In the first major Uncanny Automator release of 2024, we're excited to introduce a number…
The WordPress ecosystem has been abuzz with OpenAI and ChatGPT excitement for the past few months, and at Uncanny Automator we’re excited to be leading the charge. Today we’re thrilled to announce that Uncanny Automator 4.12 is available with full support for GPT-3.5-Turbo, the latest language model from OpenAI available for public use (and what’s used in the ChatGPT product). This new integration brings a whole new level of automation to WordPress users, making it easier and faster to generate accurate, relevant content for WordPress sites.
Introducing GPT 3.5 Turbo for WordPress
If you’ve used ChatGPT, you’re already familiar with OpenAI’s GPT language model. It is a deep learning model that uses neural networks to generate human-like text. The “Turbo” version of the model is optimized for speed and accuracy, making it ideal for use on WordPress sites and in no-code automations.
Uncanny Automator already supports Ada, Babbage, Curie and Davinci models, but we suspect GPT 3.5 support will be our most popular offering. Besides the low cost, speed and accuracy, it also allows recipes to set the context of a reply via a system instruction. In other words, instead of just passing over a prompt in isolation, like “How can I use OpenAI on my WordPress site?” and getting a generic answer, we can add context like, “Answer as a helpful Uncanny Automator support agent” to influence how GPT responds to the prompt. Here’s what the new action looks like:
What you can do with the new model support is limited only by your imagination. Perhaps when a blog post is published, you use Uncanny Automator to generate and attach a featured image to the post, generate an SEO description for the post, generate a brief tweet that’s posted to Twitter, and post a summary with a link in a BuddyBoss activity feed–translated into multiple languages by OpenAI, because why not? All that’s needed is a copy of the free version of Uncanny Automator and an OpenAI API key.
What else is new?
We have a few other important updates in the free Automator 4.12 release.
Easy Digital Downloads gains its first Everyone trigger: A customer purchases a download. We’ve been working hard with Chris and the Easy Digital Downloads team to make sure that we could support guest checkout scenarios. This new addition (with several new token options!) opens up a lot of new workflow use cases that aren’t just limited to users with a WordPress account.
Our WordPress Core integration adds a new “A type of post is published” trigger. Yes, we had the similar existing option that includes taxonomies, but the reason for a new independent trigger is that our taxonomy support required the trigger to run partially on a cron (since sometimes WordPress wouldn’t have taxonomy records when a post was immediately published). On a few sites we had reports of cron issues in the environment that made the trigger harder to use, so this new option removes any cron dependencies.
This next addition is especially exciting when paired with the new GPT support: WordPress Core also gains an “Add a reply to a comment” action. So when someone posts a comment on a WordPress site, you could pass their comment to GPT as a prompt, perhaps add context about the site and how the AI should respond, then have a context-sensitive automatic reply added to the comment. For internal testing, we created a hypothetical post for a food blog that included a recipe, then we added a comment from a user requesting a different recipe option. GPT instantly replied with its own comment that included a detailed new recipe; we were very impressed!
WP Simple Pay Lite is now supported for the “A payment for a form is submitted” action in the WP Simple Pay integration. This will add a lot of value for users of the Lite plugin.
Next up, our Clickup integration had a significant overhaul of the “Update a task” action so that we could make a lot more fields optional and leave existing Clickup values unchanged.
For the full list of changes, make sure to check out the Uncanny Automator changelog. We hope you find the new additions useful!