Zapier v1.1.0 📦️

We published a new version of our Zapier app! This version offers additional support for long and complex Zapier flows.

Previously, if you needed to handle a lot of data for your Placid images, Zapier would sometimes say "nah" and give you a timeout before we got to generating your image. Now you can send the image to a queue and retrieve it via its ID later.

No timeouts, no problems 😎

If you use v1.0.0 of our integration, you can update without worrying. There are no breaking changes.

Transparent canvas support 🖼️

As per popular request, you can now set your template's canvas to transparent! 🎉 Doing this makes us deliver PNG files automatically.

Edit your templates to activate this canvas setting. Have fun with this – we're sure this will power a lot of creative use cases 👀

Placid for Webflow: Support for reference fields ↗️

You can now map reference fields from your Webflow collections to elements in your Placid templates. This gives you access to all of the fields of the referenced items as well. Fieldception! 🤓

This makes the mapping even more flexible, and supports clean content modeling in Webflow.

Airtable automation scripts 😮

We worked on making Airtable automations more convenient for you and your customers! We now offer two nifty scripts:

▶️ Start automations within Airtable

Add a button inside of your Airtable base that starts all Placid actions to generate all your images.

🔄 Auto-updating automation

Using the new awesome Airtable automations, we can now regenerate your images automatically as soon as you edit a record. This script starts all Placid actions and overwrites existing images for the edited record.

Not going to lie, seeing the images update in real-time is super satisfying to watch. Please try it out and tell us what you think!

Find customized scripts for these actions in your project settings ✌️

REST API: Hide elements & poll status updates 🔄

Our REST API got some nice additions to offer more flexibility 🤸

  • It supports setting a hide flag to hide certain layers on the fly (to dynamically show or hide promo CTAs for example!)
  • We now offer a polling_url endpoint that you can GET poll for status updates

Head over to our documentation to see how to use these features!

Preset designs for Instagram stories & feed images 🎨

We added a bunch of new image templates for Instagram story images and square feed images (f.ex. for Facebook)!

If you create a new template, the canvas sizes for these images are also among the default settings, so you don't have to set them up manually.

Introducing Placid for Ghost 👻

We are stoked about our new nocode integration! Now you can easily automate the social card images for your Ghost publication.

Placid now connects to the Ghost API and updates the social card images of your content automatically.

  • ✨ Generate Facebook- and Twitter card images for the posts and pages in your Ghost publication
  • ✍️ Use your content in your images: Headlines, images, tags, author infos
  • ⚙️ Nocode setup using native Ghost settings
  • ⏱️ Create and update images whenever you hit publish
  • 🛡️ Non-destructive automations make sure to not override your existing share images (unless you want us to)
  • 👁️ Preview your images directly in Ghost

Our friends at Ghost published an official integration guide, if you want to read more.

Custom font support ✍️

Some of you already tested this feature with us, as this was developed by popular demand 🔥

Now everyone can upload and use custom fonts in their templates! Manage your own fonts within your user settings.

Your fonts will be available in the fonts menu in the editor, and are only used to create your previews and images, of course ✌️

Assets on demand for WordPress 🔄

Y'all – this is powerful. This new feature for our WordPress plugin gives you the possibility to create multiple share assets for your posts & pages on demand: Variations for Pinterest or Instagram images, or other feed images.

You just have to…

  1. Set up the template you want to create assets with
  2. Go to your post or page
  3. Hit generate. Done!

Okay, okay, here's the more detailed walkthrough on how to set this up:

We have been testing this especially with Thiago from Paizinho, vírgula!, who is already happily generating Instagram story images with it 💜

Introducing Placid for Webflow ✨

We already got some awesome people from the Webflow community to use Placid for their sites (through the API or Zapier) before – but we thought this connection could be so much more powerful with a custom integration!

So we integrate with Webflow natively now 🎉

  • 🖼️ Create images from the content in your custom Webflow fields
  • 🔄 Automatically add generated images to any field in your collections
  • 📦️Placid can set & update Open Graph images in the native Webflow settings
  • ⏱️ Set intervals or use a webhook to start your image automations regularly

Here's a sneak peak showing you how to set up an automation action for Webflow: