Uncanny Automator – Automate everything with the no-code Automation tool for WordPress


Uncanny Automator is the easiest and most powerful way to automate your WordPress site with no code. Build automations in minutes that connect your WordPress plugins, sites and external apps together using billions of recipe combinations.

Here’s how Uncanny Automator works:

When one thing happens, Automator can make other things happen.

When a user buys a product, add them to a membership level,enroll them in a course and pass their information to Google Sheets.

It’s that simple! Here’s a video outlining how it all works.

If you’ve used Zapier or Integromat before, setting things up will be intuitive. And if not, that’s okay too!

Free doesn’t mean limited

The free version of Automator is incredibly powerful and comes with built-in automation support for all of these popular WordPress plugins and apps:

Over 100 automation triggers and actions are available for the plugins listed above in the free version. There’s simple documentation to follow in our Knowledge Base, including some quick and straightforward instructional videos. Developers, there’s robust documentation and code samples for you too!

Beyond the plugin integrations, this free version of Uncanny Automator also supports common WP triggers and actions in automations:

  • User views a page
  • User submits a comment
  • User views a post (including custom post types)
  • User logs in
  • Send an email
  • Add a role
  • Change a role

Uncanny Automator does all of this with a single plugin; there’s no need to invite conflicts and performance issues with lots of extra integration plugins!

Take automation to the next level

Uncanny Automator Pro, our premium plugin, adds even more features and integrations, including the ability to create new users and posts, delay and schedule actions to run on future dates, connect multiple sites together and even connect sites to non-WordPress apps.

Besides more than tripling the number of available triggers and actions for your recipes compared to the free version, Automator Pro for WP adds support for external apps like Slack, Google Sheets, Mailchimp, Twilio and more.

Here are some of the other really cool automations you can create with Automator Pro:

  • Integrate with Google Sheets. Add a row to a Google Sheet when a user makes a purchase, fills out a form, completes a course—the possibilities are endless! Say goodbye to per-transaction fees with Zapier.
  • Integrate with Slack. Integrate your WordPress site directly with Slack and get Slack notifications and direct messages when users make a purchase, cancel a subscription, or any other combination of triggers from any supported plugin.
  • Integrate with Mailchimp. Add users to your Mailchimp audiences, add or remove tags and even send campaigns. Want to send new blog posts to your list automatically? Automator makes it simple.
  • Integrate with Zoom Meetings, Zoom Webinars, GoToTraining, GoToWebinar to automatically enroll users in web conferencing sessions when they complete a recipe
  • Integrate with Twilio to send users SMS messages when they complete a recipe
  • Trigger recipes anonymously; fire automations without users needing to sign in. This also means you can turn any form (including forms from free form plugins like Ninja Forms, Contact Form 7, WP Forms, Formidable Forms and more) into registration forms that not only create a new user, but also set them up with course access, group access and more
  • Have 2 WordPress sites talk to each other. Sell products on one site while Uncanny Automator creates users and sets up access on another!
  • Have external apps trigger recipes and vice versa (without needing Zapier or Integromat!)
  • Set up buttons that can trigger any recipe on click
  • Set custom usermeta
  • Delay or Schedule an action

An Automator Pro license also includes access to our world-class premium support.

For the full list of triggers and actions, make sure to check out this list.

Here’s what other people are saying about Uncanny Automator:

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  • Set up your first recipe in 5 minutes
  • Add one or more triggers from dozens of plugins and thousands of apps
  • Identify what starts the recipe, like a purchase or form submission
  • Set conditions and options for the trigger(s)
  • Add one or more actions from any of the available integrations
  • When the triggers are completed, actions run automatically
  • Customize your actions to do exactly what you need
  • Create powerful recipes that just work, all with one plugin


Where can I find Automator documentation and more info?

You can learn more about Uncanny Automator on our website at https://automatorplugin.com/ and our Knowledge Base is here: https://automatorplugin.com/knowledge-base/

How do I get started with my first automation?

Have a look at https://automatorplugin.com/knowledge-base/creating-a-recipe/. Don’t forget to watch the video there. Hopefully it will be the first recipe of many!

Is Automator translation friendly?

Absolutely! The plugin was created with translation in mind and tested with a variety of translation plugins. We will support any translation issues you run into.

How can I request an integration for a plugin?

The best thing you can do is reach out to the creator of the plugin that you want an integration for. Let them know you’re using Uncanny Automator and that they could greatly extend the capabilities of their plugin by helping us develop an integration for it. As more plugin authors become aware of Uncanny Automator and realize its potential for their users, we’ll be able to continue to invest in expanding Uncanny Automator’s capabilities! Also, fill out this form on our site to let us know what you’re looking for.

How can I add an integration for my plugin?

Check out our developer documentation over at https://automatorplugin.com/article-categories/developers/. Also consider reaching out to our team, maybe we can help or even turn it into an official integration!

Who is Uncanny Owl?

We’re a Toronto-based WordPress company specializing in elearning and automation solutions for WordPress. We’re behind the popular Uncanny LearnDash Toolkit plugin (now used on over 30,000 elearning sites!) and we also have a suite of highly-acclaimed commercial LearnDash add-ons.


May 31, 2021
IF anyone knows how WordPress puts things together then you will look for something like Uncanny WordPress for sure. If you do not need Uncanny WordPress It means : 1.you do not know what you are doing with WordPress 2. you just started using WordPress
May 31, 2021
Can't speak highly enough about how useful and effective this plugin is... Brilliant support too. Well done Uncanny
May 26, 2021
I have only recently found this plugin. Helps to connect my favourite plugins without writing a single line of code. The most recent major update has improved the usability features. It is now easier to understand what changes I'm making. During setup I ran into some issues. The plugin creators gave awesome support. Five star for quick replies.
April 14, 2021
Using this plugin to post a custom activity stream to user's wall when something happens. 10/10
April 10, 2021
Es hat zu viele wesentliche Zahlungsmöglichkeiten und die kostenlosen Möglichkeiten sind sehr begrenzt
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3.0.5 [2021-06-03]


  • WP Job Manager: Tokens for job & resume category


  • Selectively load < 3.0 Automator Pro to avoid unexpected results

3.0.4 [2021-06-02]


  • Administrator users are now excluded from “Create Uncanny Group” action role changes
  • Code quality improvements


  • PHP Fatal error when Uncanny Automator Pro 2.12.1 or earlier is installed and LearnDash and/or BuddyBoss are active
  • Layout issue with Recipe logs in Safari
  • Send an email: Error message now correctly indicates if an invalid email address was specified in the To: field
  • Conditional number check was incorrect for > condition
  • Caldera Forms: A user submits a form trigger now appears in the trigger list
  • Admin notices no longer appear in Recipe details modal
  • A user publishes a type of post with a taxonomy term in a taxonomy: PHP notices
  • Custom option buttons (e.g. “Get columns” in Google Drive) were not functioning as expected
  • Redirects not working in some situations
  • A user publishes a post in a taxonomy with a taxonomy term now fires as expected when a specific taxonomy/term are selected
  • Double-clicking to copy/paste from a read-only field no long results in CR/LF characters being appended to the string

3.0.3 [2021-05-27]


  • Added a default fallback icon for integrations
  • Improved compatibility with third-party integrations


  • Twitter: Restored token support in Status field
  • Modern Events Calendar: Combined helper files
  • Gravity Forms: PHP Notice

3.0.2 [2021-05-21]


  • WooCommerce Payment Gateways: Compatibility issue on some server configurations

3.0.1 [2021-05-20]


  • FluentCRM – Compatibility issue on some server configurations
  • Automator Core – Run a WordPress function: invalid argument supplied

3.0 [2021-05-20]

New Integration:

New Triggers:

  • Modern Events Calendar: A user’s booking of an event is completed
  • Fluent CRM: A user is set to a specific status
  • Uncanny Continuing Education Credits: A user earns a number of credits


  • Ability to delay actions or schedule actions for specific dates/times
  • Ability to set the total number of times a recipe can be run across all users
  • Ability to use shortcodes in action fields
  • Ability to duplicate recipes
  • User-friendly token display and modal dialog for setting usermeta token key
  • Ability to override token validation and use any token in any field
  • Ability to view triggers/actions for a recipe run without leaving the recipe log page
  • Tools section with system report, debug logs and database tools
  • Draft/live icons to show trigger/action status on the recipe list page
  • Linked “Completed runs” column in the recipe list to recipe log
  • Improved error handling on Edit Recipe page
  • Date and time selector fields
  • Added filter automator_mail_wpautop to disable wpautop
  • Numerous apply_filters() and do_action() for code accessibility
  • Added Automator global functions for code accessibility


  • Updated the plugin architecture to streamline the addition of new triggers, actions and tokens both internally and for third-party developers
  • WordPress Core: Send an email: Added From name field
  • Anonymous recipes now show N/A in run # column
  • MyCred: Actions now support custom description (where supported)
  • Improved translation support for trigger and actions sentences that used single quotes
  • Support links for all triggers and actions
  • Fallback for database “VIEWS” if db user cannot access or create on server
  • Tutor LMS: A user completes a course – Add “Any course” option
  • Integromat: Change action sentence for consistency


  • PHP notice when Forminator is active
  • WP Courseware: A user in enrolled in course now triggers when paid via PayPal IPN
  • WordPress: A user publishes a type of post no longer fires when post is updated
  • Integromat: Send data to a webhook: Changed sentence for consistency
  • Tin Canny Reporting: Triggers now ignore duplicate statements sent by some modules
  • WordPress: User views a page: PHP notice: Trying to get property ‘ID’ of non-object
  • GiveWP: Compatibility issue on some environments
  • WooCommerce Memberships: Add the user to a membership plan now considers current membership


  • Framework, integration & children structure updated
  • Improved error handling
  • Added DB Handlers for Triggers, Actions, Recipes, Tokens and Closures
  • Added Traits for Closures, Actions, Triggers, Integrations and Tokens
  • Moved list of pro integrations in to a separate file
  • Reduced duplicate code and code complexity
  • Added apply_filters_deprecated, do_action_deprecated to some functions
  • Added get_trigger/action_meta function
  • Reorganized folders
  • Changed global $uncanny_automator to Automator()
  • Prefixed most core file types
  • Moved icons in to integrations
  • Support for Scheduled actions

2.11.1 [2021-03-15]

New Triggers:

  • Uncanny Codes: A user redeems a code from {a batch}


  • Ability to pre-populate a recipe from querystring parameters


  • Google Sheets: Some special characters no longer being encoded when sent to a Google Sheet
  • Gravity Forms tokens in anonymous recipes now populate correctly when a dummy user is selected
  • GiveWP: Form Field Manager dependency check to avoid an error

2.11 [2021-03-09]

New Integrations:

  • Presto Player
  • Twitter
  • WP Simple Pay
  • WP User Manager

New Triggers:

  • Presto Player: A user completes a video
  • WP User Manager: A user registers with a form
  • WP User Manager: A user updates their profile photo
  • WP User Manager: A user removes their profile photo
  • WP User Manager: A user updates their profile cover image
  • WP User Manager: A user removes their profile cover image
  • WP User Manager: A user updates their profile description
  • WP Simple Pay: A user completes a purchase with a form

New Actions:

  • Twitter: Post a tweet


  • GiveWP: Trigger tokens now include custom fields added via Form Field Manager addon
  • Core: Review notification changes


  • LearnDash: Tokens related to quizzes now work more reliably
  • Uncanny CEUs: The total number of CEUs earned by a user is greater than or equal to a specific number now fires only when the specified number is reached
  • MasterStudy LMS integration no longer appears when MasterStudy is not installed
  • Removed escaping from some strings containing single quotes

2.10.2 [2021-02-24]


  • WooCommerce triggers: Tokens now include unformatted variants for currency amounts
  • WooCommerce Memberships: Name changed to Woo Memberships
  • Internal code updates


  • MailPoet: Add a subscriber to a list action now works when the user already exists on a default list
  • MailPoet: Issue with multi-select fields updated via AJAX
  • MemberPress: A user purchases a recurring subscription now fires consistently
  • PHP notices/warnings when using an invalid trigger ID in tokens
  • WooCommerce Memberships: A user is added to a membership plan now also fires when a user is manually added to a membership by an admin
  • WP Job Manager: A user submits a specific type of job now also fires when when jobs are submitted via the admin dashboard

2.10.1 [2021-01-27]


  • Core: Updates to repeater field UI to support Google Sheets integration in Automator Pro
  • Core: Minor sentence updates
  • Tutor LMS: Enroll a user in a course now has an “All courses” option


  • Core: “Any option” trigger token saving values twice
  • WordPress Core: Send an email action no longer generating extraneous password reset links
  • WooCommerce: WC Ajax hook exception

2.10 [2021-01-05]

New Integrations:

  • AffiliateWP
  • WooCommerce ShipStation
  • WooCommerce Memberships
  • WP Polls

New Triggers:

  • AffiliateWP – A user becomes an affiliate
  • AffiliateWP – A new affiliate is awaiting approval
  • AffiliateWP – A new affiliate is approved
  • AffiliateWP – An affiliate makes a referral of a specific type
  • WooCommerce ShipStation – An order is shipped
  • WooCommerce Memberships – A user is added to a membership plan
  • WordPress – A user role is added
  • WordPress – A user role is updated
  • WP Polls – A user submits a poll

New Actions:

  • Restrict Content Pro – Add the user to a membership level
  • WooCommerce Memberships – Add the user to a membership plan


  • WP Foro tokens
  • Automator UI will no longer show deprecated triggers
  • BuddyBoss + BuddyPress Activity content and ID as trigger tokens


  • bbPress – A user creates a topic in a forum – Added “Any forum” option
  • Some trigger sentence updates
  • Transient’s key name updated from general post_type to md5 post_type to avoid conflicts in trigger options


  • Automator review banner’s X now hides the banner permanently
  • BuddyBoss – Social network profile token now works reliably
  • Event Manager – Fixed notices
  • Fluent Forms no longer shows as an available integration when only Fluent CRM is installed
  • LearnDash – Quiz id is now passed for token parsing
  • MasterStudy LMS tokens now return the proper value when “Any ______” (course, lesson, quiz) is selected
  • PHP Notice: Undefined index: uniqElKey
  • Uncanny Continuing Education Credits – Award a number of custom CEUs to the user now working as expected
  • Uncanny Codes – Prefix/Suffix triggers now fire more reliably when used in multiple recipes
  • WP Foro – PHP Notice: Undefined index: post
  • WP Fusion triggers/actions now list tags as expected on all sites
  • WP Job Manager now fires more reliably when a job listing is posted by the user

View the full changelog.