Hey there 👋 We heard you need some help setting up Placid + Make (formerly Integromat)?
Here are all infos and a complete walkthrough to help you get your creative automation up and running. If you have any troubles you need extra help with,
What can I do with the Placid Make integration?
We offer an officially maintained Make app to connect Placid to your nocode workflows. As of now, you can generate images and PDFs with it – videos will be available soon. In a Make scenario you can use data from other apps (like Airtable, Typeform, etc. and fill them into the dynamic layers of your Placid template.
Add the Make integration to your Placid project
First, set up a Placid project with a Make integration. Create a new project in Placid, or add the integration to an existing one in the Project Settings.
Create a template
Then you will need to design a template for your images or PDFs with our drag and drop editor.
A template is a bit like cloze text: You define the basic layout, and decide which elements should be filled dynamically with content during your Make workflows. You can flexibly decide which type of creative you want to generate from your template later.
The template below could be filled with a product title, a price and an image, coming from e-commerce apps like Shopify or Magento. But you're completely free to create custom templates that fit your data.
Create templates for the type of images you want to generate in the Templates tab of your Make project in Placid and customize them to fit your project’s brand with the editor.
- Define meaningful layer names
- Uncheck the option Element is dynamic in the layer settings if that layer will not contain dynamic content (e.g. your logo)
- Fill your layers with meaningful defaults, because these will be the fallbacks we use if your Make workflow does not send any values
Create a Make scenario
The Placid Make integration needs to receive data (e.g. text and images) from other apps to generate your images or PDFs from. Create a new scenario in Make and think about where your data for the generated images will come from: From a Google sheet? From a Typeform? From Slack?
You will have to prepare an Make module of your choice that holds your data.
Add a Placid module to your scenario
When you have your data ready to use, add a Placid module to the scenario and select the Create Image or Create PDF action.
The module will have to be connected to your Placid account via an API token first. You can grab it from the API Token tab in the left menu of your Make project in Placid.
Map your data to your template
Once you connected your Placid project, Make will show you a list of all templates you created. Choose the one you want to use.
Make will then display a form that lets you map your data to the different layers of your template. There will be one block for each dynamic layer of your template, titled with the layer name defined in the template editor.
If you set up your data module correctly, you will be able to choose text and images from your dataset to fill into the layers. You can also e.g. use Hex-Codes to change the color of a shape or text.
Test your workflow
Once you mapped data to the layers of your Placid template, you should already be able to test your workflow by clicking the Run once button in your Make scenario.
The processed output of the Placid module will be an image ID / PDF ID and an image URL / PDF URL that you can use in further steps of your scenario. You can also see all of the images that Placid generated in the Log tabs in the left menu of your project in Placid.
Complete your Make workflow
Now that your images are generated, you just need to decide what you want to do with them – like saving them somewhere or posting them on social media.
Complete your scenario with another module of your choice!
We have created some tutorials you can watch and/or read to see how to use Placid in your Make workflow:
- How to create a nocode PDF generation microservice with Placid & Make
- How to create personalized infographics for Year in Review campaigns with Placid & Make
We always love to see what creative workflows our customers come up with. Don't hesitate to share with us