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Today’s release of version 2.7 of the free Uncanny Automator plugin is our biggest since we made it free. We’re adding support for five new plugin integrations, and all have new triggers and actions in the free version. Without further ado, read on to learn more about the new plugins we’re now supporting.
It’s about time we started integrating with more of our other plugins, isn’t it? We’ve had Tin Canny support for quite some time, but integrations with our other plugins was really lacking. We’re starting to change that, and today’s release includes a new and very powerful trigger for our Uncanny Codes plugin: A code is redeemed.
That might sound basic, but consider this: now code redemption can effectively do whatever you want it to. Yes, the plugin has a LearnDash dependency (at the time of release, stay tuned!), but this integration opens up incredible possibilities:
- When a code is redeemed with prefix XYZ, autocomplete a course
- When any code is redeemed, register the user in a Zoom webinar
- When a code is redeemed with suffix ABC, tag the user in Active Campaign and add a membership level to the user
This has been a hugely popular request from users of our Uncanny Groups plugin. More automation was needed, and today we’re delivering on that. The Automator 2.7 release supports these new actions: Create a group and Make the user the leader of a group. This means webhooks (i.e. other WP sites or non-WordPress apps) can create LearnDash Groups and even assign Group Leaders to the new groups. There are lots of very useful ways these new actions can be used:
- When a user completes an onboarding course, add them as a Group Leader to their organization’s group so they can start monitoring and coaching their staff.
- When a user buys an “Instructor” product, add them to a group as a Group Leader.
- When a customer buys a product, create a new group with their name, 3 specific courses, and 1,000 seats.
- When a customer buys a product in Shopify, create a new LearnDash group and add the purchaser to the group as a Group Leader.
So, yes, this does mean that with the free version of Automator, Uncanny Groups users now have support for other ecommerce platforms, support for a high seat count without incrementing quantity, adding Group Leaders to existing groups via purchase, etc. It’s now a much more capable plugin at no extra cost.
This integration supports creating normal LearnDash groups and Uncanny groups (with added support for seat count). When creating the recipe you must choose one or the other.
We heard from a lot of early Automator users that support for Wishlist Member was a must-have. We’re pleased to announce that it’s now available! The 2.7 release supports the following:
- A user is added to a membership level (trigger)
- A user is removed from a membership level (trigger)
- Add the user to a membership level (action)
These additions let you connect membership levels to almost anything. Complete a series of LearnDash courses, add the user to a “Certified” BuddyPress group. When a user is added to a “Marketing” student membership level, enroll them in courses, add them to Zoom meetings and add them to a LearnDash group.
This addition is pretty interesting. Uncanny Automator already supports webhooks, right? For most users, what we support is probably sufficient, but there is still a lot more that can be done with webhooks that Automator doesn’t support. WP Webhooks supports more authentication options, request types, formats, translation options and more. There’s going to be a lot of value with this addition for current users of WP Webhooks, and if you haven’t heard of the plugin before but you move a lot of data between sites, it’s worth checking them out at https://wordpress.org/plugins/wp-webhooks/.
The Automator 2.7 release supports “A webhook trigger is triggered” as a trigger. (I know, that’s a lot of “trigger” references, but if you use both plugins it will make sense.) With that, we support these webhook triggers on the WP Webhooks side:
- Any trigger
- Send data on register
- Send data on login
- Send data on user update
- Send data on user deletion
- Send data on new post
- Send data on post deletion
- Send data on post trash
- Send data on custom action
If you’re looking for more, of course, watch for an upcoming Automator Pro update…
The highest rated and most widely used donation plugin for WordPress, GiveWP makes it easy to raise funds on WordPress sites. Today’s 2.7 release adds one trigger: A user makes a donation via a form. It’s simple, but it means any donation made can now trigger recipes. Maybe you add donors to a LifterLMS course, invite them to a GoToWebinar conference, add them to special member-only events. However you want to connect things, Uncanny Automator now supports it.
The release also includes a few fixes, and for MySQL 8 users, you’ll definitely need this update. We also made a change so that logs are sorted by most recent activity on the initial load.
That’s it for the Uncanny Automator 2.7 release! Don’t forget to let us know how you’re using the new integrations in the comments.