Automatically update/modify content and member attributes, statuses, and properties
Automatically send emails, create conversations, and send notifications
Add your own custom data fields to any content, categories, or members
Build relationships between fields and content to keep data synchronized
Create rule sets that work together to form automated workflows
Define your own custom actions that can be used in rules
Schedule actions to happen at specific times (one-time or recurring)
Schedule bulk processing routines for content and members on your site
Share and refine your rules with other communities using import/export
Example Rule #823:
This will send all new members a welcome email after their first post.
Example Rule Set #56:
Rules also allows you to attach new “custom data” fields to any member, content container, or content type in your system which you can use to create all new features and behaviors on your site that go beyond what was ever imagined with the core IPS suite. For example, you can create a new “integer” data field for members and call it “Prestige”. Then you can create a rule such as:
Congratulations, you’ve just created a brand new type of reputation system. And to take that example a step further, you could write another rule such as:
You have just created a whole new social promotion system within your community! The possibilities of what you can do with rules are only limited by your imagination.
Expansion Packs (plugins that add ECA's to apps):
Enhanced Applications (apps with customized ECA's):
Account Deactivation by Makoto
Forms by Mike John
Advanced Path Aliases
iAwards by -RAW-
Rule Packs (pre-built customizable rules):
Rules Starter Pack free
Member Pip Ranks System
Auto Join Collaborations
Move Topic Between Collaborations
8 Hour Lock Forum Game
Topic Ban Members
Rules Cookbook on IPS Guru
Over 500 built in events, conditions, and actions for stock IPS products and contributed apps.
Rule actions can be configured to happen in real time or at a future time.
Schedule and unscheduled actions from inside of rules or manually through your ACP.
Built in lists of “replacement tokens” for including variable data in text entry fields (like email content)
Fully extensible by other apps and plugins to add new tokens, events, conditions, and actions.
Look for Rules Expansion Packs in the marketplace which add new events/conditions/actions.
Create your own custom actions within the rules app which can be invoked by rules.
Create your own custom data fields for any entity on your site to manipulate with rules.
Rules can be grouped together into rule groups and rule sets for easy management.
Easily import and export rules and sets to share with friends or distribute as your own rule packs.
Built-in rule debugging console for full visibility of what your rules are doing on your system.
Built in rules error and performance logging console.
Complete Stock ECA List:
New in Version 1.1.x
New range of custom data input fields for public/admin use
Limit custom data fields by category/container
Set member group permissions on custom data fields
View complete overview summaries of rules and rulesets
Choose content items from autocomplete form input
New in Version 1.2.x
added ability to manually schedule custom actions
added ability to schedule custom actions on a recurring basis
added ability to bulk process records with custom actions
added new table filters to scheduled actions page