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Elementor doesn’t have a native Google Sheets integration. But, with Uncanny Automator, you can send Elementor Forms data to Google Sheets with ease.
Are you looking for an easy and efficient way to connect Elementor Forms to Google Sheets? Of course you are! That’s why you clicked on this link—and we’re glad that you did.
Uncanny Automator is the best Elementor + Google Sheets integration tool on the market and, in this brief how-to guide, we’ll show you why. By the end of this article, you’ll be able to:
- connect Elementor Pro to Google Sheets
- send Elementor Forms data to Google Sheets,
- integrate Elementor Pro with more apps and plugins
Whether you want to centralize your data storage, collaborate with your team or analyze your Elementor form submission data, Automator can help you make it happen.
Without further ado, let’s get started.
In this guide, we’re going to connect Elementor Forms to Google Sheets using Uncanny Automator. As these are already a few of the most popular and powerful plugins, they hardly need an introduction. Nevertheless, let’s get to know a bit more about these WordPress tools before we show you exactly how they work.
Elementor is one of the best and most user-friendly page-building plugins for WordPress websites. With a built-in form-builder, it’s also one of the most powerful. However, as experienced Elementor users know, there is no native integration with Google Sheets.
That’s where Uncanny Automator comes in. As the #1 automation and integration tool for WordPress users, Automator connects all of your favorite apps and plugins—no code required!
Using combinations of triggers and actions, you can create seamless workflows between Elementor Pro, Google Sheets and 150 more integrations.
(Note: Throughout this article, we’re going to be using both Elementor Pro and Automator Pro features. Make sure to try Automator Pro risk-free for 14 days so you can follow along.)
Why Connect Elementor Forms to Google Sheets
Storing Elementor Form entries in Google Sheets can drastically improve your workflows and give you insight that boost your bottom line. Here are the top five reasons why you should connect Elementor to Google Sheets:
1. Centralized Data Storage
Google Sheets provides a centralized and easily accessible location to store form submission data. This can be especially useful for individuals or teams who want a unified platform to view, manage, and analyze data collected through Elementor Forms.
2. Collaboration and Sharing
Google Sheets facilitates collaboration among team members. Multiple people can access and work on the same spreadsheet simultaneously. This is beneficial for teams where different members are responsible for various aspects of data analysis, reporting, or follow-up based on form submissions.
For WordPress users, storing Elementor Forms entries in Google Sheets also provides an added layer of security.
3. Real-Time Updates
Google Sheets offers real-time updates, allowing users to see changes as they occur. This feature is valuable for monitoring incoming form submissions in real time. It ensures that the data is always up-to-date and readily available for processing and analysis.
4. Integration with Other Google Services
Google Sheets can easily integrate with other Google services, such as Google Drive, Google Forms, and Google Calendar. This integration streamlines workflows, making it convenient to automate various processes related to form submissions and data analysis.
5. Data Analysis and Visualization
Google Sheets provides basic data analysis tools and the ability to create charts and graphs. Storing Elementor form submission data in Google Sheets allows for easy analysis and visualization of trends, patterns, and other insights. Users can leverage functions, filters, and pivot tables to derive meaningful information from the collected data.
In summary, storing Elementor form submission data in Google Sheets offers a centralized, collaborative, and real-time solution that integrates well with other Google services. This approach can enhance the efficiency of data management, analysis, and utilization for individuals and teams alike.
Now that we know the “why”, let’s walk through the “how”.
Store Elementor Forms Entries in Google Sheets
Automator works using recipes, i.e. combinations of triggers and actions. In the recipe pictured below, we’re able to automatically send Elementor Forms submission data to Google Sheets.
In the next steps, we’ll show you how to recreate the recipe pictured above. Let’s get started.
Step 1: Create a New Recipe
From your WordPress Admin Sidebar, navigate to Automator > Add New. In the pop-up window that appears, select Logged-in users.
(Note: For the purposes of recreating this recipe, it doesn’t particularly matter which recipe type you select. If any visitor to your website can fill out the form(s) you want to track in Google Sheets, select Everyone.)
Step 2: Name Your Recipe
Once you get the hang of creating Automator recipes, you’ll turn into a veritable WordPress chef. As such, we recommend coming up with a naming convention for your recipes that makes them easy to recognize at a glance.
For example, we’ve named this recipe Connect Elementor Forms to Google Sheets. It might not be a fancy name like foie gras but it cuts to the chase.
Step 3: Configure Your Trigger(s)
In the Triggers panel, from the menu of available integrations, select Elementor.
From the drop-down list that appears, select A user submits a form.
Automator will prompt you to select the form. Once you’re finished, click Save. Your trigger should look something like this:
Step 4: Configure Your Action(s)
In the Actions panel, click on Add action. From the menu of available integrations, select Google Sheets.
If you haven’t already connected Google Sheets to your WordPress website, then Automator will prompt you to do so.
In the Connect integration window that appears, click Connect account and follow the prompts.
Once you’ve connected your Google Sheets account, you can continue creating the recipe.
From the drop-down list that appears, select Create a row in a Google Sheet.
Automator will prompt you to select the specific Drive, Spreadsheet and Worksheet where you want to store Elementor Forms entries.
Once you’ve selected the specific worksheet, click Get columns.
As you can see in the image above, Automator will return the first value in each column from your worksheet in the Column fields on the left side.
Now, we get to choose the Elementor Forms entry data that we want to store in Google Sheets. We’re going to use tokens—dynamic data pulled from your WordPress website and from triggers and actions within recipes—to fill out the Value fields.
To select a token, click on the Asterisk in a field. For example, we’ve filled out the first column with the Form title and/or Form ID tokens.
Fill in the remaining fields using the corresponding tokens. You can even use the Current Unix timestamp token to store precise and easily manipulable date and time data.
Once you’re finished, click Save. Your action should look like this:
Step 5: Go Live!
You’re just about ready to connect your Elementor Forms to Google Sheets. All that’s left for you to do now is toggle the recipe from Draft to Live.
Connect Elementor Forms to Everything
Congratulations on creating your first Automator recipe! But why stop at simply connecting Elementor Forms to Google Sheets? Automator has 150 integrations with more on the way every month.
With just a little imagination, you can create recipes like the one pictured above. Connecting Elementor Forms to your CRM of choice, such as ActiveCampaign, opens up new realms of possibilities. You can even tie-in your ecommerce platform to help capture more leads and create a smoother sales funnel.
We’re pretty confident that you now have everything you need to store Elementor Forms entries in Google Sheets—and then some! In case we missed anything, or if there are any other Elementor integrations that you’d like to see, let us know in the comments section below.
Until then, happy automating!