Zap from the left menu:
Next, choose Formidable Forms from the list of apps and select New Entry from the dropdown menu:
When you click on Continue, you'll be prompted to sign into your Formidable Forms account to access your form data:
Zapier will ask you for your Formidable Forms API. You can find it by navigating to Formidable → Global Settings → API in your WordPress dashboard. You'll also need to enter your website URL.
Now, choose your User Registration form from the menu and hit Continue:
Zapier will then ask you to test the trigger. It will search the form for entry data. If the test is successful, hit Continue to complete your trigger.
Step 4: Connect ManyChat and test your integration
The next step is to set up a sequence in ManyChat. For example, you might create a series of Facebook Messenger reminders. If someone adds their details to your registration form, you can send them follow-up messages on events or promotions.
It's now time to connect your ManyChat account and complete the Zapier integration. Choose ManyChat as your app and then select an Action Event from the dropdown menu:
Hit Continue, and Zapier will prompt you to connect your ManyChat account. If you opt to send Facebook messages, you'll also have to confirm the linked Facebook page.
Finally, choose your ManyChat sequence and test your integration. Whenever someone enters their contact details, they'll be added to the ManyChat sequence with its series of messages.
Linking ManyChat and WordPress can be a very helpful growth tool for any business. You can use visitor data from your WordPress forms to send automated messages through ManyChat. By doing so, you can keep in touch with users, and improve your customer service and marketing efforts.
To recap, you can set up a ManyChat WordPress integration by following these steps:
- Create a form with Formidable Forms.
- Publish your form and test it.
- Connect Formidable Forms with Zapier.
- Connect ManyChat and test your integration.
Formidable Forms is compatible with a wide range of automation, e-commerce, and marketing tools. Check out our full list of features to learn more!