Uncanny Automator


Uncanny Automator is the easiest way to connect things on your WordPress site together. Widely used and trusted on elearning, membership and ecommerce sites since 2018, Automator is free for the first time to everyone!

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 and enroll them in a course. A user passes a pre-test, autocomplete the rest of the course.

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

If you’ve used Zapier, 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 support for all of these popular WordPress plugins:

Dozens of 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:

  • 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, connect two separate WordPress sites together and connect your site to non-WordPress applications via webhooks.

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 H5P triggers.

Here are some of the other really cool things you can do with Automator Pro:

  • 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

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 recipe?

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.

Why is the plugin version so high when it was just released?

Uncanny Automator was actually launched in September 2018 and has been constantly updated since then with new features and improvements. To make Automator easier for more sites to try, we turned our old “Lite” version into a free plugin!

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!

Can I help with development?

Uncanny Automator is open-source and the repository is open to pull requests at https://bitbucket.org/uncannyowl/uncanny-automator/. We would love your contributions!

Who is Uncanny Owl?

We’re a Toronto-based WordPress company specializing in elearning solutions for WordPress. We’re behind the popular Uncanny LearnDash Toolkit plugin (now used on over 20,000 elearning sites!) and we also have a suite of highly-acclaimed commercial LearnDash add-ons.


Lots of good stuff here. Support was very responsive.
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Uncanny Owl's Automator is a plugin that has made a huge difference in automating a lot of workflows for us. We use it for very simple (1 or 2 step automation) to more complex operations (5 to 8 steps workflows). It has been reliable and efficient in all scenarios. Also, the support we have been getting from Uncanny Owl is really good. With all the features this plugin has combined with the support provided I have no hesitation in recommending it to others.
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2.6.1 [2020-07-30]

  • Fixed: Updated trigger log query to use wpdb postmeta instead of wp_postmeta

2.6 [2020-07-20]

  • Added: Upsell Plugin integration
  • Added: Trigger: Upsell Plugin – A user purchases a product
  • Added: Action: WordPress Core – Create a post
  • Added: Action: Groundhogg – Apply a tag to the user
  • Added: Action: Groundhogg – Remove a tag from the user
  • Added: Action: Send data to webhook – Now supports headers
  • Updated: Trigger: Send data to a webhook is now found in the Uncanny Automator integration
  • Updated: Trigger and Action log entries now display full sentences with saved values
  • Updated: Further improved performance for BuddyPress, GamiPress, MyCred and BadgeOS users
  • Updated: Improved consistency of strings across the plugin
  • Updated: Additional detail is now shown by default in trigger and action logs
  • Updated: Field label text on webhook actions
  • Fixed: MemberPress tokens now rendering correct values

2.5.2 [2020-07-16]

  • Fixed: Recipes set to “Unlimited” times per user now fire correctly

2.5.1 [2020-07-13]

  • Updated: Trigger log now shows trigger run #
  • Updated: Database structure and added Views for complex queries
  • Fixed: Number of times not working for some triggers
  • Fixed: In-progress triggers not showing up in trigger log

2.5 [2020-07-02]

  • Added: WP Foro integration
  • Added: Trigger: WP Foro – A user creates a new topic in a forum
  • Added: Action: WP Foro – Set user reputation
  • Added: Action: WP Foro – Add the user to a group
  • Added: myCred integration
  • Added: Action: myCred – Award a badge to the user
  • Added: Action: myCred – Award a rank to the user
  • Added: Action: myCred – Award points to the user
  • Updated: Improved performance of BuddyPress and GamiPress integrations
  • Updated: Database code cleanup, table engine switched from myisam to innodb, updated indexes
  • Updated: Action: Send an email – Added support for shortcodes in email subject and body
  • Updated: Added additional detail to new trigger and action log entries on hover
  • Fixed: Button on settings pages not showing on mobile
  • Fixed: PHP warning on create post action when post status is registered
  • Fixed: Recipe completions with status “Completed with errors” can now be re-completed by the same user (if “Times per user” supports additional completions)

View the full changelog.