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Uncanny Automator 3.2 adds significant new features for both free and Pro plugin users. Packed with improvements behind the scenes and for end users, we can’t wait for you to see what’s new in today’s release.
Our native ActiveCampaign integration is certainly the standout feature in 3.2 for end users. In the free release, we’re adding these new actions:
- Add a contact to ActiveCampaign
- Add a contact to a list
- Remove a contact from a list
- Add a tab to a contact
- Remove a tag from a contact
These new additions make it easy to do things like trigger CRM automations based on form submissions, event attendance, community activity and more. You might even use tags for more advanced use cases, like tagging users based on learning performance across a series of assessments.
The new actions, of course, support our full range of triggers, so it’s easy to build detailed contact records around form submissions, site activity, ecommerce orders and more. Look for additional triggers and actions in an upcoming release!
As a non-WordPress premium integration, ActiveCampaign uses our credit system so that free users an try it out and Pro users get unlimited usage.
Zoom moves to Automator Free
Our support for Zoom meetings and webinars is now available in the free version of the plugin, again with our credit system for free users to try things out. Pro users don’t need to do anything, their existing recipes will continue to work as normal.
In recent communications we had told customers and users that we would start enforcing a minimum PHP version requirement of 7.3. This would have allowed us to make the code more efficient, but some valid concerns were raised by customers and our partners. To ensure the widest possible audience for Uncanny Automator, the 3.2 releases have been made compatible with PHP 5.6 through 8.0.
New log cleanup options
We previously made automatic cleanup of logs as a Pro only feature, but we heard from users of the free plugin loud and clear that they still needed something. With Uncanny Automator just passing its third anniversary, some users have now accumulated quite a lot of log data that’s no longer needed.
With that in mind, free plugin users now get a manual pruning option and Pro users get an overhauled cleanup process. Here’s that the changes look like:
More “Everyone” triggers
Uncanny Automator 3.2 continues our work on supporting more “userless” recipes, so recipes not linked to a WordPress user. These changes allow more recipes to be triggered in situations where a user isn’t signed in or a WordPress account isn’t relevant. Here are the triggers that are either new or with new “Everyone” recipe type support:
- WordPress Core – A specific type of post is viewed
- Automator Core – A recipe is completed
- Automator Core – A recipe is completed with errors
- BBPress – A guest creates a topic in a forum
- FluentCRM – A tag is added to a contact
- FluentCRM – A contact is added to a list
- FluentCRM – A contact is set to a specific status
- GiveWP – A donation is made via a form
Optional usage tracking
We’re adding an optional, opt in tracking feature that helps us see what integrations and plugins Automator users are applying in their recipes. This helps us better understand what to prioritize and what WordPress themes/versions/plugins to test against. This new setting is completely voluntary, doesn’t affect functionality in any way, and is fully explained at https://automatorplugin.com/knowledge-base/usage-tracking/.
Even more additions
This release adds one new LearnDash trigger: A user achieves greater than, less than or equal to a number of points on a quiz. We haven’t done much with points, but based on user feedback, this should really help some customers!
One more thing…
The Uncanny Automator Pro 3.2 release will follow shortly. It adds several new Woo subscription tokens, a new trigger for Woo orders based on product category and extended Everyone recipe support. Stay tuned for the update!