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RSS Feed + Process Street Integration

Updated September 23, 2021

There are lots of ways to use an RSS feed.

Beyond being a convenient, centralized source of information you want easy access to, it can be integrated with Process Street to automate repetitive tasks so you can work more efficiently.

For example, when a new blog post has been published on your website, you’ll want to start promoting it right away. By taking a few minutes to set up a simple automation rule in Zapier, you can kickstart the process without wasting any time.

Through RSS by Zapier’s integration with Process Street, you can automatically create and assign a content promotion workflow as soon as an article goes live, beginning the promotion process without even lifting a finger.

Let’s outline the use case and go through how to set this up in Zapier.

Use case:

  • When a new post is published on Process Street’s blog, RSS by Zapier will identify the new item in the blog’s RSS feed and will create a Content Promotion workflow run
  • The workflow run can be automatically assigned to the relevant team member managing content promotion, notifying them via email, so the promotion process can get underway as soon as possible

Plan: This integration is available to customers on all plans.

Users: In order to create an API key for integrations, you must be an Administrator.

Process overview:

  • A new blog post is published on a website
  • RSS by Zapier recognizes the new item from the feed URL and triggers the creation of a content promotion workflow run
  • The workflow run is named after the blog post and assigned to a marketing team member responsible for managing the article’s promotion

Our Process Street workflow:

How to run a Process Street workflow from an RSS feed

1. Obtain your blog’s RSS feed URL by adding “/feed” to the end of the webpage URL.

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2. Login to your Zapier account and click “Make a Zap!”. Select RSS by Zapier as the trigger app and “New Item in Feed” as the trigger.

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3. Enter your blog’s Feed URL. If your blog requires a username and password, enter those details too.

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4. Pick a sample to test the zap and move on to creating the action.

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5. Select Process Street as the action app and “Run Workflow” as the action.

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6. In the “Edit” page, select the “Content Promotion” workflow and the title of the article as the “Workflow Run Name”. There are numerous other details that can be connected to the workflow, but setting the name is the first step to getting the process underway.

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7. Test the zap, login into your Process Street account and confirm that the workflow run has been created properly. If everything looks good, turn on the zap and look forward to a smoother content promotion process.

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