Many WIP makers use Trello to manage our todos. This means for each task we want to work on in the near future, we need to record that todo twice:
Setting up this automation will remove the need for Step 2 completely. 🙌
It is. 🤷
But you set it up once and then it just works.
Also, @joelbaudin is working on a Trello integration for WIP Badge to make this easier, but until then this automation works just fine.
Already have a WIP Badge connection set up? Skip to Step 3!
✅ Sign up here for a free GitHub account if you don’t already have one.
✅ Create a new repo (This will store your todos in between Trello and WIP).
This repo can be private if you have a paid GitHub account, but a public repo is fine if you have a free account.
✅ Sign up here for a free WIP Badge account if you don’t already have one.
✅ Enter and save your WIP API Key in your WIP Badge settings.
✅ Follow the WIP Badge guide to add a connection from your GitHub repo to your WIP product.
The Connection will watch for any new issues in your repo and create a new todo in WIP automatically.
✅ Sign up here for a free Zapier account if you don’t already have one.
✅ Follow the steps to create this Zap in your Zapier account.
The Zap will watch for any new cards you add to a specific Trello list and automatically create a new issue for each one in your GitHub repo.
New Cardas the Trello Trigger and connect your Trello account.
Show Advanced Optionsto choose a specific list (your todo list).
Continueto test your Trello connection.
Create Issueas the GitHub Action and connect your GitHub account.
Send Test to GitHubto test your GitHub connection.
Finishand make sure your new Zap is turned ON!
Yep. Get back to work!
Continue making as you normally do, adding new todos to your Trello list.
In about 15 minutes, they automatically appear in your product’s todo list in WIP.
That’s how often Zaps will check for a trigger (i.e. new Trello card).
If you want to be able to mark todos as complete just a few minutes after creating them, I recommend using the usual
/done command with @wipbot in Telegram instead.