How to Connect WordPress to Sakari SMS

Struggling to find a good way to set up Sakari SMS in WordPress?

Sakari SMS is great text messaging service for meeting business level needs, ensuring you reach your users where they already are: on their phones! Sakari is a perfect consideration for your sales, marketing, and support, with the ability to send SMS to thousands of contacts instantly.

The problem?

If you’re a Sakari SMS user opening the WordPress.org repository for a plugin to integrate Sakari with WordPress…you’ll find literally nothing, zip, zilch. There’s no easy way to bring the two together.

…until now!

Integrate Sakari SMS with WordPress through your WordPress forms

Making a form for WordPress with Sakari SMS notifications is super easy. You just have to know how! Zapier is a service that specializes in connecting apps that have no official integration. With the right form builder, any form on your website can be a Sakari SMS enabled form that connects through Zapier. Let’s look at how to set this up!

1. Get set up with Zapier.

The Ninja Forms Zapier add-on is the tool that establishes the link between WordPress and the application you want to send data to. First, get Zapier installed and activated. on your website.

Next, create an account with Zapier themselves. Now you’re ready to get started!

2. Make a Zap!

Integrations between applications handled by Zapier are called Zaps. We’ll be creating a Zap that will connect Ninja Forms with your target service. It’s super simple. Just log into your Zapier account and click “Make a Zap!

3. Set up Ninja Forms as your Trigger App

Just search Ninja Forms in the Trigger App search bar to find us:

Leave “New Form Submission” set as the Trigger and Save + Continue. You’ll be shown a series of 6 steps to complete. By following this guide, you’ve already done the first one. In a nutshell, you’re taking the Zapier webhook provided in their Step 4 and pasting it into the Zapier action of the form you want to use:

After pasting in the webhook, be sure to click Done, Publish, then Preview and Submit your form before continuing in Zapier (Steps 5 and 6). Be sure to enter data into each field before you submit, even if it’s not a required field!

When you finish this and continue in Zapier, they will run a test to confirm the connection. They’ll offer troubleshooting advice in the odd chance that it fails. After a successful test, it’s time to move on!

4. Set Up Sakari SMS as your Action App

Setting up your Action App is very similar to the Trigger App we setup above. Search and select Sakari SMS the same way we did Ninja Forms in the previous step. Once you’ve selected Sakari SMS, you’ll have the option of either Creating/Updating a Subscriber, Triggering an Event, or Subscribing a user to a Campaign:

 

Once you’ve made your selection, you’ll be asked to add your Sakari SMS account by logging via the popup modal window (no API token necessary). Keep in mind that you will need to have created a Sakari SMS account prior to this step if you have not already done so.

With your account connected, all that’s left to do is to map the fields of your form to outbound text notification, and the fields they will populate in your Sakari SMS account:

That’s it! Zapier will test your data flow to confirm the connection, and you have a form that sends custom SMS notifications!

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If you followed these 4 steps, you now have WordPress connected to Sakari SMS. Congratulations!

One of the most beautiful things about WordPress is being able to take the stock experience and make it truly your own. Thousands on thousands of plugins offer nearly limitless integration to products and services produced by people all over the world.

It’s a big world though, and the WordPress.org repository can’t possibly cover it all. That’s where Zapier comes into play, connecting you to apps that don’t have an official plugin yet. We’re proud that your WordPress forms in part make that connection possible.

We hope you enjoy your new connection! What integration would you like to see a tutorial for next?