Is there a URL I can create that will take a Trello Card I use as a template and populate its contents based on the URL (an URL wherein I could manipulate the parameters for to generate the desired out comes)? If so, can I then... using the same URL have that "now populated" card moved to a specific board > list?
You have three options, depending on what's your role and need (your question itself touches different technical areas, not a single one):
- As a casual user: email stuff to board, which will automatically create cards (you can't template much of it like no checklists, but you easily control on which board a card appears). I use it for "Inbox" boards to stack cards to review later.
- As an advanced user: deploy a recipe in IFTTT or zap in Zapier or any other similar paid/free automation service to create cards on boards: you can both template cards (including lables, checklists, dates, members, attachments) and choose boards. If you need manipulations with URLs and webhooks, this scenario supports it too.
- As a developer: use option 2 above as a shortcut to save time and effort, or to build an app based on Trello's API.
At my company I decided to use zaps (option 2) for most repetitive tasks (cards created on boards from all kinds of sources) and allow users focus on actual work with cards. I only lack a way to automate moving cards between boards.