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Let's Get You Started Using Thrive Automator
Here you'll find all everything you need to install, use, and explore Thrive Automator to take your online business to the next level. Be sure to bookmark this page so you can come back later if you need more automation inspiration!
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Installing & Connecting Thrive Automator
Installing, activating and connecting Thrive Automator is easy. If you've already installed Thrive Automator on your website and connected your Thrive Themes account, you can skip this section.
Install and activate Thrive Automator
There are 3 ways to find and install Thrive Automator. Just choose the method that’s easiest for you...
From inside your WordPress dashboard
Log into your WordPress dashboard, and select the 'Plugins' section, and click the 'Add New' button.
Then search for "Thrive Automator" and click 'Install'
Don't forget to click 'Activate' as a final step.
From the Official WordPress Plugin Directory
Download Thrive Automator from the WordPress Plugin Directory, and upload it to your WordPress website manually.
Create & Connect Your FREE Thrive Account
Next you'll be prompted to install a lightweight plugin called Thrive Product Manager, and connect it with a FREE Thrive Themes account. This allows Thrive Automator to connect with all your favorite apps and services, including WooCommerce and 20+ email marketing services.
All of this is totally free and only takes around a minute.
(You can skip this step, but Thrive Automator will be limited to just the basic WordPress actions and installed 3rd party plugins integrations.)
This video walks you through everything...
Connect your Email Marketing Service (optional)
Thrive Automator is now ready to use.
However, if you want to take advantage of all the great automations involving your email list, you'll need to connect Thrive Automator to your email marketing service (e.g. Mailchimp, Active Campaign, etc.).
Read our guide on how to integrate with your email marketing service.
... and you’re ready to start building automations to help grow your website audience and online business!
How to Create Your First Automations
The best way to start exploring Thrive Automator is by creating your own automation recipes using the tools and services you already use in your online business. Let's look at how to create a few popular automations to get started...
Thrive Automator is simple to use but incredibly powerful!
Here’s a quick video to create your first automation...
Creating Your First Automation
Open the Thrive Automator dashboard (in the backend area of your WordPress site) and click the '+ Add New' button to start building your first automation:
Every automation starts with a Trigger
Select from our growing list of "Triggers" to start your automations. This includes whenever a visitor leaves a comment, logs in, creates a new account, when an incoming webhook is received, or when a particular time or date is met.
If you also use the other conversion-focused tools inside Thrive Suite, you'll have access to many more triggers to automate your growing business...
Here’s a taste of the growing Thrive Automator triggers you can currently choose from:
Filters allow you to add powerful rules to each automation
Now that you’ve selected a trigger, you’ll can choose to apply a "Filter" so your automation only triggers when your chosen conditions are met.
For example, if you select one of the Thrive Apprentice course triggers, you can use the filter step to focus which course (or courses) your automation must be applied to. Note that the list of available filters you'll see in this step will change depending on which trigger you selected in the previous step.
Here’s a few examples of how filters can be used to make your automations incredibly granular:
When a student enrolls in a course, add an email tag, BUT ONLY for courses from a specific teacher.
When a visitor submits a form, add them to an email marketing service, BUT ONLY for forms embedded on a specific page AND that contain a telephone number.
When a visitor completes a quiz, give them access to a specific Thrive Apprentice Course, BUT ONLY IF the quiz result is above 80%.
Hey Wait a Minute... with Delays
Sometimes it's important that certain steps in your automations don't happen instantly — and that’s why Thrive Automator was built with powerful "Delay" options.
Assign delays (specified in minutes, hours, days, weeks, months or even years!) to have each of your action steps fire exactly when you want them to.
And if you need to add multiple actions to a single automation, you're free to mix and match your trigger timing as necessary. Set up one action to fire immediately with the next action firing after a delay. Whatever you need!
Actions are the final results of your automations
The last part of setting up any automation in Thrive Automator is to pick an "Action" from our growing list of available options.
Like the filter step, these actions will dynamically change depending on your chosen trigger. New actions are being added to Thrive Automator all the time!
Here are some of the actions that are currently available:
Enroll the user in a Thrive Apprentice course
Remove the user form a Thrive Apprentice course
Start a Thrive Ultimatum Campaign
Add the user to an email marketing service
Add a tag in an email marketing service
Add a WooCommerce product to an order
You can also check out this helpful tutorial...
Create Your First Automation with Thrive Automator – Learn how to create your first automation using Thrive Automator
Grow Your Thrive Automator Knowledge
If you want to learn even more about how to set up and use Thrive Automator on your business website, be sure to check out the resources below.
If you'd like some guidance or inspiration, check out the resources below...
Explore the Thrive Automator App Library
We’re constantly adding new ways to connect with your favorite tools, plugins, services and web applications so you can achieve more with Thrive Automator. Here's just some of the most popular integrations that you can start using right now...
Looking for a Specific Integration?
If you have a particular tool you'd like us to support, let us know and we'll reach out to their team! In the meantime, you might find it's already possible using webhooks.
Webhooks are a powerful and flexible way to send real-time data to and from Thrive Automator, so you can connect with ANY service that supports them.
Thrive Automator Help & Support
Do you have questions about how to use Thrive Automator, or about supported integrations and use cases? The resources below should help point you in the right direction with creating amazing automations for your website and online business...
Ask in the Official WordPress Plugin Support Forum
Most questions about Thrive Automator can be asked in the Support tab in our official WordPress Plugin Directory page.
This also helps future users quickly find previously asked questions and solutions, so we can help even more people.
Join our Facebook Group
Chat with thousands of Thrive plugin users in our helpful Facebook community. We'd love to meet you and hear what you're working on.
You're sure to find other Thrive Automator users who can help you build the perfect automations to grow your business.
Reach Out to Support
If you have any issues installing, activating, connecting or getting started with Thrive Automator, just drop us a message and our friendly support team will set you on the right path.
Thrive Suite customers can also access premium support, to find solutions for specific use cases and business goals.
Thrive Automator = Developer-Friendly
Thrive Automator was built from the ground up to be developer-friendly and cultivate a growing ecosystem of 3rd party integrations. In fact, we wrote the code base to be readable and human — along with easy-to-follow developer documentation.
If you create WordPress plugins or off-site software, we'd love for you to get involved by joining our developer community, reading our developer documentation, and integrating with our API. It's simple!
Just think about the possibilities…
Once you integrate your own triggers and actions with Thrive Automator, suddenly your software can pair with everything else in the ecosystem through Thrive Automator's easy-to-manage automations!
Read the Latest Blog Posts About Thrive Automator
We regularly announce new Thrive Automator integrations, features and tutorials on our blog. Be sure to check out some of the top articles below and leave your feedback in the comments. We'd love to hear from you!
Thrive Automator LOVES Thrive Suite
Thrive Automator becomes even more powerful when combined with the other conversion-focused tools inside Thrive Suite... adding new triggers, filters and actions for your quizzes, courses, membership sites, scarcity campaigns, testimonials and more!
Try Thrive Suite today with a FREE 14-day trial...
Thrive Suite Gives You Access to Every Thrive Tool:
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Build your mailing list faster
A/B test landing pages for better conversions
Increase website engagement with gamified comments
Build professional online courses
Create evergreen countdown campaigns
Collect and display testimonials on autopilot
Build smart automations between your plugins and marketing tools
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Frequently Asked Questions
Yes it is!
We’re actively contacting 3rd party developers to integrate with Thrive Automator. And you can help us with that!
If you want us to add a 3rd party integration to Thrive Automator, please ask them to get in touch with us! Send them to this page where they can find all the information they need to develop their integration with Thrive Automator.
Also, let us know about your integration ideas & requests via this feedback form so we can gauge interest for specific 3rd party tools.
Your existing website, opt-in forms, landing pages, quizzes, automations, etc. will stay intact and working.
However, when your subscription period ends, you will lose access to our 5-star Thrive Themes support, future Thrive Suite updates and our premium templates. These benefits require an active Thrive Suite license.
As you can see, we have a very ambitious development roadmap for Thrive Automator and our other Thrive Suite tools.
Every 3 weeks, we release new features, improvements, templates and more so the value Thrive Suite gives you is constantly growing.
Last year we added 118 new features, one completely new tool and tons of premium templates to Thrive Suite.
As a Thrive Suite customer, you get access to it all!
As an active Thrive Suite customer or legacy Thrive Member, you get access to Thrive Automator at no additional cost!
Simply go to the Product Manager and install Thrive Automator to start using it.
Yes, Thrive Suite is purchased on a quarterly or yearly subscription basis.