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5 Ways to Automate Presto Player

In this tutorial, we’ll show you five ways to automate Presto Player so you can enhance your CRM, improve your elearning, and capitalize on video marketing.

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Video killed the radio star—but it’s just the beginning for your WordPress website. According to Statista, video content reached nearly 93% of internet users in Q3 2022. Additionally, Wyzowl’s Video Marketing Statistics 2023 Report found that 91% of marketers said video content increased traffic while another 87% said it helped to increase sales.

If you’ve been trying to find new ways to capitalize on the benefits of video on your WordPress website, you’ve come to the right place. With Presto Player and Uncanny Automator, you can incorporate video content into powerful new workflows that integrate with your CRM, ecommerce and elearning tools.

Tag contacts in your CRM based on their video views without using an email prompt, certify your affiliates and brand ambassadors in microlearning exercises with video completion rates, encourage participation in community forums and gamify your video content with unique rewards for multiple views.

Bye, bye radio; this is video content automation in all of its (Uncanny) technicolor glory!

An Introduction to Presto Player

Video is an essential component of any WordPress website—and so is a video player plugin. For WordPress websites, video support doesn’t get much better than Presto Player. Designed for a wide range of users, Presto Player has an exhaustive list of features including chapter support, focus mode and call-to-action.

Whether you’re a marketer, content creator, educator, or administrator, you’ll find the features you’re looking for (and the ones you didn’t know you needed) with Presto Player.

Presto Player offers limited native integration with key plugins such as LearnDash and ActiveCampaign. However, in this tutorial, we’ll show you how to capitalize on your video content with more powerful integrations and automations.

Click here to download Presto Player so you can follow along. If you’re uncertain that Presto Player is right for you, or if you want to try it out before making a commitment, that’s fine too. Presto Player offers a 14-day money guarantee so you can try it out essentially for FREE!

An Introduction to Automator

Lights! Camera! Automation!

Uncanny Automator #1 WordPress automation plugin. Using combinations of triggers and actions, you can connect all of your favorite apps and plugins, create new workflows and automate repetitive tasks. With 100+ integrations, Automator allows you to cut back on costly add-ons and extensions that slow down your site’s performance while simultaneously improving functionality.

You can download Automator for FREE and register an account to receive complimentary credits or jump right in with Automator Pro to follow along. Just like with Presto Player, you’ll get a no-hassle, no-risk 14-day money back guarantee. But we’re pretty sure this is one decision that won’t have you hitting the “rewind” button.

1. Automate Presto Player and BuddyBoss

Whether you’re a podcaster building an online community of followers, a filmmaker seeking critical feedback or a forum organizer, you know that video is an inherently social medium. In this example, we’ll show you how to automate Presto Player and BuddyBoss.

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.

Automator Recipe type selector Logged-in users

Step 2: Name Your Recipe

It’s best to come up with a naming convention for your Automator recipes that makes them easy to recognize at a glance. For example, we’ve named this recipe Presto Player — BuddyBoss: Forum Subscription based on the integrations involved and actions.

Step 3: Configure Your Trigger(s)

In the Triggers panel, from the menu of available integrations, click Presto Player.

5 Ways to Automate Presto Player — Automator Trigger Integrations Presto Player

From the drop-down list that appears, select A user completes a video.

5 Ways to Automate Presto Player — Automator Presto Player Trigger A user completes a video

Automator will prompt you to select a video. For illustrative purposes, we’ve selected Any video but you’ll want to select the video associated with your BuddyBoss forum. After selecting your desired video, click Save. Your trigger should look something like this:

5 Ways to Automate Presto Player — Automator Presto Player Trigger A user completes a video Live

Step 4: Configure Your Action(s)

In the Actions panel, click Add action. From the menu of available integrations, select BuddyBoss.

5 Ways to Automate Presto Player — Automator Action Integrations BuddyBoss

From the drop-down list that appears, select Subscribe the user to a forum.

Automator BuddyBoss Action Subscribe the user to a forum

Automator will prompt you to select the forum(s) to which you would like to add the user. We’ve selected a forum for illustrative purposes only but you’ll want to select the forum associated with the video from your trigger. When you’re finished, click Save. Your action should look something like this:

Automator BuddyBoss Action Subscribe the user to a forum Live

Step 5: Hit Play!

You’re just about ready to hit the Play button on your new automation. First, in the Recipe box in the upper-right hand corner, click Edit next to Times per user.

Automator Recipe Box Times per user

In the number field, enter “1” and click Save.

Automator Recipe Box Times per user 1

Finally, toggle your recipe from Draft to Live and watch your community grow!

5 Ways to Automate Presto Player — Automator Presto Player Buddy Boss Recipe Live

Step 6 (Optional): Add Notification Action

Let your users know that they can join the conversation after they’ve watched the video with an automated notification.

In the Actions panel, click Add action then click BuddyBoss. From the drop-down list that appears, select Send a private message to the user.

Automator Presto Player Buddy Action Send a private message to the user

You can draft the message using tokens (i.e., dynamic pieces of data pulled from your website and/or from within the recipe itself).

Automator Presto Player Buddy Action Send a private message to the user Editor

When you’re finished, click Save. Your recipe should look something like this:

5 Ways to Automate Presto Player — Automator Presto Player BuddyBoss Recipe Live

2. Automate Presto Player and LearnDash

Video is a great tool to support elearning—just ask the 96% of marketers who said that video increased user understanding of their product or service. By connecting Presto Player and LearnDash using Uncanny Automator, you can create microlearning experiences that educate your users and reduce your support costs.

Note: You’ll need Uncanny Toolkit Pro to create single-page courses designed specifically for microlearning.

Step 1: Create a Recipe

From your WordPress Admin Sidebar, navigate to Automator > Add New. In the pop-up window that appears, select Logged-in users.

Step 2: Name Your Recipe

We’ve named this recipe Presto Player—LearnDash: Microlearning.

Step 3: Configure Your Trigger(s)

In the Triggers panel, from the menu of available integrations, click Presto Player. From the drop-down list select A user watches at least a specific percentage of a video.

Automator Presto Player A user watches at least a specific percentage of a video Trigger

Automator will prompt you to select the specific percentage and video associated with your microlearning course. For illustrative purposes, we’ve selected “50%” and our “Create a recipe with Uncanny Automator” video. When you’re finished, click Save. Your trigger should look something like this:

5 Ways to Automate Presto Player Automator Presto Player A user watches at least a specific percentage of a video Trigger Live

Next, click Add trigger and select LearnDash. From the drop-down list that appears, select A user achieves a percentage greater than, less than or equal to a value on a quiz.

Automator LearnDash Trigger A user achieves a percentage...

Automator will prompt you to configure the trigger. For illustrative purposes, we’ve selected “greater or equal to”, “80%”, and “Automator Quiz”. When you’re finished, the Triggers panel should look something like this:

5 Ways to Automate Presto Player Automator LearnDash Presto Players Triggers Live

Step 4: Configure Your Action(s)

In the Actions panel, click Add action. From the menu of available integrations, select LearnDash. From the drop-down list, select Mark a course complete for the user.

Automator LearnDash Action Mark a course complete for the user

Automator will prompt you to select a course. When you’re finished, click Save. Your action should look something like this:

Automator LearnDash Action Mark a course complete for the user Live

Step 5: Go Live and Learn!

You’re just about ready to take your new recipe live. Don’t forget to set the Times per user to “1” before toggling your recipe from Draft to Live.

5 Ways to Automate Presto Player Automator Presto Player LearnDash Recipe Live

Step 6 (Optional): Add Filters

One of the many advantages of connecting Presto Player to LearnDash with Automator is the inclusion of filters and conditions. Like a lens for your camera, you can use filters to narrow a recipe’s focus.

To add a filter, hover over the action and click Filter.

Automator LearnDash Action Filter

A pop-up window will appear where you can configure the filter conditions. For example, we’d like to restrict this action to certain types of users. To do this select WordPress > The user has a specific role.

Automator LearnDash Action Filter Configuration Window

Select the role(s) to which you would like this action to apply and click Save. When you’re finished, your action should look something like this:

5 Ways to Automate Presto Player — Automator LearnDash Action Mark a course complete for the user Filters Live

If you wanted to make the course available to all users but restrict certification to only certain types of users, Automator can do that as well:

5 Ways to Automate Presto Player — Automator LearnDash Actions with Filters

3. Automate Presto Player and ActiveCampaign

With its built-in call-to-action function, Presto Player offers native integration with powerful CRMs such as FluentCRM and ActiveCampaign so you can track your leads. By adding Automator to the mix, however, you can start to create detailed contact profiles based on their video views.

Step 1: Create a Recipe

From your WordPress Admin Sidebar, navigate to Automator > Add New. In the pop-up window that appears, select Logged-in users.

Step 2: Name Your Recipe

We’ve named this recipe Presto Player—ActiveCampaign: Video Tagging.

Step 3: Configure Your Trigger(s)

In the Triggers panel, from the menu of available integrations, click Presto Player. From the drop-down list select A user watches at least a specific percentage of a video. Configure your exact trigger settings as you want and click Save. (If you select Any video, you can create a more dynamic recipe.)

When you’re finished, your trigger should look something like this:

Automator Presto Player Trigger Live

Step 4: Configure Your Action(s)

In the Actions panel, click Add action. From the menu of available integrations, select ActiveCampaign. From the drop-down list that appears, select Add a tag to a contact. If you selected Any video as your trigger, you can use tokens to make either the video title or the video ID a tag in ActiveCampaign.

Automator ActiveCampaign Action Add a tag to a contact

Step 5: Launch Your ActiveCampaign!

You’re just about to start building your contacts’ viewing preferences in your CRM. All you need to do is set the Times per user to “1” and toggle the recipe from Draft to Live.

5 Ways to Automate Presto Player — Automator Presto Player ActiveCampaign Live

4. Automate Presto Player and WooCommerce

One of the best ways to boost user engagement on your website is with video marketing. By connecting Presto Player to WooCommerce with Automator, you can encourage your users to watch informative video advertisements and to fill out surveys with the promise of coupons.

Step 1: Create a Recipe

From your WordPress Admin Sidebar, navigate to Automator > Add New. In the pop-up window that appears, select Logged-in users.

Step 2: Name Your Recipe

We’ve named this recipe Presto Player—WooCommerce: Coupon.

Step 3: Configure Your Trigger(s)

In the Triggers panel, from the menu of available integrations, click Presto Player. From the drop-down list select A user completes a video. Select the video associated with your advertising campaign and click Save.

Next, click Add trigger and select WPForms, or your preferred WordPress form-building plugin. From the drop-down list, select A user submits a form and select your survey form. (You can create a tie-back to your video with the trigger A user submits a form with a specific value in a specific field if you give your users instructions on how to fill out the form in the video.)

Automator WPForms Trigger A user submits a form

Step 4: Configure Your Action(s)

In the Actions panel, click Add action. From the menu of available integrations, select WooCommerce. From the drop-down list that appears, select Generate and email a coupon. Automator will present you with an editor where you configure the coupon’s details.

Automator WooCommerce Action Generate and email a coupon code

When you’re finished, click Save. Your action should look like this:

Automator WooCommerce Action Generate and email a coupon code Live

Step 5: Go Live!

Before you toggle your recipe from Draft to Live, make sure to set the Times per user to “1”. Additionally, set a limit to the Total times (the number of times that the recipe will run) to make your video marketing campaign a limited offer.

5 Ways to Automate Presto Player — Automator Presto Player WooCommerce Recipe

5. Automate Presto Player and BadgeOS

For video creators and marketers of all kinds, gamifying your website is one of the best ways to boost user engagement. And by connecting Presto Player to BadgeOS with Automator, you can keep your users flipping through your video catalog to rack up points and achievements—or even store credit!

Step 1: Create a Recipe

From your WordPress Admin Sidebar, navigate to Automator > Add New. In the pop-up window that appears, select Logged-in users.

Step 2: Name Your Recipe

We’ve named this recipe Presto Player—BadgeOS: Points and Credit.

Step 3: Configure Your Trigger(s)

We only want to award users with points and credits if they’ve watched a whole video, so we’ve selected the trigger Presto Player > A user completes a video.

5 Ways to Automate Presto Player — Automator Presto Player Trigger A user completes a video Live

Step 4: Configure Your Action(s)

In the Actions panel, click Add action. From the menu of available integrations, select BadgeOS. From the drop-down list that appears, select Award points to the user. Set the number and type of points you would like to award your users for video views and click Save. Your action should look something like this:

Automator BadgeOS Action Award points to the user

Step 5: And the Award Goes to…

We want this recipe to run in perpetuity, so we kept both Times per user and Total Times at the default setting, “Unlimited”. With further ado, toggle your recipe from Draft to Live and win the Lifetime Achievement Award for Outstanding Performance in a Presto Player Automation!

5 Ways to Automate Presto Player — Automator Presto Player BadgeOS Recipe

Step 6: Add a Credit System

If you have an ecommerce store tied into your digital community, you can keep your users engaged by rewarding them with store credit. Download the FREE Advanced Coupons plugin for WordPress so your users can turn their points into store credit and start buying some exclusive merchandise.

5 Ways to Automate Presto Player — Automator Advanced Coupons Actions with BadgeOS filters

Note: You’ll need to know a thing or two about user meta (we promise, it’s not nearly as daunting as it sounds) and how BadgeOS stores that data on your website.

Don’t Hit Pause Now!

If you’ve tried any of these five Presto Player automations then you’re well on your way to becoming a video automation expert—now’s not the time to hit pause! What are some of the Presto Player automations that you’d like to see? Let us know in the comments section below!

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Brendan Da Costa is a WordPress content writer with a Shakespearean-level gift of gab (his words, not ours). He left a successful career in economics to pursue his passion for writing and discovered the wonderful world of WordPress while building his own website to showcase his work. As a self-taught enthusiast who spends more time tinkering with plugins and themes than he would care to admit, Brendan writes equally for WordPress beginners and veteran developers alike. With his unique blend of expertise and creativity, he continues to elevate the digital landscape one WordPress article at a time.

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