What is Placker and how to connect with Trello

The Projects by Placker Power-Up helps you view multiple projects on the same screen, understanding their connections and making good decisions for the whole portfolio.

After syncing Trello and Placker, you can select many boards and view a Board, Gantt or Track view that applies to all of them.

There are two ways of achieving this. The most simple is to use the Placker interface to load data from many boards. And the second is to use the card mirroring feature to create synced copies of cards in a master board.

Combining boards with Trello + Placker

The first step to achieve a view where many boards are loaded is to create a Board group, as shown in this article.

Then, in the board view, you will see all boards in the same screen. Clicking the "combine boards" button will merge temporarily all lists with the same titles as if all cards were part of the same board.

When cards are moved between lists, we check the original board to make sure there is a list on this board with the same title. If there is no list you will get a pop-up to ask you to move, copy or mirror the card to the new board.

On the other hand, when cards are already combined, clicking "Split boards" will make you see the boards separate again.

In the recording below, we select three boards, save a group and combine the boards.

When looking at multiple boards, you might want to see them grouped by a different category than the default lists. For example, it's possible to see the cards assigned to each member as a list.

To know more about this useful feature, check this article.

Mirror cards to a master board

The second method you can use is to mirror cards to another board that will receive data from many different boards. For example, "Board A", "Board B" and "Board C" could have their cards mirrored to a board called "All boards".

For more information on card mirroring, check this article.

Questions, issues and feedback

If the steps above weren't clear or if you followed them and couldn't get anything done, please reach out to us using the chat button at the lower right corner of this page.

Not yet a Placker user?

We provide a free trial so that new users can see if Placker is a good fit in their workflows. Click the button below to get started with the Power-Up:


Did this answer your question?