The first thing you'll need to do when setting up Zapier with WordPress is give us the information to access your WordPress account. For example, that means your:
- Blog URL
- A username
- A password
While not required, we highly recommend using SSL with your blog to ensure the safety of your WordPress login credentials. You can find more information about using SSL and SSL certificates with your WordPress site on our Advanced Tips help page.
Also, while optional, we really recommend creating a brand new user, just for Zapier, with a strong password generated from a service like random.org. We'll show you how to do that now!
This is a simple process, just a few steps are involved. First you'll need to log into your WordPress admin and click to add a new User:
zapier as the username, use any email you like (maybe your own email address, don't use Zapier's email addresses) and generate a secure password.
For role, you can choose Admin if you want Zapier to be able to do anything to your blog. We generally recommend Editor, but you can read more about WordPress User Roles if you like!
Click Add New User and that's it for this section!
Now that you have a user account for Zapier to use, we can connect your account! One thing you'll need to get right is your Base URL, but it is quite simple. Let's say your admin account is located here:
Then you'd want to use the same URL before
/wp-admin/ as your Base URL, and place your username password. That would look something something like this:
Please note, the
/wordpress/section of the URL is not really required, that just happens to be where it is installed. Your's might be
After clicking continue, you should see a section that looks something like this:
Congrats, your account is now connected to Zapier! If you need to set up HookPress for instant updates, read on, otherwise that's all you need!