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Create a workflow to Submit a Post with the Reddit API. When you configure and deploy the workflow, it will run on Pipedream's servers 24x7 for free.

  1. Configure the Submit a Post action
    1. Connect your Reddit account
    2. Select a Subreddit
    3. Configure Title
    4. Select a Kind
    5. Optional- Configure Text
    6. Optional- Configure URL
    7. Optional- Configure Spoiler
    8. Optional- Configure Send Replies
    9. Optional- Configure Not Safe For Work
    10. Optional- Configure Event Start
    11. Optional- Configure Event End
    12. Optional- Select a Event Timezone
  2. Select a trigger to run your workflow on HTTP requests, schedules or app events
  3. Deploy the workflow
  4. Send a test event to validate your setup
  5. Turn on the trigger


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Submit a Post on Reddit
Description:Create a post to a subreddit. [See the docs here](https://www.reddit.com/dev/api/#POST_api_submit)


import { axios } from "@pipedream/platform";
import reddit from "../../reddit.app.mjs";
import tzs from "../../pytz-timezones.mjs";

export default {
  type: "action",
  key: "reddit-submit-a-post",
  version: "0.1.0",
  name: "Submit a Post",
  description: "Create a post to a subreddit. [See the docs here](https://www.reddit.com/dev/api/#POST_api_submit)",
  props: {
    subreddit: {
      propDefinition: [
      description: "Type to search for a subreddit or enter a subreddit display name as a custom expression (for example, `happycowgifs`).",
    title: {
      type: "string",
      label: "Title",
      description: "The title of your post",
    kind: {
      type: "string",
      label: "Kind",
      description: "Post type",
      options: [
    text: {
      type: "string",
      label: "Text",
      description: "The content your post. Applicable if **Kind** is `self`",
      optional: true,
    url: {
      type: "string",
      label: "URL",
      description: "The URL to be shared in your post. Applicable if **Kind** is `image` or `link`",
      optional: true,
    spoiler: {
      type: "boolean",
      label: "Spoiler",
      description: "Default to `false`. Flag it as `true` if your post contains some spoiler.",
      optional: true,
    sendReplies: {
      type: "boolean",
      label: "Send Replies",
      description: "Default to `true`. If `true`, you will receive email notification if your post has some reply.",
      optional: true,
    nsfw: {
      type: "boolean",
      label: "Not Safe For Work",
      description: "Default to `false`. If your post is not safe for work (+18), please, set `true` for this field.",
      optional: true,
    eventStart: {
      type: "string",
      label: "Event Start",
      description: "(beta) a datetime string e.g. `2018-09-11T12:00:00`",
      optional: true,
    eventEnd: {
      type: "string",
      label: "Event End",
      description: "(beta) a datetime string e.g. `2018-09-11T12:00:00`",
      optional: true,
    eventTz: {
      type: "string",
      label: "Event Timezone",
      description: "(beta) a [pytz](https://pypi.org/project/pytz/) timezone e.g. `America/Los_Angeles`",
      optional: true,
      options: tzs,
  async run ({ $ }) {
    const data = {
      api_type: "json",
      sr: this.subreddit.value || this.subreddit,
      kind: this.kind,
      title: this.title,
      spoiler: this.spoiler,
      sendreplies: this.sendReplies,
      nsfw: this.nsfw,
      url: this.url,
      text: this.text,
      event_start: this.eventStart,
      event_end: this.eventEnd,
      event_tz: this.eventTz,

    const res = await axios($, this.reddit._getAxiosParams({
      method: "POST",
      path: "/api/submit",


    $.export("$summary", `The post "${this.title}" has been successfully created into "${this.subreddit?.label || this.subreddit}" subreddit`);
    return res?.json?.data || res;


This component may be configured based on the props defined in the component code. Pipedream automatically prompts for input values in the UI and CLI.
RedditredditappThis component uses the Reddit app.
SubredditsubredditstringSelect a value from the drop down menu.

The title of your post

KindkindstringSelect a value from the drop down menu:linkselfimage

The content your post. Applicable if Kind is self


The URL to be shared in your post. Applicable if Kind is image or link


Default to false. Flag it as true if your post contains some spoiler.

Send RepliessendRepliesboolean

Default to true. If true, you will receive email notification if your post has some reply.

Not Safe For Worknsfwboolean

Default to false. If your post is not safe for work (+18), please, set true for this field.

Event StarteventStartstring

(beta) a datetime string e.g. 2018-09-11T12:00:00

Event EndeventEndstring

(beta) a datetime string e.g. 2018-09-11T12:00:00

Event TimezoneeventTzstringSelect a value from the drop down 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