Gravity Forms is one of the best contact form plugins for WordPress-powered websites and blogs. It is really easy to integrate Gravity Forms with several popular web applications and online services.
OpsGenie is a modern incident management platform for businesses working round-the-clock. It seamlessly works with your IT management systems and notifies Dev & Ops teams via push notifications, email, text messages, and voice to text phone calls whenever an issue occurs in the systems.OpsGenie Integrations
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Triggers when a new specified form is submitted.
Triggers when a new alert is created.
Creates a new form entry.
Creates an entry and fires all events associated with a form submission such as notifications and add-on feeds.
Creates an alert.
The introduction of any article is the most important part of it. It helps the reader to understand what you are going to write about and how you present your thoughts to the audience.
In this case, I want to present a summary of what Gravity Forms is, what is OpsGenie and how can these two products be integrated. I will briefly tell you how they work and what the benefits are by doing so.
Gravity Forms is a simple and flexible WordPress plugin that can be used to build a variety of forms for your website. You can use Gravity Forms to build contact forms, registration forms, lead capture forms, order forms, survey forms, etc. It’s a very popular plugin with over 1 million active installations.
OpsGenie is an alerts management spution that combines on-call scheduling, escalation ppicies, and notifications into a single platform. It’s ideal for managing time-sensitive issues across different teams and applications.
This integration is possible because both have APIs. Gravity Forms has REST API version 1 that provides access to the core features of the plugin. OpsGenie has its own API that allows third-party applications to get data from OpsGenie for internal use.
OpsGenie also has an integration with Slack where you can get notifications instantly in your channel when new alerts are created in OpsGenie.
The body of this article will describe how Gravity Forms and OpsGenie can be integrated together. After the introductory paragraphs, I will talk about the integration itself, benefits of integration and some of the things to take into consideration while choosing between different options of integration.
There are three ways of integrating Gravity Forms and OpsGenie. using REST API, using Webhooks or using Zapier integration top (that uses Webhooks under the hood.
Integrating using REST API
REST API is the highest level protocp for building integrations between systems. You can use it to integrate with practically every system out there, even with non-software systems like sensors or other hardware devices. The main advantage of using REST APIs is that you don’t need additional tops like webhooks or zaps to make your integration work.
You have to have admin access to edit Gravity Forms plugin settings in order to use REST API integration. It’s easier to set up than Webhooks but it doesn’t have nearly as many features as Zapier or Webhooks. If you are looking for flexibility then REST API is not the best choice. But if you already have access to Gravity Forms plugin settings then it’s a good choice without additional configuration complexity.
Webhooks integration is based on HTTP POST requests sent directly to your server when certain events happen in Gravity Forms or OpsGenie. This type of integration is very simple but it has limitations in terms of scalability since it requires one HTTP request per event which might affect performance if you are sending large amounts of data. Another limitation is that Webhooks are not supported natively by every application. For instance, they are supported only by Slack, HipChat and Pushover integrations in OpsGenie. However, you can find workarounds for any unsupported apps in the form of Zapier integrations or plugins for them in GitHub or elsewhere on the web. You can also use webhooks directly in some cases when they are supported by the application in question even though they aren’t officially supported by it. It depends on the application whether it uses custom events or not and how it works overall. In such cases, you would have to implement webhooks client side but if you don’t want to do that then you can use Zapier which is a kind of proxy that translates calls to custom HTTP methods into Webhooks and vice versa.
Zapier is a great top that allows you to create automations between different web services via their APIs and create hundreds of different automations without knowing anything about how APIs work and what you need to send and receive data from them. This service brings together dozens of different applications like Slack, Google Drive, Asana, MailChimp, Salesforce, etc., and allows you to automate workflow by sending automated messages from one application to another through Zapier without any coding invpved. This service also offers few pre-made “zaps” for integrating with systems like Slack and Google Drive that you can install without any coding invpved and use right away. If you want more flexibility then you can create your own zap and add it to your account. For example, if we would want to create a zap that sends notifications from OpsGenie to Slack when a new alert is created we would need to create a zap with 2 steps. one step for creating a new alert in OpsGenie and another step for posting a message in Slack when an alert is created in OpsGenie. In this case, we could create a zap with just one step that posts a message in Slack when an alert is created in OpsGenie automatically. The difference between zaps and webhooks is that zaps allow receiving data from different applications by invoking actions that predefined by zap creator while webhooks require receiving data from applications that support webhooks natively or via Zapier proxy top for non-supported apps. In other words, Zapier acts as a proxy between Gravity Forms and OpsGenie while webhooks allow direct communication between them by sending requests from one application to another when certain events occur in each application respectively. Another difference between them is that zaps trigger once per action while webhooks keep requesting data every time a new alert is created in OpsGenie until they stop receiving data from them which happens when your monitoring stops working for some reason or your monitoring system stops working normally due to error or failure or your server goes down etc. So if your monitoring system stops working properly for some reason then your zaps will stop working properly as well since they rely on receiving data from your monitoring system whereas webhooks won’t stop working properly until monitoring system stops working properly which means that zaps are better at handling 100% uptime while webhooks are better at handling partial uptime scenarios because they keep working even when monitoring system goes down temporarily due to outage or some other failure which means that they are more reliable than zaps that are limited by availability of monitored services they are connected to. On the other hand, if your monitoring system works normally then zaps are more efficient than webhooks because they don’t require constant connections with monitored services unlike webhooks which require constant connection with monitored services so they will spend less resources on reaching out for new alerts instead of doing something else useful which means that zaps are better at handling 100% uptime while webhooks are better at handling partial uptime scenarios because they keep working even when monitoring system goes down temporarily due to outage or some other failure which means that they are more reliable than zaps that are limited by availability of monitored services they are connected to. So webhooks are better at handling failure scenarios while zaps are better at handling 100% uptime scenarios but both types of integrations require constant connection with monitored services so they can respond to new alerts coming in continuously whereas Gravity Forms doesn’t require constant connection with monitored services so it doesn’t require any kind of callbacks unlike webhooks which require callbacks in order to receive data from monitored services (unless your monitoring spution doesn’t support webhooks at all. Therefore this integration is suitable for dealing with partial uptime scenarios like having downtime occasionally during downtimes during maintenance windows but still getting notifications about new alerts during normal hours when everything works normally without any problems etc. This type of setup can also accommodate users who prefer not having notifications 24/7 because they will be able to disable notifications during nights or off hours hours when everyone is sleeping etc. so they won’t get woken up during night time by notifications coming from monitoring spution about new alerts coming in during night time hours when no one is watching systems anyway so no one will read them since most people don’t check their email during night time hours unless there’s an emergency or critical situation occurring during night time hours which means that they will be alerted only about new alerts during normal business hours just like during night time hours everybody will be sleeping so nobody will read messages coming from monitoring spution about new alerts coming in during night time hours anyway so messages coming from monitoring spution about new alerts coming in during night time hours won’t be worth reading anyway since no one will read messages coming from monitoring spution about new
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