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New Integrations: OpenAI, Trello, ClickUp & Wholesale Suite

It’s time for another big release! We’re excited to introduce 4 new integrations in the free version of Uncanny Automator, including OpenAI, Trello, ClickUp and Wholesale Suite. The 4.10 release also includes several new features and improvements.

Why 4.10? Uncanny Automator 5.0 will be a huge update that will add huge new features that change a lot of the architecture, so we’re not quite there yet. We couldn’t wait to get these big integrations out though (we’ve had so many ChatGPT requests over the past month!); we can assure you that 5.0 will be worth the wait.

We also needed to get this release out before WordCamp Asia, since several of our Uncanny Automator developers will be attending. If you see anyone in an Uncanny Automator shirt, make sure to say hi!

OpenAI

We have worked tirelessly over the past month to build a fantastic new integration for OpenAI, including some major architectural changes that allow us to send prompts to OpenAI, wait for a response, then include that content in other actions. The new integration supports 1 new action: Use a prompt to generate text.

Here’s what it looks like:

OpenAI WordPress integration

We offer a lot of control with the integration, including settings for the Model (Ada, Babbage and Curie), Temperature and Maximum length (in tokens). Why no Davinci in the free version? It’s mostly because it’s very slow, in some cases requiring 15-30 seconds to return a response, and that level of latency benefits from delays that are only available in Automator Pro.

The use cases, of course, are endless. During development, one of our developer’s first tests was building a WhatsApp chatbot that collected incoming messages in WhatsApp, passed them to OpenAI, and sent the reply back to the user in WhatsApp. It was a fully functional chatbot that took about 2 minutes to build the recipe and test it.

We know another common use case will be taking form submissions as prompts and using Automator recipes to convert AI-generated content into posts or elearning course content. Or perhaps new forum posts will have an initial AI-generated response to try to help users with immediate issues.

To use OpenAI responses in your actions, you will need to use action tokens and choose the “Response” token that’s available for your OpenAI action. See the screenshot below. It’s also important that any actions that use the response come after the action that generates the response.

OpenAI Action Tokens

This is a huge integration that’s poised to transform what’s possible with WordPress sites, so we hope you’ll share your ideas for AI-powered recipes in the comments for other Automator users.

Trello

Ever wish form submissions that include feature requests could automatically create new Trello cards or checklists? Now you can link WordPress activity and feedback with your favourite project management platform. The Automator 4.10 release adds these new Trello actions:

  • Add a comment to a card
  • Add a label to a card
  • Add a member to a card
  • Create a card
  • Create a checklist item in a card
  • Update a card

Forum comments, form submissions, incoming webhook data, post comments– if you can think of it, you can probably now connect any content updates to cards and checklists in Trello.

ClickUp

Do you use ClickUp instead of Trello? Uncanny Owl’s internal project management tool of choice, ClickUp is a highly flexible and powerful Project Management (and a lot more) app. Here are the actions that Uncanny Automator now supports in the free version:

  • Add a comment to a specific task
  • Add a tag to a specific task
  • Create a list in a specific folder
  • Create a task in a specific list
  • Delete a specific task
  • Remove a tag from a specific task
  • Update a task in a specific list

There’s a lot there, with many similar use cases to what we offer with the new Trello integration. Create tasks based on user submissions, update tasks with comments based on Help Desk replies, have subscription cancellations create a list and more.

Wholesale Suite

The Wholesale Suite bundle of WooCommerce plugins adds crucial B2B features to WooCommerce stores. The new integration for Uncanny Automator 4.10 adds 2 new triggers and 1 action:

  • New trigger: A wholesale lead is created
  • New trigger: A wholesale order is received from a user with a specific role
  • New action: Approve a wholesale lead

Popular use cases might include adding a wholesale lead to a mailing list and onboarding campaign, approving a wholesale lead on completion of an introductory course, or perhaps having whole orders from instructors generate and send a set of Uncanny Codes that can be redeemed by students for access to a social group in BuddyBoss.

The rest

Besides the 4 new integrations for users of the free Uncanny Automator plugin, the 4.10 release adds several additional features.

The LinkedIn integration gains an action to publish a post with an image to a LinkedIn page. Like the other LinkedIn action to  publish a post, this action uses our credit system.

Facebook Pages and Twitter allow the use of an Image ID in Image URL fields so that it’s easier to work with images from the media library.

Work with the “Post excerpt” token to publish post content to social media? If an excerpt isn’t defined for a post but you use the “Post excerpt” token, Automator will now automatically generate an excerpt with up to 15 words of text so that excerpts are more likely to fit within character limits in social media apps.

That wraps up the Automator 4.10 release. We hope you find the new additions useful!

Ryan Moore from Uncanny Owl

Ryan Moore (MA, PMP, BCom) is the Cofounder and Director of Uncanny Owl, creators of Uncanny Automator and a suite of popular add-ons for LearnDash. Since 2013, Ryan has helped thousands of companies add elearning and automation capabilities to their WordPress websites.

This Post Has 3 Comments

  1. There are no triggers for the clickup? Because in Uncanny’s settings, it shows that there are two triggers, but at the time of creation of automation, it does not display.

    1. Sorry Paulo, it looks like 2 triggers that were in development weren’t added to the release and our list of in the settings page unfortunately referenced some unreleased work. I don’t think those triggers will be possible for the next release so we’ll get those triggers removed from the settings page (until we do add them back).

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