I want to take fields and custom fields in the user account form and use them to search a CMS (that has the user profile in it) and update, or create new, the profile CMS with data from the custom fields. Why cant I use the user membership account to trigger this flow and is there a work around?
You can’t search the Webflow CMS (if that’s what you’re referring too) unless you use Webflow Logic or store a copy of your CMS in something like Airtable - unfortunately.
You can, you’ll need to use a Webhook for that.
If you’re not too familiar with setting those up, here’s a walk though on using Webflow Webhooks.
At a high level, you use the Webflow API to automatically trigger a Webhook whenever a new user is added or an existing user is updated.
What triggers is a message sent somewhere (Zapier, Make / Integromat) containing membership info into that you can use to run your automation.
In your case, that would be to update or create a new CMS item.
A quick way to set all that up is to use the Webflow Webhook creator tool.
The destination url would be your Zapier or Make (Integromat) endpoint.
Create a “Webhooks by Zapier” zap or “Webhooks” module in Make and they give you a URL. Stick that URL in this field.
Then choose what event you’d like to have triggered.
Then you’ll be good to go.
Hope that helps!
Thanks Chris! I’ll give it a try. Although it seems weird that I cant run a flow on the user account form from within logic.
I agree. Maybe it’ll get updated to be included in the future.
I’ve added the make webhook url to the webhooks integration module in my Webflow memberships site project settings, using your great app, but I don’t see the user_account_updated choice in the make module event trigger drop down menu. It just has the same ones as it had at the start. Webhook is below…
Memberships user account updated
I might not be following you, that link you added doesn’t work, but the “updated” option is just below the “added” option:
Did you mean something else? If so add some screenshots for me
I used the membership account updated hook. Maybe it actually works. I will try doing a form submission and see.
@Simon_Manning ah I see what you’re referring to now thanks for the screenshot.
Unfortunately no, they don’t have that in this list. It will be nice when / if they do add it though. And that list has a BUNCH more than Zapier offers
Instead you need to tap the “show address” button, copy that address and paste it as the “destination url” into my tool.
Thanks a lot thats great!