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?

  • Are you asking if there is a kind of REST style URL that you can manipulate the parameters? Or are you asking if there is a way to add information from the current web page as a Trello card?
    – xtoq
    Commented Oct 23, 2015 at 23:52
  • @xtoq I edited the question for claritys sake. Commented Oct 24, 2015 at 22:47
  • In that case, @Alex V's suggestions are your best bet. Just keep in mind that neither Zapier or IFTTT are triggered by adding a label, and neither of them can move cards, only create/duplicate.
    – xtoq
    Commented Oct 26, 2015 at 14:19

2 Answers 2


You have three options, depending on what's your role and need (your question itself touches different technical areas, not a single one):

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.

  • Couldn't you use IFTTT to automate moving cards based on a tag/label? Commented Oct 24, 2015 at 22:44
  • IFTTT can't move cards, only create them. It also only triggers when a card is added to a board or list, or when a card is assigned to the account connected with IFTTT. Zapier also can only create - not move - cards, and is not triggered by adding a label to a card; the closest option is a trigger for any new activity. The options Alex V provided are the only ones I'm aware of.
    – xtoq
    Commented Oct 26, 2015 at 14:17

Also consider, the bookmarklet generator at: https://trello.com/en-GB/add-card

Currently, the bookmarklet sends you to a link a bit like this:


If you can control the content of url you can probably control what ends up on the card.

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