Upload and Feature Media Files on WordPress

Carlin Sack
Carlin Sack / April 11, 2016
Upload Media to WordPress

WordPress is the backbone of many sites: WordPress creations can range from complex web empires to simple widget-based blogs. The versatility of WordPress gives it a wide variety of users who use various other apps throughout their work days. With so many other apps in the mix, many users turn to WordPress Zaps to save them time.

One of the most popular ways to use WordPress with Zapier is to automatically create WordPress posts based on events in other apps. Like these popular Zaps that do just that:

Thanks to a new "Upload Media" Action now available for WordPress Zaps, you can now build an automated workflow that creates new posts with certain media files set as "featured." The first step is to set up a Zap that will upload the media file from another app into WordPress.

Upload Media to WordPress

Once the media file is uploaded to WordPress, you can add another step to your Zap that will create a new post with the newly uploaded media file set as featured media. Before the new "Upload Media" Action, it wasn't possible to dynamically feature a media file in a new post because you could only feature a media file that was already uploaded to WordPress.

Feature Media on WordPress

The "Upload Media" Action enables an automated workflow that might come in handy if you regularly upload photos to WordPress. Let's say you ask a colleague to email a picture from your company's weekly networking happy hour to you with the subject line of "Weekly happy hour picture." Whenever you receive an email with that subject line, the Zap will grab the attached image and automatically upload it as a new WordPress media file. Then the Zap will create a new WordPress post with the newly uploaded image set as the post's featured image.

Create WordPress Tagged Posts

Thanks to another recent update, you can also create tagged posts on WordPress. This feature will be a huge time-saver for you if your website is organized based on tags. Use a Zap to create posts that are already tagged, so that they can be filed in the correct place on your site (and so you don't have to manually tag posts).

How To Use This Integration:

  1. Sign up for a WordPress account, and also make sure you have a Zapier account.
  2. Connect your WordPress account to Zapier.
  3. Check out pre-made WordPress integrations.
  4. Or create your own from scratch in the Zap Editor.