With MURAL’s Zapier integration, Trello and MURAL can automatically share information with one another. There are numerous ways to use Zapier between MURAL and Trello. The most popular workflow is to create Trello cards from new MURAL sticky notes. Or, you can do the opposite and create MURAL sticky notes from Trello cards.

Note: MURAL reviews all integrations built by partners, but for additional support please reach out directly to Zapier. If you want to see what else MURAL and Zapier can do together, check out Zapier’s MURAL integration page.


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Prerequisites

To use this integration, you’ll need an account with:


How the integration works

Zapier lets you create automated workflows without the need for any coding. Zapier’s automations are called Zaps, which you can set up manually or from a pre-built Zap. Each Zap has one app that triggers the workflow and one app where the action takes place.

In the case of the Trello and MURAL automation, you have two general options:

  • A Zap takes input from Trello and turns it into output in MURAL: In this case, MURAL will be the app with the action, where the data from Trello gets sent automatically.

  • A Zap that takes input from MURAL and turns it into output in Trello: In this case, Trello will be the app with the action, where the data from MURAL gets sent automatically.

The fun part is that you can customize the trigger and action in multiple ways. Also, Zapier offers templates based on popular workflows. Feel free to give these a try to skip some of the leg work:

Note: For a full list of available MURAL + Trello triggers and actions, check out Zapier’s page on MURAL and Trello. Scroll down to the Supported triggers and actions section and click Load more.


Create a Zap and use the integration

MURAL’s integration with Zapier is already available to everyone with a MURAL and Zapier account. To create an automation specifically between Trello and MURAL, you’ll make a new Zap with a trigger and an action.

There are lots of ways to use Zapier with MURAL and Trello. For now, let’s set up a Zap that creates sticky notes in a mural each time a new board is created in your Trello workspace.

To create a Zap:

  1. Click the Create Zap button from your Zapier dashboard.

  2. Select Trello as the App Event.

Set up the Trello trigger in Zapier

Now that you have your fresh, new Zap, you'll specify the fields that will trigger the Zap.

To set up and test a trigger:

  1. Select your Trigger Event. For this example, select New Board.

  2. Click Continue.

  3. Choose your Trello account.
    If you haven't connected to Trello through Zapier yet, complete the prompted steps to give Zapier access to your Trello account.

  4. Click Continue.

  5. Click Test trigger.

  6. Click Continue.

When you test the trigger, Zapier finds a recent Board in your Trello account to confirm that the right account is connected and that your trigger behaves as expected. After a successful test, you’ll move on to create an action.

Set up the MURAL action in Zapier

Now for the really fun part. After creating a Zap and setting up your trigger, the next step is to create and test an action. This is where you kindly ask Zap to make sticky notes in your mural directly from new Trello boards.

To set up and test the MURAL action:

  1. Select MURAL as the App Event.

  2. Select Create Sticky as the Action Event.

  3. Click Continue.

  4. Select your MURAL account.
    If you haven't connected to MURAL through Zapier yet, complete the prompted steps to give Zapier access to your MURAL account.

  5. Click Continue.

  6. Select the Workspace, Room, and Mural where you want the sticky notes added. You can also specify an Area in your mural or the Color, Shape, and position you want for your sticky notes.

  7. Click the Text field and select the information you want added to each sticky note. You can also add your own text for how you want this information referred to.

  8. Click Continue.

  9. Click Test & Review or Test & Continue.

Zapier will let you know that your test was successful. Go check out your mural, and you should see the test sticky note sent directly from your new Zap!

If you don’t love the layout of your test sticky note, go back and update the Text field of your Zap’s MURAL action. You can add spaces, custom text, or have the information show up as new lines of text in the sticky.

To officially start using your Zap, you must click Turn on Zap.

Note: Did you know that Atlassian Smart Links are now available for MURAL in Trello? Check out our Atlassian Smart Links article.


FAQ

  • How do I make a change to an existing Zap?

    If you ever want to change this Trello to MURAL Zap, just go to your Zapier dashboard, open your Zap, and make your updates.

  • I transferred existing data and the sticky notes are all squares. How can I change their shape?

    To change the shape of your sticky notes:

    1. Click + drag to select the sticky notes.

    2. Click the Switch type icon in the toolbar.

    3. Select the shape and style you want for your sticky notes.

  • I transferred existing data and the sticky notes on the mural are all on top of each other! Do I have to move them each one-by-one?

    Nope. Here's an easy solution to organize your integration's sticky notes:

    1. Click + drag to select the pile of sticky notes.

    2. Click the Arrange icon in the toolbar.

    3. Select Into a Row, Into a Column, or Into a Grid based on how you want the sticky notes organized on your mural.

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