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If you run a professional WordPress blog, you may feel it’s time to create an online community. For instance, you could make a members-only area and welcome new subscribers with an interactive popup. However, you might not know how to get started.
Fortunately, the process is more straightforward than you might think. You can use a plugin such as Elementor to build beautiful popups and forms. Next, you can install a tool like Ultimate Member to create your membership site. You can then connect the two plugins with Uncanny Automator.
In this post, we’ll take a closer look at Elementor and Ultimate Member. We’ll then show you how to connect them to set up different triggers and actions. Let’s get started!
An Introduction to Elementor and Ultimate Member
Elementor is a popular page-building tool that comes with an intuitive, drag-and-drop editor:
You can use the free version of the plugin to build basic pages from scratch. Furthermore, if you upgrade to Elementor Pro, you can access a wide selection of widgets and add-ons, including forms and popups.
Meanwhile, Ultimate Member is a free WordPress plugin that helps you build a fully functional membership site:
It comes with all the features you need for your online community, including member directories, registration forms, and user profiles. Ultimate Member also enables you to restrict your content to logged-in users.
You can use Ultimate Member for online courses, professional coaching, and other subscription services. However, to attract new subscribers and keep existing ones engaged, you’ll want to tailor your content to each user’s individual needs and actions.
This is where Uncanny Automator comes in. Using our plugin, you can connect Elementor with Ultimate Member. Then, you can create triggers and actions that encourage users to engage with your site.
How to Use Ultimate Member With Elementor
Ultimate Member and Elementor are two very different plugins. However, there are multiple ways you can combine these tools to engage your users and run a thriving online community.
Here are some potential use cases for connecting Ultimate Member and Elementor:
- If a user becomes inactive, display a popup that encourages them to engage or perform a particular action.
- Set up a popup with a welcome or confirmation message for users who submit a registration form.
- When a user submits a form with a specific value in a particular field, assign the user a certain role (e.g., subscriber).
As you can see, there are different ways you can combine actions and triggers with these two powerful plugins. These applications can help you build a community of engaged members.
For instance, you might create a popup with links to valuable resources on your page and display it to users when they log into their accounts through your form. This feature can help visitors navigate your members-only area and interact with other users.
How to Connect Ultimate Member to Elementor
In this tutorial, we’ll show you how to connect Ultimate Member and Elementor. We’ll specifically focus on setting up a trigger and action with these tools.
Before we start, you’ll need to install and activate both plugins on your site. If you want to use popups, you’ll need Elementor Pro. You’ll also need to install and activate Uncanny Automator on your site.
Once you have all three tools set up, you can create your first recipe. For this tutorial, we’ll be displaying a popup to users who submit a registration form.
Step 1: Create a New Recipe
Uncanny Automator works with recipes. Each recipe has a trigger and a corresponding action. A trigger tells the site to run a particular action.
For instance, when someone submits a form on your site (trigger), they will get a popup to confirm their subscription (action).
To create a new recipe, go to Automator > Add New. Then, select the type of recipe you want to make:
If you want to create a recipe specifically for logged-in users (like your subscribers or course students), select Logged-in users. If you’re going to set up a recipe for all visitors, click on Everyone. Since we’re displaying a popup to registered users, you’ll want to opt for Logged-in users.
Step 2: Set Up a Trigger
Next, you’ll need to write a title for your recipe. Ideally, this name should reflect the trigger and action you’re planning to set up. You can then select an integration:
If you’ve installed Ultimate Member and Elementor Pro correctly, you should see these two plugins in your options. If you select Ultimate Member, you’ll see a list of available triggers:
For this step, we’ll be using the A user registers with a form as the trigger. You can then specify the form for your trigger:
This should be your registration form. When you’re ready, click on Save. You can then add another trigger or move on to adding an action.
Step 3: Configure an Action
Once you’ve selected your triggers, you can set up a corresponding action. In the Actions section, choose Elementor:
You’ll then see your options for actions:
As you can see, you can show a popup to users who submit a registration form. You can use it to confirm their registration and welcome them into the community. Select the Elementor popup you want to display, then click on Save.
If you don’t yet have a popup, you can create one in Templates > Popups in your WordPress dashboard. Elementor offers popup templates for different uses, so you can get one ready in just a few minutes.
Step 4: Publish Your Recipe
If you’re happy with your recipe, go ahead and publish it. To do this, navigate to the Recipe box on the right-hand side and drag the toggle button from Draft to Live:
That’s it! You’ve created your first recipe using Elementor and Ultimate Member. Now every time a user registers with your website, they will see a popup with a welcome or confirmation message.
Other Use Cases
The above example is just one way to connect Elementor with Ultimate Member. You can set up several other recipes with these tools.
For instance, you could select an Elementor trigger, such as a user submitting a registration form:
You can then assign a particular role to that user, like Subscriber, using an Ultimate Member action:
You can also assign a specific role based on the value entered in a particular form field. For example, if a user opts in to your newsletter when submitting a form, you can automatically add them as a subscriber to your email list.
Note that the recipes shown above require the Pro version of Uncanny Automator. With the free version, you only get a limited number of triggers and actions. Meanwhile, a paid plan will give you access to additional triggers, actions, and tokens, as well as features such as scheduled and delayed actions.
As you can see, Uncanny Automator makes it very easy to connect Ultimate Member and Elementor for automating tasks on your membership site. You can add multiple triggers and actions to welcome new members and encourage them to engage with your content. You can also use this integration to automatically apply specific roles to users based on the information they submitted through your forms.
In this post, we showed you how to display an Elementor popup to users who register with your site through your Ultimate Member form. All you have to do is select your trigger (user submitting a registration form) and configure an action (display a popup with a welcome message).
Do you have any questions about connecting Ultimate Member with Elementor? Let us know in the comments section below!