Introduction to WP Webhooks

Note: If you want to learn how WP Webhooks works, please click here.

You may don’t understand exactly what this plugin does and therefore we created this article for you. It will help you to understand what the functionality of this plugin is, as well as how you can use it for optimizing your online site.


What it does
With this plugin, you will be able to set up webhooks for your WordPress website. You can send data based on various triggers, as well as receive data and take various actions on your site.


Activate triggers and actions
To save performance and make your overview easy, you can activate just the triggers you need. Therefore go to the Settings page of WP Webhooks Pro and check the boxes for the actions/triggers you want to use. 


Set up a trigger
Triggers are events that happen on a WordPress site. For example: When you create a user, one of our triggers activates and tells our plugin that a user was created. When you include an URL to a specified trigger, it will start sending the related data of the user to that URL and you can use it from there.

For using a trigger, open the accordion by clicking on the trigger name. After that, you can add the specified URL you want to send the data to. In case you use Zapier, you can easily include their action URL here. 
It is also possible to set up multiple URL’s per trigger in case you use a huge structure or you want to group certain actions. 

Also, every webhook URL can have custom settings. To access them, you will see a custom Settings URL within the action column of the webhook URL.


Set up an Action
With actions, you can do something on your website, instead of sending data somewhere else. For example, you can create a WordPress user outside of WordPress, without any login to the site. 

It is also possible to create multiple URL’s for all actions. This allows you more flexibility with permissions, as well as with maintaining the data. 


WordPress Hooks
WP Webhooks Pro comes also with a lot of webhooks to customize your experience with the plugin even more! You can, for example, customize the capabilities, so that other roles can access the page as well. Also, we included an advanced permission system that enables you to give permissions just to certain people for certain webhooks and URL’s. For more details on that, check out our documentation for WordPress hooks.

Updated on August 13, 2020

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