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Introduction

Automation Rules is a plugin that allows site administrators to automate new features and processes for any WordPress site through the use of simple “rules”.

Individual Rules

An individual rule consists of an event, some conditions to check, and one or more actions to take. For example:

Rule 1.

Event: When a user logs in…
Action: Increment a login count for the user.

Rule 2.

Event: When a user logs in…
Condition: If their login counter has reached a certain threshold…
Action: Promote the user to a new member role.

Multiple rules can work in coordination with each other to create workflows and custom features.

A rule is the building block for creating automations, and automations are a path to create new custom site features by connecting various “automation ready” plugins and their behaviors in new ways.

The possibilities of what you can automate is only limited by your imagination (or the number of “automation ready” plugins you have installed on your site). If you want to automate features of a plugin that is not yet automation ready, that’s not a problem because an expansion pack can easily be created to make it automation ready.

Automation Bundles

Multiple “rules” can be grouped together into “automation bundles”, which is a convenient way to package and share your creations with other site owners. These “automation bundles” allow anybody to create customized behaviors between automation ready plugins, and distribute those in a way that allow others to use them with minimal configuration.

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