AutomatorWP

Description

AutomatorWP is a flexible and open-source automator plugin that lets you connect your WordPress plugins together and create automated workflows.

You can create “automations” linked to your WordPress activities and when any of them happen, you can make other things happen accordingly.

You can use these automations for automate sales, marketing, administrative tasks, learning and any other kind of processes you want letting you save time and get focused on your most important work.

Here is a video that lets you see how AutomatorWP works in less than 2 minutes!

Use automations to connect your plugins

Here are some automations samples to give you a quick idea of the possible combinations:

When user purchases a WooCommerce product.
Add a WP Fusion tag to the user.

When user joins a BuddyPress group.
Enroll user in a LearnDash course.

Not only you can create one-to-one connections, also you can create automations with all the triggers and actions of your choice, such as the following one:

When user creates a bbPress forum topic
and completes a H5P content.

Enroll user in a LifterLMS course
add a MemberPress membership to the user
and email user with instructions about how to access to the course.

The number of combinations and possibilities are unlimited!

Connect your plugins with web services and others WordPress sites

With the Webhooks add-on you are able to send and receive data from anywhere like external applications, web services or others WordPress sites.

You can connect all your WordPress plugins with platforms like Zapier or Integromat, or included, you can connect your plugins from a site with the plugins of another site and everything with no code.

Any website, application or service with support to webhooks or with a Rest API can be connected with the Webhooks add-on and, in consequence, with your WordPress plugins!

View Webhooks automations samples

Create automations easily

AutomatorWP includes an easy-to-use editor that you will quickly familiarize yourself with!

See it in action!

Features

AutomatorWP is extremely powerful and infinitely extensible. Check out some of the built in features:

Unlimited triggers and actions:
Configure as many triggers and actions per automation as you want.

Required number of times:
Set the number of times required to complete a trigger like comment on a post 3 times.

Sequential triggers:
Force users to complete triggers in order to complete the automation.

Completion limits:
Limit automation’s maximum completion times per user and globally.

Tags:
Tags lets you pass trigger information to actions (with support to user and post metas).

Developer-friendly:
AutomatorWP is extremely flexible with plenty of hooks to add custom features and functionalities.

Integrated with your favorites WordPress plugins

WordPress.org is home to some amazing integrations for AutomatorWP, including:

Powerful add-ons to extend AutomatorWP

If you’re looking for something endorsed and maintained by the developers who built AutomatorWP, there are a plethora of premium add-ons, the most popular of which include:

  • Webhooks: Send and receive data from webhooks to connect all your plugins with web services like Zapier or Integromat or included to connect different WordPress sites.
  • Schedule Actions: Schedule any action to run after a time delay of your choice.
  • Multimedia Content: New triggers based on multimedia content creation and interaction.
  • Block Users: Block users and roles for being able to complete any automation of your choice.
  • Button & Link: Launch any automation through button and link clicks.

View all add-ons

Included triggers and actions

AutomatorWP comes with a set of triggers and actions, including:

Triggers

  • User registers to the site.
  • User logs in to the site.
  • User daily visits the site.
  • User views any/specific post.
  • User views a post of any/specific category.
  • User views a post of any/specific tag.
  • User views any/specific page.
  • User views a post of any/specific type.
  • User views a post of any/specific taxonomy.
  • User publishes a post.
  • User publishes a post with any/specific category.
  • User publishes a post with any/specific tag.
  • User publishes a page.
  • User publishes a post of any/specific type.
  • User publishes a post in any/specific taxonomy.
  • User post of any/specific type status changes to any/specific status.
  • User comments on any/specific post.
  • User comments on a post of any/specific category.
  • User comments on a post of any/specific tag.
  • User comments on any/specific page.
  • User comments on a post of any/specific type.
  • User comments on a post of any/specific taxonomy.
  • User gets added to any/specific role.
  • User role changes to any/specific role.
  • User gets removed from any/specific role.
  • User completes any/specific automation.
  • User gets created through any/specific automation.
  • Post gets created through any/specific automation.

Actions

  • Send email to user.
  • Add, change or remove role to user.
  • Create a user.
  • Set, insert, increment or decrement user meta.
  • Create a post.
  • Set, insert, increment or decrement post meta.

View all triggers and actions

Screenshots

  • Powerful editor that anyone can learn to use in no time.
  • Triggers and actions to connect your favorite WordPress plugins.
  • Every trigger and action option is completely configurable.
  • Tags lets you pass trigger information to actions.
  • Flexible log system that will keep you informed about who is completing automations.

Installation

From WordPress backend

  1. Navigate to Plugins -> Add new.
  2. Click the button “Upload Plugin” next to “Add plugins” title.
  3. Upload the downloaded zip file and activate it.

Direct upload

  1. Upload the downloaded zip file into your wp-content/plugins/ folder.
  2. Unzip the uploaded zip file.
  3. Navigate to Plugins menu on your WordPress admin area.
  4. Activate this plugin.

FAQ

What does automation, trigger and action means?

Automations are the basic building block of AutomatorWP and they have 2 main parts: triggers and actions.

Triggers are the part that determines when an automation will run a perform it’s actions. Triggers are known as “When this happens”.

Actions are the part that determines what an automation will perform after all it’s triggers gets completed. Actions are known as “Do this”.

You can setup an automation like this:
Trigger: When user visits a post.
Action: Send email to the user.

Where can I find all available triggers and actions?

Check this page where you can find all available triggers and actions from all our add-ons.

Where can I find documentation about AutomatorWP?

Check the official documentation where you can start getting familiarized with AutomatorWP.

Can AutomatorWP connect plugins with external services like Zapier?

Yes, is completely possible thanks to the Webhooks add-on that lets you connect all your plugins with external applications, web services or included others WordPress sites.

Can AutomatorWP connect plugins from different sites?

Yes, with the Webhooks add-on you connect your plugins from a site to the plugins from another site.

You can create brand new automations between different sites like:
When user purchases a WooComerce product on Site A, Enroll in a LearnDash course on Site B.
When user publishes a post of a specific category on Site A, Clone this post on Site B.

What if I deactivate or remove a plugin that includes new triggers and actions?

The most recommended is remove first all triggers and actions from this plugin in order to ensure the correct workflow of AutomatorWP, because automations with triggers from this plugin can no longer be completed.

Will AutomatorWP slow down my website?

This depends heavily on how you use AutomatorWP.

You shouldn’t notice any performance impact while using AutomatorWP but, if you have dozens of automations, thousands of users, and your automations are configured with many triggers and actions, then yes, there could be a performance hit.

Try to configure automations only for real needs, for example, we discourage using AutomatorWP as an analytics tool (setting up automations to track page visits).

Is AutomatorWP compatible with any theme?

Yes, AutomatorWP doesn’t includes any frontend feature, everything is configure at the WordPress backend, so AutomatorWP doesn’t requires compatibility with any theme.

Can AutomatorWP be easily translated?

Yes, AutomatorWP is stored in the official WordPress plugins repository where you (and anyone) are able to submit your own translations.

Do you offer custom development services?

No, We’re unable to provide custom development services, as our focus is developing the core AutomatorWP plugin, and the official AutomatorWP add-ons.

Reviews

September 27, 2020
This plugin and its addons are absolutely fantastic. The UI is elegant and the control it gives me with Buddy Boss and WP is phenomenal. Keep up the great work guys.
September 25, 2020
I can tell AutomatorWP has such a reliable support. You know you choose the right tool when the seller listens to your use case and need. The response is quick and indeed helpful.
August 30, 2020
I've been using it for about a month doing very important things. I have this scenario: Site A - LMS + membership Site B - Ecommerce So, I wanted to separate the e-commerce site from the membership site. They are in different servers. With this, I need to sync only users who completed the purchase on Site B with Site A and auto-enroll the user on Site A. After research I did not found a better way to automate it if not with AutomatorWP or Uncanny automator. I chosed AutomatorWP mainly because of the pricing model which allowed me to purchase only the add-on I needed. After a month, several tests, a few issues, slow support and some support messages never answered I'm truly considering migrate to Uncanny. Besides that. It worked and solved the issue I had at the time I needed with a cheaper price and I'm thankful for that. But, I won't settle until I get the best and smother experience I need.
August 3, 2020
This is the main plugin that I recommend to all my customers. In fact, I use it in the most of my projects. I have been created a data base in Google Sheets from RCP custom fields, a reply comments system and even a billing system. The support is the best I ever received and they adapt their roadmap depending on the user requests. This plugin is a MUST if you have to automate anything.
July 25, 2020
I'm using AutomatorWP in conjunction with the developer's other 5-star plugin GamiPress. Works like a charm. Questions I've had have been answered by their support in record time and always with a satisfactory outcome. Highly recommended!
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Contributors & Developers

“AutomatorWP” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.

Contributors

“AutomatorWP” has been translated into 2 locales. Thank you to the translators for their contributions.

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Changelog

1.2.8

  • Improvements
  • Added more sanitization when inserting logs.
  • Added more sanitization checks on ajax parameters.
  • Improvements on number conditional functions (used to compare conditions in some triggers).

1.2.7

  • New Features
  • New trigger: User views a post of any/specific taxonomy.
  • New trigger: User publishes a post in any/specific taxonomy.
  • New trigger: User comments on a post of any/specific taxonomy.
  • Bug Fixes
  • Fixed plugin conflict with Yoast SEO Premium.

1.2.6

  • New Features
  • New trigger: User gets created through any/specific automation.
  • New trigger: Post gets created through any/specific automation.
  • Improvements
  • Ensure to always get triggers and actions titles up to date on the automations list screen.

1.2.5

  • Improvements
  • Prevent to show recommendations if the integration is already installed.
  • Developer Notes
  • Delayed the initialization of the Custom Tables library.

1.2.4

  • New Features
  • New trigger: User post of any/specific type status changes to any/specific status.
  • Improvements
  • Style improvements on the automations UI.
  • Added post information when using the “Set, insert, increment or decrement post meta” action.
  • Correctly pass automation tag on logs labels.
  • Improved the events engine performance.
  • Bug Fixes
  • Correctly detect multiples events triggered in a row.
  • Developer Notes
  • Added several hooks to extend the events engine.
  • Added several hooks to extend the automations UI.
  • Added several hooks to extend the logs screens.

1.2.3

  • Bug Fixes
  • Prevent any PHP warnings while migrating AutomatorWP database tables to InnoDB engine.

1.2.2

  • Bug Fixes
  • Fixed issues on multisite installs.

1.2.1

  • Improvements
  • Added the integration icon on the logs edit screen.
  • Improved the tags parser order to pass first dynamic tags and tags from external plugins.
  • Style improvements on the admin area.
  • Improved fields rendering on logs screen.
  • Bug Fixes
  • Fixed typo on the logs edit screen that causes automation links not getting rendered correctly.

1.2.0

  • Developer Notes
  • Added more functions to make easier work with AutomatorWP custom tables data.

1.1.9

  • Improvements
  • Added a required mark on all fields required.
  • Prevent PHP warnings on the “Create post action” when leaving the post metas field blank.
  • Added wp_mail filters to make emails work with 3rd party email providers like SendGrid.
  • Added support on parse tags to parse array elements.
  • Apply tag replacements only if content has any tags.
  • Developer Notes
  • Default tags renamed.
  • Improved tags flexibility to allow plugins register custom tags and trigger tags easily.

1.1.8

  • Developer Notes
  • Added the ability to pass a custom callback to determine the post types of a post selector.

1.1.7

  • New Features
  • New trigger: User gets added to any/specific role.
  • New trigger: User role changes to any/specific role.
  • New trigger: User gets removed from any/specific role.
  • Developer Notes
  • Initialize everything sooner to get all functions ready as soon as possible.

1.1.6

  • New Features
  • New trigger: User publishes a post of any/specific type.
  • Added the “Post URL” tag to triggers who have a post assigned.
  • Improvements
  • Force custom database tables to use InnoDB on creation.
  • Added internal upgrade process to update custom database tables to InnoDB.
  • Prevent to perform API calls on areas outside the add-ons or licenses pages.
  • Add caching to several functions to speed up all queries implied on the event detection process.
  • Improvements on the cache functionality.
  • Developer Notes
  • Added the ability to force not search in options when retrieving a specific cache element.

1.1.5

  • Bug Fixes
  • Prevent issues caused by the get_editable_roles() function.

1.1.4

  • New Features
  • New trigger: User comments on a post of any/specific type.

1.1.3

  • Bug Fixes
  • Fixed tags selector not working in some repeatable fields.
  • Fixed editors not working after reorder the trigger or action.

1.1.2

  • Bug Fixes
  • Correctly display add-ons thumbnails on licenses page.
  • Improvements
  • Added missing integration notice on automations and logs.
  • Added recommendations of integrations based on plugins installed.
  • Clear field when license gets deactivated included when server responds that license has been already deactivated.
  • Style improvements.

1.1.1

  • Improvements
  • Make sure to assign user that completes the automation as post author if none provided on “Create a post” action.
  • Style improvements.
  • Developer Notes
  • Great amount of improvements on several hooks on the events handler and actions processing.
  • Added the global $automatorwp_event to make event accessible globally when an event gets triggered.

1.1.0

  • New Features
  • Dynamic tags to pass user metas and post metas to actions.
  • Improvements
  • Make cache options don’t get autoloaded.
  • Improved the speed and performance of the tags parser.
  • Code reduction thanks to the brand new tags parser functions.
  • Improvements on tags selection function.
  • Developer Notes
  • Added an automation tags parser function that automatically parses all automation tags to the content passed.

1.0.9

  • New Features
  • New trigger: User publishes a post.
  • New trigger: User publishes a post in any/specific category.
  • New trigger: User publishes a post in any/specific tag.
  • New trigger: User publishes a page.
  • New action: Create a post.
  • New action: Create a user.
  • Improvements
  • Added the integration icon on the automation list on triggers and actions columns.
  • Added the integration icon on logs.
  • Developer Notes
  • Improved automatorwp_terms_matches() function.

1.0.8

  • Bug Fixes
  • Fixed issue with admin menu parent file override.

1.0.7

  • Improvements
  • Added the ability to clear license fields.
  • Removed the “Add new log” button.

1.0.6

  • Bug Fixes
  • Fixed typo on license fields.

1.0.5

  • Improvements
  • Keep license key hidden included if license key is not valid or gets expired.

1.0.4

  • Improvements
  • Ensure to enqueue admin styles to make AutomatorWP icon visible.

1.0.3

  • Improvements
  • Ensure to enqueue admin scripts only on the plugin screens to avoid any conflict.
  • Show trigger order if sequential is enabled for new added items.

1.0.2

  • New Features
  • New trigger: User daily visits the site.
  • New trigger: User views a post of any/specific category.
  • New trigger: User views a post of any/specific tag.
  • New trigger: User comments on a post of any/specific category.
  • New trigger: User comments on a post of any/specific tag.
  • Improvements
  • Make post tags labels more flexible to allow pass the post type label.
  • Improvements on multiples translatable strings.

1.0.1

  • Improvements
  • Prevent perform calls to database tables on installation.

1.0.0

  • AutomatorWP lands on wordpress.org!